The Cider Press on Bristol’s eminent Gloucester Road, revealed its brand new ‘cider emporium’ on 27th January following a £260,000 investment which has created six new jobs.
The Lord Mayor attended the celebration of not only the transformation, but also over thirty on tap, cutting-edge ciders; craft beers; gin cocktails; artisan pizza and tapas; and enhancement of the already popular sports viewing facilities.
The intrigue for the much anticipated reopening, designed for Bristol’s aspiring fashionista, artist, entrepreneur, and esteemed student was unveiled at the VIP event at 5pm on Friday 27th January before the full opening at 7pm. Local band ‘Silver souled’ inaugurated the post development entertainment for the venue.
Sat amongst the longest row of independent shops in Europe, Cider Press’ new urban sophistication blends perfectly with the ‘quirkiness’ of Gloucester road and its hipster inhabitants. Reclaimed wood, industrial style light fittings, eccentric wall hangings, and neon–lit back wall playing homage to ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, preserves the pub’s 19th century cider roots.
“Investment and diversity is fantastic news for keeping Gloucester Road right on trend,” said new boss Steven Docherty. “The energy that has been poured into delivering the right concept is testament to everything a vibrant city centre bar needs, whilst keeping it local – for us, cider, pizzas, sport and a heap of atmosphere.”
The Cider range involves every fruit combination from strawberry to lemon & lime; apples & pears and mango. Rosie’s Pig; Black Dragon; Bees Sting Same; and Crazy Goat just a few easily mistakable for a menagerie alongside the weird and wonderful Thistly Whisky Cask; Welsh Warrior; and BS7 made exclusively for the Cider Press.
The Cider Press squeezes more than just apples with an extensive cocktail menu, available 241 Monday-Friday from 5-8pm and a craft beer range for which master classes are available alongside the obvious cider ones.
Conscious of today’s consumer demand on value, the food menu with a street food twist, is high on quality with a whole range of incentives starting with 25% off burgers for students; Tapas Tuesday; Wing Wednesday; the pièce de résistance stonebaked pizzas 241 every Thursday; Fizz & Chips Fridays and lunch & a drink £6.00 Monday to Friday.
“Quirky new look, eclectic, independent, crafted drinks and dishes perfect for us and our customer base, it’s a fantastic offer for Bristol,” added Stephen.
Big on atmosphere reasons to visit also include quiz nights; three thirds for £3.50 on Mondays; live music; and a diverse sports showing selection.
Cider Press, 86-90 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8BN, 0117 9892471
30th January 2017
About Stonegate Pub Company
Stonegate Pub Company is the largest privately held managed pub operator in the UK, with revenues in excess of £625 million, employing circa 14,000 people. The company has 692 pubs, split into two divisions, Branded, comprising: Slug & Lettuce, Yates, Walkabout, Common Room and Venues; and Traditional comprising: Proper Pubs, Town Pub & Kitchen, Classic Inns.
Our ‘bar to boardroom' training ethos has resulted in the following national awards, including:
- Best Managed Company for Training (More than 30 outlets) BII National Industry Training Awards 2016
- Distinction in Innovation for digital and social media – HR distinction Awards 2016
- Distinction in People Development – HR Distinction Awards 2015
- Best Pub Employer (51+ sites) – Publican Awards 2013
- Distinction in Innovative Use of Technology Award – HR Distinction Awards 2014
- Menu Masters Award for Best New Concept category for Missoula, Montana Bar & Grill at the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) 2014
- Menu Masters Award for City and Bar Dining category for Slug and Lettuce at the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) 2013
- Winner of the Town and City category for Yates’s in the Menu Innovation and Development Award (MIDAS) in 2012