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The capital of the West Country, Bristol is vibrant, culturally rich, brimming with history and packed with things to do – we love it. The Sunday Times gave weight to such much-deserved praise by naming it the Best City to Live in Britain in 2014. It’s a conclusion easily arrived at when you consider the architecture of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his famous Suspension Bridge, Banksy in all his barmy brilliance, the annual Balloon Fiesta at Ashton Court and the historic docks where the Harbour Festival is held and the SS Great Britain rests. It’s a city that even has its very own currency!

Where better to spend the Bristol Pound than in the city’s numerous restaurants, pubs and cafés. There is unbelievable variety here. Bristol proudly boasts Michelin-starred Casa Mia, stalwart of the local scene Riverstation, the Cowshed with it fine steaks, eco-friendly Bordeaux Quay and the award-winning Thali Cafés. Bustling and bohemian Gloucester Road is a melting pot of different cuisine types, from the Caribbean flavours of Plantation to the tasty tapas of Bell’s Diner. Clifton village is also great stomping ground for foodies, with its plethora of independent cafés and restaurants, including favourites The Clifton Sausage and The Albion. Bristol export Pieminister serves its famous pies from St Nicholas Market, where proof, if proof is needed, can be found that Bristol has a booming street food scene. The market is the perfect place to sample a huge array of international delicacies and delights. Add to this a crazy-busy calendar of food festivals and events, and you have a city made for food lovers. 

Please note, only festivals from today's date are shown below.

British Dal Festival

The British Dal Festival will celebrate the magic of dal and similar pulse dishes from around the world and will run in Bristol from 19th to 25th March 2018.


Foodies Festival Bristol

Fill up the platters, polish the cake stands and break open the craft cider, foodies from across the South West are heading to Bristol Harbourside this July.


Gin festival - Bristol

Gin, glorious gin!


VegFest Bristol

Feel the pulse and disco to the beet at Europe’s biggest veggie event – Vegfest UK Bristol.


Bristol Vegfest

A whole weekend dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, from the edible to the entertaining.


Food Connections

Food Connections promises to be a city-wide success that inspires, entertains and connects people with good food.


Nailsea & Backwell Beer Festival

For community fun in the Somerset sun, this celebration of the humble pint can’t be beaten.


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