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Bar Humbug

) #451 of 1,246 Restaurants in Bristol $$ - $$$ Bar, British
89 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
+44 117 904 0061
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
9 Oct 2016
“Great little cocktail bar”
1 Mar 2017
“Excellent Party Venue”
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Bar, British
$$ - $$$
89 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had an amazing party at Bar Humbug. Nothing was to much trouble for Andy and his staff on the night and the weeks leading up to the party. We were allowed to bring our own choice of music which was great. The buffet was...More

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went in for couple of drinks before dinner. Nice staff, good place but all a bit underwhelmed really. Campari soda was served without a garnish. Had to ask for one to be added. My Old Fashioned glass had ice put in then was left a...More

Thank seyz15
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great location on white ladies road, good variety of cocktails and a very chilled out atmosphere. Must visit

Thank A5golf
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Such a great venue for an event! All of the staff were so welcoming and helpful! We were able to set up the event space to how we wished and play music of our choice. Drinks were also lovely!!

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We had a party here on Saturday (09-07-16). Fantastic venue, very helpful staff & the buffet they provided was scrummy. Can't recommend enough.

Thank Vixenvickie
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My sister and I hired out the back area for our 30th birthday. Definitely one of the best places for a gathering - top notch cocktails and great playlist. In terms of location, you are right in the mix of things. Excellent value for money...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Bar Humbug is a fantastic venue to hire! For my 21st Birthday, I hired Bar Humbug after months of searching for my perfect venue and after other venues had let me down massively. I had contacted Andy, the owner, months before the date of the...More

1  Thank Keri D
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My friend and I hired the back area for a joint 30th birthday party. It was the perfect venue for what we wanted! After hunting around for a free venue (with a small refundable deposit) in Bristol- I decided on Bar Humbug and am very...More

1  Thank Tor L
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Having a Bagel Boy in here makes all the difference. Such a nice little quick lunch only minutes from my house. The staff are lovely and the food is great. The only problem is the inside is very dark, however, being able to sit outside...More

Thank Jamini T
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I hired out the back room for my 40th Party and had a great night with about 25 friends and family. The decor was lovely and the staff friendly and helpful - I had my own playlist on an ipod which they played all night...More

Thank becamira
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 904 0061
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Bar humbug has been the relaxed and friendly heart of Bristol's Whiteladies Road for the last 19 years, so we must be doing something right! The ethos is to keep things low-key, informal and welcoming, which is fundamentally down to our employees. Down to the last man and women, they all like working here and frankly, if we may say so, it shows. The wines are well-sourced, there is an interesting and comprehensive array of spirits and the cocktails are superbly and elegantly presented. Alternatively, just sit and enjoy a cold beer - either way, we're happy, but more importantly, we want to ensure you are too. We are open from lunch right through to the late evening and in summer what could be better than watching the array of fascinating people as they stroll past, from one of the few sun terraces on the strip. Or, if you're not enjoying the two weeks of our great British summer, you can pull up a chair next to our popular real log fire. Should you still want to brave the cold, however and remain stoically outside, then blankets are available, both for fresh air and nicotine junkies alike...