Eat, Drink, Train, Repeat

Open from 8 am Mon to Friday - breakfast / take away coffees available.


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.

Opening Times

  • Mon - Wed 8am-10pm
  • Thurs & Fri 8am-11pm
  • Sat 12pm-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


Enjoy our tasty range of thin and crispy stone baked pizzas, prepared and baked fresh, in the traditional way using authentic high quality ingredients.Our delicious pizzas are available in 8-inch, 12-inch and 12-inch gluten-free bases.

Rustic ClassicRustic combination of tangy La Bella San Marzano tomatoes and creamy Fior di Latte mozzarella.
Simply SalamiDelicious cured Italian Napoli salami with tangy La Bella San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella.
The WorksSmoked speck ham, cured Italian Napoli salami, fennel sausage, La Bella San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella.
Sweet n' TangyTangy goats cheese and sweet peppadew peppers, pesto and La Bella San Marzano tomato sauce.
Nice n' SpicySweet peppadew peppers and Fior di Latte mozzarella, La Bella San Marzano tomatoes, fiery salami, spicy Nduja sausage seasoned with authentic Calabrian chilies and spices.
Gone Trufflin'Decadent mushroom and black truffle paste, smoky speck ham, wild mushrooms, Fior di Latte mozzarella.
The SpaniardNavarra chorizo seasoned with smoked paprika, herbs & garlic, Pecorino Sheep's Cheese, La Bella San Marzano tomatoes, fillet peppers, Grana Padano Parmesan and sprinkles of Oregano.
Meatball Lovin'The perfect fusion of La Bella San Marzano tomatoes, creamy Fior di Latte mozzarella, wedges of red onions and Italian meatballs, with just a hint of spice.


Speck ham, buffalo mozzarella & rocket.
Bresaola beef, horseradish, shaved parmesan & rocket.
Red pesto, buffalo mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes & rocket.
Yellow fin tuna & mayo, sun dried tomatoes, shaved parmesan & rocket.
Beetroot, goat's cheese & rocket.


Garlic BreadItalian bread drizzled with garlic infused olive oil.
Garlic n' MozzarellaItalian bread drizzled with garlic infused olive oil, topped with Fior di Latte mozzarella and balsamic glaze.


  • 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 8am-10pm
  • Thurs & Fri 8am-11pm
  • Sat 12pm-11pm
  • Sun Closed
  • Food served daily until 9pm

Contact Us

Temple Gate,
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