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Wine & Dine

Nailsea pub is ringing the changes

The Ring O’Bells, Nailsea, has a new couple in charge, new opening hours, new menu AND a super duper pool table in the function room where you can also enjoy a game of darts or skittles.

Jess Green and Wayne Binding took over late last year and are ringing a few changes at the popular St Mary’s Grove pub.

Previously Jess was the publican at The Lighthouse in Burnham-on-Sea when she made national news during lockdown when one of her customers tested positive for Covid.

This was just hours after reopening resulting in a quick second closure and led to her alerting nearly 100 patrons by phone.

The Complete Pub Company runs 28 pubs mostly in the West Country and has taken out a five-year lease on The Ring O’Bells.

It is a family friendly pub with large marquee outdoor area, adventure playground, petanque pitch and big car park.

As well as specialist beers and fine wines the kitchen caters for different tastes with themed menu days and it is the place councillors go after meetings and the local cycle group park-up.

On Wednesdays it’s the venue for a local Scrabble club and on Thursdays it’s the Knit & Natter group.

Jess says she is putting together regular quiz and bingo nights and booking live bands and the next pub painting is already in the diary.

Jess is currently sporting a broken lefthand after a fall but behind the bar she knows what her righthand is for!

The couple said they are ‘big on supporting community and charity events’ and in the bar are two big screen televisions to screen the latest pitch games ‘live’.

It was too late to stage the annual wassailing ceremony this year BUT popular Nailsea International Bike Show, Apple Day and the Christmas fair will all be back for 2023.

On the food front you can book a table, arrange a buffet and/or pop in for coffee and cake.

New bar and kitchen opening hours from Wednesday, February 1,are:

  • Monday 4-11pm

  • Tuesday-Thursday noon-11pm

  • Friday and Saturday noon-midnight

  • Sunday noon- 9pm

New kitchen opening hours are:

  • Monday 5-8pm (curry club)

  • Tuesday-Saturday noon-3pm and 5-8.30pm

  • Sunday noon-4pm carvery service noon-3pm

Theme nights are:

  • Monday = Curry Club

  • Tuesday = Pizza Club

  • Wednesday = Pie Club

  • Thursday = Burger Club

  • Friday = Fish Friday

All daily club meals £8.95.

All meals available to takeaway please call 01275 235891 to book a table or order your takeaway.

COFFEE CORNER: At Colliers Walk, Nailsea this Turkish owned café serves delicious homemade cakes and here a plate photo of a freshly made halloumi and falafel panini. It is also popular for its bubble tea, milkshakes, frappes and smoothies

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FREE COFFEE: MyWaitrose members can enjoy a free hot drink from the Nailsea supermarket self-serve machines with any purchase in store. Now with premium coffee, fresh from the Nero Roasting Company.  Remember to bring your reusable cup to enjoy your free hot drink

Good Beer Guide 2023

Nailsea only has one entry in the 2023 Good Beer Guide.

This is the small but beautifully put together Nailsea MicroPub.

Clevedon has two mentions: The Fallen Tree MicroPub, Hill Road; and Royal Oak, Copse Road.

Portishead has three mentions: The Ship, Down Road; Sirens Calling, Marina; and The Windmill, Nore Road.

Nailsea MicroPub at Unit 4, Ivy Court (formerly an opticians) opened in 2019 and serves up to six ales straight from the cask along with two or three real ciders.

Owners Mark Ashman and partner Carolyn have recently expanded its opening hours to include Sundays from noon to 6pm - and are even throwing in free cheese and biscuits.

And though diminutive in size, at around 40 square metres, it has proved a huge hit with the community.

Since opening, the pub has showcased around 400 different craft ales, with many coming from independent brewers in Padstow and Nottingham.

The pub also sells locally produced cider crafted by brewer Joe Brake, including his newest offering, Hidden Orchard.

Like other bars, Nailsea Micropub had to close during lockdown.

But Mark and Carolyn quickly adapted the business, launching a delivery service taking cartons of beers to customers’ doorsteps.

Mark said: “Our customers were keen that the micropub didn't disappear because of lockdown.

"So, we set up the delivery businesses to keep us going.

