Iconic Bristol harbourside restaurant to reopen as a new floating gin bar

Glassboat in Bristol will reopen as a floating gin barGlassboat in Bristol will reopen as a floating gin bar
Glassboat in Bristol will reopen as a floating gin bar

One of Bristol’s most iconic venues which closed during the pandemic is to reopen as a gin bar.

The Glassboat at Welsh Back was one of the city’s most popular restaurants for 40 years but it was put up for sale last year.

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It has been bought by Bristol-based 6 O’clock Gin, which will re-launch the Glassboat as an exciting new retail, bar and events space in central Bristol.

With a loyal following across the city and surrounding areas, the brand is eager to bring the taste of 6 O’clock Gin to the heart of Bristol, offering a greater opportunity for residents and visitors alike to sample their gins and participate in immersive experiences.

Located at a picturesque waterside location, the reimagined Glassboat will provide guests with a stunning setting to enjoy a selection of delicious G&Ts and 6 O’clock Gin cocktails.

The new-look Glassboat will host a variety of upcoming events, including gin tastings, cocktail masterclasses, and gin blending experiences, where attendees can get more hands-on and delve deeper into the world of 6 O’clock Gin.

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Paul Sullivan MD of 6 O’clock Gin said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have purchased the Glassboat, our plan is to retain as many original features as possible while breathing new life into this historic site.

“The re-launch of the Glassboat marks a significant milestone for us as we are able to bring our 6 O’clock Gin experiences right into the heart of the city.”

The re-opening of the Glassboat is scheduled for later this summer.

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