Now that summer is over, our live gigs are coming out of hibernation. Check out our gigs page for up-to-date information.



Monday: 5pm

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am

Sunday: 11.30am



Dinner 5.00pm to 10pm

Tuesday to Saturday
Brunch: 11am to 3pm
Dinner: 5.00pm to 10pm

Sunday Roast 12.00pm to 6pm (Booking is recommended)
0117 953 5222


Since March 2015, we've opened up our kitchen to guest chefs, pop ups and street food vendors. See our menu page to find out what's cooking.

SMOKING BUNS will be taking over our kitchen for the whole of December. See our Menu page for more details.


The Old Bookshop was recently voted the Number One intimate venue in Bristol by Ship Shape magazine. Very exciting!


Our covered garden has a woodburner, so it's very cosy.


PRIVATE HIRE: People often ask whether they can arrange a private function here. We generally don't let out the place on Friday or Saturday nights. However, at other times of the week we can sometimes allocate space for a private event. It very much depends on the date/time/number of people. Email us at


Opening times
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Mon: 5pm to 11pm

Tues to Thurs: 10.30am to 11pm

Fri and Sat: 10.30am to 11.30pm

Sun: 12 noon to 11pm

Contact us
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If you have any questions please get in touch:
Tel: 0117 953 5222

Curiouser and curiouser...

The Old Bookshop is a sumptuous port-of-call for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Bristol. Enjoy fine food and drink, an intimate musical experience and the artistic talents of our local community. All wrapped up in rooms full of antiques and curiosities. Our latest addition next-door is our little sister, Cocktails at Number 63. You can enjoy lovingly created cocktails and house-infused spirits.

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