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Arnolfini is delighted to be working in partnership with Bristol Beer Factory.

Overlooking Bristol’s historic harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar is a picturesque, central location, managed by award-winning, independent brewery Bristol Beer Factory.

Arnolfini Café Bar is now open al fresco on an exclusive, enclosed decking area outside Arnolfini as well as inside, in accordance with Covid-19 secure guidelines to keep customers and the team as safe as possible.

Bristol Beer Factory offer a selection of soft drinks, smoothies and alcoholic beverages on a table service basis only. There is a limited food service with hot drinks and coffee available too.

Tables are subject to availability, with a one-in, one-out, one-way system in operation to allow for social distancing measures. Capacity will be limited. Tables are for groups of up to six people.

NHS workers and students receive 10% discount on presentation of a valid ID card.

There are very limited toilet facilities available to Café Bar customers only within the decking area, one of which is accessible. There is a list of public toilets available within Bristol at The nearest are temporary facilities in Queen’s Square BS1 4LH.

Please bear with us while we find our way in the new and challenging times we now all live with.  We really appreciate your co-operation to enable us to keep our focus and priority on keeping customers and the team safe. Thank you.

Opening Hours:
Opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday and Monday 9am-5pm.
Please note hours are subject to change. During bad weather, Arnolfini Café Bar deck will not be open.

0117 440 9741 |

Bristol Beer Factory Rules:
– Guests will be greeted at the entrance and shown to their table
– Guests will be served at their table – no service from the bar
– Tables will be spaced at an appropriate distance
– Surfaces will be regularly sanitised throughout the day and cleaning schedules will be displayed for customers to see
– Staff will wear appropriate PPE for their role as per our risk assessment
– Toilets will have limited capacity for customers only
– Sanitiser stations will be available throughout our venues
– Queuing system for entry
– No reservations will be taken
– Maximum group size of six people
– Contact details will be collected for each party (we still await full details on this from the government)

All Bristol Beer Factory staff will have been thoroughly trained on government guidelines and we ask that you follow any advice given by them.  We will be adapting our processes as we learn more and the guidelines change so please accept that what was true one day may be different the next.

About Bristol Beer Factory

BBC Food & Farming Award winners, Bristol Beer Factory started life in 2004 brewing just a few standard cask conditioned ales in a vibrant part of South Bristol. Realising there is so much more to brewing and so many more styles of beer, their range has now developed into over eight different regular bottled ales, seven regular cask ales and up to five specials throughout the year.

Their enviable national award-winning core range includes Independence, Milk Stout and Southville Hop, they have also recently launched the Brewery Taproom on North Street, The Beer Club and their new 4% session ale, Fortitude. Fourteen years on, they are still fiercely independent and focused on producing great beer.

In 2017 Bristol Beer Factory appointed new investors Guy and Becky Newell and Josh Eggleton as Non – Executive Directors.

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