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Bristol Beer Factory at Arnolfini

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

Overlooking Bristol's historic harbour, the Café Bar is a picturesque, central location ideal for meeting up with friends, family and colleagues. Both inside and outside on the waterside, you can enjoy drinks, fresh coffee and light bites.

From Friday 22 September, Bristol Beer Factory is taking over the management of the Café Bar, bringing with it a selection of its locally brewed, flavour-packed craft beers and ciders.

The Café Bar will now open longer in the evenings so establishing itself as one of Bristol harbourside’s best destination venues. Sandwiches, salads and light bites will be served throughout the day.


‘’Our collaboration with Arnolfini is another great step forward for BBF this year. This is another joining of two Bristol independent favourites, combining one of the best city centre locations with our great portfolio of beers. 

This joint venture can only enhance what a great venue Arnolfini is and what it has to offer whilst giving us another platform to get our great products into the hands of Bristol people. We intend to make the Arnolfini Café Bar one of the best harbourside venues Bristol has to offer”.
Simon Bartlett, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Bristol Beer Factory. 



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Bristol Beer Factory at Arnolfini opens on Friday 22 September.

Wall colours for the refreshed interior are kindly provided by Arnolfini sponsor Farrow & Ball.

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Free wi-fi is available.

Please note: The Café Bar will be closed from Monday 17 – Thursday 21 September as Bristol Beer Factory move in. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bristol Beer Factory at Arnolfini opening hours:

Monday: 10am – 10.30pm

Tuesday: 10am – 10.30pm

Wednesday: 10am – 10.30pm

Thursday: 10am – 11.00pm

Friday: 10am – 11.00pm

Saturday: 10am – 11.00pm

Sunday: 10am – 10.30pm


On occasion opening hours are subject to change from the above – please call Arnolfini’s box office on 0117 917 2300 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.


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