The Golden Heart in Winterbourne Down

(45 Reviews)
Down Road Winterbourne Down, Bristol, BS36 1AU
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Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £12.50 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.


Main course: £8
Food spend: £15

Opening hours

Monday:11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Golden Heart in Winterbourne Down
(based on 45 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (9)
  • business (3)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (33)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (9)
  • lunch (29)
  • luxury (3)
  • private dining (9)
  • romantic (6)
  • trendy (2)
  • value (13)
  • views (11)
  • By Edward H from Bristol
    11 February 2017

    The serviced we received was second to none, from first ordering our first drink to paying our bill. The staff we friendly and welcoming.

  • By Teresa J from Bristol
    4 February 2017

    Lovely warm, friendly environment which is cosy but stylish.

  • By Chris S from Bristol
    3 February 2017

    Pub was very nice but my meal wasn't. I had cod and chips which I found very salty.

  • By Matty L from Bristol
    29 January 2017

    I have been to The Golden Heart multiple times before therefore opted to dine to celebrate recently becoming a Dad with some close friends. Food here is usually immense and well worth a visit. However it took 3 hours to get through three courses yesterday, which is a joke. The pub was clearly understaffed and the service to our table lacked attentiveness. This wasn't the experience which we are used to receiving from the pub and may be a one off, however I am not sure if I will be returning which is a shame.

  • By Dave M M from Bristol
    18 December 2016

    Good Sunday roast lunch. Great veg. Very busy with lots of children but service was quick and pleasant.

  • By Sue E from Winterbourne
    16 December 2016

    tHE WAITER WAS EXTREMELY PERSONABLE AND HELPFUL, even though it was obviously busy. The three of us had the 2 courses for £11.95 and it was extremely good value, and just the right amount (brie and sticky chicken). I was able to change to sweet potato fries for a small extra amount very easily too.

  • By Susan C from Bristol
    13 December 2016

    Very little choice for vegetarians. Just two options I think. When we visited waited approx 30 mins to be told that winter vegetable tart was unavailable. Fortunately my daughter does eat fish so she ended up having the salmon. More choice for vegetarians and vegans needed.

  • By Robert E from Bristol
    25 November 2016

    The food and ambience in the restaurant was very good. Service was good but a little slow. However we were given a 25% discount for the service which was very good touch.

  • By Sandra L from Bristol
    1 November 2016

    A really enjoyable time for my birthday with my family. Excellent food extremely helpful staff would definitely recommend.

  • By Alan L from fampton cotterell
    21 October 2016

    booked a table for 1945 for 5. did not get main course until 2150, to late by then to enjoy meal, drink orders took 15/20 min to come on 3 occasions. Got starters wrong. Question size of portions. Fillet meal was never worth £20. It appeared they only had 3 floor staff and 1 bar staff on a Friday night, it was very busy as you would expect ! No blame to the staff out front not their fault. Price of drinks oh my god, one pint was £4.95. Would not recommend Friday or Saturday night or large party if this is the norm for staff working. Big disappointment .

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The Golden Heart in Winterbourne Down
Down Road Winterbourne Down, Bristol, BS36 1AU

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

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