12:00 – 00:00 (Sun – Wed)
12:00 – 01:00 (Thurs – Sat)

​12:00 – 16:00 everyday

Tucked away from the hustle & bustle of the city centre, The Bank Tavern has stood since the 1800’s. Surviving an alarming number of riots, two world wars, Bristol City Council town planners and Thatcher.

An independent free house, it prides itself on an award winning ales and ciders, excellent food and not taking itself too seriously.

With music on throughout the week and an ever rotating selection of ales & ciders its always worth a visit. Check out our Kitchen page, and Listings page!


Breaking News

‘Fake news’ to be delightful and fun
Posted 1 hour 51 minutes ago
IF FAKE news is going to be spread anyway it should be about lovely, happy, fluffy things, researchers have proved.


Radio 4 listener to spend whole of Desert Island Discs pretending not to know who Beckham is
Posted 2 hours 18 minutes ago
A RADIO 4 listener is to feign puzzlement about David Beckham’s identity throughout his appearance on Desert Island Discs.


We will not think any less of you if you back out now, humanity tells Trump
Posted 2 hours 50 minutes ago
BILLIONS of humans have reassured Donald Trump that it’s fine if he wants to change his mind about becoming president.


Shit-flinging gibbon to become emperor
Posted 3 hours 6 minutes ago
A SCREECHING, orange, shit-flinging gibbon will be crowned ruler of the free world later today.


Berlin to send back thousands of British hipsters
Posted 1 day 1 hour 1 minute ago
BERLIN will return thousands of hipsters when Britain leaves the EU, it has emerged.


New Glastonbury to have turnip-growing contest and pig races
Posted 1 day 1 hour 29 minutes ago
GLASTONBURY’S new festival the Variety Bazaar will feature large vegetables, a pig race with obstacles and Lady Gaga running a lucky dip.


Ask Holly: Looking like a badger entangled in a Laura Ashley sale rail doesn’t mean I’m not a leader
Posted 1 day 1 hour 52 minutes ago
JUST because I slightly resemble Uncle Bulgaria doesn’t mean I’m a complete womble.


Southern Rail threatens return to ‘full service’
Posted 1 day 2 hours 31 minutes ago
SOUTHERN Rail has ominously announced that its dreaded ‘full service’ is set to resume.


Man who can’t stop talking shite clearly ideal for important negotiations
Posted 1 day 2 hours 47 minutes ago
BORIS Johnson’s incessant flow of unfunny xenophobic remarks is perfect for Brexit negotiations, it has been claimed.


Barack Obama is President of the United States
Posted 1 day 3 hours 3 minutes ago
BARACK Obama is president of the world’s most powerful country, it has been confirmed.


Britons flown back from Gambia to their marginally more stable home country
Posted 2 days 43 minutes ago
BRITONS are being flown home from a Gambia teetering on the edge of war to Britain, which is marginally more stable for the time being. 


Man thinks fellow cafe customers will enjoy sound of videos he is watching
Posted 2 days 1 hour 23 minutes ago
A MAN in a cafe has decided to share the sound of the internet videos he is watching, because he thinks everyone will probably like that.


If you’re being a tax haven we only really want London, say investors
Posted 2 days 2 hours 13 minutes ago
INTERNATIONAL investors have demanded that when Britain becomes a tax haven it must slim down to just London.


Courgette famine yet to claim first victim
Posted 2 days 2 hours 31 minutes ago
NOBODY has starved to death so far despite a desperate lack of courgettes reaching British shores.


No, really, what’s the plan, though? May asked
Posted 2 days 2 hours 47 minutes ago
THERESA May has been told that yesterday's speech was great fun but she now needs to announce the real Brexit plan.


Couple having extension ‘nightmare’ should shut up now
Posted 2 days 3 hours 6 minutes ago
A COUPLE who have enough money to make their house bigger should stop whining about the trauma it is causing them, it has been confirmed.


After Brexit we set sail for America, says May
Posted 2 days 23 hours 47 minutes ago
THERESA May told Britain today that once a clean Brexit is achieved, Britain will weigh anchor and sail across the Atlantic to the New World.


Uniting behind Brexit a bit hard if you think it’s shit
Posted 3 days 38 minutes ago
'COMING together' to make a success of Brexit is difficult if you believe it is a heap of shit, it has been claimed.


Poor people to graze on London’s ‘garden bridge’
Posted 3 days 1 hour 52 minutes ago
LONDON’s new ‘garden bridge’ will be grazed by herds of people living below the poverty threshold, it has been confirmed.


Unstable friend now somehow a counsellor
Posted 3 days 2 hours 22 minutes ago
A WOMAN with a chaotic personal life and a history of believing in total nonsense is now being paid to give people advice, shocked friends have revealed.