Wiper and True's guide to Bristol
We asked Wiper and True to share their favourite places to visit around the city of Bristol.
Guest | 29 Mar 2018
The East Bristol Brewery Trail
A few times a year our fellow Bristol breweries on the East side of the city roll their shutters up and invite drinkers in to try their freshest brews and take a nose around their brew kits. The perfect way to spend a Saturday. Start at Arbor, head to Dawkins, Left Handed Giant, Good Chemistry, Moor Beer and finish up in Bristol Beer Factory’s cosy pub The Barley Mow.
The Beermuda Triangle
There are too many fantastic venues to choose in this infamous part of Bristol – King Street is home to Small Bar, The Volley (AKA The Famous Royal Naval Volunteer), Kongs and King Street Brewhouse and Brewdog Bristol is just around the corner. With The Old Duke playing live jazz out on to the cobbled street and The Apple Cider Boat purveying the other West Country nectar you’ll wander in to the triangle for one and lose a few hours, but it’s Bristol at its best.
The newest addition to Bristol’s scene and home to Wild Beer Co’s bar and a collection of fantastic local independent businesses in two shipping container units. This corner of Bristol probably has the best culinary selection per metre you’ll find in town. Head to Pigsty for their legendary Pig Mac burger, Box-E for Modern British cuisine and Bertha’s for out of this world stone-baked pizza.
Our beloved local, a stone’s throw from the brewery – The Duke of York with its skittles alley and graffiti covered façade is a true Bristol boozer. While you’re in our neighbourhood don’t miss the chance for dinner at The Cauldron – where all the meals are cooked over hot coals and wood fires.
Gloucester Road/ Stokes Croft
Showcasing the Street Art that Bristol is famous for, this stretch of the city is vibrant and raucous in the evenings. For dancing with a local beer in our hands we hit The Love Inn or The Canteen. Moving away from the graffiti and bringing a little bit of art further up the hill is the Gallimaufry. For a quieter pint, it has to be The Hillgrove – our first Bristol pub customer and an enduring team favourite.
A visit to Bristol isn’t complete without a trip to the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, pick up some cold local beers from the fantastic independent bottle shop Corks of Cotham on your way and toast the city on the grass whilst taking in the view.
Temple Meads Train Station
Before heading home, stop by the tunnels underneath Temple Meads Train Station where Harts Bakery’s legendary sausage rolls and fantastic extract coffee will help with your headache.
Some new additions to add to your next visit:
Wiper and True tap is now open on Saturdays - Gordon and Gem can highly recommend a visit here.
Next East Bristol Brewery trail is 5/6 May. 11am to about 6pm
Lost and Grounded announced dates for their summer sessions