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Bristol Folk House

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40A Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG, England
+44 117 926 2987
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
“house cafe” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
40A Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Bristol Folk House, which doubles up as a very popular café and also does adult education classes at a reasonable price - the course I went on was just after lunch and the café was extremely busy but it was also a glorious...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I have started to use the Folk House in Bristol for day courses (quite often as a taster session to see whether I would like to do a full term of courses) - they do all sorts of courses from Meditation, Yoga, Creative writing and...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place has a very welcoming atmosphere, and the food is good. They always have a inexpensive and filling dish on offer to satisfy the starving student... and me! The cakes are great too !!

Thank Cimi S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I've been meaning for ages to go down the alley to find the folk house cafe and wasn't disappointed. It was quiet, interesting and friendly. I had a toasted sandwich with slaw and green salad which cost £5 with a ginger and lime sparkling drink....More

Thank pamskelding
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've been coming here many years and I love it even though the set lunch specials make you feel you've been put on a special diet. The coffee is good and so are the wasted sandwiches and the cakes...but steer clear of the set meals...More

Thank pauliem1
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A very reasonably priced small restaurant/cafe. Good, wholesome food. Also it is licesenced to sell alcohol.

Thank Annabel M
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have discovered the Bristol Folk House after many years of living in Bristol for bespoke 1/2 day courses that I would not have otherwise done or not available locally in my area of Bristol where I live - they do a multitude of courses...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Fab evening of folk music eith Martin Carthy....excellent carrot cake too and lovely to have a great support act jim corsley who was new to us and excellent

Thank Tigi_Higgins
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful decor in this cosy venue in the heart of Bristol. A great place to enjoy a range of music, not just folk. Even though I did not have time to eat in the cafe, I loved the decor and could see it as a...More

Thank RemyBrace
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Good music. Great staff. Inexpensive food and drink.So relaxed. Air conditioning was a bit chilly but as soon as I asked, it was switched off.

Thank Martha O
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40A Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 926 2987
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The Bristol Folk House is an adult education centre providing a variety of part-time day and evening courses and workshops for over 18's. The Folk House provides a welcoming environment in which to explore your creativity and learn new skills. We provide courses and workshops that engage the local community. The cafe provides fantastic organic food and a space to get together before and after classes. It is also open to the public and is the perfect place for those seeking a relaxed and friendly place in Bristol city centre. Live music and festivals happen throughout the year, as well as markets, events and exhibitions. The Bristol Folk House is part of a charity and we receive no funding from the government, the city council or any other institution and our income is wholly derived from course fees, venue hire, members and fundraising events.
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