Dungeons & Dragons at Bristol Gin

Curious about playing Dungeons & Dragons but don’t know where to begin? Let Bristol’s experienced Dungeon Masters guide you through an epic adventure, whether it's your first time or you're an experienced player. Bring your friends or come and make a fellowship as you play!

Dungeons & Dragons is about storytelling in worlds of swords and sorcery. Like games of make-believe, D&D is driven by imagination. It’s about picturing a crumbling castle in a darkening forest and imagining how a fantasy adventurer might react to the challenges that scene presents.

Unlike a game of make-believe, D&D gives structure to the stories—a way of determining the consequences of the adventurers’ actions. Players roll the dice to determine whether their attacks hit or miss. Whether their characters can scale a cliff, roll away from the strike of a magical lightning bolt, or pull off a dangerous task. In this fantasy world, the possibilities are limitless - it's all part of the charm.

To get you started on your quest, treat yourself to a G&T. Bristol Gin has also made a special D&D gin that you can purchase to take home to fuel your next campaign. More D&D merchandise will also be available on the night.

Rule of Play's Dungeon Masters will create your world, explain the rules of play, and guide you through a fully immersive and individual experience. It’s like being in your own action-adventure movie.

They'll be running a series of 4-hour one-shot episodes that are suitable for people of any range of experience. Your hosts will have characters ready for you to play and you’ll get a guide to your unique character’s personality, skills, weaknesses, and traits. You're welcome to bring your own level one character if you have one.

The world of D&D is summoning you - what are you waiting for!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £15

What people are saying

Raul Morales
Dec 2022

Amazing introduction to D&D!

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Richard White
Oct 2022

First ever go at D&D (aged 67). Good fun and will attend the next session.........especially as I...

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Ryan Ramage
Sep 2022

Great fun. The event was well run and very beginner friendly. I was supposed to attend with my pa...

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Susanne T
Sep 2022

Really well organised and run.

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • Grab a single G&T from Bristol Gin!


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your hosts will adhere to the current guidelines - they'll only have tables for up to six people

On the day

  • You don't need a character to join in
  • Book individually or in groups of 2-6

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Mike Marshall (They/Them)

Mike has been managing Rules of Play since 2018. They seriously enjoy their work at this friendly store and sharing their passion with guests who want to get into games. Mike has been running D&D sessions since 2007. They introduce people all over Bristol to this magical collaborative game, building a community around it that happily welcomes new members.

Mike's approach as a Dungeon Master is flexible and friendly. They love seeing people's reactions when they play and being constantly surprised by everyone's different perspectives.

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