With a sizeable beer garden for al fresco dining on sunny days, The Golden Heart in Winterbourne Down is a restored village pub & restaurant serving a seasonal menu of modern British cuisine. With plenty of soft armchairs and ottomans by the fireplace inside, and a restaurant furnished with rustic tables and chairs upholstered in brocade, it is an idyllic rural retreat.
Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Golden Heart menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.
A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Golden Heart cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.
The Golden Heart in Bristol is an 8-minute drive from Bristol Parkway Rail Station.
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25 October 2020
Great food, came for a Sunday roast - was very pleased. We were unfortunately sat near the door so were a bit cold with people arriving.
20 February 2020
Friendly staff and delicious food. It was just a shame that the service was incredibly slow and we waited nearly an hour for the two starters and two children’s meals to come out. Those not having a starter had to wait even longer before they got to eat! Whilst we weren’t in a huge rush, we hadn’t planned on spending two and a half hours at the pub for lunch.
31 December 2019
Booked a table for new year's eve and had the best time. Food and cocktails were lovely and service excellent will definitely book for next year
11 July 2019
Amazing service and a fabulous 100th birthday lunch for my Gran
19 December 2018
Our server Jo was great!
25 November 2018
Nice restaurant however the food ordered was received barely warm served on cold plates very disappointing I’m affraid
24 November 2018
Very disappointed, the only table available was at 8.45 5pm, thought it was a little late for eating but decided to go a head with booking. We arrived a little early, at 8,45 they told us they were clearing the table, at 9.15 are table still wasn't ready the previous booking was just finishing off.when the previous booking were leaving they said they were going to complain because they waited an hour for there food, and were being ask to leave for next booking.
18 August 2018
WE WERE BOOKED FOR A NICE ROUND TABLE FOR A PARTY OF SIX WHICH WAS WHAT WE GOT - GREAT! UNFORTUNATELY A FAIRLY LONG WAIT BEFORE WE PUT OUR ORDERS IN, PEOPLE WAITING AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE RESTAURANT AREA SO WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE BUSY. WHEN ORDERING THE STARTERS WE WERE TOLD THE RELISH WAS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO GO WITH THE BRIE, AGAIN FAIRLY LONG WAIT FOR THEM TO ARRIVE WHICH WE EXPECTED. BY THE TIME WE ORDERED THE MAINS THERE WAS ALSO NO SEA BASS AVAILABLE SO A FEW OF US ORDERED COD INSTEAD, WHEN IT ARRIVED THERE WERE NO CHIPS AS THEY HAD NOW RUN OUT OF POTATOES AND COULD ONLY OFFER US SWEET POTATO FRIES INSTEAD, THE DAUPHINOISE WAS ALSO MADE WITH SQUASH AND IT REALLY DIDN'T WORK IN OUR OPINION. ON A POSITIVE NOTE THE FOOD WE HAD WAS NICELY PRESENTED AND GOOD QUALITY, THE STAFF WERE LOVELY AND VERY HELPFUL SO NO PROBLEMS THERE. THE AMBIENCE WAS LIVELY AND THE PUB IS MUCH NICER SINCE THE REFURBISHMENT. NEXT TIME WE GO (WHICH WE WILL) WE'LL BOOK EARLIER TO HOPEFULLY GET A FULL MENU OPTION. JUST BE PREPARED TO WAIT A WHILE ON BUSY EVENINGS - AT WEEKENDS ESPECIALLY.
30 March 2018
Food was good. I had the lobster and crab cakes which were delicious. Also we did not have to wait long which has been an issue in the past. Service was good with very pleasant and helpful staff. Our friends that were with us have eaten at the Golden Heart in the past but it was their first time since the refurb. They felt that the pub had lost some of its character, particularly the bar area where the lights are not at all in keeping with the rest of the décor. The chairs on our particular table seemed too low for the table (even the two men who are 6 footers!) and it seemed very noisy which made it hard to talk to each other. Admittedly, it was Good Friday and quite busy but the lack of carpet and soft furnishings doesn't help.
10 November 2017
The resturant was laid out beautifully , staff attentive and the food superb !