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amazing venue

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom

Came here around 11 on a warm Saturday night. Loads people were outside, but a absolutely fantastic... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
London, England, United Kingdom
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“live jazz”(17 reviews)
“the pub”(17 reviews)
“king street”(10 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

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

Thank soniyazellinger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Javidardos
Reviewed 26 April 2018

not a jazz band place was very busy, very warm and very poorly ventilated. couldn't drink a white russian as they had no milk..

Thank rmurray86
Reviewed 24 April 2018

I've only been there a few times because it's usually the only place that's open until late. Drinks are expensive (but hey, we're in the centre of Bristol). The one thing that's really annoying about it is the staff - you have to wait ages...More

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Stuart S, Owner at The Old Duke, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for the review. I'm really sorry that you've had a disappointing experience here. Slow and inattentive service is something that really annoys me so to hear that it happened to you here is extremely frustrating. I press upon my staff the need to...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Went there with a friend after reading all good reviews and recommendations. I must say that I was not disappointed at all. This is very good place for drink while listen to live music. Drinks are also reasonable priced.

Thank Kandytraveler
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We visited twice during our stay in Bristol, as it is such a great venue - great music, atmosphere and staff.

Thank Hold1971AHeart
Reviewed 26 March 2018

On a late Saturday afternoon, arriving in Bristol The Old Duke was on my list of recommended pubs. Walking through the front door, the pub was packed. However, the bar staff were still efficient. They had a jazz band playing, they were amazing. Guinness was...More

Thank RyshyB
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