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The Punchbowl

23 Old Market Street | Old Market, Bristol BS2 0HB, England
+44 117 930 4967
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Surprisingly good - finally a decent no-fuss 'gastro pub' in central Bristol

Stumbled into the Punchbowl looking for dinner before an event - let's just say, we were pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
hjd1984
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Windsor, United Kingdom
New Year’s Eve lunch

Another great lunch here,great pub,will be back soon.. the roast is best ever worth 40 mile round... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Rose F
,
Wells, United Kingdom
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“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
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23 Old Market Street | Old Market, Bristol BS2 0HB, England
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+44 117 930 4967
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Stumbled into the Punchbowl looking for dinner before an event - let's just say, we were pleasantly surprised. Finally, we've found a decent no-fuss 'gastro-pub' in Bristol; and there really is a lack of good pubs to eat at in Bristol. Don't be fooled by...More

Thank hjd1984
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Another great lunch here,great pub,will be back soon.. the roast is best ever worth 40 mile round trip from wells.

Thank Rose F
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I visited at lunchtime with a colleague as we work down the road. The pub had a nice range of beers, and a small but attractive food menu. Unfortunately the lady on the bar that day acted like she would have preferred us to go...More

Thank Becks S
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Went to the Punchbowl to meet some friends last night and decided to have dinner whilst we were there. Everything on the menu sounded delicious but after some careful consideration, we opted for the steak and triple cooked chips, because I spotted there was a...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

just had Sunday roast at the Punchbowl for the fifth week in a row that's how good I is. we have had roast lunch in lots of pubs in Bristol and something always lets us down but we think this is about perfect, perfectly cooked...More

1  Thank 204DAVID
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went to The Punchbowl for Sunday lunch today. The staff were super friendly and the food was delicious. Two of us had beef which was cooked perfectly with roast potatoes and vegetables and a great Yorkshire pudding. We were all too full for what...More

1  Thank Western1947
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service, reasonably priced - couldn’t fault it. Between us our group had steak, burgers and fish & chips - all were lovely (but a special mention for the chips!). This was our first time here but won’t be our last - Sunday...More

1  Thank Ken M
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this pub one afternoon to sample local beers. Service was so good we all went back in the evening. Decided to dine and what a good decision Two of us had fish and chips and the other 2 had a burger. All of us...More

1  Thank aldomartini
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

From the Wickwar well priced ales - to their fancy cocktails - the Punch Bowl has recently been turned around into a slick venue increasing becoming more and more popular. The food is fantastic, the pub is reasonable priced and located just outside the maddening...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The best place on old market and equally the centre, brilliant staff who make you feel welcome. Great line of ales and the chef is brilliant. The biggest stand out ... pork scratchings ! Left over from the Sunday roast but available all week. I'm...More

Thank Tim C
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