Our permanent chef is ALEX BLUETT; previously Head of Food at Friska and owner of Forage & Fire. He works with small, local and ethical suppliers such as Grow Bristol, Homewood Cheese & Powells of Olvelston to create a diverse, sustainable and exciting menu that is continually evolving.

See our MENU page for more details.



Monday and Tuesday:
5pm to 11.00 pm

Wednesday to Saturday:
10.30 am to 11.30/12 pm

12.30 to 11pm



Monday and Tuesday
Dinner 5pm to 9.30pm

Wednesday to Saturday
Brunch/Lunch: 11am to 3pm
Dinner: 5pm to 9.30pm

Sunday Roast 12 to 5.30pm (Booking is recommended)
0117 953 5222


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 and Tues: 5pm to 11pm

Wed and Thurs: 10.30am to 11pm

Fri and Sat: 10.30am to 11.30pm

Sun: 12.30 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.

PSYCHOPOMP MICRODISTILLERY have teamed up with The Old Bookshop to create a place in south Bristol for craft spirits and cocktails. A small area of the old Bookshop is dedicated to their G&Ts and cocktails between 6 - 11pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 12.30 - 10.30pm on Sunday.

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