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The Rose of Denmark

Bars and pubs, Pubs Harbourside
3 out of 5 stars
The Rose of Denmark
Sal Maxuda

Sleepy pub that’s perfect if your planning an intimate gathering. The food is excellent, and includes tapas dishes and a weekly curry night

While you could hardly call The Rose of Denmark a ‘hidden gem’ (you drive past it on the way into Bristol when you exit the Portway), it’s nevertheless in a curious location. Although it’s a short stroll away from Clifton, Bedminster and the city centre (ideal if you fancy a walk down by the river and harbourside, in fact), it’s not a place you’d stumble across by accident.

Even so, it’s a popular pub with a growing reputation. There’s a sleepy, old-world charm to the pub itself – partly a product of its centuries-old history – and a dining area that features a roaring fire. For those looking to put on an intimate gathering, it also boasts a number of cellar rooms that are available for hire. You’ll receive a warm welcome, especially if you decide to stop for food.

Over the past few years, the pub’s owners have increasingly focused on improving both their food and drinks menus. There are always five draught ales and the wine list is expansive without being fussy, but it’s the food that’s really got people talking. The main menu boasts some mouthwatering dishes (try the swordfish kebabs with roasted paprika potatoes, or one of the numerous warm salads), and there’s also a tapas menu if you fancy light bites. The weekly curry night features some interesting variations on classic Indian and Bangladeshi dishes.

By: Matt Anniss


Venue name: The Rose of Denmark
Address: 6 Dowry Place
Opening hours: Mon-Wed noon-11pm; Thu-Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-10.30pm
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