Photo by Carlos Blanco

The Old Duke

Inspiring jazz fanatics since 1967, the Old Duke is Bristol’s answer to the clubs of New Orleans - the jazz centre of the city

  • Music

Tantalising music drifts into the surrounding cobbled streets, pulling in punters to admire the foot-tapping jam sessions that grace the small stage almost nightly. From traditional to mainstream and everything in between, the musicians who play at the Old Duke have one thing in common: a love of the genre that has dominated the story of music for generations.

Two minutes from the Old Vic Theatre and a ten minute walk from the Hippodrome, the Old Duke is a great watering-hole for a pre- (or post-) theatre drink where you can soak up some of Bristol’s unique culture in one of the city’s best-loved musical institutions.

Did you know?

The Old Duke pub was originally named after the Duke of Cumberland but has since come to refer to the jazz legend, Duke Ellington, now emblazened on the pub sign above the door.


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