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Top 5 Bristol Pubs Worth Putting Your Boots on For

30 July 2019 | George Maguire

One of the best things about Bristol is its proximity to the luscious and sloping West Country countryside. From just about anywhere, you can soon find yourself lost on a winding country lane, park path or crossing over a step into dense woodland. But these green spaces are home to more than just nature... Don’t forget the pubs! Those sacred havens for the happily sociable and the respectably weary. Below are a selection of Bristol pubs that, come rain (and then hopefully shine), are well worth the walk. Dog’s and Instagrammable moments are definitely guaranteed.


Image credit: Dundry Inn via Facebook
Dundry Inn 
Church Road, Bristol, BS41 8LH 

Overlooking south Bristol is the always beautiful and effortlessly relaxed village of Dundry. Found neighbouring the recently renovated local St Michael’s Church is the excellent Dundry Inn. An uphill 5 mile walk from Central Bristol, with much of the journey accessible through green spaces, this is a countryside treasure that will have you forgetting all of your city-based woes. With plenty of board games, cold pints, lots of seating and a picturesque garden, it’s no wonder this establishment is hitting a very respectable 4.5/ 5 on TripAdvisor! Their Sunday Roast is highly recommended and you can even stay in the Inn if you get too full! Don’t expect to find a Starbucks anywhere close…

The Ashton 
Ashton Road, Long Ashton, Bristol, BS41 9LX

Set next to the ever-beautiful and immensely impressive Ashton Court Estate,The Ashton is not a bad looker either. Only 1.2 miles from the city centre yet impossibly green, the Ashton is a classy country venue, serving a great selection of Ales and ‘fancy as you like’ pub food. It’s an expansive menu but don’t eat too much pre-walking (after however, its obligatory!) as you do not want to miss the short footpath to Estate. Since the 14th century, the Estate has housed 2 deer parks within its 850 acres of woodland and rolling grassland. Cut loose and go spot Bambi! 


Image credit: The George Inn - Abbots Leigh via Facebook
The George Inn 
Manor Rd, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RP

Located in Abbots Leigh, The George Innis a pub-come-restaurant, situated within close proximity to Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve (AKA the bit on the other side of the Suspension Bridge). This is a cosy pub plying a menu including a rotating ‘George Pie of the Week’, a Vegan Cashew Curry & West Country Sausage & Mash. Make sure to bring your walking boots and get lost (but not really) on a beautiful country trail. Click here for a selection of Leigh Woods epic walks!

The Greenbank
57 Belle Vue Road, Easton, BS5 6DP

Situated a short stroll from the ethereal, atmospheric and arresting Greenbank Cemetery, is the notably popular The Greenbank pub. Clearly a community based venue, The Greenbank has become popular with locals for its varied & frequent events, incredible Sunday Roast’s, solid banter and youthful yet grounded vibes. It was even voted Bristol Life’s Gastro Pub of the Year! Check ot the courtyard and grab yourself a locally roasted coffee (St Werburgh’s Extract Roasters), a Real Ale or even a Brozen Lab ice cream. Make sure to explore the gothic style cemetery pre or post drinks and get some peace from the bustling centre of Bristol.
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