A weekend with Josh

Hear from one of our Duty Managers, Josh, about his recommendations for a weekend in Bristol.

What area would you spend most of your time in?

The Harbourside.

What is there to do there?

Stroll along the River Avon. The area boasts the M Shed, which hosts fascinating exhibits and features a free museum showcasing the history of Bristol. Additionally, the SS Great Britain is situated along the Harbourside, adding to the area’s historical charm. Moreover, the Harbourside is dotted with excellent restaurants, bars, and cafes, making it a vibrant destination for visitors and locals alike.

What would you go and visit/see?

Exploring the Clifton Suspension Bridge offers breath-taking views of the Avon Gorge and Bristol cityscape. While there, you can take a leisurely stroll around Clifton Village, known for its picturesque streets and charming boutiques. Additionally, a walk up Gloucester Road presents a fantastic opportunity to discover a myriad of culinary delights and artistic expressions. This vibrant area is renowned for its diverse food scene and eclectic art galleries, making it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring Bristol’s cultural offerings.

Best place for breakfast?

The Social, local Pub

… Brunch?

Boston Tea Party, The Bristolian

… Lunch?

Sandwich Sandwich, St Nicks Market

… Dinner?

Three Brothers Burgers, The Stable, Malaga, Souk Kitchen

What do you do for evening entertainment? With friends/partner/solo?

NQ64, Roxy Lanes, Hippodrome

What is your favourite thing about Bristol?

One of my favourite aspects of is its vibrant and diverse cultural scene. Bristol is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and waterfront, but it’s also celebrated for its thriving arts community, innovative music scene, and culinary offerings. The city’s blend of creativity, history, and modernity creates a unique atmosphere that draws in residents and visitors alike. Additionally, Bristol’s welcoming and inclusive atmosphere fosters a sense of community and makes it a fantastic place to explore, discover, and connect with others.

What is there to do if its rainy or if it’s sunny?

Cribbs Causeway, Cabot Circus if its rainy, Clifton downs, Leigh Woods on a sunny day

Best drinks spot?

King Street, Corn Street, The White Lion in Clifton

Where do you go to watch sport?

The Sportsman, Walkabout, Cider Press, Bristol Beer Factory

Do you watch live sports?

Rugby, Football, Basketball, Ice hockey etc

Ashton Gate is home to the Bristol Bears rugby team and also to Bristol City football club Men’s and Women’s team.

Where would you go in the summer?

While in Bristol I would spend my time at the Clifton downs or Saint Andrews Park. My summer destination is to go to Southeast Asia or Mexico.

Any recommended walks or hikes?

Leigh Woods, Through Clifton, up Gloucester Road

What shops would you recommend?

Cribbs Causeway and Cabot Circus are great for bigger brand shopping. Gloucester road is home to a variety of independent shops as is North Street.

Are there free things to do in Bristol?

M shed, Banksy Tours

Are there family things to do in Bristol?

Mini golf, SS Great Britain, Boat Tours, Bristol Zoo project, Bristol Aquarium

Best place to meet new people?

King Street, M shed, Arnolfini, Spike Island are always buzzing during weekends in Bristol.