"What the Frock" Friday October 11th


Join us for our What the Frock’s regular Bristol comedy show. This popular night ALWAYS sells out in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Joining resident MC Jayde Adams will be Cerys Nelmes (“a strong, funny woman”,Inter:Mission), Harriet Kemsley (“a hilarious combination of bashful and weird,” Three Weeks), Bethan Roberts (WTF! winner 2013), and Rachel Gleaves (Funny Women finalist 2013).

Comedy goers can snap up a tasty aperitivo meal deal at the Mauretania’s adjoining Park Street Cafe beforehand. For just £10, you can refill your plate with delicious handmade Italian tapas as many times as your like – and the price also includes one drink (alcoholic or soft). Please arrive by 7pm if you would like to eat before the comedy. There is no need to reserve in advance for food.

Tickets £10 advance, £12 door

Doors 7.15pm, comedy from 8pm

Tickets available here


Bristol Cocktail Week at Mauretania - Friday 4th October

The prestigious Bristol Cocktail Week is created by the team behind Hyde and Co.

Opulence. Grandeur. Vintage Glamour. That’s what to expect when you’re invited to drinks with the Tzar. So where better venue for our Stolichnaya event than the stunning Mauretania at the bottom of Park Street. As well as delicious Russian themed nibbles and canapes and music fit for an Emperor, all of which is included in your £5 entry, we’ll also have the finest menu of vodka cocktails available for a mere £5 each.

Musical Entertainment from Bartoune Swing Trio

Russian canapés include caviar blinis, and salmon vol au vents

DRESS CODE: We’d love you to dress up. Think: Glamour. Vintage. Decadent. Opulent. Or at the very least, smart casual.

Tickets at only £5 are available in person from Bristol Ticket Shop and there will also be a limited number on the door.


Magpie’s and I Vintage and Handmade Market - Saturday 5th October


'Magpies & I' are setting down some roots at the Mauretania. A beautiful vintage and hand made pop up market is to take place in our art deco surroundings.

Market days run on the first Saturday of every month. 

The venue will be filled with the Magpies & I usual flock of vintage and handmade local sellers. They will be offering clothing, homewares, vintage bric-a-brac, various jewellery, accessories and many other creative products. 

There will also be cocktails, cafe and a vintage hair and beauty parlour to enjoy. Not to mention live musical entertainment in the cafe.

The wonderful vintage parlour will be set in its own boudoir room, offering everything a girl could need pre Saturday night. With vintage hair, make up and nail art services all on offer.

Don’t miss out on this experience, from shopping to the cocktails, all set in breath taking surroundings.


Catgroove’s Electroswing Halloween Tinseltown Massacre - Friday 25th October

It’s time to step back in time……to a time of silver screen. It’s time to step back to Tinsletown Massacre: A Classic Hollywood Fancy Dress Halloween Party

When every Speakeasy was full on the sounds of swing, prohibition was in effect but the booze flowed and big tops travelled the globe bringing with them daredevil antics and fun!

Spread across three rooms:

Vintage Times Meet Dirty Basslines

Bar & Circus shows throughout the night. Be amazed by magicians, acrobats & jugglers
Join in a game of Roulette and win prizes
Special Guest: MISS RADIDA -

Be welcomed by a complimentary drink on your way in and expect the unexpected.

Tier One (Limited to 50): £8 -
Tier Two: £10
Tier Three: £12


Magpies and I Vintage and Handmade Market - Saturday 13th July


'Magpies & I', Bristol and Bath’s nomadic handmade and vintage market, are setting down some roots at the Mauretania. The venue will be filled with the Magpies & I usual flock of vintage and handmade local sellers. They will be offering clothing, homewares, vintage bric-a-brac, various jewellery, accessories and many other creative products. The Market will also offer shoppers the option of a tempting vintage tea party, fresh fruit cocktails, plus a vintage hair parlour!  

