An honest pub ought to be a spot the place individuals from all completely different walks of life come collectively to have a drink and escape the true world for a short time.
The award-winning neighbourhood pub which is a ‘melting pot’ of individuals
And due to its location in St Philips, the Barley Mow is simply this, in keeping with enigmatic landlord Harry Acfield.
Harry took over the reins of the neighbourhood boozer in November 2018 after being supervisor for a yr and had causes to rejoice in Might when it gained Pub of The Yr on the CAMRA 2019 awards.
“The pub is an actual melting pot of individuals, which is what a great pub ought to be,” Harry advised Bristol Stay. “There is a good stability of individuals together with workplace staff from the large close by companies, artistic varieties from workshops, builders engaged on all of the developments round right here and residents.
“You will discover individuals having conversations with one another on the bar who won’t essentially have a chat exterior the pub, akin to attorneys and builders.”
This combine of individuals creates a beautiful ambiance on the pub, which is a trait that retains individuals coming again, however the primary cause the Barley Mow is famend as certainly one of Bristol’s greatest is its number of beers.
Owned by Bristol Beer Manufacturing facility, the pub prides itself on boasting eight hand pulls and 10 keg traces which serve an enormous vary of craft beers from Bristol and past, and Harry lately added two new ciders to the choice too.
Its location, close to to high breweries like Good Chemistry and Moor Beer, means kegs solely must be wheeled down the highway by hand quite than transported by van, which in flip means there’s much less probability of a dip in high quality.