Eat, Drink, Train, Repeat

Open from 11.30 am Monday to Friday


Welcome to The Sidings, the meeting place to relax, eat, drink and unwind. We serve pizza and coffee (to go if you like), piadine, burgers, sharing plates, light bites, great value wines, craft beers, modern continental lagers and more.

With Brewdog on tap and brunch at weekends, it's a great place to meet friends and family from the train, so come and join us and you can bring your friendly dog too if you like.

To make a group reservation please call us on 0117 3290793.

Opening Times

  • Mon - Wed 11.30am-10pm
  • Thurs & Fri 11.30am-11pm
  • Sat 11.30pm-11pm
  • Sun Closed
  • Food served daily until 9pm

The Bar

We pride ourselves on being purveyors of the finest drink in the city, and with a great ambience we’re also the perfect place to meet with friends and have a good time. With a new reputation as one of Bristol’s best kept secrets we promise to provide an escape for those in the know who are looking for good food, good drinks, good company, and a good time. With an informal, unpretentious charm and friendly, funky staff who really make a fuss of their customers.

Barista coffee

Verde Coffee

Coffee. It starts your day, it’s your “me time”, your social hour, and you can’t imagine a day without it. Or we have other bevarages available too and tasty pastries!

Great coffee? It’s all in a day’s work

Behind every extraordinary cup of coffee you’ll find a beautifully engineered machine, a well-trained barista – and (of course) the finest ingredients.

Say hello to Verde...

barrel & Stone pizzas

Our Menu

Our menu changes regularly The link for the example menu below is for indicative purposes only

For todays menu please call us on 0117 329 0793


  • Great Value Wines
  • Prosecco
  • Cider
  • Gin
  • Continental Lagers
  • Craft Beer
  • Coffee
  • Tea

About The Sidings

The Old Station - Then

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the world’s most famous architects, designed the Old Station in 1841. Built on the same scale as a cathedral, the entire railway station was completed in just two years. The building was a masterpiece of its time - London would not have a similar structure of the same scale and importance for another 14 years at Paddington.

To make the station as unique as possible, Brunel had to tackle a variety of design issues and functions that had never before been resolved in one building project. Designing an engine shed, passenger hall, ticket office and goods area, as well as stabling for hundreds of horses and an engineering shop were just a few obstacles he faced. The station was also not permitted a site within the medieval walls of the city, so Brunel chose to place it within the water meadows of Temple Parish, which stood just beyond the Temple Gate of the City. On completion the timber and iron roof of the passenger shed formed the widest single span of its age.

The Old Station - Now

Today, Brunel’s Old Station is a grade 1 listed building and is one of Bristol’s most fascinating and historical buildings. This World Heritage Site, was preserved by the Empire and Commonwealth Trust in the 1980’s with the active support of the Railway Heritage Trust and English Heritage.

The main entrance of Brunel’s Old Station now stands within the former Engine and Carriage Shed, where the locomotives filled their tanks with water from a massive water-tower. The water tower stood above where Café Gusto is now located. The enduring versatility and appeal of this Bristol venue is reflected in the events, meetings and conferences its hosts today, from large Asian weddings, to business meetings, cider festivals and food fairs. The Sidings is located opposite the Old Station and is a great place to meet people arriving on the train or before or after an event at The Old Station.

Opening Times

  • Mon - Wed 11.30am-10pm
  • Thurs & Fri 11.30am-11pm
  • Sat 11.30pm-11pm
  • Sun Closed
  • Food served daily until 9pm

Contact Us

Can we politely request that if you require a quick response, then please call us on 0117 3290793. If you use the email contact form, we will get back to you as soon as we can, but we cannot promise it will be the same day.

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