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31 – 35 Cotham Hill
T: 0117 9733793
Thank you for being a supporter of our business. As a result of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the most difficult decision we could make, to close this business. This is a temporary measure, and this decision has not been taken lightly, but has been made in order to provide protection for our team, guests and shareholders.
Thank you once again for your past support, please keep in touch via our Facebook page, and we cannot wait to celebrate with you when we re-open !!
Stay safe and healthy, look after your loved ones and thank-you again for your past loyalty.
The B&K Team
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Animator – just like the award-winning, collective talent of local firm Aardman Animations, whose animators have engaged audiences with their unique brand of independent film, with the likes of Peter Gabriel’s ground-breaking ‘Sledgehammer’ and Wallace and Gromit films, we too hope this hoppy American Pale Ale will engage your taste buds and leave you wanting more.
Nut Brown Ale
Big W – it could pertain to the famous Wills Memorial Tower, the last great Gothic building to be constructed in England, colloquially named ‘Big Willy’, or it could be just be the name for our Head Brewer’s autumnal ‘Wicked’ Nut Brown Ale – it’s full-bodied and malty & sweet on the palate!
Charlatan – inspired by the sheer creativity of the beautiful young lady who in 1817 was bored of her mundane life of servitude (one would assume) and in craving a bit of excitement and fame, ‘washed herself up’ on the shores of Bristol after fleeing her pirate captors, where, speaking an incomprehensible language and wearing exotic clothes, was in time, understood to be Princess Caraboo of the far-off Kingdom of Jusava! Her notoriety however lead to her charlatan ways being exposed, when a previous employer recognised her as Mary Baker, a cobbler’s daughter from Devon! In honour of Mary enjoy a pint of this fruity and spicy Saison.
Crockers – what better way to celebrate the provenance of this public house by naming our house bitter after the founding fathers of Crockers and Sons Brewery and Wine Merchants, on this very site in 1840.
Deception – our Rye IPA beer was inspired by Derren Brown who, whilst studying German and Law at Bristol University was so enthralled by the magnificent performance of the hypnotist Martin S Taylor, that he decided there and then, that was his calling in life, and his very first shows were at the university.
Hornigold – as mentor to Bristol’s most notorious historical son ‘Blackbeard’ the pairing had a penchant for seizing ships which carried cargos of spirits, wines and other delectables, and not as you might think, in the grey, cold waters off the coast of Benjamin Hornigold’s home county of Norfolk, but they chose to ‘operate’ their craft of piracy in the sunnier, warmer climes of the Caribbean! Enjoy a pint of our memorable Blonde ale and toast their notoriety
MarTacadam – quirky tribute to 1802 resident John McAdam, whose ideas saw Bristol make the greatest advances in road construction since Roman times, providing smooth, stable, dust-free roads, (the principles of which we are still using today) commonly known as “macadamisation”. It felt fitting to brew a smooth, dark Porter – and not just because it was the favoured brew of British Transportation workers, but because it is said that a Porter was the first truly engineered beer!
Papa Darth – our full-bodied, dark and brooding Stout is a fitting tribute to Bristol born, body-builder come actor, Dave Prowse, who struck a mighty pose as the intimidating physical presence of the dark father ‘Darth Vader’ in the Star Wars films trilogy.
Fruit Wheat Beer
Ribeera – in tribute to one of Britain’s most popular drinks, namely Ribena, invented here in Bristol after sources of Vitamin C dwindled during World War II and researchers found blackcurrants to be a great alternative to oranges, it felt only fitting to name our big, berry fruit Wheat beer, in its honour!
Yankee Cabot –in tribute to John (Giovanni Caboto) Cabot, the Italian explorer who adopted Bristol as his home town, after receiving backing by King HenryVII to find a direct route to Asia which avoided the waters of the Mediterranean is recognised as discovering North America, naming it ‘New Found Land’, we have created this American IPA.
Ameryck – there are many connections between Bristol and American history and to celebrate the hypothesis that America was in fact named after 15th century local merchant, Richard Ameryck, who funded John Cabot’s voyage of discovery in 1497, we have named our American Red ale in his honour – just waiting to be discovered by the thirsty and intrepid!
American Pale Ale
Enjoy a pint of this citrusy, Pale Ale with truck loads of piney, grapefruity American hops and raise a refreshing glass to Bristol-born trio, ‘Massive Attack’ who since their formation in ’88, have sold over 11 million albums, including their 1998 No. 1 hit single, ‘Teardrop’ and won many other awards along the way.
Spend the day brewing a beer with one of our award-winning brewers!
Get hands on and get involved! Our microbrewery sits right in the heart of our beautiful brewpub, you will be treated to breakfast, lunch and a lot of beers throughout the day. As your day comes to a close you will also get to choose a 5 Litre mini keg of beer to take away with you.
This experience is perfect to enjoy on your own (with our brewer of course) or as part of a group!
A tutored tasting covering 8 different beers hosted by our beer specialist and the option to add a meal
Open your mind to the world of beer! Over the course of approx. 2 hours guests will enjoy some nibbles and learn how to appreciate the differences between a number of premium craft beers (including products we brew exclusively on our on-site microbrewery). Finish with your choice of Academy Meal for the perfect experience!
A tutored tasting of a variety of craft gins and nibbles, hosted by a gin expert and the option to add a delicious meal from our Academy Menu.
Delve into the wonderful world of gin! Guests will be guided on a sensory journey across 5 different premium/craft gins. Learn the secrets behind the recipes/botanicals and get hands on with the chance to experiment with different tonics and garnishes. All topped off with delicious nibbles, a double G&T of your choice and the option to finish with your choice of Academy Meal for the perfect experience!
Includes a souvenir certificate signed by our resident gin specialist and nibbles 🙂
Enjoy a range of dishes & sharing dessert, each expertly matched to a craft beer!
Guests are greeted with a 1/3 pint of our cask ale (brewed on site) before choosing 3 small plates from our menu -each small plate comes served with a 1/3 pint of beer chosen specifically to complement each dish. The meal is then topped off with a cask ale chocolate fondue to share, matched with a 1/3 of our chocolatey stout!
For groups of 2+
If you’re planning a private party – look no further than ‘The Library’ – situated on the 2nd floor with its own private bar (so you’re never more than a few steps away from a drink!)
With space for 20 seated or 60 standing – it’s the perfect little hideaway for you and your friends.
This area also has a TV available for presentation use or to show off your latest homemade film!
When our Head Brewer lets us, you can sit in the almighty Brewery Corner and watch in awe as he brews beer right in front of you! Order some food and a pint and take in the hoppy surroundings! As this area seats 22 and stands up to 50, you may as well invite a load of drinking buddies to join you – shotgun not the designated driver! This lovely corner also includes the grand Fire Pit table, which will keep you nice and toasty on those cold days!
If you want to have a more intimate party then The Snug is what you’re looking for! You have the power to arrange the tables however you want whether you’re having a sit down celebration of 25 or a stand up celebration with 50!
Order some dishes for everyone to share – we have a wide range of exciting dishes to choose from (*drool)!
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