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The Strawberry Thief

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The Strawberry Thief


The Strawberry Thief is a continental style elegant bar in a unique setting on the historic Broad Street, the creative heart of Bristol’s ‘Old City’. They offer the city's most diverse selection of Belgian and UK craft beer in addition to local ciders, fine wines, and premium spirits, and a food menu inspired by Belgian beer bars but very much created in Bristol. It’s name originates from the William Morris wallpaper print that adorns the bar, once printed in the Edward Everard building across the street, a grand print works when opened in 1900 and inspired by Morris.

The Strawberry Thief is a proud independent bar, and they support other independent suppliers of high-quality products to ensure a unique range for their customers, all table served from knowledgeable staff. The Belgian inspired food menu is entirely made on site using high quality ingredients that are locally and ethically sourced. Vegan, gluten free, and other dietary requirements are welcome, and the drinks menu also has the widest gluten-free and vegan beer menu in the city.

From Belgian stalwarts to contemporary brewing, there is a beer that is sure to delight, and their beer menu runs to over 70 beers alone every week! Wherever possible they are served with the matching glassware, so it truly is like being transported over to the continent, whilst being very much part of the proud Bristolian eclectic crew. New beers come in every week as a rotating specials list covers styles outside of the core menu as well as seasonal and rare quality beers, so visitors will always find something new.

So whether you’ve finished shopping, relaxing after work, pre-theatre dining, catching up with friends or celebrating something special; The Strawberry Thief team are waiting to welcome you.

Booking is recommended for large parties, especially on a Friday or Saturday night to avoid disappointment. They are also available for exclusive private hire.



  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - An inclusive bar where any special dietary requirements can be catered for without fuss on inconvenience. Gluten Free and Vegan options, including the largest range of gluten free and vegan beer in any establishment in the city.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - All ages welcome, must be accompanied by an adult

Establishment Features

  • Booking required - Recommended for large groups
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Pets accepted - Dogs on leads accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre - Just down the hill from St. Nicks Markets
  • Unique venue

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • CHK1961
    Zandvoort, The Netherlands
    Trip Type:
    Excellent food and atmosfere.
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th May 2019
    Hip and taty and live music. the food is great and honest andd resourcefull. It can get a little crowded whit live music . Read full review
  • Gavin70
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Service Saved It
    2 of 5 stars
    Friday, 7th June 2019
    I was arriving in Bristol later on a Friday night so I booked this place. The service was excellent. Lovely people. Sadly though, the food was a total disappointment. Most of it felt as though it had... Read full review
  • sallylondon80
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Beers & Ciders.
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 28th June 2019
    A reasonable place for a drink. They had lots of different beers and ciders which was great but it was quite expensive, especially for the food. The food menu seemed very odd, with few main meals and... Read full review
26 Broad Street

Tel: +44 (0)117 925 6925

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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