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Brunel Bedminster

Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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315 St Johns Lane | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5AZ, England
+44 117 966 3339
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was cold desserts was out of stock or cold food missing from orders not a best place to eat. if you want drinks then this would be perfect for this.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank elizabethhS5459HI
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get what you pay for which is average food for an average budget. Recently updated menu so food is good for now. Could now with more bar staff as usually only old person serving from 6pm to 7pm.

Thank Annie G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Use this place on a regular basis often just for drinks. Hungry Horse seem to be on a cost cutting venture because there are simply not enough staff. Visited on a Friday evening and it wasn't particularly busy, nevertheless it took 20 minutes to get served. The second drink we decided to give up after another 20 minute wait and... More 

2 Thank Stevef69_13
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited Thursday 20 th October 2016 at 4pm. Table greasy cleaned on request, ordered Gammon Egg Pineapple Beans and chips X 2. and drinks. Gammon hard, beans egg & plneapple just edible, chips stale and uneatable, both meals cold. Drinks were O.K. Have not eaten here for some time, Pub always very busy and good in the past. Will not... More 

Thank amillsref
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Only worth a visit for a cheap pint and you can't get to a Wetherspoon's, but don't stay too late into the night. Empty glasses everywhere, dirty tables, and there is almost always trouble, especially at weekends. Food is what you'd expect from a chain of this type - cheap and not so cheerful.

Thank Bill M
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The meal was nice this time. Staffing problems, need a lot more staff always waiting. Had £10 voucher off food but was not taken off. Did query this but the lady (sarah) said it was because of the offers we had so had to pay full price. Load off rubbish should of questioned again. My Bill was for £28 ish... More 

Thank Janette26_13
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi Janette We are working hard to resolve the staffing issues here at The Brunel so that we don't keep our guests waiting. Unfortunately the vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. I will be passing your comments on to our marketing team and asking them to communicate this better on future vouchers. We are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here a couple of times previously for a fried breakfast and it has been pretty decent... However had one yesterday and it was very average at best. The ingredients have nosedived since our last one. Brunel: buy decent sausages for your breakfasts! The ones served yesterday were the very cheap type, not tasty, and a plate ruiner in... More 

Thank Alittletipple
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi there We agree that our sausages were not up to their usual standard on your last visit. Our suplliers unfortunately ran out and supplied different ones instead. We are working hard with our supplies to ensure this doesn't happen again. We are happy to report we are back to our normal sausages again. MAny thanks for taking the time... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It is what it is, you get what you pay for, food is always all right , pleasant place really, nice outside seating at the rear of it xx

Thank Joanne B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Food here is what you'd expect. Two meals £7.99. Average but well cooked. Service terribly slow and no apology when bar man sauntered out of kitchen drinking coffee. Seven people queuing at bar. Meals came out fairly quickly but had to wait about 45 minutes for puddings. Could do with a waitress clearing and cleaning tables. Toilets need a very... More 

Thank Janice S
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi Janice We are sorry to hear about the long delay for your desserts. We are reviewing our rota to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you could kindly e-mail us on 3220@greeneking.co.uk to let us know what day and time you came to visit us, I can then investigate what team member was drinking coffee. Thank you for taking... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Home from work did not want to cook went to local pub for pint and food only 1 staff member of staff behind bar for food and drinks 5 people waiting waited 10 minuets and left this is not unusual happens regularly

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

Thank 263garryc
TheBrunel, Manager at Brunel Bedminster, responded to this review

Hi there Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that there was a long wait at the bar during your visit. We are currently reviewing our rota and also recruiting more staff so hopefully, the long waits will be a thing of the past. Thank you again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 St Johns Lane | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 5AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 966 3339
The Brunel is one of Greene King's 200 Hungry Horse pub's. A newly refurbished modern welcoming pub. The Brunel brings in a lot of Locals, businesses, friends and families. It has a childrens outside play area, pool table, and soon to be skittle alley. We also show SKY sports all day every day with all the top football games etc. We serve food 11am-10pm all day every day, with a wide selection of daily offers.

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