So, we’ve set up shop in Bristol for our final week of HOPELESSLY DEVOTED at Tobacco Factory Theatres.
And what’s so great about Bristol, you might ask? The simple answer – plenty.
But we consulted with our lovely pals at Tobacco Factory Theatres to put together this nifty little city guide, featuring our selection of the city’s top 5 hot spots. Check it out:
1. THE OLD BOOK SHOP
A lovely bar on North Street
“…a sumptuous port-of-call for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Bristol. Enjoy fine food and drink, an intimate musical experience and the artistic talents of our local community.”
Had us at “fine food.”
2. THE STOKES CROFT AREA
Image by Joel Redman for the Guardian
“…this isn’t anti-capitalism old-style, with hair shirt and poor personal hygiene, but with sassy glamour. The streets are painted in vast, colourful murals.”
An entire street as a work of art? Count us in – not least to spot the famous “Mild Mild West” Banksy mural voted “Alternative Landmark of Bristol” in ’07.
Environmentally friendly cafe bar on the corner of Jamaica Street in Stone Croft
“Our aim is to create a sustainable business model that can be taken as an example of how a modern business can operate sympathetically to its environment.”
Famous for their locally sourced tapas, and winner of the 10th Observer Food Monthly Award – want more could you want?
4. BELL’S DINER
Bells Diner and Bar Room
“…you can eat as little or as much as you want; prop up our bar with a little bit of something lovely or pull up a chair and eat like a king (or queen).”
We’ll take the latter. Modern Mediterranean dishes with titillating flavours from Spain, North Africa, Italy and France.
5. MADE IN BRISTOL: PAPER SCISSORS STONE
Pop up shop located in Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus
“Showcasing a fresh collection of talented artists & designers from Bristol, Bath and the surrounding countryside, this unique shopping experience is the perfect destination for those who covet colourful, eclectic, handmade gifts…”
…and it seems we’re just in time for the Spring shop party. Sweet.
Have thoughts on our top 5? Suggestions for hotspots we need to check out this week? We’d love to hear them! Tweet us with: @painesplough #KTHopelesslyDevoted, or find us on Facebook and Instagram.