There’s nothing better than catching up with your friends on a rainy Friday night, preferably somewhere in a cozy pub that serves a variety of bar snacks and beverages. The only thing that would make it better is the company of fluffy, friendly cats. Sounds too good to be true? Well, there’s a pub in Bristol that can offer a delicious pint with a side of cat cuddles.
When Luke Daniels opened his pub, he never expected that one day it would be full of cats
The Bag of Nails is located in the heart of Bristol, United Kingdom and it’s not your everyday dingy pub that serves flat pints. Here you can relax, try different IPAs, challenge your friends to a board game tournament and pet cats! You’ve read that right – there are a bunch of adorable cats living in the pub. Feline friends can be found chilling on the counter, bar chair – anywhere, really, so be careful not to sit down on them.
The pub was first opened in December 2011 by Luke Daniels, who was excited for this new beginning. He welcomed patrons, served them drinks and played good tunes, quickly establishing it as the new place to be. As it turns out, the feline visitors thought the same – one day in 2011, a tiny kitten popped up in the pub. On their Facebook page, a picture of the adorable munchkin was shared with the caption “The Bag of Nails has a kitten! I know. Could things get any freakin’ cuter around here? Meet Malcolm. All together now”.
Soon, Malcolm was joined by another cat named Beresford and they slowly began their adorable overtaking of the pub, but Luke wasn’t mad at all – they were simply way too cute.
Image credits: Bag of Nails, Bristol