Hidden in one the finest historic buildings in the old city The Milk Thistle is the flirty younger sister of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co.

We pride ourselves on being purveyors of the finest cocktails in the city, and with four floors, including a cocktail bar, lounge and private function rooms we’re also the perfect place to host a truly fabulous party!

With a reputation as one of Bristol’s best kept secrets we promise to provide a decadent escape for those in the know who are looking for good food, good drinks,  good company, and most of all, a good time!

But hey – don’t take our word for it – come in and try us for yourselves!

We recommend booking in advance so please contact our team for availability. As you would imagine we get booked up so if you are unable to keep to your booked please call ahead as we will only hold your table for 15 minutes before releasing.


Hours of business

Monday to Thursday – 5pm til 1am

Friday – 5pm til 3am

Saturday  – 6pm til 3am

Sunday – Closed but available for private hire


Please respect that our close time is the time we request you leave the premises, we would gratefully appreciate if these rules are adhered to.

We advise calling ahead to avoid disappointment 0117 929 4429

Book A Table Online

You can now book a table at The Milk Thistle online by completing the booking request form below.  If you are booking for a party of 8 or more, please telephone us on 0117 929 4429 or email us at info@milkthistlebristol.com

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No. 6 in the Top 50 Cocktails Bars

Well, that’s a bit awesome isn’t it. The Milk Thistle has hit the number 6 spot for the top 50 cocktail bars in the UK. Huge congratulations to the team for getting us there!

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Drinks Menu

Our regularly changing cocktail menu is full of twists on classic cocktails and unique concoctions. With some of the best bartenders in the city there’s nothing we can’t create – all you have to do is ask!

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Cocktail Masterclass

Whilst we don’t want to give too many of our trade secrets away, there’s nothing we love more than sharing our team’s expert knowledge in our very special cocktail masterclasses.

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The Bristol Cook Book

We’re thoroughly spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Bristol, but have you ever wished you could recreate dishes from your favourite restaurants at home? Well look no further – The Bristol Cook Book is here!

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Private Hire

Whether you’re looking to host a private party, networking event, business meeting or corporate entertainment event, we have just the space for you!

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Wedding Venue Bristol

Ideally located as a wedding reception venue based in the heart of Bristol city centre, just a stones throw away from the Bristol registry office on Corn Street.

The venue can cater from 20 to 130 guests. A choice of rooms are available to cater from larger and more elaborate to the small and intimate days, including the use of the whole building for the larger events.

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Private Dining & Hire

The Attic, on our top floor, hosts up to 16 guests, and we think it’s the perfect place to host a private dinner party. In the past our dinner parties have been very popular, and you’ve all enjoyed our menus, but they’ve just got a little bit better… We’ve teamed up with our award winning cousin, The Ox, to create a menu that we feel is even more spectacular!

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The Ox

Tucked away in a basement below The Commercial Rooms on Corn Street, The Ox is a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre, cooked to impeccable standards.

Situated in the heart of the Old City, you’ll find a menu packed with the choicest cuts of prime steak and tasty, meaty morsels. Our butcher likes to think that our steaks are the best in the city and when you’ve tasted one cooked in our charcoal oven we think you’ll agree!

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Hyde & Co

The original speakeasy, Hyde & Co is where it all began, and has fast gained a reputation as the hippest, and most exclusive, cocktail bars in Bristol

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