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Arnolfini Cafe Bar, Bristol - pub details

Address: 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 4QA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30045) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bristol Temple Meads (0.8 miles), Clifton Down (1.2 miles), Parson Street (1.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.3/10 (rated by 23 users)
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user reviews of Arnolfini Cafe Bar, Bristol

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Visited for the 1st time last weekend. Definately more a cafe than a bar during the afternoon when we visited. Very reasonably priced tea / coffee. One real ale available and a range of wines / cocktails etc.
PoorBeerHater - 21 Nov 2012 10:22
This is a fairly small bar housed in a large old warehouse that also contains an arts complex and cinema. The interior has a somewhat utilitarian feel to it, and I would have thought that the main draw for most people would be the large cobbled area outside that has great views over the docks. It seems odd therefore that there were only two tables here to sit at, which strikes me as a bit of a wasted opportunity.

The bar lacks much in the way of atmosphere with a screed floor, plain white walls and industrial style light fittings. A long metal topped bar counter runs along one side of the room and this had a menu chalked up on some boards up above, although I didnít inspect this. A few scones and some artisan breads were at one end of the bar. Seating was perhaps slightly out of kilter with everything else, being red leather benches and stools. A small TV was on the wall at on end. There are a few windows along one side, but unfortunately theyíre too high to be able to get a view out of them.

The solitary beer on tap was Brass Knocker, and the only cider Stowford Press. We were served our drinks in flimsy plastic glasses, perhaps on the assumption that we were going outside, but it would have been nice to have been asked, since we werenít as there was nowhere to sit.
Blackthorn - 6 Jul 2012 11:51
Pretty cold and uninteresting atmosphere, hate the plastic looking bar, and it is too expensive. Is it a cafe or a pub, not brilliant
hammers101 - 17 Jan 2009 20:55
Nice location, but how much !!!!

They're taking the michael.
LukeD - 17 Dec 2008 20:58
This place is simply the only place to spend a summer's evening - dangling your legs over the water with a cold beer from the outside bar. A fantastic BBQ at the weekends and at last some interesting beers and spirits. Long live the 'fini'!
123456789o - 14 Aug 2006 15:47

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