About The Hillgrove Porter Stores

About The Hillgrove

When it opened in the 1850s with the first licensee being one Mary Stone, the original name of this lively community pub was The Dublin Porter Stores, which gives you a clue as to what was its best-selling beverage. You’ll still find porter being sold here, alongside IPAs, stouts, pale ales and best bitters, while do take time to explore the various nooks and crannies and scan the hundreds of pump clips for past beers on the walls. Then return to your beer and enjoy.

The Hillgrove Mission Statement

The Hillgrove Porter Stores is Dawkins' biggest seller of real ale, which is dispensed from some 14 hand pulls, so you could say that every day is like a beer festival! We are up the hill from Stokes Croft, on the edge of Kingsdown and this was our second pub. It still retains a multi-roomed feel, where you can relax with a beer, chat with friends and enjoy incredible Japanese food from Kansai Kitchen or our legendary late Sunday roasts.

Venue details



Beers Stocked

28 in keg, cask, can and bottle

Takeout Available


Contact the business

Opening times

Mon - Thurs 4pm - 12am, Fri 4pm - 1am, Sat 2pm - 1am, Sun 2pm - 12am


53 Hillgrove Street North, off Dove Street, Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8LT