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Bristol Beer Factory | Arnolfini Cafe Bar

Arnolfini is delighted to be working in partnership with Bristol Beer Factory throughout our autumn season.

Overlooking Bristol's historic harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar is a picturesque, central location ideal for meeting up with friends, family and colleagues. 

Friday 22 September saw the opening of Bristol Beer Factory at Arnolfini, with the award-winning, independent brewery taking over the management of Arnolfini’s Café Bar.

Bristol Beer Factory will provide a selection of its locally brewed, flavour-packed craft beers and ciders, with the partnership also bringing a refurbishment.

“Our collaboration with Arnolfini is another great step forward for Bristol Beer Factory this year. It represents the joining of two Bristol independent favourites, combining one of the best city’s best cultural destinations with our great portfolio of beers.

“This joint venture will further enhance all that Arnolfini has to offer as one of Bristol’s foremost arts attractions. Through this partnership we intend to make the Café Bar one of the best venues Bristol has to offer.”

Simon Bartlett, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Bristol Beer Factory. 


The Cafe bar now provides a small food offering which will be increased once a full kitchen team has been employed. Please see the menu below for the current selection. 


The Bristol Beer Factory team led the refurbishment of the Café Bar with wall colours provided by Arnolfini sponsor Farrow & Ball.




BBF AF logo

Farrow and Ball logo

Free wi-fi is available.


Bristol Beer Factory at Arnolfini opening hours:

Monday: 10am – 6pm

Tuesday: 10am – 8pm

Wednesday: 10am – 8pm

Thursday: 10am – 8pm

Friday: 10am – 10pm

Saturday: 10am – 10pm

Sunday: 10am – 6pm


On occasion opening hours are subject to change from the above – please call 0117 440 9741 ahead of your visit to avoid any possible inconvenience.

About Bristol Beer Factory

BBC Food & Farming Award winners, Bristol Beer Factory started life in 2004 brewing just a few standard cask conditioned ales in a vibrant part of South Bristol. Realising there is so much more to brewing and so many more styles of beer, their range has now developed into over 8 different regular bottled ales, 7 regular cask ales and up to 5 specials throughout the year.

Their enviable national award-winning core range includes Independence, Milk Stout and Southville Hop, they have also recently launched the Brewery Taproom on North Street, The Beer Club and their new 4% session ale, Fortitude. Fourteen years on, they are still fiercely independent and focused on producing great beer. 

Bristol Beer Factory recently appointed new investors Guy and Becky Newell and Josh Eggleton as Non – Executive Directors.


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