Dear Regular Customers

Since we opened 3 years ago we have acquired a very merry band of regular customers who we highly value.  You have made us what we are today, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

This year, we won’t be taking bookings over Christmas so we don’t have turn our regulars away.  We will be open as normal but with a festive feel.

Similarly, we aren’t holding a ticketed night on NYE.  The night will be free, open for business as normal but with a later license.  Great music, great drinks and great friends!

Our favourite night of last year was Christmas Eve. We didn’t anticipate it being so busy.  The place was full of our regular customers, singing along to Christmas pop tunes, and pulling some questionable moves.  It would be great if you all came along again this Christmas Eve.

Finally, by popular demand and for the first time ever, we will be open on Christmas Day from 10.30am to 2pm for festive drinks.  Get the turkey in the oven and come down for a cheeky drink or two!

Love from The Old Bookshop


On Sunday nights we hold a MOVIE AND TAKEAWAY NIGHT. You can watch a movie and order a takeaway to be delivered here. Free entry. 7.30pm.

Every other Monday night we hold an OPEN MIC AND JAM NIGHT. Come and show us what you can do, then join in a group jam session. 8pm.



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


Our garden is open. You can sit outside or, if it's raining, you can sit under cover. 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. Daytime events are usually the best for us. Give us a ring or email us at


Opening times
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Mon, Tues, Wed : 5pm to 11pm

Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10.30am to 11pm

Sun: 12 noon to 11pm

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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 infused cocktails, created by our talented mixologist. Wait until you see our cocktail menu!

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