These are the Bristol pubs confirmed to reopen today
Get me back to paying for pints I can’t afford at Steam
It is the 4th July, which means today you can officially start start sending “Pub??” back to the group chat again. Pubs across the country are reopening, so students can return to their favourite drinking holes and spend the money they don’t have on alcohol they can’t afford. Whether you’re looking to watch the match at All Stars, enjoy cheap favourites at Spoons, or go on a romantic date at Steam; Bristol has a pub for every occasion.
We have compiled a list of all your favourite pubs that will be opening this “super Saturday”, so you can go back to consuming your body weight in pints (at a safe social distance, obviously).
All Stars will be opening on Saturday, so football fanatics can guzzle beer whilst enjoying a match. Watching football at All Stars will be far more atmospheric than eerily empty stadiums so is a good alternative if your team is playing.
Better get there early though. In order to meet social distancing guidelines staff have had to spread out tables cutting capacity. Social distancing must be maintained inside at all times.
The Berkeley and The W.G Grace – Wetherspoon
Whether you call it Spoons or Wethers (ew), these Wetherspoon chains are opening again in Bristol. An eye watering £11 million has been invested into Wetherspoon pubs to allow them to operate safely. This includes full training for all staff and risk assessments carried out by Pub Managers.
They hope that these measures “give you sufficient confidence when returning to visit us”.
Full Moon is a social hub which has two bars, a live music venue, a restaurant, a pub, and a small hostel. It is situated in Stokes Croft and is suitably edgy for its location.
They have said on their website that they “are open and ready to welcome you back into our pub”. There are, however, strict rules in place in order to ensure the safety of customers and staff.
The Full Moon Pub, Stokes Croft, marking out on the pavement where will people will stand if they want to queue for the pub/tables outside pic.twitter.com/cUN5jZuEnU
— Steve Loughran (@steveloughran) July 3, 2020
Guests will need to pre-book tables. Tables will cost £10 for 2 hours on Mondays to Thursdays, and £20 on Fridays to Sundays. They offer a maximum capacity of 6 people per table. Customers will have to order drinks from their phones.
For the purposes of track and trace, customers must be able to provide their names and contact details.
Bristol boys on Hinge, you are in luck. The beloved Bristol pub, Steam, will be opening on July 4th at midday. After months of awkward, socially distanced park dates you can finally start taking girls back to Steam. When it is raining you can sit inside and enjoy a treat from their kitchen, or in the sun you can relax outside and enjoy a cool beer.
The Greenhouse on Park Street, popular with the Bristol Jets, are reopening today too. They say on their Facebook page, “Our beer is cold, and the spirit shelves are stocked, but some things have changed, we have introduced a few measures to make sure you can sip safely!”.
This gorgeous pub will once again be the social hub for Bristol’s drama society members.
On the website they make it clear that they “aim to provide a safe space to socialise”. Unfortunately they won’t be running any of their usual promotions except, the NHS discount. If their social consciousness isn’t enough of a reason to go, than the fact that they are the only establishment to confirm they are re-opening toilets must be good enough.
In accordance with government guidelines customers will be required to share contact information.
Some Ale houses like The Cori Tap are planning to delay their opening. The Cori Tap are hoping to open on July 9th. Fear not, students will still get a chance to attempt the ten before ten challenge and realise once and for all they just can’t stomach it.
Also opening a little later is Brewhouse on Cotham Hill, who are aiming to open on the 14th July.
The White Harte on Park Row unfortunately have not confirmed their opening dates yet, so you will have to suppress your craving for Wing Wednesday a little longer.
Some pubs, like the Robin Hood, are choosing not to re-open. They fear they will be unable to run the business safely at the moment, and they feel it doesn’t seem like “the right thing to do”.