"Customers told their neighbours and friends about the service and spread the word and as a result we saw our customer base grow.

"Lockdown, unusually, introduced more people to the micropub.

“Our customers were so faithful to us and it was wonderful to see them come back through the doors when restrictions lifted.”

The pub, which also has an outdoor seating area, has now restarted its monthly quiz nights and has now got a music licence.

Its third birthday celebrations in September included music by local group Mulberry Junction.

There was also a ‘tap takeover’ by the Leeds based Wilde Child brewery, which saw 14 new beers served up to customers.

Carolyn and Mark are now planning to hold more live music at the pub, including at the Nailsea Eat:Festival on Saturday, December 3.

The pub stocks a range of cask ales, which are changed each week, as well as a range of gins, ciders, whiskies, rums, and wine.

The beers mainly come from local and independent breweries including Pitchfork Ales in Hewish and the Bristol Beer Factory.

Although small, normally the micropub can accommodate up to 40 people.

Music is not played in the bar which has no juke box or gaming machines and mobile phone use, although permitted, is somewhat frowned upon - mainly by the customers.

As well as the cask ales, the micropub offers a range of bottled beers and ciders.

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MARKET DAYS: As well as the monthly farmers' and craft market in the High Street Nailsea also has a Tuesday plant stall in Somerset Square (it used to be bigger but Covid-19 affected this market). And Nailsea Country Market (formerly the WI market) runs at Christ Church vestry hall  on Fridays from 10-11.15am. And twice in 2022 we have Eat:Nailsea


FOOD FOR THOUGHT - places to eat and drink from local restaurants and takeaways but not including pub grub which are listed below.

Tesco (Costa) and Waitrose supermarkets both have in-house cafes. 

Check out other caterers on the shops listing page by clicking HERE.

Restaurant reviews welcome - email


Backwell Fish Bar

28 West Town Road

Backwell BS48 3HH

Tel: 01275 464292

Backwell House closed

Farleigh Road

Backwell BS48 3QA

TeL: 0117 325 1110


Backwell Indian takeaway

Gateway House

Rodney Road

Backwell BS48 3HL

Tel: 01275 463057


Backwell Grill House

42 Rodney Road

Backwell BS48 3HW

Tel: 01275 463950

Café 119

117-119 Station Road

Nailsea BS48 1TA

Tel: 01275 859991

Coffee #1

1B Somerset Square

Nailsea BS48 1RP

Coffee Corner

Colliers Walk
Nailsea BS48 1RG

Tel: 07976 415178

Costa Coffee (and another in-store at Tesco)

Somerset Square

Crown Glass Shopping Centre

Nailsea BS48 1RP

Domino's Pizza

16 Crown Glass Place

Nailsea BS48 1RE

Tel: 01275 858885

Golden Horse closed

5-6 Ivy Court

High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AW

Tel: 01275 855700

Indian Cottage takeaway

53 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AW

Tel: 01275 810644

Ivy Kitchen

61 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AW

Tel: 01275 235387

Kebab Kitchen

8 Crown Glass Place

Nailsea BS48 1RH

Tel: 01275 810055

New Garden

(formerly Ming's Kitchen)

84 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AS

Tel: 01275 855655

Nailsea Fish Bar

128 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AH

Tel:01275 792266

Noggin's Old Fish Bar

24 Silver Street

Nailsea BS48 2AG

Tel: 01275 853876

OG Bar Star Inn

Stone Edge Batch

Clevedon Road

Tickenham BS21 6SE

order online HERE



110 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AH

Tel:01275 855551

Posh Spice

86 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AS

Tel: 01275 856627

The Blue Flame Inn

Netherton Wood Lane

Nailsea BS48 4DE

Tel: 01275 856910

food served 6-8pm Friday and Saturday and Sunday noon-3pm

pub open Thursday and Friday 3-9.30pm, Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon-6pm


The Great Wall Chinese

112 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AH

Tel: 01275 858161

The White Truffle coming soon

5-6 Ivy Court

High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AW


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PUBS AND CLUBS – including the private members and sports clubs * denotes places offering B&B

