The Drapers Arms

447 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8TZ
Opening Times
Sunday - Friday 5pm - 9.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 9.30pm
Why we love it?

There are local cask ales, classic packs of peanuts, a couple of tables, stools and beer barrels. There are NO fizzy keg beers or fruit machines, NO ambient music or widescreen televisions, no drunken idiots or Sambuca shots. And this is not a hipster joint.

The Drapers Arms is Bristol's only micropub, characterised so by its celebration of authentic old-fashioned pub culture. Quietly occupying a former shop and easy to miss, it was opened in 2015 by passionate team of two, Garvan and Vince. Their vision was to run a proper pub that rejected the hipster craft beer revolution. And wa-lah! this no-frills boozer has grown in strength yet remained small in size.

Get in quick - last orders are before 9.30pm, getting you home safe by 10pm.


Wriggle Highlights
  • A pint of the latest beverage from local Ashley Down Brewery
  • Enjoying the rare silence of a technology free pub
  • Reading the A-board outside for a good giggle

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