Bristol Crown Court

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The Law Courts
Small Street

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Opening times

Court open

8.30 am to 5.30pm

Counter open

Urgent enquiries only 09.00 am to 4.00pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm


0117 976 3030
Jury service
0117 976 3046
Witness service
0300 332 1137

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 0117 976 3030.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building, however paid off site parking is available within 500 metres in the Galleries or Nelson Street.

Disabled access

This building has level access to the building entrance and all floors, lifts to all floors and level access into courtrooms.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing Loop

The building has hearing enhancement facilities available by prior arrangement.  Please contact the Court office by telephone or email if necessary.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter this building. We have a security arch and x-ray machine for possessions. Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.


Wheelchair accessible lifts are available in this building to all floors.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available on all floors.

Disabled toilet

Accessible toilets are available on all floors.


Snacks, hot and cold drinks vending machines are available on the 1st floor

Interview room

Consulting rooms are available in the building as follows: First floor 6 rooms, second floor 4 rooms, third floor 5 rooms, fourth floor 6 rooms. Please note that the consulting rooms can be booked in advance by using the admin email or phoning enquiries on Option 4.

Waiting Room

This building has a public area outside each court and a separate witness waiting area. Please ask for details on arrival.

Baby changing facility

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets on the ground floor  

Prayer / Quiet room

A quiet consultation room for use for Prayer is available at this court upon request, please contact the listing office

Video facilities

Court room video conferencing facilities and prison to court video link facilities are available (by prior arrangement)

Wireless network connection

Wifi is available in all areas of the building which can be accessed via an on the day registration process. Further information on the Wi-Fi service can be found at  

Witness service

Witness service add – “Support for witnesses is available from the Citizens Advice witness service (link to https://

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Bristol Crown Court

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

Court codes for legal professionals

Crown Court location code: 408

DX: 78128 Bristol

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

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HMCTS Common Platform

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