Best Real Ale Pubs in City Centre
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Bristol team
In England a popular alternative to lager is traditional real ale, brewed from malted barley, hops, water and yeast. Full of flavour, it is hand pumped from the cask and served at room/cellar temperature.
Whether you are a real ale connoisseur or are just keen to find out what all the fuss is about there are many pubs in Bristol to where you can sample the local beers. Local brews to look out for include Butcombe, Bath Ales and Arbor. TOP TIP: Choose one of the real ale pubs such as the V Shed on the harbourside for great atmosphere and views.