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The Old Bookshop

€€ - €€€British, ,
65 North Street | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
+44 117 953 5222
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (39 reviews)
“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
“beef” (13 reviews)
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British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
65 North Street | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can not understand why this place isn’t packed all the time , best pub best staff and great owner , should be full always great selection of drinks good food and good music , give it a go .

Thank mikesan
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Interesting and different pub/restaurant serving excellent Sunday Roast, went there with my wife and the grandchildren last Sunday and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. Lunch was well cooked with a good choice of vegetables. Service was excellent with good friendly staff, no complaints and all at...More

Thank rwalker341
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the old bookshop one evening whilst in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our cocktails - it was a very cosy, quirky place! Thank you!

1  Thank lorraine_Morreli
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The staff were amazing and very friendly, the manager took time out of his busy day to stop and talk about the place and the food/beer etc and was a great guy. Last bus not least I’ll hapily give the head chef a 10/10 for...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Quirky pub, with lots of interesting memorabilia. One of the best Sunday roasts I have had in Bristol, good menu, reasonable prices and excellent service from all of the staff involved. All very friendly, efficient and helpful. I would highly recommend to all friends and...More

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Lovely place, full of different memorabilia. Soft lighting, very cosy. Log fire outside for smokers. Would highly recommend this lovely little place.

Thank mrstmjones
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We've tried this place out a few different times since it looks very interesting with it's quaint exterior or because friends suggested it, but we've been put off every time. The staff never seem very friendly or welcoming, particularly when it's quiet and it feels...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Looking for somewhere different to try Sunday roast & this place had good reviews. Had sign outside saying 'best Sunday roast in Bristol'. Well I wouldn't go that far - it was OK. Table booked for 15.30, arrived in time & were taken to our...More

Thank enjoymyroast
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Fortunately for me this is one of my locals. The Old Bookshop achieves something that all pubs aspire to: your local boozer, a great neighbourhood restaurant, somewhere to see a band, outstanding roast on a Sunday - not all necessarily at the same time. If...More

Thank ND74
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I remember this place when it was an actual bookshop, but until today I had never visited it as a food place. Went for the roast dinners. Great atmosphere, service, and food. The whole setting is like a cosy curiosity shop, and reassuringly packed out....More

Thank virtualosophy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 North Street | Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 953 5222
  • E-mail
The Old Bookshop is a small, eclectic cafe/bar that serves good food at a fair price. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The walls are covered in old photographs, typewriters and curiosities. We have guest chefs and pop-up kitchens each month, so menu changes regularly. Don't expect a stuffy restaurant, we are just a quirky little bar that does great food! We also serve delicious cocktails. Our smoking garden has a wood burner to keep you warm on chilly evenings.
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