Star & Dove to reopen on Friday, October 6th

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Star & Dove


It’s been closed for a while, but this Friday, October 6th, Totterdown’s Star & Dove will be reopening under brand new ownership.

The two-storey pub on St Luke’s Road will be open from 3pm to 12am on its first day, and will be run by married couple Chris and Mel who live above the pub, along with Chris’ brother Steven. The pair returned from a six-year stint in Australia a year ago, with Chris having worked in a few of Bristol’s big chain pubs before taking over the Star & Dove lease.

The former owners closed the doors for the last time on May 28th, 2017 after six years of trading, and now it’s time for a fresh new start and a brand new look. Instagram photos from the new team show a bright and airy new look in progress, and we’re excited to see the finished result.


Decorating coming along nicely #pub #victoriaparkbristol #totterdown #community #beer #cider #openingsoon

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The lease for the pub is owned by Heineken, but there will also be the likes of Amstel, Thatchers Gold, Guinness, Bath Gem, Abbot Ale and Orchard Thieves cider on offer, as well as a variety of cocktail specials. The restaurant is set to open in mid to late-October, with menu development currently in progress.

On the opening day, you’ll find a sample selection of food from their function menu from 8pm onwards – and keep an eye out for their specially created dove cake, hand-crafted by landlady Mel.

For further updates on the opening and upcoming plans for the Star & Dove, find them on Instagram and Facebook.


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