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Full Postal AddressWhite Lion, Quay Head, Colston Avenue, BRISTOL, BS1 1EB [Map]
Telephone Number01179 496602Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11:30-23 MO-SA; not sure about SU
FacilitiesReal Fire, Beer Garden


Alex & Debbie outside the White Lion (well you can
just about see them to the right of the door!), May 1999

A very small old city centre free house that serves several local real ales including Wickwar Coopers WPA (abv. 3.5%), a light, citrus fruity summer session beer. It's a good place to stop for a quick pint of beer at a very reasonable price. We always go there before a concert at the Colston Hall which is less than 5 minutes walk away. Quite a comfortable interior with pine-panelled walls. There's also a couple of tables and chairs outside where we enjoyed out pints opposite the cenotaph and large giant roundabout thing.

On cold winter nights the wood-burning stove soon warms you up. Gents be aware, the way to the loos involves travelling down a tight metal spiral staircase. If you're tall, watch your head!




 
This work presents twenty circular walks varying in length between seven and twelve miles based around good local pubs.,
R Evans, 2007
Adventurous Pub Walks in Somerset

Somerset Pubs (Postcards from the Past),
A Swift & K Elliott, 2007
A  journey into the past, with photographs of over 140 pubs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Pocket Pub Walks Bristol and Bath,
N Vile, 2007
This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes at Luckington, Stanton Drew, Norton St. Philip, Blagdon, Clevedon and Box Hill, with maps and photographs.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Glos.,
N Vile, 2005
This title provides 40 circular routes around this popular walking area, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes around the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Severn estuary and the Cotswolds.

The Lost Pubs of Bath,
k Elliott & A Swift, 2005
The triumphant conclusion to the 'Bath Pubs' trilogy is a celebration of Bath's lost pubs. Join such luminaries as Dr Johnson, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, along with a motley array of coachmen, policemen, harlots, vagabonds and ne'er-do-wells, as they wander from grand coaching inn to humble alehouse, from refined pleasure garden to squalid knocking shop. The one thing all their ports of call have in common is that, in every case, last orders have been called for ever.

Old Inns of Bristol,
CFW Dening & M Fells, 2005
Old Inns of Bristol is a guide to the historic pubs in the city. First published in 1943, the original book is reproduced here, along with an updated preface by local writer and broadcaster Maurice Fells.

Pub Strolls in Somerset,
A Edwards, 2004
A collection of 30 short walks based on good local pubs, this guide includes routes at Dulverton, Nether Stowey, South Cadbury, Corfe and Muchelney.

Britishpubguide.com Bristol Pub Guide,
D Shine, 2004
A comprehensive and fully up-to-date guide to over 750 pubs and bars in and around the Bristol area.

Pub Walks in the Mendips,
P Forrester, 2004
Twenty circular walks based on good local pubs, this guide includes routes at Cheddar, East Harptree, Wells, Stratton-on-the-Fosse and Oldford.

Pub Strolls Around Bristol and Bath,
R Noyce, 2000
Pleasant walks near good pubs.

The Hidden Inns of the West Country,
J Billing & R Peace, 2000
The first in the Hidden Inns series, this guide contains 10 chapters giving historical facts, important landmarks and places to visit. A full page is devoted to each pub or inn.

Pub Walks in Somerset,
M Power, 1998
Collection of pleasant walks near ood pubs in Somerset.

Short Walks from Pubs in Exmoor and North Devon,
C Whynne-Hammond, 1996
A collection of 20 short circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes walks near Minehead, Ilfracombe, South Molten and Tiverton. With sketch maps and photographs.

Short Walks from Pubs Near Bristol and Bath,
N Vile, 1996
A collection of 20 walks based on good local pubs including The Black Horse at North Nibley, The George at Lacock and The Live and Let Live at Blagdon.

 
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