Bradd and the team welcome you to the Highbury Vaults. Located close to Bristol University and the hospital, the Highbury Vaults is everyone's favourite local, from students, lecturers and academics to doctors and nurses. Dating back to the early 1800's, this pub was where prisoners would have their last meal before being taken away to be hung! Today it is still very traditional inside, all dark wood panelled and dim lighting with the whole bar front being original. It is a long room with lots of little nooks and crannies. We've also got a lovely walled garden out the back which you wouldn't guess was there from the front of the building.
A great real ale drinkers pub, we are in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide again this year and offer a range of guest ales alongside our favourite Young's beers. This is somewhere you can enjoy a good pint and a chat, with no loud TVs or music. One of the few traditional pubs left. We offer homemade food, with choices such as steak pies and our very popular homemade chilli con carne. Everyone gets involved in the annual street party in August, when the road is closed off and everyone has a great time. This is a real ale pub that does good food. Come and try us out soon.

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Unfortunately we don’t take bookings, just turn up and grab a table! 

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