The Old Bookshop

Opening Times
Monday - Thursday5pm - 11.00 pm
Friday - Saturday10.30 am - 11.30am - 11:30pm
Sunday12.30pm - 11pm

0117 953 5222
The Old Bookshop, 65 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1ES
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Why we love it

It wasn't long ago that this little corner shop was stuffed full of second-hand publications and shelves of Dickens. Today, The Old Bookshop has managed to retain its stylishly dated quirks from years past, while becoming one of Bristol's top food ventures.

Everything here is ramped up to the nines, from the eclectic hodgepodge of antique musical instruments and disconcerting taxidermy, to the menu of modern small plates, the seductive bar, and the mixed bag of live music. And despite the razzle-dazzle, it's not all show here. Having been crowned Bristol's Best Bar at the Bristol Life Awards 2017 - these guys are standing their ground at the forefront of Bristol's buzzing bar scene.


The cosy covered garden
The super friendly and humorous staff
The Bloody Mary – one of the best we've had.

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Great pub, dog friendly


Cosy atmospheric room with great drinks deals


Great place for a Friday night!


Awesome! Perfect hybrid between bar/pub/taxidermist. Decent beer.


Cute little pub with unique atmosphere and vintage feel. Lots of found items decorate the dark walls. Local beers on tap and cocktail bar open on certain evenings. Friendly staff and fantastic service. Great menu options for light bites and mains - with plenty of choice for vegans.


Lovely little place with good beers and atmosphere