The Cloak & Dagger keeps on truckin'

by The Cloak & Dagger in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

The Cloak & Dagger keeps on truckin'

Total raised £190

raised so far



This is a Covid Appeal for a small independent business, grassroots venue and community hub in the heart of Bristols independent district

by The Cloak & Dagger in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 4th February 2021 we'd raised £190 with 6 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

This is a Corona Virus Appeal for a Small Independent Business.

Without support via pre-sales of vouchers, hampers and show packages we are under real threat of immediate closure.

Please read on to find out more about us.

The Cloak and Dagger is a new grassroots event venue, bar and diner in the heart of Bristol's Independent District. We are still relatively new and our incubation months have mostly been over lockdown. Our first year of trading was budgeted to survive a small loss but now as trading has ceased altogether due to Corona Virus our losses are looking scary.

Over the past five years we have seen many venues close in Bristol due to high rates and also to make way for student accommodation. There is a demand for smaller venues to arise- we are one of those!
We want to survive!

We are a small ambitious team with decades of experience in the industry who are working on utilizing the building to its maximum potential. We had programmed a calendar packed with weekly events and activities and had generated appeal and customer base from successful past events and serving high quality food and drinks.

Regular events have included- weekly magic shows, therapy drop ins, gigs & club nights, markets, workshops and social activities such as private parties, baby showers and hen dos.

Over lockdown 1 we used the time to do much needed renovation/repair work to the building and make improvements to meet new safety guidelines. We were very excited to re-open again and gave it our all. Purchasing a voucher today helps to keep another destination venue in the city we love.

The venue is a beautiful, versatile and eccentric space, spread across 2 floors.  The Cloak rooms are ideal for dining, cinema and daytime events and the Dagger rooms are designed for partying into the early hours.  See photos here: Photos

We are also very proud of our weekly menu which is thoughtfully prepared by Masterchef finalist Sebastian Merry, who is passionate about serving fine dining, that is affordable as well as sustain-ably sourced. See example menus here: Menu

Like all businesses we have seen a dramatic drop in customers over the isolation period. All of our events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future which covers 75% of our income, cafe sales are 25% of our trade. We have reduced our opening hours to Thurs-Sunday only, operating a delivery service/takeaway service to comply with advice.

These uncertain times are absolutely devastating, all our staff are full- time and are dependent on their wages from the business. Overheads for the property still need to be paid regardless of our income situation. We have incredibly limited funds as we are not in profit yet.

We are not asking for donations, although these will be gratefully received, we are asking for your future custom. We are pre-selling room hire for private functions and drinks and dining packages.

By buying early you will get the benefit of having offers at a super discounted rate which will not be available otherwise. Your purchase will pay for our staff costs now, and will mean we are able to continue and to re-schedule events and re-open with a bang, offering more than before.

Please contact us to let us know you have made a contribution so we can send you your voucher.

We thank you for your support in saving local business.
Please share xx
The Cloak and Dagger team


This project offered rewards

£10 or more

£10 Pledge

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. In return, you can pick up one of our wonderful teapot cocktails next time you are in.

£15 or more

£20 Reward

Pay £15 and get a voucher for £20 to be redeemed on any menu or event.

£25 or more

£25 Pledge

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with a burger and a pint for you and a friend. PLEDGE NOW > CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

£100 Pledge

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with... A private magic show for up to 6 people, a cocktail each and a selection of sharing plates

£500 or more

£500 Pledge

Full use of downstairs with a PA system from 5pm -midnight on a night of your choice and a choice of either. - Buffet for 20 people - DJ for 3 hours - Magician for 1 hour

£1,000 or more

£1000 Pledge

Access to both floors and courtyard with a total capacity of forty (until Covid Regulations are reduced) from 5pm - midnight with full PA system and choice of: - Buffet for 40 people - DJ for 3 hours - Magician for 1 hour

£50 or more

£50 Pledge

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with either: - a Deluxe Christmas Hamper with a selection of locally-sourced products which reflects the quality of food you would expect when dining at The Cloak and Dagger, all hand picked by our Head Chef. - A VIP Show Pass which gives you entry into x10 events throughout 2021 PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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