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Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar

Raleigh Rd

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Opening Times


Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday10.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

10 - 3, 5.30 - 9 Mon - Thu
10 - 9.30 Fri & Sat
10 - 8.30 Sun

About the Pub

Built in 1912 and originally named ‘Number 3 Factory’ or The Franklyn Davey & Co Building, the Tobacco Factory was part of the vast Imperial Tobacco estate across Bedminster, Southville and Ashton. Saved from demolition in 1993, the cafe bar as we know it opened in 2001, and its layout appears, on first glance, little changed from pictures from 1930 when it was offices. However, this century has seen it transformed into a thriving, vibrant venue offering good quality, locally produced vegetarian and vegan food and drink, with a number of local breweries’ beers on offer from the six cask hand-pulls and numerous keg fonts. Alongside the large, industrial-style space of the cafe bar, the smaller, more comfy snug is to the side, and is available for private hire, while the Tobacco Factory Theatre is just next door. The outside yard and bar are open in the warmer months and for special events, such as local brewery tap takeovers, during the winter, with the yard also hosting a local market every Sunday morning, and the very popular Factoberfest beer festival one weekend in mid-September each year. There is ramped access from the Yard to the bar and an accessible toilet is available. Cash not accepted, only cards.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Bristol Beer Factory --varies--
  • Bristol Beer Factory Fortitude

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Arbor --varies--
  • Good Chemistry --varies--
  • Siren --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals



  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Ramped access to from yard at rear.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Vegetarian and Vegan only.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Vegetarian and Vegan only.

  • Garden Garden

    Yard at rear open from mid-April to late summer.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Wednesday quiz, Science cafe, life drawing and adjoining theatre.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    The Snug available for private hire.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar

Raleigh Rd

Sat Nav Reference

51.442163, -2.61347


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 24

Closest Station (1150m)

Parson Street

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Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar - Bristol

Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar

Raleigh Rd

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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