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The Milk Thistle

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The Milk Thistle


A venue for the discerning drinker. The Milk Thistle is the big brother of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co. Housed over four floors in one of the finest historic buildings in the city, The Milk Thistle incorporates a cocktail bar, lounge & private function rooms. Bookings are encouraged for groups over 8 persons.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • DMLA
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Trip Type:
    I don't even want to tell you about this place
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th May 2017
    I found this place by looking online for "cocktail bars" and it was described as a "speakeasy." Once we found the place, and figured out how to get in, I never wanted to leave. I spent two nights... Read full review
  • Lawrie_Phipps
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A Marvellous Unique Experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th May 2017
    this is a hidden gem that I am reluctant to actually review for fear of other people finding it! The staff are charming and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of alcohol, beneath their hipster personae... Read full review
  • James S
    Trip Type:
    All of these guys places always A*
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 30th April 2017
    Always love coming here, brings exclusivity to Bristol, (No riff raff). amazing drinks and these guys do special drinks events so get on their mailing list. If you love cocktail and old school proper... Read full review
Quay Head House
Colston Avenue

Tel: +44 (0)117 929 4429

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Opening Times

* Opening times:
Monday to Thursday - 5pm til 1am
Friday – 5pm til 3am
Saturday – 6pm til 3am
Sunday – Closed


Thursday, 29th June 2017 - Thursday, 29th June 2017

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Thursday, 29th June 2017 - Thursday, 29th June 2017

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