Private Hire

Providing Bespoke Celebrations

The Pump House is available to hire for celebratory functions, corporate events and wedding receptions.  We pride oursevles in providing a unique experience with delicious food, specialising in bespoke weddings and formal dinner parties. It is possible to have exclusive use of the whole building, mezzanine restaurant or an area of the ground floor depending on the size of the party and your requirements. For full private hire and weddings we charge a reservation fee, for part hire there is no fee, just a deposit, and you are required to reach a minimum spend.

Our mezzanine restaurant can seat a maximum of 66 guests for a sit down dinner. Events that require seating for more can be split between our ground floor dining area and the mezzanine restaurant. The restaurant measures 9.5m x 7.5m has exposed natural stone & wooden beams.

Please contact Kerry our in-house events co-ordinator who will work with you to ensure that your every requirement is met.

Kerry is available on 01179 272 229 or send your enquiry to

The Venue

It’s prime waterside location and striking Victorian architecture makes The Pump House Bristol’s ideal wedding and functions venue.  The warm, friendly atmosphere and attentive, professional service will ensure that you and your guests have a relaxed and enjoyable day.  The layout and location of the Pump House means that there are endless possibilities to be explored making your day even more special.

Discuss your ideas with us and we can assist you in creating the perfect day.

Please note that the Pump House will not accept any booze cruises unless arriving for a pre-booked private function. We apologise for the inconvenience but due to our reputation as a well established restaurant we do not allow large groups into the premises. This is mainly due to noise levels and the sudden busy environment it creates around diners. For these reasons again, The Pump House will also refuse service to hen + stag parties, football fans and anyone who arrives in fancy dress. We understand that most groups are not a problem but a due to the ones that are we have a blanket rule to refuse service to all.

Weddings at The Pump House

The Pump House is the perfect location for a truly ‘Bristol’ wedding. Situated on the waters edge it only seems natural to arrive by boat on the famous Tower Belle after a leisurely cruise from the registry office in Bristol city centre. The Pump House can provide you with fizz and canapés for your boat trip or arrival at the venue. After your welcome drinks migrate upstairs to our charming mezzanine restaurant for a relaxed afternoon of delicious food and wine, enjoying a bespoke 3 course meal or banquet style feast designed between you and our head chef, Toby. Let our passionate and attentive staff make you feel at ease. Greet your evening guests downstairs and dance the night away in our main bar area. Our knowledgeable bar staff will keep your guests busy with our range of over 400 gins and arrange you a taxi for the ride home.


‘Toby was on hand to talk menu choices, we didn’t want a traditional meat or fish meal so his expert knowledge of local produce and seasonal choices suddenly made our choices easy. Our expectations were far exceeded.  It didn’t stop there, the bar staff made sure our evening guests, were never waiting long for a drink! The atmosphere for the party was amazing, we ended our night with a huge feeling of success that we had not only had an amazing day ourselves, but had given all our guests a day to remember.’

Nicola + Tim, October 2014

What We Offer

The Pump House offers a range of dining experiences to cater for every occasion. For sit down dinners of 21 or more guests we provide you with a seasonal menu to pre-order your meal prior to the event. Groups of 20 or less we are able to take your order on the evening, requiring just a deposit for the table. Bespoke menus can be tailored between you and our head chef for exclusive events.

Outside Catering

The Pump House can now apply for an outside catering license so if your interested having Toby and the team cater for your event then please get in touch. We offer North African buffet, canapés and wedding breakfasts or let us know if there’s something special you would like us to do! Prices on application.

Gin Tasting

We have over 600 Gins and we love to share our knowledge.

We can provide informal advice or a history lesson, get in touch to book your place.



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