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Welcome to The Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Tavern, Prince Street, the longest serving ale house in Bristol, derives its name from the Theatre Royal in nearby King Street. The Shakespeare offers 5 cask ales / 3 draught ciders / 4 draught lagers / over 15 different types of wine. Prince Street itself is named after Prince George of Denmark, consort of Queen Anne. The original Georgian mansion was a merchant house designed by architect John Strachan in 1725. In 1777 the Shakespeare Tavern finally became a dockside inn supplying refreshment for ship workers and warehousemen. It’s longest serving licensee was William Allen circa 1934, retired 1976.

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Contact us

  • Call us:

    0117 929 7695

  • Find us:

  • 68 Prince Street

  • Bristol

  • BS1 4QD


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