The CornubiaReal Ale! Real Food! Real People!!

Tucked away on Temple Street in the heart of Bristol is the cities best kept secret and much loved Real Ale house, The Cornubia.

The Cornubia boasts an impressive selection of Real Ales and offers up to 12 different choices from all around the UK on any given day.

Included in our 12 Real Ales on offer, we have our very own bespoke seasonal beer ‘Cornubia’ which is brewed for us by Arbor Ales and delivers a unique taste for each season.

We are very passionate about our Real Ales and are one of only 4 ‘Society Of Independent Brewers Association‘ pubs in the Bristol Area.

We also sell up to 5 ciders from South West breweries as well as the usual selection of draught andĀ  bottled beers, lagers, wines and spirits you would expect from your favourite public house.

As well as our fine drinks selection, we also cater for our hungry guests with our choice of traditional Cornish Pasties and hand-made pork pies with a wide selection of chutneys and pickles – not to mention our famous home-made fiery pickled eggs – the ones that bite back!

All of which can be enjoyed in our beautiful secluded beer garden with the added bonus of our frequent BBQ’s – weather permitting!

Thursday night is acoustic night at the Cornubia, when we welcome the ‘Back Door Man Blues Jam‘. So if you fancy bringing along an instrument to join in, please feel free to join us from 8.30p, or earlier to avoid disappointment.

Every 1st Saturday of the month there is live electric blues performed by ‘Mestizo Blues Collective‘ starting at 9pm.

As an added bonus, we have managed to secure theĀ  Harpin’ On Blues Band to perform on occasional Saturdays throughout the year, details of which will be posted on our News page accordingly.

We are a ‘dog friendly’ pub and are rather fond of our own pets which include our two lovely dogs – Bella and Saffy, our turtles – ‘Bubble, Squeak, Franky and Benny, our many fish and our Parrot ‘Jaz’ who would love to meet you, but be careful not to put your fingers in Jaz’s cage – he tends to bite!


The Cornubia was originally built in 1775 as shop units for a wig-maker and is the only building in the area to have survived the bombings of the Second World War.

The name Cornubia derives from the old Roman name for Cornwall, and has since been the name given to both a trading ship and steam train during the industrial revolution.

In 2010, the Cornubia was taken over by Award-Winning Landlord and Landlady, Phil and Jacki. Originally Phil and Jacki took on the Cornubia as Managers after moving to the South West over 10 years ago, but quickly fell in love with the pub and its customers and were delighted to buy the lease in 2012. Find out more about Phil and Jacki here >>



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News & Events

Phil Harmonica and the Amazing Harpin’ on Blues Band – 21/8/2014

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