The Bristol Arms is open between:

Sunday 11:00 - 23:00 

Monday 18:00 - 23:00

Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00

Thursday 18:00 - 23:00

Friday 18:00 - 23:59

Saturday 11:00 - 23:59

Please note these are winter months opening times.

Christmas and New Year

Christmas Eve: 18.00 - Midnight

Christmas Day 12noon - 3pm (closed in evening)

News Years Eve: 18.00 - 1am

The Bristol Arms welcomes pets with well-begaved owners. 

Visit us today. For map, to contact us, or to make a booking go to: Bristol Arms


Named after the Marquis of Bristol, who owned the land and foreshore of Shotley Gate, there has been a Bristol Arms overlooking the River Stour since the mid-1800s serving the locals and sailors. 

The picture below shows the Bristol Arms at the bottom of Bristol Hill, with HMS Ganges in the background, circa 1900.