Milk Thistle

Photography by The Milk Thistle

Words by Difford's Guide on 19-Feb-2019

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Address: The Milk Thistle, Quay Head House, Bristol, BS1 1EB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)117 929 4429
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 5pm – 1.30am Thursday – Saturday 5p
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Historic interest
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes


The major attraction for this bar is its location - an impressive heritage Grade II Listed building, restored to its former glory by the owners.

Stretching over four floors, the décor is dark with a gentlemen's club feel, especially upstairs where a maze of leather and velvet couches feature in a beautiful wood panelled room. Underground, the vault has the original thick door with a bar and adjoining room. This and the attic upstairs can be hired for private parties.