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    Hi Conrad!

    My friend going to Bristol tomorrow so he asked me if I know any decent pubs especially real ale pubs.

    Since you are living in Bristol so.. Mangotsfield area and near Bristol Temple Meads station.

    Many thanks!
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    Actually if anyone else wants to help me out here it would be sensible, an_ecumenical_matter is by far the superior expert.

    Mangotsfield is a bit of an ask, not sure I have ever drunk there. But for Temple Meads I would definitely say whilst waiting to catch the train that the Knights Templar is invaluable, a JDW which displays the train times in the pub, 3-4 minutes to walk onto the platform. Towards the centre there is the traditional choices of the Cornubia and Seven Stars.

    Have a look at this Pub Crawl by Millay, a better guide than I could provide to be honest.

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    Mangotsfield looks a little way out, so our tour didn't extend that far, in fact most of our targets were in the opp (W/SW) direction, but Cornubia, Seven Stars, & King's Head are all within half mile of BTM and all worth a visit. I'd be interested to hear state of play at Cornubia, after reading that the failing Hidden Brewery have been messing the pub about.

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    Thats intriguing, I may have to pop in next week, is it just that or any suggestion the pub is actually suffering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    But for Temple Meads I would definitely say whilst waiting to catch the train that the Knights Templar is invaluable, a JDW which displays the train times in the pub, 3-4 minutes to walk onto the platform.
    Seriously?! I would love that in my local JDW but instead of train timetable, Bus timetable!

    BTW thanks for your help and I will pass it on to my mate.
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    Yep, it is a really good feature of the pub (when it works). It is not somewhere I would choose to go for an enjoyable nights drinking, but on the way to the train station it is a fantastic help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Thats intriguing, I may have to pop in next week, is it just that or any suggestion the pub is actually suffering?
    We may get an update from a_e_m, but he said that the opening hours had been cut and that Luke was getting grief. Having seen that they lost their short tenure at Salisbury Chough, and having had a miserable experience myself at Wylye Bell, the Cornubia may be the last functional outlet, but sounds like the fat lady's warming up...

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    Bad news, I'll go and grab a drink there next week and see for myself.

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    Well have been in and can confirm that there have been changes.

    Luke has gone and Phil & Jackie are now running the place, it looked largely the same to me, still 7 pumps, although 3 of which were being re-barreled (sensible move given tonight is the local CAMRA meeting). Exchanged a couple of words with Phil just to confirm he had been running it for 3 weeks now, seemed a warm enough bloke and the barman was friendly, I quite enjoyed my sausage baguette and half a Quantock Stout which went down quite nicely.

    I was mildly amused to see this sad testament to a constant problem Luke used to have:
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    I'm guessing he may not have left the keys to the padlock. Hope he is doing alright as I know a lot of people had warm words for him, and he clearly was doing a good job in many ways at the Cornubia.

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    Sorry Conrad! I forgetten about this thread.

    Anyway My friend wanted to say thanks for suggesting pubs in Bristol. He did went to JDW you mentioned (lucky sod )

    He enjoyed his time in Bristol and it was his first visit to Bristol.

    Thanks again Conrad!

    Hoppy
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