The Bank Tavern

Opening Times
Sunday - Wednesday 1200 – 00:00
Thursday - Saturday 1200 – 01:00
Casual DiningPub

0117 930 46 91
The Bank Tavern, 8 John Street, Bristol BS1 2HR
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Why we love it

The Bank Tavern has arguably one of the nicest landlords in the business. Sam's infectious smile and warm greeting as you walk in through the door never gets old. In their own words, the pub is tucked away from the city center and has survived "an alarming number of riots, two world wars, Bristol City Council town planners and Thatcher". Tucked up behind The Lanes bowling alley and overlooking the beautiful Church of St John on the Wall garden, you would be forgiven for thinking you had left Bristol completely.

With live music throughout the week, some of the best pub burgers and serving The Bristol Sunday Roast Club's favourite Sunday Roast (equal only to The Green Man) you are going to leave entertained and full. The kitchen prides itself on using cuts of meat you wouldn't find in most pubs (we had our first sweetbreads here as a Sunday Roast starter) and the odd nose to tail eating events, be sure to keep a beady eye on their website.


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Perfect expression of an unfussy, traditional looking pub with the added bonus of some fantastically creative cooking.


Small & cosy inside. Lots of outside space for a mild day. Wide range of drinks for such a small pub