Crying Wolf

Photography by Crying Wolf

Words by Difford's Guide on 20-Feb-2019

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Address: 37 Cotham Hill, BS6 6JY, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)117 946 7767
Website: view Crying Wolf’s website
Hours: Mon-Fri 17:00-23:30, Sat 14:00-23:30, Sun Closed
Style: Cocktail bar
Food: Tapas/plates & dishes
Established: 2019


Crying Wolf is home to a creative, well-trained team who focus on excellent service. Spread over two floors, this bar is larger than it appears.

The bar having only just opened in February 2019, when we visited it was still undergoing last minute touches to its décor that will add personality. However, the simplistic Scandinavian-style is very clean and tranquil. An antler chandelier hangs in a warmly lit reception. Booths offer comfortable, intimate seating. The entire space is welcoming.

Founder, Louis Lewis-Smith turned the whole place around in an impressive four months. Created from an all-star cast, from swanky designer to a top-notch chef. This expensively decked-out bar went through a complete rebuild.

The deep scarlet lower level bar is sound-proofed and available for private functions and parties.

The food offering is simple and nicely presented. Cocktails are on point, well-balanced and very enjoyable.

Discovering its identity as it grows in time, you’ll be looked after here and charmed by well-executed drinks.