Opened in November 2015, the bishops cave is a hybrid cheese, wine and craft beer bar and shop. we wanted to create a relaxed, continental-style bar where people can come and enjoy some of life's little luxuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do i need to book a table:
We would advise booking if you want to guarantee a table. Especially for Thursday-Saturday after 19:00. You don't have to, as we do keep tables available for walk-ins, but we're a small place and it fills up quite quickly. If you are walking in, you can always call the bar phone before you come and we can let you know if there is space.
How do i book a table:
Please use the booking form on the homepage of the website linked to opentable,
I can't see the time that I want:
Sorry, If the time you want is not showing, then that time is already fully booked. You will need to try for a walk-in table on the night or try closer to the day.
How do your table bookings work:
We book one or two sittings on the tables and they are available for 2hrs per sitting. If you need more time please contact us directly by email or by phone during opening hours.
How many people can i book for:
Our largest table can fit 8-10 people, so our bookings are restricted to 8. If you wish to book for more than 8 people you'll need to call or email us and see if we can accommodate you.
How long do we get the table for:
Standard bookings are for 2hrs but if you need more please contact us.
What if i'm late:
We hold the table for 15 minutes. If you have not called, and do not show up in that time, we will release the table and deduct £30 from your credit card used to book the table.
Please let us know if you are not coming by calling or texting the number below. You can also cancel via the booking system directly.
Do you sell gift vouchers:
Yes we sell gift vouchers in various denominations, see our e-gift card tab above
Do you sell tea and coffee:
Yes we have a coffee machine! We're not professional baristas but we can make a mean cappuccino.
What other food do you do:
Our menu is available on this website and has all of the food that we offer. We do not serve hot food.
Can i bring my own cake:
We dont mind you bringing a small cake to put candels in but would prefer you not to eat it in the bar.
Can i hire the whole venue:
Currently we are not doing full venue hire except for sunday or monday nights. Drop us an email to discuss how it could work for you.
Do you do wine tastings:
We will be doing wine tastings in the future, so follow us on social media for announcements or check the events tab above
Do you sell hampers and gift sets:
Yes we do bespoke hampers, come in and see us and we'll put it all together for you.
For any other enquiries, please email us or use this handy message box to send us your query. For bookings, please use the reservation system on the home page.