Glassboat Brasserie


Glassboat Brasserie



Glassboat is situated on Welshback in Bristol’s historic floating harbour.

Our tables look out to the water through large, restored wooden windows, with views around the harbourside and to the city. On the lower deck original oak panels and...portholes create a unique atmosphere for private dining.

The whole boat is available to hire for exclusive use, and we cater for weddings, business functions and all types of special occasion.

The restaurant opened 30 years ago, having been pulled from the muddy river Severn and restored as a labour of love in the early 1980s. Since then we’ve built a reputation for wonderful food served in one of Bristol’s prettiest locations.


Glassboat is a fully-licensed wedding venue and can be hired in its entirety for all types of private events.

Our mooring on Bristol’s historic floating harbour in the heart of the city is close to numerous hotels and car parks, and we are within easy walking distance of both Bristol Registry Office and the 800-year-old stunning Gothic church of St Mary Redcliffe.

The upper and lower decks combined host up to 100 guests for a sit down meal or 150 for a standing reception and we are licensed for live music until midnight.
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Venue Details

  • Venue Type:
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Exclusive Hire
  • Landmark
  • Coastal Wedding
  • Pub or Restaurant
  • Capacity:
  • Intimate (2-20)
  • Nearest & Dearest (20 - 40)
  • Simple Surety (40 - 60)
  • Party People (60 - 150)
  • Accommodation
  • Nearby usually available
  • Dining
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Buffet meal facilities
  • In house catering
  • Alcohol licence

Additional Info

  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Entertainment Licence