Withnail and I at Averys Wine Cellars

DOORS: 18:45 | FILM STARTS 19:00

Vintage Screenings pair classic films with thematically linked wine tastings to create unique evenings in the stunning setting of Averys Wine Merchants’ historic wine cellar. Following a sparkling wine reception, the film will be accompanied by a tasting of four carefully selected wines courtesy of Averys’ resident experts.

“I must have some booze, I demand to have some booze” - thus spake Withnail, and so BFF are bringing Bruce Robinson’s cult comedy classic Withnail And I to Averys this June! Whether you know every line or have yet to discover the delights of this true highlight of British cinema, it’s sure to be a riotous evening. While we can’t quite guarantee “the finest wines available to humanity”, we’ll be serving up a selection of highlights from ‘up North’ from across the globe…

Take your evening further with BFF add-on options:

• Enjoy a pre-screening wine tasting session as you learn more about wine tasting over a glass

• Indulge with a delicious deli box from Two Belly, with cheeses, chutney and crackers to enjoy alongside your film and wine

• Attending in a group of six or more? Take a look at BFF's new Group Bookings option

Please note that Vintage Screenings are strictly for over-18s only

1953 | 15 | 107 mins

Withnail and Marwood are two struggling actors in 1960s London. Desperate from an escape from their existential woes (and their borderline uninhabitable flat), they convince Withnail’s eccentric uncle to let them stay at his holiday cottage in the Lake District - but their holiday turns out to be more stressful than the life they have left behind.

Contains very strong language, drug use, strong sex references


Averys was founded in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK’s most pioneering wine merchants. Their historic wine cellar can be found beneath their shop on Culver Street, and is an atmospheric and intimate setting for our Vintage Screenings.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (18+) £26
1x Ticket & Two Belly Deli Box (Enjoy 3 different cheeses, along with an artisan chutney and crackers, as a perfect complement to your wine tasting.) £41

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

The nearest public parking is available at Frogmore Street car park, about a 1-minute walk from Averys Wine Merchants.

Averys Wine Merchants is approximately a short 5 minute walk from Bristol Hippodrome, if you are travelling into the City Centre by bus.

Please contact Bristol Film Festival for further information about accessibility at this venue.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 28 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 28 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.

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