The Artery is an independent, family-run cafe, bar, art gallery and event space. Located in Lansdown about a mile north of Bath city centre, it is easily accessible to all but very much part of the local community.
This is a unique place where locals and visitors come to meet, eat, drink, be sociable and be entertained in relaxed and stylish surroundings.
In the winter they vie for a seat around the log burning stove and in the summer they fill the fabulous beer garden. All year round they chat, laugh, make new friends, enjoy fresh local produce and discover fresh local talent.
The Artery is committed to promoting environmental awareness through the use of locally sourced produce, careful energy use and the avoidance of plastics, use of bio-degradable packaging and gentle encouragement to refill, reuse, and avoid unnecessary waste.
Well-behaved children and dogs are of course very welcome.
THE CAFE & BAR
The Artery cafe and bar offers a limited interesting menu using good quality produce from local suppliers to eat in or take away.
We also have great coffee and a wide selection of tea, along with fresh fruit smoothies and bottled still and sparkling soft drinks.
The bar has local lager and ale on tap as well as bottled beers and ciders, wines by the glass or bottle, and a small selection of popular spirits and mixers.
The walls of the cafe and bar are adorned with works produced by our talented local amateur artists, all of which are available to purchase without commission. Our occasional unplanned local busker performances also manage to surprise and delight!
The Artery is open from 08:00 to 20:30 on Wednesday to Friday, from 09:00 to 21:30 on Saturday, and from 10:00 to 20:30 on Sunday.
Opening hours are extended on event nights and alcohol is served from midday.
Plans are underway to develop the currently unused room at the back of The Artery into a performing arts venue. We would love to stage live music, dance, comedy and theatre events here, and we are also looking at other uses such as televised sporting events, supper clubs, talks & presentations, parties and even yoga or pilates classes.
If all goes to plan the venue will open in early 2022 so please watch this space for more information.
We are very lucky to have a large community of very talented amateur artists in Bath and at The Artery we love to showcase their work and possibly help them to connect with the art lovers who are inevitably drawn to our cafe and bar.
We have plenty of wall space to display their work and never charge commission for any sales that are agreed between artist and buyer.
In return we get brightly coloured walls and conversation pieces to look at and talk about every day. Perhaps a sale might be celebrated with a coffee and a slice of cake of course but that is in no way mandatory!
The Artery is located on the ground floor of The Richmond in Lansdown Bath, a beautiful Grade II Listed building in a prestigious residential area built in 1791 as part of a terrace for skilled artisans.
There is free on-street parking in the neighbourhood or bus routes 6, 6A and 31 will drop you nearby. Alternatively it's a 20 minute uphill walk from the city centre.
By the way, please remember to respect our neighbours when arriving at, leaving or using the outside spaces at The Artery.