Welcome to Bristol Pubs and Bars


This is a photo gallery and guide to the Pubs of Bristol. We hope it will be a valuable resource for locals and visitors alike. It is constantly under development as pubs are added or archived, but feel free to have a look at the pubs, register, and add comments. We aim to eventually include at least one photo of each of the pubs currently open in Bristol, as well as images from the recent past of pubs that have been revamped, renamed or sadly closed.

As you would expect of a long-established port and trading centre, Bristol has many old and quirky pubs. The Hole in the Wall was the inspiration for the Spyglass Inn in Treasure Island, the Llandoger Trow and The Hatchet Inn (with its ‘human skin’ covered door) compete for the title of Bristol’s Oldest Pub, and The Rummer was Coleridge’s base for the launch of his magazine The Watchman.

If you are interested in drinking to the east, do have a look at the Bath Pubs website.

This site was completely rebuilt in November 2008 and most recently May 2012 with a brand new look. We hope you like it.

For those that have asked, the pub featured in series 1 of Being Human is The New Found Out in Totterdown.

We now list some of the harbourside pubs and bars in Bristol, helpful for round the docks pub crawls.

If you would like your pub featured on this site, please do contact us.