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A night of reggae at the Star & Garter, St Pauls, Bristol – in photos

Reminiscent of the some of the best old pubs in Brixton before gentrification struck, the Star & Garter is a wonderful community pub in the multi-cultural area of St Pauls in Bristol.

Famous for its late night reggae/ska parties, dub raves, friendly atmosphere and charismatic Jamaican landlord/Resident DJ “Dutty Ken,” the Star & Garter is rightly regarded as one of the best underground venues in Bristol.

The pub was where DJ Derek started his DJ career “by accident” when in his mid-30s, and was recently saved from closure after a crowdfunding campaign paid off outstanding debts.

We visited on a lively Saturday night and had a fantastic time. Inside things are a bit chaotic, but the ska and reggae sounds were fantastic and the vibes friendly and laid back. It really is a lovely place to spend a Saturday night.

There’s a pool table in the front room.

Photo of Concorde on the wall!

Chat about the Star & Garter on the forums.

Star & Garter
33 Brook Road
St Pauls
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Tel: (0117) 940 5552
Opening Times
8-1am Mon-Thu; 8-3am Fri & Sat; 8-1am Sun (ish!)