From 5 October, our kitchen has become permanent home for ALEX BLUETT; previously Head of Food at Friska and owner of Forage & Fire. He is working with small and local suppliers such as Grow Bristol, Homewood Cheese & Powells of Olvelston to create a diverse, sustainable and exciting menu that is continually evolving.

See our MENU page for more details.



Monday :
5 to 11.00 pm

Thursday to Saturday:
10.30 am to 11.30/12 pm

12.30 to 11pm



Dinner 5.00pm to 9.30pm

Tuesday to Saturday
Brunch/Lunch: 11am to 3pm
Dinner: 5pm to 9.30pm

Sunday Roast 12.30pm to 6pm (Booking is recommended)
0117 953 5222


The Old Bookshop was recently voted the Number One intimate venue in Bristol by Ship Shape magazine. Very exciting!


Our covered garden has a woodburner, so it's very cosy.


PRIVATE HIRE: People often ask whether they can arrange a private function here. We generally don't let out the place on Friday or Saturday nights. However, at other times of the week we can sometimes allocate space for a private event. It very much depends on the date/time/number of people. Email us at


Opening times
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Mon: 5pm to 11pm

Tues to Thurs: 10.30am to 11pm

Fri and Sat: 10.30am to 11.30pm

Sun: 12.30 to 11pm

Contact us
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If you have any questions please get in touch:
Tel: 0117 953 5222

Curiouser and curiouser...

The Old Bookshop is a sumptuous port-of-call for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Bristol. Enjoy fine food and drink, an intimate musical experience and the artistic talents of our local community. All wrapped up in rooms full of antiques and curiosities.

Est. 28 Oct ²º11