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The Pipe & Slippers

The Pipe & Slippers is one of this areas more popular bars. Located at the point where Stokes Croft becomes Cheltenham Road and where Ashley Road intersects the two, this is a truly ‘main road’ pub for the area.

Noted for its cocktails and live DJ nights this is a very busy bar and not one which you would naturally associate with serving a good Sunday Lunch. That said the pub is affiliated with The Lazy Dog and The Windmill both of which are known for serving good food, and The Pipe & Slippers will not let you down.

Inside there is a fair range of tables and a few comfy chairs, all of which you will need to be quick to get into, and outside there is a small courtyard to the front which is predominantly a smoking area – there are no tables. The décor is shabby chic I suppose.  Many of the chairs are tattered and ripped and oddly half of the tables I can not sit at as I can’t get my legs underneath. I’m relatively tall but this is not a normal problem. I suspect many of the tables have had their legs cut down to make them more accommodating, but whoever it was forgot about the need to get your legs under the skirt.

The food served is good pub fayre. They offer beef, lamb, chicken and pork (and a nut roast for the herbivores) and as a clever twist you can ask for a ‘Triple’ which is a bit of 3 meats on a the one plate. We had beef, pork and lamb and I didn’t think to ask if you can choose which 3 you can have. The triple is a bigger portion and you pay a slight premium for it. £10.95 rather than £8.95.

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My roast was nice but nothing spectacular. The portions are generous, though I would have preferred a bit more veg (why anyone scrimps on the potatoes and veg is beyond me) and the cake tin sized Yorkshire was novel, if a little flat and lacking substance. My only real criticism would be that the pork belly was a bit dry, that said the beef was pink in the middle and the lamb was lovely.

So all I was surprised at the quality of the roast on offer in the Pipe and Slippers. I thought it would be pretty poor but was pleasantly surprised to have a good feed and at a reasonable price.

118 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RW
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  1. Tommy Multi-roast
    Tommy Multi-roast says
    26/04/2013, 1:57 pm
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    Stingy portions, poor presentation (Just a crescent Yorkshire Pudding hat), crazy use of the space and a loud table full of horrible people ruined our try at the Pipe and Slippers. Being on a diet my partner and I were inconsolable that we had use up our roast allocation(a day off from the diet) on such a substandard product. We need to get out more OK!

    Certain parts of the plate were nice, the one tiny carrot was nice for example, but the portions were grotesquely small. The crescent Yorkshire Pudding Hat hid the meager fare until the server had left. I had chicken as I didn’t like the feel of this place from the off. This was a quarter of chicken you’d usually find in the chip shop. Felt deep fried rather than roasted. My partner got served the end of a lamb joint, it was dry and fatty.

    There were very few people in this establishment but we had to sit at the bar. Our own fault but this place had been recommended so highly to us we were very keen to try. Maybe this was the problem. It was bound to disappoint but the crowd were very self absorbed and loud so this also didn’t help.

    Sorry to be so negative but I would avoid this place.

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