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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Lovely little place with good beers and atmosphere


Lovely venue, really nice people who work there and just a great place to go for a drink!


Loved the beer garden and will be returning for Sunday roast and more drinks over the bank holiday


Lovely hidden gem with lots of choice of layers, ales and ciders. Great atmosphere as well!


Best pie I've had for a long time! Gravy was especially lovely. Just try to not to choke on your meal when you notice the taxidermy watching you eat!


Really quirky pub, lots of funky decorations which made it look and feel very interesting. Great choice of beers, lagers and ciders. Would deffo go back again!