Backwell Village Club

12 Backwell Hill Road

Backwell BS48 3PL

Tel: 01275 462387


Battleaxes CLOSED

Bristol Road

Wraxall BS48 1LQ

Tel: 01275 857473


Blue Flame Inn

West End

Nailsea BS48 4DE

Tel: 01275 856910

Coates House

91 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AW

Tel: 01275 858062


Grove Sports and Social Club

off St Mary's Grove

Nailsea BS48 4NQ

Tel:01275 856892


Mizzymead Recreation Centre

Mizzymead Rise

Nailsea BS48 2JJ

Tel: 01275 854181


Moorend Spout

1 Union Street

Nailsea BS48 1AB

Tel: 01275 855336


Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club

West End Park, West End

Nailsea BS48 4BY

Tel: 01275 810818


Nailsea Masonic Hall

Nailsea Park

Nailsea BS48 1BA

Tel: 01275 853993

Nailsea MicroPub

Unit 4 Ivy Court

63A High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AW

Tel: 0749 642 8350


Nailsea Social Club

(formerly Comrades Club)

Chapel Barton

Nailsea BS48 2ED

Tel: 01275 790023


Old Farmhouse

Trendlewood Way

East End

Nailsea BS48 2PF

Tel: 01275 851889

Sawyers Arms

3 High Street, Nailsea BS48 1BT

Tel: 01275 859869

Star Inn with burger bar

Stone Edge Batch

Clevedon Road

Tickenham BS21 6SE

Tel: 01275 858836


Ring O'Bells

4 St Marys Grove

Nailsea BS48 4NQ

Tel:  01275 405833


Royal Oak

43 High Street

Nailsea BS48 1AS

Tel: 01275 853127


The George

125 Farleigh Road

Backwell BS48 3PG

01275 462770


The Glassmaker - Wetherspoons

12 Crown Glass Place

Nailsea BS48 1RD

Tel: 01275 850230


The Rising Sun

91 West Town Road

Backwell BS48 3BH

Phone:01275 462215


White Lion

13 Silver Street

Nailsea BS48 2AQ

Tel: 01275 544680


Wraxall Village Club

Bristol Road

Wraxall BS48 1LE

Tel: 01275 857729

The new owner of The Star Inn in Tickenham is introducing gourmet burgers and a takeaway menu.

The pub closed in October 2022 blaming rising energy costs and increasing charges from suppliers.

The historic pub new co-owner, Lorynne Heyns said they hope to launch the a new menu in March to include a takeaway gourmet burgers service.

She said: “We are an extended family who were offered the opportunity to take over the pub and so we are doing everything within our budget.

“We are hoping to establish an upmarket venue as a restaurant and cocktail lounge in the evenings, while keeping a family-friendly venue for weekend outings on the deck.

"We are looking for local staff and we plan to kickstart the venue by launching a takeaway menu with OG Burgers.”

OG Burgers are gourmet takeaway burgers with an American touch, which includes chunky beef or lamb patties with ingredients such as turkey rashers, Monterey jack cheese, sweet chilli jam, pickles and ‘inferno’ sauce.

Lorynne added: “We want to keep it fresh and local and we are changing the focus from being a drinking hole to a restaurant.

“We’ll also have a small cocktail offering and selection of beers and ciders including Asahi beer from Japan.

"The menu for the evening will be a more elegant setting with dishes including lobster, steak and duck on the menu,” she said, adding that the outside deck will be perfect for family outings in summer with lots of room for children to play.

POSH BURGER BAR: Delivery and takeaway from Monday, February 28, and taking table booking the week after, says OG boss Marcus Norman. More details on delivery here

It will be dog-friendly and there are also rooms upstairs which provide accommodation.

Lorynne added that motorhomes in the summer would be welcome to park in their parking area overnight.

She added: “The property has such a lovely ambience, there’s a lot of things we want to do but it will be in stages, we are looking forward to our opening.”

In Tickenham, The Star was famously known for its multi-purpose skittle alley. It boasted a number of championship wins in the Clevedon and Nailsea skittles league.

Plans to demolish the pub and build nine new homes were refused by North Somerset Council last February.