Bristol Food & Drink: August 2021

Whether this month has more storms or heatwaves in store (and I’m sure it has both), there are lots of tasty options to tidy yourself over throughout August, whether you fancy a cider tasting, a cake making class or a party at a gin distillery!


Cider Salon is back for all of you cider lovers from 10 – 15 August. The main event is sold out but there are still plenty of tastings, talks and and parties that you can head along too. See the full list here.

Averys have won South West Regional Wine Merchant of the year from the IWC – if you’ve not been to their amazing shop just off Park Street, rectify that immediately, it’s a proper Aladdin’s Cave of wine.

Yuup have added a bunch of new food and drink experiences to their calendar for summer, from foraging walks to wine & cheese pairing or even a pizza, beer and trampolining day out! Plus food tours in Bath or with a Michelin-starred chef in Bristol. They’re a great option for trying some new places or organising a day out with friends.

There are lots of other ideas in my Bristol Food Experiences list and Bristol Foodie Gift Guide. You’re welcome!

Bath food tour at cheesemongers
Sign up for a food tour via Yuup

Windmill Hill City Farm in Bedminster are now doing weekly veg boxes, with the option to buy a solidarity box for someone in need.

To celebrate Gastronomy Month in September, Gambas and Bar 44 have teamed up to do a Tapas Tour of Bristol on 4th September, including a ferry tour. Tickets are currently sold out but you can join the waiting list here.

If you’re looking for al fresco drinks & music, a bunch of outdoors bars and huge outdoor venues have opened recently, including Propyard in St Phillips, Lost Horizon HQ in St Jude’s, Bloom Bar in Cabot Circus, Outer Space on the harbourside, and BUMP rollerdisco in Redcliffe.

Propyard Bristol
Outside at Propyard

Dinners & special events

Give yourself something to look forward to this month, whether it’s a slap-up dinner from the list below, a foodie festival or the bottomless fried chicken brunch at Backyard on the Triangle, which is available every Friday and Saturday for £19.95 per person. More info here.

Backyard Bristol fried chicken and sides
Bottomless brunch at Backyard
Bristol Distilling Co Summer Staycation Party poster

Tours, workshops & tastings

Learn something while you scoff yourself silly!

Cider Saloon poster
Cider Salon Bristol: Little Pomona event poster

New places to visit

There are a fair few newbies to visit this month, one of the most exciting being the new Grano Kitchen x Pizzarova residency at Bristol Old Vic, featuring a range of favourites from each, including sourdough pizza, cod linguine, gnocchi, bruschetta and a very moreish tiramisu.

Grano Kitchen parmagiana and salad
One of Grano Kitchen’s dishes at Bristol Old Vic

Already open around town include Jozi in Clifton, a cafe with some South African flourishes, funky pub Barrel House in Clifton (I’m keen to visit for their lush garden and Detroit style pizza), new darts venue Flight Club in the city centre (who intriguingly do brunch socials) and Yummy Yummy Bakery in Knowle West.

Pi Shop has also reopened at The General, with some small plates added to their popular pizza menu, and The Bristol Loaf have opened their third branch in the city at Bristol Beacon.

The garden at Barrel House in Clifton

There are a few new coffee joints in town, including Double Puc in Temple Quay, Triple Two Coffee in Quakers Friars and Jubilee Food Hub in St Werburghs.

Coming soon are Ramen Monster on St Stephens St in the Old City, Small Goods coffee and doughnuts in Temple Quay from the Small St Espresso team, and a new restaurant for Little Hollows on Chandos Road in Redland.

Little Hollows restaurant interior
The Little Hollows restaurant in progress on Chandos Road

That’s it for this month, remember to follow A Life Less Organised on Facebook if you want to see more updates throughout the month, or you can see what I’m eating over on Instagram. Otherwise, just come and say hello on Twitter and tell me if you’re planning on doing any of the things in the guide, I love hearing about what people get up to!

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