Grain Barge

Customer Comments

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13th May 2013

Hi Nick

Thank you so much for helping us throw a great party for my husband, John. The food was fantastic and the team on shift that night were friendly and accommodating. We all really enjoyed ourselves.

This is why the Grain Barge is one of our favorite places in Bristol.


PS - Yeh I concur - thanks Nick & Team was a great night @ a fab venue. Cheers John

17th January 2013


Just a quick email to thank you and your staff for making my birthday meal last night so wonderful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the food was superb, the service was brilliant. I will of course be recommending The Grain Barge to my family, friends and colleagues.

Thank you, will see you again soon.


22nd December 2012 

Hi Holly,

We had a lovely time last night and the food was excellent :)

Many thanks & Merry Christmas,


18th December 2012

Hi to all at the Grain Barge,

Just dropping you a line to thank you for the good food and excellent service we had for our Christmas meal last Thursday (13th).

All of our party were very complimentary and are keen to come back another time.

Kind regards

Geoff Pike

12th October 2012 - Re: SLOW FOOD DATING

Hi Holly,

What a lovely evening!! The food was phenomenal, great atmosphere and you and the staff were very attentive, thank you so much.

I don't think there's anything I'd change about it - a great Thursday evening!

Perhaps you should change your job title to Manager/Matchmaker?!!

See you at Christmas time for our staff party!


11th October 2012

Dear Alicia and Holly,

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that helped make my birthday party such a fantastic night. I had a brilliant evening, all of the staff at the Grain Barge were very kind and helpful, the food was lovely and all of the guests commented on what a great venue it was (with a few considering hiring it in the future). Thanks a lot for storing everything overnight and taking down all off the decorations for me.

Kindest regards


5th October 2012

Hi Holly,

Thank you so so much for making my birthday party soooo enjoyable. We had music, we had words, we had dancing - and in the end I didn't mind about the people who didn't turn up - as they missed out!! Ha ha.

I'll definitely use the Grain Barge for further do's. I'll be having a book launch soon - and maybe an "official" poetry night.

Big thanks too to Kit, and bar man.

You're all fab,

(a tired but happy) Rosemary xxx

18th September 2012

Dear Alicia

I would just like to say that Saturday 15th Sept was an absolute cracker of a night at the Grain Barge. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely and I hope my group didn’t give your team too much hard work or hassle. Holly & Jo were absolutely brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. Holly ensured my partner had everything in place beforehand and that the evening was flowing nicely. Please could you thank them personally from us? They deserved it.

As this was my second visit on a similar Police retirement celebration, the Grain Barge lived up to its strengths again. A fantastic venue and customer service to go with it, what more can I ask? Thank you.

Kind Regards

Barry Attwater

14th May 2012


I just wanted to say a big thank you for another great night! The food was superb and the bar/ waiting staff are a great bunch, really friendly too!

The service was excellent (Thanks Holly). Can’t wait to come back again! I am happy to recommend your restaurant to my friends, family and other work colleagues.

Thank you again!

Kind Regards


14th April 2012

Hi Alicia,

Just to say how much we all enjoyed the lunch today. No one in our group had been to the Grain Barge before, and everyone said they really enjoyed it.

The food was really very good, and the atmosphere and attentiveness from the staff just right.

Many thanks,


16th April 2012

Hi Holly,

Just to say thank you for the great food and excellent service on Friday. We all had a great time. Booking arrangements beforehand were dealt with promptly and efficiently

Best wishes, Delia Beake

13th April 2012

Thank you Holly!

You really looked after us and added all the lovely special touches to the décor and feel of our special evening & we are very thankful to you.

Thank you so much, we’ll definitely be coming to more events and bringing others on the Barge in the future. You’re a lovely person and make all the difference. All the lovely staff involved were great too. We had an amazing night & celebration

Amanda & Lloyd xx

13th March 2012


I visited the Grain Barge from London a few weekends ago and was blown away by my meal. Please can I have the recipe for the chicken & gruyere pie with mash & creamy leek sauce - as it was splendid. A return visit goes without saying! Michelle, London

28th February 2012

Hi All,

Just to thank you for such a brilliant job of hosting our little Party on Sat!

Food was beautiful & everyone enjoyed it, immensely!

Thanks to all for their attentive help, in making it all run so smoothly.

I absolutely love Grain Barge…The few in our group who had travelled from further afield were well impressed with GB, too, btw…the GB do the best Fish Pies we’ve ever tasted, as well!

Hope to make it down on Friday, for the Spring Beer Festival & Music; but am still a bit worn out from the last weekend to look that far ahead, yet!

Kind Regards,

Ben Powell

23rd December 2010

Hi Holly, Thank you again for helping me purchase a food voucher for my brother and his fiancée for the holidays. They emailed me photos today of their time there. He told me that they truly enjoyed there meal and included photos of the food, atmosphere and you! I truly appreciate your assistance. It was great to have the opportunity to give my brother a gift that he could use while visiting the UK. Enjoy your visit to New York for Christmas. We are finally getting snow in the Northeast of the US, so it looks like we may have a white Christmas after all!

Sincerely, Kristle - New York

8th December 2011

Hi Sophie and Holly and all at the Grain Barge,

I just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for hosting us last night... everyone had a really good time and kept on commenting on what a lovely place the Grain Barge was. Hopefully you will get more sober custom from some of us in the next year now!

All best, Holly - Aardman

29th November 2011


Just want to thank you and the staff at Grain Barge for a fabulous time on my 70th birthday 27 Nov. What a fabulous place - great views - lovely food - friendly service - safe and child-friendly and even a sail-past from Santa! Can't wait to be 80! Will recommend you to all my friends

All good wishes

Elaine Wycherley

9th November 2010

Hello Holly

A very big thank you to you and all at the Grain Barge! I had a lovely evening and all my guest really enjoyed their meals and thought your bar is great.

I am sure we will see you again very soon


23rd September 2011

Hi Sophie,

Thank you for your reply. We managed to arrive on time and get a table to enjoy a wonderful night on your Barge. Phil and Emily Baker were great and I was even bought CD's as a birthday present.

Great location and a wonderful atmosphere. And yes...the weather was lovely.

Take care. Hope to visit again in the future.


30th Oct 2011

Dear George,

Just a very quick message to say how much I appreciated the help of your staff on Saturday the 22nd October 2011. We had a 14 strong group, who ordered food in dribs and drabs and your staff were excellent at pulling things together and bringing our food out at the same time. Your manager Holly in particular was absolutely fantastic and couldn't do enough to help. It was a university reunion and we couldn't have picked a better place to start the evening.

Many thanks,

Matt Sands

13th December 2010

Hi Holly,

A belated but very sincere 'thank you' for last Thursday. I got really good feedback from everyone that was there. The food and atmosphere were great.

Many thanks,


4th March 2010

To Sophie/ Holly

Thanks for your help for last night - we had a lovely evening and the food was fantastic.



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