Posted 13th January 2014
The Elephant Public House falls into the category of what I call “posh pubs”. Not fancy enough to be a restaurant but considerably nicer than your average boozer.
A roaring fire with hot mulled cider in the winter, The Elephant Public House on St Nicholas Street has a warm and cosy atmosphere, making it an ideal location for a quiet drink with colleagues or friends.
Whilst drinks are a little on the pricey side, they are certainly of good quality. An award winning selection of wines (I’ve been lucky enough to attend wine tastings at The Elephant in the past and can testify to their quality) as well a selection of ales, ciders and premium lagers.
The menu offers traditional pub fare with the addition of homemade pizzas. In the evening you can expect to see classics such as sausage and mash, fish and chips, roast chicken and burgers.
My most recent visit however, was a busy lunchtime in the lead up to Christmas where we headed straight for the light bites menu. I was impressed with the lunchtime prices, pizzas started from just £5 and the most expensive item (rump steak) was only £8 meaning The Elephant sits nicely in that “lunch for under a tenner” bracket.
Service was quick and polite and our food when it arrived was well presented. My fish finger sandwich home made fish goujons, with rocket, lemon may and skin on fries was really tasty; the fish was well cooked and the portion was just right for a lunch time.
My friends both ordered the burgers which were wolfed down and were highly rated by both.
Verdict: All in all, a great lunchtime stop off, good drinks, nice atmosphere and well priced, quality pub fare. Enjoy.
The Elephant Public House
20 St Nicholas St, Bristol, BS1 1UB
0117 929 3561