Punchbowl Alehouse and Kitchen
23 Old Market

We are excited to announce the opening of the latest addition in our Wickwar Wessex Pub Co estate: The Punch Bowl Ale House and Kitchen, Bristol.

Located in the heart of Old Market, Bristol, this historical building is whispered to date back to 1806.  Owned by various wine merchants throughout the years, it was 1872 that the pub first opened its doors as the Punch Bowl, Bristol.

The Punch Bowl Ale House and Kitchen is an ale and craft beer venue with, as our name suggests, the added attraction of an enticing and diverse food offer.

Every effort has been made to retain the character of this Grade II listed building to deliver a relaxed and welcoming intimacy, with our contemporary Wickwar twist. The snug entrance has been opened up to create a comfortable, yet cozy drinking space, while the back of the bar forms an open plan dining area, leading into our modernised, enchanted beer garden – perfect for those balmy summer evenings.  

The bar will feature Wickwar Wessex Brewery favourites, BOB and Falling Star, accompanied by 3 monthly rotating regional ales.  For the cider fans, there will be Thatcher’s Gold and a traditional Big Apple. We also have a fantastic cocktail menu, garnished and built using fresh, locally sourced fruits, which evolve to reflect the seasons.

Food is important to us; our regionally nominated Chef Adam Gibson will be creating our menu from scratch. From homemade bar snacks, such as scotch eggs, to our pub classics, such as steak and chips; be prepared to consume a truly authentic home-cooked meal. Upon entering, you might notice the heavenly smell of freshly baked bread, which we will be baking on-site each day. Our Sunday menu will feature a quality roast, which includes, four cuts of beef, Rump, Rump Cap, Jacobs Ladder and Topside.

We will be showcasing the best of Bristol’s acoustic music talent on a regular basis. For theatre nights, look out for selected specials on crafted cocktails.

Free Wi-Fi and complementary wireless printing service is available and although we are far from a sports pub, we do show BT and terrestrial sports in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We also offer students and emergency services 10% discount off drinks.

We are also happy to cater for small events. We would be happy to discuss your requirements. Whether it’s a lunches, office functions or Sunday lunches, we have it covered.