Our beer garden went through lots of changes during lockdown, with many thanks to Kenny, Shaun, Terry, Billy, Phil, Mike and many, many more who worked tirelessly to create the outside space now enjoyed by our customers.  


Our main bar area inside the pub is available for use - we have several tables available for people to eat and drink, and can now offer our new Glass House as an available area for bookings and celebrations large and small. 


All Bristol Bears rugby matches will be shown at the Motto on at least one of our three television screens, and our themed sports bar is beginning to take shape with the help of Shonie's painting. You can call ahead to book space in either the Sports Bar, the Glass House, or the Pyramid, ensuring you get the spot you want to enjoy the season's games. 
The Motto Shoppo 
The Motto Shoppo began as an orange juice stall based out of the front window of the pub, selling toilet roll, hand sanitiser, flour and vegetables to those suffering the coronavirus pandemic in our local community. The Motto Shoppo quickly outgrew the bar and window, and moved into the street before Kenny Gordon of Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary worked with Andy and other staff members of the Motto to convert the dilapidated stable/garage at the foot of the carpark into what is now our permanent Shoppo. 
The Shoppo prides itself on being able to source and offer locally grown/made produce where possible. So far we have secured contracts with Lovely Drinks (based in Barrow Gurney), Chew Moos Ice Cream (based in Dundry), Shipshape and Bristol Fashion (based in Long Ashton), various local egg and vegetable suppliers, Split Tin Bakery (based in Redland), Chew Valley Dairy, Sommerset Charcuterie (based in Wrington), Barrow Gurney and Flax Bourton local honeys, and a great many other smaller providers, producers and growers. 
The Shoppo provides an ongoing service to locals and visitors alike, seeing much traffic from travelling cyclists and walkers who stop by to enjoy the idyllic surroundings and quality food and drinks on offer. Before lockdown, Barrow Gurney did not have a shop, and locals were forced to make the half-hour walk to Long Ashton in order to buy basic essentials such as bread and milk. We are constantly working to increase our product options, improve our stock variety, and further impress our loyal customers with the exciting range of food, drink and snacks available. 

 Music and Performance at the Motto! 

Since socially distanced outdoor performances were allowed to start again, we have already enjoyed several evenings of good music and good company at the Motto!  
Good weather permitting, we offer a live vinyl dukebox every Thursday evening, to which you are encouraged to bring your own record collections along. 
In due time, we will begin to fully utilise our outside space, offering regular music and theatre performances to a variety of tastes - like and follow our page on Facebook to stay up to date with everything we have planned! 


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