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Christmas at The Milk Thistle


As the nights draw in and we creep ever closer to party season The Milk Thistle comes to life behind its closed door. Candles are lit and cocktails are shaken as we prepare for our favourite time of the year; Christmas party time!

Spread across four floors in one of Bristol’s most spectacular buildings, The Milk Thistle, one of the city’s best-loved cocktail bars, is the discerning drinker’s dream. With a reputation for some of the best drinks in Bristol, this clandestine cocktail bar is the perfect location for pre and post-dinner drinks, decadent dinner parties and cocktail & spirit experiences.


Our secret Attic, filled with a grand dining table and vintage decor, is ideal for drinks, buffets and small dinner parties. It has a private bar which can be set up to serve cocktails with its own sound system.


On our first floor you’ll find The Lounge, a stunning space with capacity for up to 60 people. With a private bar and its own stereo system compatible with a laptop or ipod, The Lounge is perfect for private parties, buffets, drinks receptions and tastings. The room is available at no additional cost provided a minimum spend is reached.


Our ground floor bar on the entrance level of The Milk Thistle is ideal for casual drinks pre or post dinner for smaller groups, but can also be used as part of a full venue takeover.


Our smallest private room, The Vault is perfect for intimate drinks parties, spirit experiences or masterclasses and comes equipped with a small but perfectly stocked bar, specialising in
excellent whisky, and a comfortable seating area.


The Milk Thistle can be hired exclusively for up to 120 people, offering you free reign of all four floors. Perfect for bigger groups we can work with you to create a unique event experience, offering advice on catering, drinks and even entertainment such as dancers, performers and musicians. Private hire is based on a minimum spend and is dependent on numbers, day of the week and the duration of your party.


We have the perfect gift for that someone special this Christmas, choose from some fantastic whiskey, gin and cocktails experiences or our legendary cocktail masterclasses. We also have monetary vouchers, perfect for team gifts.


To discuss how we can help you throw a Christmas party to remember, ring
0117 929 4429 or email [email protected].

For larger bookings and venue takeovers please contact Jo at…

[email protected]

The Milk Thistle
Quay Head House
Colston Ave,
Bristol, BS1 1EB