Pump House, Bristol

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The Pump House
The Pump House pub on Cumberland Basin, Bristol Harbour
Pump House, Bristol is located in Bristol
Pump House, Bristol
Location within Bristol
General information
Town or city Bristol
Country England
Coordinates 51°26′54″N 2°37′04″W / 51.448344°N 2.617741°W / 51.448344; -2.617741
Completed c1870

The Pump House (grid reference ST571723) is a historic public house situated in Hotwells on Bristol Harbour, Bristol, England.

The building was constructed around 1870 by Thomas Howard to house a hydraulic pump that powered bridges and lock gates around the harbour.[1][2] It was replaced by the current Hydraulic engine house in the 1880s[3] and is now a public house and restaurant.[4] The chef, Toby Gritten, won the Best Chef award at the Bristol Good Food Awards in 2013.[5]

It is a grade II listed building.[6]


  1. ^ "The Pump House, Hotwells, Bristol". Bristol Post. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Fells, Maurice (2015). The Little Book of Bristol. The History Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-750-96543-9. 
  3. ^ "Along the Harbour". Bristol Floating Harbour (official website). Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Mark (3 October 2014). "The Pump House, Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol". Bristol Post. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Winners 2013". Bristol Good Food Awards. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Pump House Public House". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 

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