The Boot Factory

28 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA

Tel: +44 (0) 117 428 8440

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Artist Residence Bristol


Located in the creative St Pauls community, just minutes from Bristol's city centre, this bar & café based across a Georgian townhouse & old boot factory is an eccentric home from home in the heart of the city.

The Boot Factory at Artist Residence is a homely, laid-back affair, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, original cornicing, vintage rugs, velvet armchairs, bar and fireplace. Textured, stripped walls provide a rustic backdrop for dynamic artworks including a diamond-dust ‘Party Like it’s 1999’ original work by Dave Buonaguidi and a commissioned piece by local artist Rose Vickers, with geometric patterns made from vintage school rulers.

In the bar you'll find local beers and cocktails served alongside a casual menu - from brunch through to small plates of vibrant veggies, hearty bowl food and sourdough pizzas.

In the evenings an ever-changing, fresh and vibrant dinner menu is served in their intimate dining room, showcasing the best produce of the season.

For sunnier days, the Boot Factory also has a plant-filled courtyard garden to enjoy.

Opening Times

Open: (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open every day, from 8am until late.

Further Information


  • Bar
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • Pets accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Becky S
      We love Artist Residence & will definitely be returning!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th February 2024
      This was the best hotel stay for a long time! We loved the art. The room was gorgeous, the bed was super comfy and the Staff were absolutely lovely. I want to say a particular thank you to Callum... Read full review
    • Marie W
      Nairobi, Kenya
      Funky boutique hotel in quiet spot
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th March 2024
      Beautiful funky hotel. Lovely room, comfy bed, great staff, wonderful food and a great location. Very central to town and yet lovely and quiet. The best place to stay in Bristol, hands down. Thank... Read full review
    • Paul W
      A special place to stay
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd March 2024
      Loved this place. Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful room with lots of thoughtful touches. Felt like it's been created and managed by people who really care. Much more space than I thought... Read full review

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