The Volunteer Tavern

9 New Street, Near Cabot Circus, Bristol BS2 9DX

The Volunteer Tavern is a small, independent and friendly bar and kitchen near Cabot Circus shopping centre. Inside the three hundred and forty year old building you will find wood panelled walls, mismatched furniture, artwork on the walls from local artists and a fantastic selection of craft beers; many of which are vegan friendly. Look out for some of the local breweries, but also those from further afield. Olly (BVBG)

The Beer Emporium

15 King Street, Bristol BS 1 4EF

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The Beer Emporium features an extensive bottle shop upstairs, but it’s downstairs where things start to feel magical. A beautifully carved wooden staircase leads you to the old brick vaulted cellar. Sections of the ceiling have stained glass cut into them flooding parts of the bar with a colourful glow. Again, there’s a great range of beer on tap and will often feature Moor and Wiper & True in addition to some more unusual world beers including Rodenbach Grand Cru. Some members of staff are quite helpful and can tell you which are unfined. As you’d expect, the bottle offering is superb with lots to choose from including bottles from America and Belgian. Olly (BVBG)

The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer

17-18 King Street, Bristol BS 1 4EF

Part of the Beermuda Triangle in King Street is The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer. Over 20 beers are on tap at any time and it nearly always includes some veganfriendly breweries. The range usually includes something suitable from Moor or further afield like Beavertown, Fourpure or Camden Town. They have a huge wall devoted to listing all the beers that are currently available, often with short tasting notes too. There’s a fantastic bottle range too. You’ll often find sport being shown or live music by the fireplace. There’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere to this pub, an ideal place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Olly (BVBG)