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Bag of Nails, Bristol

Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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About as quirky as a pub gets!

As long as you like cats, you'll love this quirky little pub. Loads of rules, no kids allowed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Such cute kittens!!

Came here on a Saturday afternoon expecting it to be busy but it wasn't. Managed to get a good... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible4%
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141 St. Georges Road, Bristol BS1 5UW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As long as you like cats, you'll love this quirky little pub. Loads of rules, no kids allowed, lots of cats, lots to look at and amuse - oh, and nice selection of drinks! Loved it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobtdiver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday afternoon expecting it to be busy but it wasn't. Managed to get a good table in the middle of the pub which gave us full view of all the cats & kittens that were in there (so cute). Service was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KSummerville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited here several times over the past year, so we have experienced it in all weathers and moods. The pub is old fashioned, tiny, a bit decrepit and very welcoming. I love its variety of ciders and the cats! Sometimes you are lucky...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulandwendy3
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Happened in here one afternoon on day visit to Bristol and intrigued to find a unique bar full of cats! Amusing commentary to be found on the walls including ‘Pub Rules’ which I wholeheartedly agree with.... Very friendly lady behind bar who recommended a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TeamAC13
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This was the 3rd time I’ve been to this pub and definitely the last. If you can get past the overwhelming smell of cat pee (and we did) then you’re greeted with some lovely cats. The landlord was grumpy on our first visit but we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited this pub a handful of times and always loved the quirkiness and cats! Last night changed all that for me. We politely ignored the overwhelming stench of cat urine (clean the place for goodness sake) but couldn’t ignore the owner being so unnecessarily...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank katehU1970PO
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Came across this pub whilst visiting Bristol for the weekend. Oldie worldey type of pub with people playing board games in the corner and a turntable playing a good selection of vinyl LP's for background music, however the first thing that hits you as you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We made small pub crawl on st georges road och visited amongst other pubs this one. Great place. Friendly atmosphere, a lot of cats, good beer etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sven-åke J
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This is a really interesting and eccentric pub. The main highlights are the range of real ales and craft beers, many local, and the numerous cats that live here. Added bonuses are the friendly bar staff who will let you try beers before buying, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gabhar
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited Bag of Nails on a busy Thursday afternoon. We were initially greeted by Sally (not pregnant) a fat and friendly Tabby cat. Moments later, the lovely Lily, human with pin straight chestnut hair, not unlike that of a fairytale princess,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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27 May 2018|
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Response from midnite1031 | Reviewed this property |
We took our 11 year old. She was treat very nice.
3 March 2015|
Response from Luke D | Property representative |
Hello. I'm sorry that I didn't see this enquiry yesterday evening. The Bag weekly quiz starts at 8.30 every Tuesday, with alternating quizmasters, Brucey and Andy.