Where to drink near Merchants’ Almshouse

Merchants’ Almshouse is on King Street – also home to lots of bustling pubs, bars, restaurants and Bristol Old Vic.

In fact, the street has been nicknamed the ‘Beermuda Triangle’. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to drink near Merchants’ Almshouse.

Where to drink near Merchants Almshouse

The Beer Emporium

First up, head to The Beer Emporium. Walk down the hand crafted wooden staircase which looks like something out of Lord of the Rings and head underground to this cavern pub. On tap there is an ever changing selection of local and unusual brews served up with tapas.

Small Bar

Opposite, Small Bar serves up the best beers from south west producers complete with a retro throw back to chicken-in-a-basket by the purveyors of Bristol’s best fried chicken ‘Wings Diner’.

King Street Brew House

Continuing on down King Street, there is a micro-brewery at the King Street Brew House. There you can not only taste their own brews made on site but also try a selection from around the world.

Kongs of Bristol

If you’d rather play pinball, arcade machines, table tennis or table football while you sip your craft beer, head to Kongs of King Street where you can also dance to the small hours.

The Old Duke

For a more laid back vibe, The Old Duke has live jazz every night of the week and on Sunday lunchtimes in this traditional pub which is now world famous for its incredible line ups.

The Apple

Cider fans should head to The Apple – a cider bar on a converted dutch barge moored at the end of King Street on Welsh Back. When the sun’s out people flock to the quayside terrace so get there early.


These are just some of the highlights of what’s on our doorstep and where to drink near Merchants’ Almshouse. Of course there are always new places opening up – why not book a stay with us and discover what the city has to offer for yourself?