Review – The Brewhouse & Kitchen, Cotham Hill


On Tuesday we were invited to try out the burger menu at The Brewhouse and Kitchen, Cotham hill in Clifton.  It’s relatively new to Bristol; this branch opened in October 2015. They describe themselves as a microbrewery and have an extensive selection of beer and ale available. Some of the ale is brewed on site in the microbrewery, which is visible for guests to see at the rear of the venue. 


The menu has a good variety of beef and chicken burgers and also hot dogs.  My kind of menu! There are alternative mains on offer with some fish and vegetarian options.  They have a nice selection of sides, sharers and starters too if you are just in the mood for drinks and snacks.  They have a friendly team of staff that are more than happy to recommend any ale you may want to try.  However, the menu also matches drink to each dish.  On the waiter’s recommendation we tried the Animator, which is an American pale ale.  I’m not usually a fan of ales but I have to say it was really nice.

The Animator - American Pale Ale
The Animator – American Pale Ale

My burger was the New Yorker £12.25 – a 21-day aged Birchstead beef patty, BBQ pulled pork and MontereyJack cheese, lettuce and red onion.  The patty was seasoned well and had a good texture, it was cooked all the way through, which gets a huge thumbs up from me!  It had a huge portion of pulled pork and it was full of flavour as was the burger relish.  I think all the elements worked really nicely together, I would certainly order this again.  The fries had a nice crisp texture and were seasoned well, they came in such a huge portion I couldn’t actually eat them all!

The Newyorker Burger
The Newyorker Burger


My husband went for the Spicy jerk chicken burger £9.75 – The chicken breast was marinated in the jerk sauce and it had a nice amount of Monterey Jack cheese, crispy fried onions and jerk mayo on top.  He said the chicken was a bit on the dry side and a bit flat but the flavours were good. High praise from my husband, he is annoyingly fussy and hard to please!

The Spicy Chicken Burger
The Spicy Chicken Burger


We had the IPA battered onion rings £2.50 to share – My only regret with these is that we didn’t order a portion each, as they were so nice I was reluctant to share them!  Beautiful crispy batter and they tasted delicious! I would return just for a portion of these alone they were that good!

IPA Battered Onion Rings
IPA Battered Onion Rings


I would definitely recommend this place and will personally be back to try more of the menu. It’s in a great part of Bristol, close to the Clifton triangle so a great place to start on an evening out for drinks. Having the microbrewery on show is a great quirky feature and makes for a nice setting to the place. Give it a try Bristolians!




The Brewhouse & Kitchen











  • great location
  • Great service
  • Good portion sizes


  • flat dry chicken burger!
  • difficult to park