The Farm is a quirky pub in the heart of St Werburghs, a friendly area in the center of Bristol which is home to artists, musicians and many eco-loving folk… yes, this is where the hippies hang out!
With a large outdoor garden which fills with cider lovers during the summer, The Farm plays host to much of the local musical talent, with regular reggae, ska and drum and bass nights as well as the odd band.
The building is old and traditional inside, with friendly staff and fun-loving clientele. The outside has been imaginatively decorated with a bright and colorful country-side theme by one of the many local graffiti artists.
But why is it called The Farm? I hear you cry… well, the pub sits slap bang next too St Werburghs city farm, a little green oasis in the middle of the city and home to a medley of animals including some of the biggest pigs I have ever seen:
Visitors can buy local produce, including freshly laid eggs and a selection of meat, and much of this is turned into tasty food and served in the adjoining cafe and pub.
The cafe is a haven for parents and small children, especially at the weekends, so we opted for a traditional Sunday roast at the pub next door. Arriving at 3, I was pretty hungry, and so really appreciated the speedy service, so much so that I dived straight in and forget to take a picture before I started, so sorry for the half eaten picture below!
Slow roast belly pork topped with crispy crackling, a selection of veg and even a Yorkshire pudding. Yes, the pork was about as local as you could get it, and although I love seeing the pigs at the farm, I am a firm believer in eating meat which has had a great life, and this piggy certainly had. The belly melted in the mouth, and the veg were fresh and tasty, all covered with a lovely thick gravy. The plate was big, the cider was good, and I would recommend this pub for a relaxed and boozy afternoon with friends, especially in the summer when the garden really does come into it’s own.
Price: £9.95 per roast is average for Bristol, I felt this was good value for money
Tipple of choice: cider, of course!
The Farm Pub, St Werburghs, Bristol
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