8 reviews of The Cornubia in English
Fish, Turtles & Beer. I love that combination as it is! They have almost as many beers as they do turtles and it would be equally as unfair to pick out favourite. I love them all (*hic* you're my best mate you are *hic*)Besides the wildlife and the beerlife this is actually a comfortable, proper pub!
Real ale that changes all the time which is a massive bonus. I tend to visit this pub every month or so to sample the new batch of ales. I'd avoid the local brew despite what the landlord says, I'm sure he has shares in it!
Pork pies are grand too. The other reviews are correct that it is a bugger to find.
A lovely little pub, tucked away close to Temple Meads station, with an excellent selection of real ales and a friendly welcome.
You'll never find the Cornubia unless you're either lost or looking for it - Temple Street, these days, is almost a back street, off on the right as you walk from Temple Meads down Victoria Street to the centre. The Cornubia itself is set back from the road, hidden by one of the ubiquitous modern office blocks that populate the area.
The pub used to be the hospitality suite of the nearby (and now defunct) Courage Bristol brewery. The building dates from 1783 and has been a pub since the mid 19th century. New landlords took over the pub earlier in the year, hailing from Kent, where their pub previously won CAMRA's Pub of the Year.
The pub exterior is a well preserved example of Georgian architecture, in stark contrast to its surroundings. Inside, there is a long bar with a separate room off on the left, with some nice original fittings. The walls are covered with a slowly growing collection of pub clips (or are they beer mats?) of the wide and interesting range of real ales they sell - there are seven pumps - as well as ciders from the barrel.
The beers on my visit were beautifully kept, and included Glastonbury's 'Black as yer hat' (4.5%), Slater's 'Why not?' (3.8%) and Forge Brewery's 'Litehouse' (4.3%).
They also serve traditional home-made pub food food during the day, in generous portions.
Worth looking out for, but beware that, because of the location, opening hours are very restricted at weekends - it's best visited during weekdays.
another hidden Gem of a pub. I was impressed with the landlords snowman last time I was here.
Tried all five beers and not a bad word to say about any of them.
the music supplyed by a record player and large selection of Vinyl was amazing.
Another friendly pub in bristol that deserves a visit.
Really excellent beer from 'The Hidden Brewery' - a good selection (typically 4-5) ales and 2 or more ciders on offer too. Apparently, they also sell lager stuff, but I've never tried it...
It can be mighty cosy in the bar, Friday 5-7pm for example, but as the other reviewers have said, the atmosphere in here - coupled with the excellent ales, makes this a minor inconvenience.
Went today for the first time for the Sunday lunch. The location is a bit hard to find and out of the way, and it’s a surprise to see the lovely old building nestled among the modern structures. It has loads of character inside and out.
There is an “L” shaped bar, and seating in both sections. We didn’t go upstairs, but there was a sign advertising a private meeting room. No games or television, but there was some music playing softly in the main room. The staff were very friendly and the chef made sure we were happy with our meals.
Due to being under new management, the Sunday menu is limited with one vegetarian option and one meat option, and you should book in advance if in a group so everyone is served at the same time. The food was very good and there was a fine selection of beers and ales to go with the meals (those with hangovers stuck to the non-alcoholic options).
The pub has a variety of games and books to entertain those who want to amuse themselves whilst having a few pints. I do wish the fire had been lit to make it even cozier.
It got a big thumbs-up from our group (9 of us) and we plan on going back soon.
The Cornubia is a small old fashioned real ale pub. I had food at the Cornubia recently. Its under new management and the people who have taken it over were friendly. There was a good choice of unusual brands of beer and other drinks.
They do food at lunch time and I had a nice freshly made cheese salad bagette.
There is a lot of building going on around the Cornubia at the moment and the pub is a tucked out of the way, I think its probably lost out on customers in the past as its off the beaten track.
This is a lovely pub, tucked out of the way opposite the Fire Station in Bristol. It has a decent selection of beers on tap, which change on a regular basis, as well as a good range of bottled beers. Lovely service from the bar staff, and the clientele tend to be friendly and easy-going, if a little on the mature side.
On a good day you’ll find some tasty pies and pasties available.
This is a favourite of the local office workers (of which there are many). However you may well find that on a Tuesday night, when there’s a folk session in full swing, it’s easy to find a quiet table and elbow room.
The pub also has picnic benches outside if you choose to watch the fire engines.
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