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The Folk House Cafe

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The Folk House Cafe


Hospitality is at the heart of all they do at the Folk House Café. The team want to create a warm and inviting place for their customers to come and eat freshly made and delicious food. They use organic and sustainable ingredients as a matter of course, proudly supporting many local suppliers and growers. They bring the same love of fresh, organic food to their on-site and outside catering events.

The menu at the Folk House Cafe changes with the seasons, is always delicious and wholesome, and ranges from soups to pizzas, salads, stews, bakes and cakes, catering for practically every dietary need and occasion possible. They also have a well stocked bar selling local ales, wine, a huge array of soft drinks and of course teas and coffees.

The Folk House Café’s reputation for serving superb food is well deserved. From the simplicity of warm homemade bread and butter to a full three course wedding feast, they can turn their hand to anything.

The café is hidden away but rewards braving the corridor off Park Street (next to Nomad’s Travel Shop). You will be greeted by an intelligent and friendly staff in a quirky bright interior.

The café is situated within the Bristol Folk House (a centre for adult learning and arts), hosting and catering live music events and festivals, weddings and parties of all kinds.

What people say…
“We had such a fantastic time and are recommending your lovely venue and delicious food to all our friends. Thank you again so much! “ Alice and Louis (wedding)

“Lo-fi environment, first class organic food, delicious coffee, tucked away in its own eco system.” Kristjan Bigland (food and coffee aficionado)


Key Features

  • Al fresco dining - Big courtyard garden
  • In town/city centre
  • Unique venue

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Highchair


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal - Evening meals during term time only.
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - Including vegan & gluten free
  • Take away service

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Live music
  • Pets accepted - In the courtyard on the balcony
  • Private rooms - Available through

Map & Directions

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Public Transport Directions

Any bus to the city centre will bring within 5 minutes of the Folk House. The entrance is hidden - we are down a corridor right next to ‘Nomad’ (travel shop), half way down Park Street on the left.



    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
    • Average
    • Poor
    • Terrible

    Recent Reviews:

    • Ann L
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great place for day course in a quiet location (and coffee as well)
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 1st July 2017
      I have started to use the Folk House in Bristol for day courses (quite often as a taster session to see whether I would like to do a full term of courses) - they do all sorts of courses from... Read full review
    • Cimi S
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Simply Delicious !
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 23rd May 2017
      This place has a very welcoming atmosphere, and the food is good. They always have a inexpensive and filling dish on offer to satisfy the starving student... and me! The cakes are great too !! Read full review
    • pamskelding
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Away from the crowd
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th May 2017
      I've been meaning for ages to go down the alley to find the folk house cafe and wasn't disappointed. It was quiet, interesting and friendly. I had a toasted sandwich with slaw and green salad which... Read full review
    40a Park Street
    BS1 5JG

    Tel: +44 (0)117 908 5035

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * Monday - Saturday 9am - 8.30pm TERM TIME ONLY
    Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm HOLIDAY TIME
    All closing/opening times and variations posted on website and fb page

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