Vintage Tea Parties in the VIP Rooms
Customers can enjoy an afternoon tea with friends in sampling fresh cut sandwiches and homemade scones, whilst looking over new purchases in the stunning art deco Mauretania VIP rooms.

Vintage Tea Parties - £15 per person
Vintage Tea Party with a Cocktail £20 per person
For Tea Party bookings please contact, minimum of five people per booking

Cocktail Bar
The cocktail bar will be serving fresh fruit cocktails. Your favourite cocktails, Daquiri’s Mojito’s and Cosmopolitans made with exquisite fresh fruit cocktails such as strawberry, mango, starflower, elderberry……..


First Secret Supper Club Date - Thursday 20th June


So everyone has been asking for the date of our first secret supper club and it is finally here!

This event is so secretive they don’t want is to give their details online, but it takes place on Thursday 20th June. Rest assured it is one of the most top end dining experiences in the area. We are very excited about holding lavish dining events in the beautiful Mauretania, quite fitting……..

This event sold out in just 48 hours. To be added to a mailing list for future events drop us a line at


This Happened Bristol May 28th – Art, Technology and Magic

The event will bring together three great speakers focussing on the stories behind interaction design. It is presented by the team at The Watershed/Pervasive Media Studio’s
Doors open at 6.30, tickets are £5. There are a limited number of tickets, please do book early.
Confirmed speakers are:

Keiron Kirkland: Making magic
If you want to know how tricks are done, Kieron will explain, among other things, why asking a magician “how did you do that?” is the least useful question you could possibly ask.
He’ll explore what goes on in the mind of a magician when inventing a trick, how it goes way behind technique and is possibly one of the oldest processes of interaction design out there. It’ll include everything from playing with grand technological narratives to picking out the alpha male of a group.
Oh and he might find time to do some mind blowing magic as well. Just to prove he’s not a charlatan.

Michelle Palmer: Flaming Lotus
Michelle Palmer is part of Flaming Lotus, an eclectic group of Artists, welders, computer programmers, biotech researchers and cafe barristas. They produce some of the most striking of the pieces out at Burning Man and around the rest of the world. Michelle will be talking to us about making Serpent Mother, a 168ft long interactive stainless steel serpent with 41 flame effects along the spine which are entirely controlled by the audience. First shown at Burning Man in 2006, she has been since shown  in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Robodock technology festival in Amsterdam.  She is testament to what is possible when collaboration happens.

Ben Templeton: Magic Tate Ball
Tate challenged Thought Den to democratise art for the smartphone masses. Taking inspiration from the iconic Magic 8 Ball, they created a digital toy that uses GPS location, time of day, date, weather and ambient noise to select an artwork from the Tate collection relevant to that moment of your life. Available for both iPhone and Nokia Ovi, Magic Tate Ball is yours to shake, what artwork will this moment make?

Book your tickets at Eventbrite:



Opening Night for Bristol Harbour Fest

Friday 26th July Jelli Records present Barry Walsh in concert as part of the opening night of Bristol Harbour Festival 2013

Barry Walsh will appear with special Guest Louise Brent. Doors 7.30pm, music from 8pm. £4 on the door.


Bristol Culture Web Launch Party

We just got these lovely pictures in from our first event at Mauretania; The web launch party of the rather wonderful Bristol Culture magazine. The Bristol Culture party was a private event but lots of great public events are now springing up in the calendar 


The Mauretania Opened by Hoochie Coochie

On Friday 24th The new Mauretania is to be opened by the the ever fabulous Bristol institution, Hoochie Coochie. Entertainment features interactive fun such as Fanny Fontaine’s Karaoke, bingo, Jenga and Twister with showgirls and showboys. 

The stage show includes acts from cabaret star Audacity Chutzpah, beautiful tribal belly dancer Victoria Pearl Boheme, and circus star Matt Pang. After the shows DJ LloydiTron will be rocking the light up dance floor. Dress code is OTT: Glitter, glamour, flamboyant or ridiculous.

Further information and tickets available at the Hoochie Coochie website

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