Good Chemistry Brewing – Re-Opening The Kings Head!

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Bob and I (Kelly) are incredibly excited to announce we are opening a new pub in November. The historic Kings Head on Victoria Street in BS1 is the only Bristol pub of National Importance in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Heritage Listed Interiors, and has been shut since Covid.

Here’s how Bristol 24/7 broke the story!

The pub is best known for its historic and unusual tramcar seating interior, while the back bar dates from around 1865 and may be the oldest surviving in the country. This new chapter in the long-established pub’s history will see these unique features returned to centre stage.

With so many reports of pubs closing, we feel a particular duty to ensure that the Kings Head could re-open and welcome customers again.

After many years under the ownership of a large Pub Co. this venture marks a return to being an independently owned freehouse. We’ll be serving cask and keg beer from excellent local and national breweries including permanent GCB beers, alongside spirits, wines and non-alcoholic drinks. Following the lead of our first pub, the award-winning The Good Measure in Redland, the passionate and thoughtful team at the Kings Head will create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere.

Pubs provide a meeting point for communities, where people from different age groups and backgrounds can enjoy a shared space. At a time when many people have never felt more isolated, and haven’t been able to socialise in the way they were used to, we want the revitalised Kings Head to offer that space once again.

We can’t wait to bring beers from some of our favourite breweries to the cosy surroundings of this wonderful pub. Like so many valued and sometimes under-appreciated pubs, the Kings Head has been a place for Bristol people to get together for hundreds of years and we are so pleased to be able to carry on that tradition!

The hard work bringing the Kings Head back to life is well underway all done, and we are now open. We very much hope to see you up there now the beers are flowing!

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Opening times as at 24th Nov 2022 (please note these are subject to change as we get our bearings):
Mon-Wed from 4pm
Thu-Sat from midday
Sundays from 2pm
Please note we are a card-only venue, thanks.

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