The Alma, Tavern & Theatre is a grand, traditional pub with the unique added attraction of its own intimate theatre. Situated in the heart of Clifton, The Alma is one of Bristol’s best known pubs and is popular with its locals as well as drawing regular crowds for food and theatre shows. The theatre is renowned for its eclectic mix of productions from local and national theatre groups, and specialises in the production of new writing.Use our Bristol trip itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Alma Theatre and other attractions in Bristol.
Having changed hands in early August 2012 the Alma has undergone a refurbishment seeing huge improvements to the building that was well in need of a face lift. New decor, flooring, elegant toilets, expanded garden, kitchen, and theatre have enhanced the venue with a key factor being to keep the charm of the ’pub’ alive.
The front of house team is headed up by Rich Maxwell and Holly Newton who between them bring some 20 years experience and expertise in the restaurant and hospitality sector.
The ’behind the scenes’ team comprise of James and Zoe Dunn who have great experience in the local music and arts scene and were responsible for making the Golden Lion (Gloucester Road) one of Bristol’s key live music venues and art spaces.
We have a jazz pianist every Friday and Saturday evening from 7-9pm and Sunday lunch from 1-3pm. There will also be some live music on Sunday evenings in the rear of the pub as well as some one-off gigs in the theatre.
We also have art exhibitions running monthly in the rear of the pub, look out for event updates as to the latest shows and forthcoming gigs.
We hope you enjoy the Alma and look forward to seeing you soon.
Alma Theatre Reviews
I have been to the Alma Tavern frequently during the past forty years but this is only the second time that I have been upstairs in the theatre – this was the first time since I became disabled... more »
An absolute gem of a place to visit. Not only is there a warm & friendly pub downstairs but upstairs is the amazing small theatre. I’ve been a few times now & have always had excellent service from..... more »
Gorgeous bar beautiful garden area it’s a sweet little sun trap. Really lovely staff and the best pizzas in Clifton. They do a mean roast for the winter months and they have have a fine wine and beer selection ticking all the boxes.
Lovely people serving the food and the beer was very good. It was busy but not in any way intrusive. I'm definitely going back, highly recommended.
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