The Apple

Address: Welsh Back, Bristol, Somerset, BS1 4SB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 117 925 3500
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10:30pm
Door: Open door
Style: Pub contemporary
Recommended for: Alfresco
Price guide: Value
Food: Plates & dishes

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Review last reviewed on 15-Jan-2010

The rather appropriately named Apple stocks more than forty different ciders, including raspberry and strawberry ciders, six different perries (pear ciders) and apple-distilled spirits such as Somerset Cider Brandy.

The staff here are happy to dispense a free taster of the draught ciders to help you decide, but you should certainly try a half of the mighty 8.4% abv Old Bristolian, and I recommend the 6.5% abv Hecks Perry. You also might want to sample the Cider Sangria, or share a jug of Bristol Pimms made with Somerset apple aperitif.

If a cider bar where not unusual enough, The Apple is housed on a converted Dutch barge that was formally a Hell's Angels bar. This place is wonderfully unpretentious and with its quayside terrace and deck bar overlooking the river, a summertime hit. In less clement months the bellow decks bar is a snug place to holdout.

The 'Build your Own' Ploughman's menu features a choice of seven different cheeses, pies, pate, Wiltshire ham and a plethora of pickles and preserves.

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