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Zazu’s Kitchen Pubs

By bristol247, Wednesday Nov 21, 2018

Born out of a much-loved community café at the heart of the Stokes Croft scene, Zazu’s Kitchen Pubs has evolved over the years into a Bristol-based independent pub company with six pubs across the city and one in Bath. Owned by a group of five friends with a varied background in hospitality, retail, music, publishing and local indie start-ups, Zazu’s has retained its core ethos from those early days: turning failing sites into well run, friendly pubs and bars at the centre of the local community where quality is the hallmark.

Even with its rapid and continued expansion as a Group, Zazu’s works hard to avoid the cookie-cutter approach to its growth. Each pub is carefully refurbished and designed to meet the local need and to deliver what our neighbours have told us as being important to them and the area. The managers are encouraged to have autonomy in creating an offering tailor-made to their location, whether it is through free use of community space in the pub, supporting nearby schools and good causes or putting on live events.


The shareholders have a strong connection with, and passion for the city and want to provide highly sociable homes-from-homes which the city can be proud of. Not to mention employment for nearly 200 people. As the business develops, more resources will be put back by Zazu’s into the community as part of the company’s commitment to a Better Bristol. We are proud to be founder member and supporters of Bristol 247’s excellent initiative.

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