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No! Why?
I find my report from late '09, not (yet) brought over. I was ver ver by then...

"A welcoming beacon on our dark, staggery, approach. Bath Festival Gold, Northumbrian Bucking Fastard, Facers North Star Porter, 2 reverse clipped (GWB Classic Gold, a.n.other), 14Nov. Straightforward one-room bar, mock fire to rear, big mirror, old pumpclips, ugly toby jugs above top bar shelf, nice window to street. I wrote down ‘great staff’, but can’t remember why. Pies & pasties in warm cabinet at bar, £1.50/£1.80, salvation!"
Shamelessly stolen from Bristol CAMRA publication Pints West:
Ten years after winning the branch pub of the year award we have the sad sight
of the Bag O’Nails in St Georges Road, Hotwells closed and boarded up.
Paul and licensee Manda had been looking for a buyer for some months, partly
due to a health scare for Paul and partly the current tough trading conditions. Unfor-
tunately no buyer came forward and they decided it was time to close up, finishing
on the busy weekend of the harbour festival to go out on a high.
It is now believed that there is a buyer lined up that hopes to reopen the pub in
the not too distant future.
Paul and Manda would like to thank all their customers for supporting them
over the last three years and also Helen Perry for all her hard work behind the bar
over many more years.