There is no secret that the social life – which is often spent in pubs – is a must for students. Having to budget your spending can sometimes mean that this aspect of student life can be restricted. But what if this problem could be solved? Check out this list of some of the best cheap pubs in Bristol to enjoy your student life to the maximum without having to worry over your finances.

1. The White Bear

Address: 133 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8BS

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Located right next to the University of Bristol, The White Bear is a hot spot for students. If you are looking to enjoy a hearty meal for a bargain, The White Bear is the place to go. They offer an incredible deal of burger and chips for only £5! The pub is also decked out with games including a pool table, and they often host DJ’s to play music or put on comedy nights. This means that The White Bear is a pub where you will be sure to have an entertaining night for a great price.

2. Eastville Club

Address: New Stadium Rd, Bristol BS5 6NL

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Hidden besides IKEA’s massive car park, Eastville Club is an old pub where you can enjoy some of the cheapest pints in Bristol. They are most notorious for some of their pints being priced as low as £1.20. So if you are heading to IKEA and fancy a quick break before heading home, why not pop into Eastville Club.

3. The White Lion

Address: Passage Rd, Bristol BS9 3HN

Fancy a few drinks after a long week’s work but don’t want to spend a lot of your hard-earned coin? Do not threat as The White Lion offers pints for around £2.50 and serve 2 cocktails for £7 – so there is no need to feel guilty about having a cheeky weekly celebration.

4. The Sportsman

Address: Nevil Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 9EQ

The Sportsman
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Situated just off Gloucester Road where you will find a lot of student housing, The Sportsman is certainly a great pub to visit for those students who love to play and watch sport. The pub provides dartboards, TVs always playing big sporting matches and eight pool tables, with free access to play on Mondays. The Sportsman’s menu also offers £5 stone-baked pizzas with a choice of a number of free toppings, exclusively for students – what more could you possibly ask for when deciding which affordable pub to go to with your mates!

5. The Apple

Address: Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB

. The Apple
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Although slightly different to your typical pub, The Apple could not be excluded from this list as it is certainly a local favourite. Parked on the Harbourside, The Apple can be best described as a ‘floating pub’, notorious for their wide selection of ciders; attracting the cider lovers from all around of the city. They usually serve around 40 types of ciders, including their very own brand. The Apple is also unique as it stocks the well-known Old Bristolian cider with an alcohol percentage of 8.4% for just £1.50, which means that you can be sure to enjoy an affordable boozy evening with a great view.

6. The Anchor

Address: 323 Gloucester Rd, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8PE

The Anchor
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The Anchor is another pub in walking distance to many student houses and definitely tailors to student budgets. On Mondays they offer Carlings for £2 and on their Wing Wednesdays, they serve mini chicken wings for 25p each. The Anchor also provides nine TV and projector screens so you can indulge in your food whilst watching some live sport.

7. The White Rabbit

Address: 33 Gordon Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AW

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Located right next to the University of Bristol’s student union, The White Rabbit is extremely popular amongst students. They are particularly well-liked because of their amazing deal of 2 for 1 on their well-sized pizzas – simply irresistible! If you go during the hot summer months, you can also enjoy their fantastic offers whilst soaking in the sun on their terrace. The rooftop is covered with potted plants, allowing you to relax whilst having a few pints. It will certainly make for a cheap yet great day out with your friends.