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Artist Residence Bristol, The Library

Location pin

Portland Square, St Paul's, Bristol, BS2 8SA - 

  • Credit card

    From
    £450 min spend

  • Users

    Up to
    40 standing

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Located in the creative St Pauls community, just minutes from Bristol’s city centre, this Georgian townhouse & old boot factory is an eccentric home from home in the heart of the city.

With a large bar & event space plus comfy bedrooms, this is a fun space for a birthday bash, office get-together, or pulling out all the stops for a house party of epic proportions...

A bright and airy space during the day, transforming into a buzzy yet intimate setting at night, our cosy Library bar is perfect for drinks parties and casual meetings of up to 40 guests.

The space even has its own bar and fireplace and an array of eclectic artwork to set the tone for your event.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 40

Pricing
& opening hours

Weekly schedule
  • monday

    0:00 - 23:00

  • tuesday

    0:00 - 23:00

  • wednesday

    0:00 - 23:00

  • thursday

    0:00 - 23:00

  • friday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • saturday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • sunday

    0:00 - 23:00

Price type: Minimum spend/day
  • from £450 minimum spend/day

  • from £450 minimum spend/day

  • from £450 minimum spend/day

  • from £450 minimum spend/day

  • from £450 minimum spend/day

  • from £600 minimum spend/day

  • from £600 minimum spend/day

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Natural light

Natural light

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Attendee Minimum Age

18

Cancellation policy

100% refundable 7 days before the event

Location

Reviews

  • Gareth Price

    October 2023

    After having brunch in the restaurant I have to say I'm genuinely impressed. There is a good selection on the menu, I had the fried chicken on waffles which was delicious. My only complaint would be that the portion was on the small side, however I've previously had the full English which is a 10/10 and great value for money as the portions are huge 🙂 The Artist Residence is dog friendly which is a huge plus, the staff are dog lovers and extremely friendly. I'd like to give a special mention to Amelia H for her fantastic service and the attention she gave our dog. We'll be back again soon 👍

  • B Watts

    December 2023

    Love this place! Had my 50th birthday in the downstairs Blue venue room - it was brilliant. The event staff Alex and Hana were super helpful. Callum the manager was great, as were the bar staff on the night and a shout out to Nigel, who does security. All could not have done more to make the party more fun - geat cocktails. Lots of people who attended commented on what lovely venue it was! Happy Christmas! Thanks all : )

  • Dan platts

    October 2023

    Only went to the bar/restaurant which was fairly busy. Quite a youthful crowd - our group were easily the oldest there with most of us around 40. Food was okay but not great and very expensive for what it was. I had a burger which was a bit overcooked but the fries were excellent - £18 though which is about £8 too much for what was served. 330ml bottle of peroni was over £4 and a white wine spritzer was £8.50. I think they are aiming at the 18-35 market with the artwork mostly modern takes on pop-art.

  • Gerard White

    December 2023

    Had dinner in the restaurant Saturday night. Beautiful setting, great ambiance. Service was poor - almost no staff around. Glasses/plates left to pile up on our table, and we waited a long time for food. Felt like the place can manage small plates well but fell apart on main courses. Food was reasonable, although my moules+frites were brought out 15 minutes apart. I'd probably have coffee or a drink here, but I would not eat here again, which is a shame.

  • Maria Sousamli

    December 2023

    Had food at the restaurant. Just a late brunch. The food was mediocre at best. The service very slow and was impossible to get their attention. I wouldn’t eat again. The sourdough was as if bought from the supermarket and the chips, I’d find better at the chip shop. The place looks beautiful though and the ambience is very cozy