The Duck & Willow

British, Gastropub·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Gastropub
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


This award-winning pub on the outskirts of Bristol offers up proper gastropub fare in comfortable surrounds. Throughout the dining spaces there’s a warm, welcoming atmosphere with local punters and tourists alike all bundling in to add to the ambiance.

Despite menus changing regularly to fit with the seasons, the team of chefs always ensures there are comforting classics to be had as well as a handful of more unusual, adventurous serves. Baked camembert or duck liver parfait might kick things off if you like tried and tested favourites, or a N'duja scotch egg or gin cured salmon are also options for those who prefer trying something new.

In winter mains might see hearty stews like beef Bourguignon with carrots, green beans and mash offered up alongside homemade pies; fish and chips; ham egg, pineapple and chips; or veggie specials like sweet potato tarka dal with rice, mango chutney and lime. Steaks are a permanent fixture, with a choice of locally-sourced cuts always available as well as a selection of sides and sauces – like red wine, port and stilton or peppercorn. In the warmer months things become more veg heavy with soups and salads making regular appearances.

As you might expect, the drinks list is a fully rounded offering ensuring that all tastes are catered for. Pick from a wide selection of wines and bottles of fizz or go for a few pints of your favourite. Elsewhere there are spirts and mixers as well as a good handful of softs. If you’re unsure of what to pick then the helpful and knowledgeable team are always on hand to make suggestions or recommend perfect pairings with your food.

Interiors are rustic with a high-end finish. Expect painted wood panelled walls, mismatched furniture and feature lighting as well as a whole selection of framed curiosities strung up on the walls. Duck and Willow is often busy, especially on Sundays, so we’d recommend booking well in advance to secure yourself a table.


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at The Duck & Willow?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at The Duck & Willow.

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The Duck & Willow 64 Downend Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5UE

01179566843 01179566843


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 09:00-11:30
Sat 09:00-11:30
Sun Closed
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Mon 18:00-21:00
Tue 18:00-21:00
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed


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