The Spotted Cow, Bristol

139 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1EZ

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Every Tuesday - Swiss Tony's Big Quiz & Bingo

Swiss Tony is best known as a local DJ/band frontman and all round celebrity and he decided to find time in his busy schedule to dedicate every Tuesday at The Spotted Cow to his very own brand of light entertainment. Whether you fancy yourself as a master of trivia or an expert on Pop there are plenty of chances for a great prize if you enter the BIG QUIZ, also take a chance with Tony’s ‘disco balls’ in the ROCK 'N' ROLL BINGO. Every week we ask teams to sign up for great fun and prizes.

Plus every week one team is picked at random for a chance to win the BONUS ROLLOVER question with a jackpot which has been known to reach £1000! To play in the QUIZ and BINGO is £2 per person which gives you a place in the quiz and a bingo ticket.

Both the QUIZ and BINGO start at 9:00pm

"DJ Swiss Tony's Big Quiz & Bingo is something every Bristolian should try once" - Joe Spurgeon / Venue Magazine


Sundays - Tony Clark’s Sunday Afternoon DJ Set

Every Sunday Afternoon, 2pm – 6pm
Tony Clark has provided the soundtrack to our Sunday lunch since 2008 and now at the age of 81, he can claim to be the UK’s oldest working DJ. As a DJ in clubs, on the radio, and at festivals, he has collected rare Jazz and Blues since the 1950s. He brings this vast knowledge with him every week to mix Jazz, Blues, Americana and much more making his Sunday sessions a journey through his amazing collection.

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  • Lovely sunday lunch. Popped in for a roast after shopping in town, lovely experience and food was Delicious! Thinking of going back this weekend :)

  • The Spotted Cow has been one such haunt of mine, and it has been for most of the seven years I’ve lived in Bristol. It’s remained a constant on ever-evolving North Street, seeing neighbouring businesses come and go, and the food and drink offering flourish. It’s actually been there, in the same guise and ownership, for over a decade. Come the summer, the large garden will come into its own, too – locals flock here at the first sign of sun to work on those vitamin D levels. A proper crowd-pleaser.

    Jess Carter - Crumbs
  • This spacious downtown gastropub oozes unpretentious sophistication, from the candle-lit minimalism of the decor to the chilled Sunday jazz DJ sets. Food is also a big deal here. You'll find classic pub grub brilliantly reinvented with locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

    The Guardian
  • Service was so welcoming and friendly and we were very confident in all of the safety measures put in place. The decor is very classy and relaxing with beautiful flowers adding to the atmosphere. All of us loved the food and felt that even without the Tories subsidising it is great value for outstanding British food. Make sure you book as this pub is so popular and deservedly so- just go!

  • Great grassy beer garden here which is good for a sunny afternoon. Pub is nice and the staff are always friendly. The food is incredible, have eaten (vegetarian) here twice and both times have been incredibly impressed with the food (risotto and stuffed peppers). Their desserts are also great. Can get busy on a weekend evening so best to go early or book in advance for dinner.

    G. Stares
  • Booked for a Saturday place was very busy but service was quick & efficient. The food was local and homemade we were very impressed with the kitchen making a lot of the starters from scratch (Scotch eggs etc). The service at the table was excellent and we were able to order bar drinks at the table. it gets a little noisy but there is certainly a great hubbub. I understand Sunday lunch is very popular