An exclusive and private cocktail lounge by night and a vintage afternoon tea parlour by day

THE LIBRARY

The Library is Mugshot’s latest venture.

An exclusive and private secret cocktail lounge by night and a vintage afternoon tea parlour by day, located just a stone’s throw away from Mugshot Restaurant. It’s the ideal location for some pre/post dinner cocktails or just a nice quiet drink with friends.

With a brand new cocktail list and seasonal specials as well as house crafted afternoon tea.

THE BAR

THE CELLAR

THE ARCHIVE

Our Location

6-8 ST NICHOLAS STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 1UQ

WHEN YOU REACH THE DOOR UNDER THE COPPER LAMP YOU CAN RING THE BRASS BELL TO ASK ABOUT A TABLE. IF WE HAVE SPACE WE WILL BUZZ YOU THROUGH INTO THE BOOKSHOP SO TAKE A SEAT AND HOLD TIGHT UNTIL GREETED.

During busy evenings our tables are allocated one hour for drinks as standard. Please let us know if you desire a longer time and we will do our best to accommodate this.

The Library is a lively intimate environment and spaces are slightly limited. We try to give priority bookings to our Mugshot restaurant customers for pre/post dinner drinks so please be aware that we may not always be able to accommodate you during busy periods. All bookings are made on a first come first serve basis.

Vintage Afternoon Tea Parlour

Our vintage Afternoon Tea parlour is available Friday to Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00 and serves traditional Afternoon Tea set over two courses with champagne upgrades and unlimited Rare Tea Company teas to enjoy.

Our very own talented in house patisserie and baker build every pleasantry from the base up making our Afternoon Tea very unique, relax and enjoy the silver service in our opulent surroundings.

MASTERCLASS

The Library Cocktail Masterclass

Discover the ultimate cocktail masterclass at The Library! Learn mixology from experts, create classic and modern drinks, and uncover cocktail history in an elegant setting. Enjoy hands-on experience, socializing, and savoring your creations with optional brunch. Elevate your cocktail skills—book now!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU IN THE LIBRARY SOON

PLEASE NOTE THE LIBRARY HAS A ‘SMART CASUAL’ DRESSCODE. NO CAPS, TRACKSUITS OR FLIP-FLOPS.

Breakfast & Lunch

09:00 – 16:00 Thursday

09:00 – 15:00 Friday

09:00 – 15:00 Saturday

09:00 – 16:00 Sunday

Afternoon Tea Parlour

11:00 – 14:00 Friday

11:00 – 14:00 Saturday

11:00 – 15:00 Sunday

The Library opening times

Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays

17:00 – 00:00 Wednesday

18:00 – 00:00 Thursday

16:30 – 01:00 Friday

16:30 – 01:00 Saturday

18:00 – 00:00 Sunday

Day Visitors

Evening Visitors

The Tea Parlour

DISCLAIMER: 

Card details are required when booking, it’s just an assurance for us that people show up when they reserve tables. (We might ask for a deposit if you are booking afternoon tea) If you no-show without giving us at least 24 hours notice there is a no show fee of  £10 per head charged directly to your card.

On table sizes of 6+ we do implement a non-optional service charge of 12.5% 

Our venue is not liable for any damage, breakage, or loss of items left in the premises or brought in by individuals, and therefore will not provide replacements or refunds.

Please note the last available time to book for afternoon tea is at 14:00 Fri/Sat and 15:00 Sunday.

Please make sure you have a confirmation email for your booking.

The Library

DISCLAIMER: During busy days such as Friday and Saturday card details are required when booking.

We do not charge deposits, it’s just an assurance for us that people show up when they reserve tables. If you no-show without giving us at least 24 hours notice there is a no show fee of  £10 per head charged directly to your card.

On table sizes of 6+ we do implement a non-optional service charge of 12.5% 

Our bar is not liable for any damage, breakage, or loss of items left in the premises or brought in by individuals, and therefore will not provide replacements or refunds.

Please note, that we have a smart-casual dress code: no flip-flops, tracksuits, fancy dress costumes, or baseball caps/hats. This dress code is a guideline, so if you need to wear any of the above or are unsure, please let us know before your booking.

Please make sure you have a confirmation email for your booking.

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