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The Old Duke

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Jazz / music

A popular venue, close to the city centre and harbourside, that has regular music throughout the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
The Place to go to if you like jazz (and Froage en Feu)

I don't go out to listen to music in pubs very often but I would make a special effort to go to the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“live jazz”(16 reviews)
“the pub”(17 reviews)
“king street”(9 reviews)
The Old Duke is a music venue situated on the cobbled King Street in the heart of Bristol. Named after Duke Ellington, the pub has become world famous for it's live traditional, New Orleans inspired Jazz music. More recently the pub has added Blues...more
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45 King Street, Bristol BS1 4ER, England
+44 117 401 9661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular venue, close to the city centre and harbourside, that has regular music throughout the week.

Thank ArthDrwg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't go out to listen to music in pubs very often but I would make a special effort to go to the Old Duke to listen to Frroage en Feu. It is also a very specail place to go to listen to jazz. The...More

Thank jackieg123
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great place, fantastic atmosphere, live music daily but...the beer is served in a plastic glass (if you want to take it outside)! I understand the policy but shouldn’t it be enforced at certain time not all day?! Shame it could have been the place to...More

Thank MrUgo
Stuart S, Owner at The Old Duke, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

I'm not sure when you attended but there are times we do use plastic glasses, particularly if sitting outside. During events (such as our Jazz Festival, the Harbour Festival and during the World Cup, for example) we do enforce this all day, even decanting bottled...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Nice friendy atmosphere, would go again.great that we can all spill outside the pub.would go for a quick pint too loud for too long.

Thank Pebs S
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

It’s always pot luck who is playing and how good they are but tonight it’s Shootin The Crow, playing country and western. You don’t have to like the music to love the vibe. What a great vibe!!!

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

an amazing place. would highly recommend. great atmosphere.awesome musicians and great drinks . brilliant.

1  Thank soniyazellinger
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Very scruffy overpriced beer and dirty.live music only reason it has 2 stars.better places to go in the area

Thank scarlett269
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Came here around 11 on a warm Saturday night. Loads people were outside, but a absolutely fantastic jazz band was on, so the pub was heaving. I can only imagine how busy it is inside on a wet day!! We ended up standing outside by...More

Thank Joanna381
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We popped in here for a drink to sit outside. Indoor ad outdoor seating. More commonly known for its live music and atmosphere. Not the biggest, but good fun.

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

It is a great pub! They have live music everyday and the vibe is amazing! There is no food there, but they have snaks to have with your drinks. If you want to make sure you have seats to enjoy the music, you cannot book...More

1  Thank Javidardos
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