Bristol Food & Drink: May 2022

It’s a couple of days late due to bank holiday festivities, but here’s your guide to the first foodie flurries of summer in and around Bristol, hurrah!

Scroll on down to see what fun stuff is going on, and keep an eye out for the June guide a bit earlier than usual too, as I’m planning to knock it out before my holiday rather than cake my keyboard in suncream. You’re welcome.


Bristol is in party mode this month, starting with the new Buskers Banquet from Yuup, a new food and music festival across the city, running from 8th – 29th May. Watch musicians perform at intimate gigs in some of Bristol’s best restaurants and bars, including KASK in Bedminster, Dough Heads in Easton, Cloak & Dagger on Cheltenham Road and Pizzarova on Glocuester Road. Tickets include food and entertainment and start at £30 per person. See the line-up of gigs here.

Buskers Banquet in Bristol

Later in the month on Sunday 22nd is the Cotham Hill Street Party, where several bars and restaurants will have stalls, and Rock Salt will be attempting to make the World’s Biggest Negroni!

There’s also Wild Beer Co’s Beer & Cheese Festival at their brewery near Shepton Mallet (shuttle buses run from Temple Meads) on Saturday 21st May and Foodies Festival returns to The Downs from 20th – 22nd May.

Wild Beer Co Beer & Cheese Festival

If you like food and films (which must be most of us), I’d recommend nabbing a ticket to see Big Night at Averys Wine Cellars on Tuesday 10th May. This film with Stanley Tucci is an iconic film about food, with lots of lush shots and scenes with decadent dishes, so make sure you eat beforehand! Tickets are £15.50 and include a drink on arrival.

If you’re looking for a fun new weekend brunch event, try out The Haus of Soul at Klosterhaus, where every Sunday you can tuck into brunch or a roast dinner while listening to a live funk and soul band.

Haus of Soul at Klosterhaus

Fancy sipping a gin cocktail in one of the grandest venues in town? You can either head to Bristol Cathedral at Night on Sat 14th from 6 – 8pm for live music, plantbased food and gin cocktails (featuring the Cathedral’s very own Chapterhouse Gin!) or Espensen Spirit’s spring gin tasting at the Cathedral on Saturday 28th from 1 – 3:30pm.

And a quick preview for June: the first ever Bedminster Beer Trail will be taking place from 2nd – 5th, plus various Jubilee events across town for you to make the most of another four-day weekend!

Bedminster Beer Trail 2022

Feasts and festivities

Book yourself on to one of these tasty events…

Bristol Ferry in Bristol Harbour
Go on a cider or gin cruise with Bristol Ferry this month

Classes, tours and tastings

Learn or try something new this month!

Tour group being led around Bristol harbour
Go on a cider or beer tour around Bristol this month

That’s it for this month, if you want to keep up to date with more food and drink news, you can follow A Life Less Organised on Facebook, say hi to me on Twitter or see what I’m eating on Instagram. Cheers then!

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