Due to popularity at weekends & holiday times and to avoid disappointment due to our restaurant layout / size,

that any parties of 5 or more wishing to book do so at least 3 weeks in advance. This is just to avoid disappointment as larger tables tend to book up first.


We are not a fast food restaurant. All our dishes are prepared/smoked/cooked in house & BBQ takes time, ‚ÄčSo please bear this mind, relax with family and friends, have a few cocktails while you wait. All dishes especially smoked meats are subject to availability, as they take 10-20 hours to prepare & we do run out!


"We are an independent restaurant who source our products as local as possible and support other local businesses, such as our bread supplier & butcher. We are not a chain restaurant with mass buying power and all dishes are prepared by hand in house, this is reflected in our menu pricing. So when you dine with us you are not only supporting us but other independent Bristol businesses & we are very proud to do so."



Bright sunny days will see us at our busiest at lunch times especially, it is adviseable to book a table in advance. If you turn up as a group on a time limited lunch break please be aware of potentially severe delays, as generally most guests will arrive at the same time and all want serving as quickly as possible. We endeavour for a fast service but we reiterate that we are not a fast food outlet. 


AS OF JUNE until MID SEPTEMBER - Maximum Booking/table size will be 8 Persons maximum (Peak season)

We cannot take on large groups due to sheer volume of people that need serving especially during good weather, this is to ensure efficent

service to guests as much as possible. We will not accept multiple bookings to try and create a large party - these will be cancelled if done so via the app,

to be as fair as possible to all guests, larger tables of 8 will be booked once per hour to ensure a  smooth service for all.


- Availability via the booking app is the same if you try & book over the phone.

- Multiple bookings to create large parties are not accepted.

- We do not reserve outside tables so they are available first come first served.

Maximum walk-in table size is 8 persons - subject to availabilty.

Our Peak Summer weekend is during Bristol Harbour Festival - No reservations are taken

on the Saturday or Sunday of Harbourfest - First come first served basis only.


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  • THE RIBS..................OOO THE RIBBSS
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  • Despite temptations to the contrary, I can only advise that you order sparingly, the quantities are enormous.
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  • Good food, not to expensive and very good staff
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  • Simply the best ribs i have ever tasted
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  • Hands down best meal ever
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  • The service was absolutely Brilliant
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  • Great Place to eat
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  • Hands down the best ribs I have ever had...........Ever
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  • Fred Flintone portions
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  • "I would literally live here if I was allowed"
    Jon Pitt

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