The Top 3 Pub Cycle Routes in Bristol

The Top 3 Pub Cycle Routes in Bristol

The excuse you need to cycle to and from Bristol

 

You can’t beat a good cycle ride on a warm summers day... unless that ride ends up at a great pub. Then you've beaten it!

There’s something about sitting in a pub garden, sun beating down with a cold drink and a hearty meal after taking in some incredible views and working up an appetite. Just awesome! Some of our favourite pub cycles for this are situated en route from the vibrant city of Bristol and its surrounding areas. So we thought we’d share our top 3 "routes with pubs". Enjoy.

 

Bird in hand bristol menu

1. Bristol to Bath Railway Path

This cycle route is one of the most famous in Bristol and one of our favourites. Starting a short distance from Temple Meads Station and ending in Bath, this ride is great for a family day out cycling as the tarmac path is flat and features some exciting stop off points along the way. There is a never-ending list of riverside pubs situated along this 13-mile ride meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to lunch time. We recommend the Bird in Hand, a foragers pub with a friendly outdoor area and really interesting menu, you’ll find something for even the pickiest family member to eat.

 

🚲Check the Route out here

🍻 Check the pub out here

 

 

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Crossed Guns Bradford-on-Avon

2. Kennet and Avon Canal Cycle

This path can actually be reached from the Bath end of the Bristol – Bath Railway Path if you are looking for a longer cycle. The Kennet and Avon canal stretches all the way from Bath to Reading so you can ride an incredible 85 miles along it! The route boasts incredible scenery and it truly is a beautiful ride alongside the canal. The 22-mile cycle from Bath to Devizes is almost completely traffic free – look out along it for the two aqueducts and a whole host of pubs along the canal. Stop in at The Cross Guns at Bradford-On-Avon. The garden has a great view of the aqueduct and the river and is a popular spot to stop off for lunch.

 

🚲Check the Route out here

🍻 Check the pub out here




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The Railway Inn pub Sandford Somerset

3. The Strawberry Line
This tremendous path is eventually going to be a 30-mile traffic free route which will run all the way from Clevedon to Shepton Mallet. Currently our favourite (and the most traffic free) part of the route is the 10 mile stretch from Yatton to Cheddar. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in North Somerset and even takes you through the Thatcher’s Orchards near Sandford. You'll cycle right by the Thatcher’s owned country pub The Railway Inn. This is the perfect place to stop off for a refreshing drink and some food after seeing the orchards themselves. You may want to book if you are heading over there in the summer months as the pub can get pretty busy. You've been warned.

 

🚲Check the Route out here

🍻 Check the pub out here

 

 

 

 

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