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Bag of Nails, Bristol

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Address: 141 St. Georges Road, Bristol BS1 5UW, England
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Quirky and wonderful

Decided to stop by for a drink after walking past. Couldn't have wished for a better pub! There was also a great live band on. Fab selection of drinks, the elderflower cider was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Luiza R
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Popped into this pub as we were in Bristol for weekend. As we frequent real ale pubs we thought worth a visit. Oh dear!! You were first ,greeted, with the over whelming smell of cat pee! Decor needs more than TLC! Cats in window and on the bar where 3cat boxes we're placed. Cats toys on bar and a large... More 

Thank donnakalu
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to stop by for a drink after walking past. Couldn't have wished for a better pub! There was also a great live band on. Fab selection of drinks, the elderflower cider was superb. The kitties all look relaxed and well looked after, unlike the ones in these 'cat cafes' who all look so stressed. I guess because this is... More 

Thank Luiza R
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice little pub selling independent drinks. The prices are a little high but you do get decent quality, and it is central Bristol. There are a lot of cats around, it is nice when one jumps on your lap and entertaining when one is casually wandering across the bar. Only criticism would be that it did smell of... More 

Thank Julia M
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fine selection of beer served in a quirky, characterful space shared by both cats and drinkers. With music on vinyl, board games and good craic it's a great escape from a modern sterile bar.

Thank Al R
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Called in Friday afternoon small compact pub with plenty of quirky signs/notices eg no silly hats, beards welcome, once the record has started it can't be changed until it's finished. Four large Tabby Cats walking up and down the bar also some asleep. Good selection of real ales had a pork pie and pickles for £1. Seems like a friendly... More 

Thank Paul I
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

There is much raving about this place so eventually being nearby i took the option. What a disappointment. The barman seemed far more interested in his phone and at best mumbled. The cats are quite neat but there was an all pervading aroma of stale cat's wee. And unfortunately my beer was "dead". As it was my first of the... More 

Thank tri_man_12
North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Ha ha this is my kind of pub, a total one off and idiosyncratic in every way.......I'm not going to wax lyrical about the cats as it's all been said below, however lots of other unique touches like the vinyl booth which is there for the customers to use......as long as the rules are followed! Toilets don't look like they've... More 

Thank Jonathan L
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We love the Bag with its fantastic range of beers, a lovely landlord, fun selection of games and not to forget the cute cats making this the perfect cosy pub for any day or evening!

Thank Ben T
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The bag of cats was our 7th pub on the journey of self discovery, pub crawl from Clifton to the centre. I love this everything about this place from the kitten pies to the the record player in the corner, help yourself but follow the rules and of course the cats and great selection of beer. Purrfect!

Thank Philip47
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the weekend just gone after not living in Bristol for nearly 3years & was absolutely delighted to take my girlfriend there & show her what a welcoming, humble & lovely pub it is! Had been a regular visitor to the pub when I lived in Bristol previously & fell in love with the regularly changing ales, the friendly &... More 

Thank Paul P

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