The Inn on the Green was named Camra’s best real ale pub in Bristol a few years ago, and it is easy to see why, with an ever-changing roster of beers. Yesterday, Bristol Beer Factory’s Exhibition, Red, Sun Rise and Number Seven were all on tap alongside Cotleigh 25, Bob from the Wickwar brewery and Deuchars IPA. There was also Cheddar Valley and Addlestone’s cider, and these were the ones I had time to note down before I just had to get stuck into the mighty fine Exhibition.
Above the bar are beer mats of the many hundreds of beers once served here. It really is a real ale drinker’s paradise.There are always plenty of punters inside, choosing what ales to drink at what is a year-round beer festival. To lure even more folk through the door, Saturday night diners pay £20 for two courses and a bottle of wine – an absolute steal.And Monday nights between 6pm and 10pm are iPod Mondays, where if you bring your iPod your music can be played over the pub’s speakers for half-an-hour stints. I did this once, and it was only me who had turned up with my iPod, but it was very amusing to have some of my more obscure tracks showcased.