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The Old Duke

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Good Live jazz

This was a very jolly evening, not too crowded managed to get a seat with an excellent selection of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Popped in

Saw this pub and decided to pop in for a pint , live music venue , quite busy for an early Saturday... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“live jazz”(18 reviews)
“the pub”(18 reviews)
“king street”(10 reviews)
The Old Duke is a music venue situated on the cobbled King Street in the heart of Bristol. Named after Duke Ellington, the pub has become world famous for it's live traditional, New Orleans inspired Jazz music. More recently the pub has added Blues...more
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45 King Street, Bristol BS1 4ER, England
+44 117 401 9661
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very jolly evening, not too crowded managed to get a seat with an excellent selection of beer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this pub and decided to pop in for a pint , live music venue , quite busy for an early Saturday evening. Card payments £10 or over so be prepared with cash. Good pint of cider and ale

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judith130969
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

It was Halloween weekend when we visited so plenty of costumes about. This little pub gets very busy but as there is a flow of people you can get a place to sit if needed by waiting. The free live jazz is very good, staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ruthlou
Reviewed 27 October 2018

went on a Wednesday afternoon and the place was deserted. Guess its much omre an evening venue. Good beer and friendly service.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This was Such a good night out with good music that makes everyone smile. Staff friendly. Great atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kazuk43
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Always good music and atmosphere - try to see Eddy Martin when he's there. If Blues and Jazz are your thing..be there!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pagoda2014
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A popular venue, close to the city centre and harbourside, that has regular music throughout the week.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ArthDrwg
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I don't go out to listen to music in pubs very often but I would make a special effort to go to the Old Duke to listen to Frroage en Feu. It is also a very specail place to go to listen to jazz. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jackieg123
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great place, fantastic atmosphere, live music daily but...the beer is served in a plastic glass (if you want to take it outside)! I understand the policy but shouldn’t it be enforced at certain time not all day?! Shame it could have been the place to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrUgo
Stuart S, Owner at The Old Duke, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

I'm not sure when you attended but there are times we do use plastic glasses, particularly if sitting outside. During events (such as our Jazz Festival, the Harbour Festival and during the World Cup, for example) we do enforce this all day, even decanting bottled...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Nice friendy atmosphere, would go again.great that we can all spill outside the pub.would go for a quick pint too loud for too long.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pebs S
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