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Historic converted barge in a fantastic setting on Bristol’s harbour, Grain Barge serves up great food and drink and is firmly established as one of Bristol’s friendliest and most relaxed eating and drinking venues.  

With three levels, from the alfresco upper deck, through the main bar with panoramic views to the Hold Bar performance space, the boat is bursting with character. An excellent range of craft beers is on offer, including award-winning real ales brewed less than a mile away in Ashton, plus rotating guest beers.

Grain Barge is known for its free live music every Thursday night in the hold bar, plus a whole host of pop up nights. The Hold Bar is also available for private hire at weekends.


The Barley Mow is Bristol Beer Factory’s flagship pub. With 8 hand-pulls and 10 keg lines, it offers the best selection of craft and world beers available in Bristol, serving the local community, the nearby Temple Quay development, and visitors from all over Bristol and beyond with an outstanding range of beers.

As well as its attractive, cosy interior, there is a courtyard garden at the rear, which gets the afternoon sun, with covered seating booths for around 40 people.

Down a quiet street - only 5 minutes walk from Temple Meads station and from Old Market – the Barley Mow is well worth seeking out for its welcoming atmosphere and attractive interior, but most of all for its amazing range of beers.


Bristol Beer Factory beers - like Bristol itself - seamlessly blend the modern with the traditional.  Tried and trusted styles of beer with modern interpretations are brewed in a one hundred year old brewery,

Established in 2004, Bristol Beer Factory is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading craft breweries, with a wealth of awards for individual beers - as well as being awarded Drinks Producer of the Year in the 2011 BBC Food & Farming Awards.

Their artisan ales are hand crafted in small batches using the very finest ingredients, carefully selected by their highly skilled senior brewers, with a passion for what they do.

Recent awards

Milk Stout / Gold in the Stouts and Porters category at 2014 Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) National Awards*.
Independence / Gold in the bitters up to 4.9% category at SIBA 2014.
Independence / Gold overall at SIBA 2014.

*These are the equivalent Oscars for the British brewing industry, so we’re overwhelmed to have won three gold awards.

Southville Hop / 'Beer of the Festival' at the 2014 CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival.