The Hope & Anchor has been part of Bristol community life for many decades and is conveniently located in Hotwells, near the Clifton Triangle and Harbourside.

Opposite the pub lies the historic Jacob’s Well.  A medieval Jewish ritual bath, known as a ‘mikveh’, was discovered in 1987, in the former Hotwells Police Station bicycle shed, by the Temple Local History group. This is believed to be the origin of the name Jacob’s Well, also given to the adjoining road.

Today, the Hope & Anchor is run by James & Chrys and their friendly little team.

The Hope & Anchor prides itself on serving only the best in craft and real ales, fine wine and decent value for money pub grub (we hope you like giant yorkshire puddings!).  On Sunday afternoons, we serve roasts with all the trimmings and there are always vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. In the evening we serve Bubble and Squeak, yes the left overs, all fried in butter and garlic, thrown into a giant yorkshire pud and smothered in the Hope & Anchor red wine gravy!

We love hearing from our customers so please get in touch!




Opening Times


Mon – Thurs: Noon – 11pm

Fri & Sat: Noon – 11.30pm

Sun: Noon – 10:30pm


Mon – Fri: Noon – 2pm / 5 – 9pm

Sat: Noon – 9pm

Sun: 12pm-5pm / 6pm-9pm (or we run out)

Open every bank holiday.