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Grain Barge started life as an engineless transport barge that carried barley and wheat from Bristol to Cardiff, across the Severn Estuary. Built in 1936 by the Charles Hill shipyard, the barge is now moored in Hotwells, opposite her original berth and near Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Today, Grain Barge is a relaxed and friendly bar/restaurant with spectacular views across Bristol Harbour. Serving fresh, locally sourced dishes and a range of craft beers, ciders, wines, and coffees, this unique venue is the perfect location for everything from coffee with a friend to the wedding reception of your dreams.
With its attractive, cosy, wood-lined interior and windows looking out across the harbour at water level, our Hold Bar truly is a one-of-a-kind location to host your event. Our dedicated Events Manager will work personally with you to plan your day from start to finish, down to the smallest details, and be there on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly.
The space has its own exclusive bar and PA system – perfect if you want to hire a band or DJ for the night. You can decorate the space to your heart’s content and, if there is a particular drink you would like us to serve your guests, let us know and we can order it in for you.
- The maximum capacity of the Hold Bar is 100, depending on the seating configuration.
- Buffet catering is available.
You will need to pay a hire fee to secure the date for your party. Please download the appropriate hire pack below and get in touch to discuss your booking.
Check our ‘Availability’ calendar for date options:
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