Bristol Food & Drink: June

It’s summer tiiiime, and Bristol is awash with afternoon tea and all the boozy festivals, from beer to cider to wine!

It’s also World Gin Day on 11th June, so nab yourself a bottle or G&T from one of Bristol’s brilliant gin distilleries.

Read on for more ideas of what to eat and drink this month…

Jubilee bank holiday weekend

Whether you’re celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee or not, there’s still a four-day weekend for many of us to enjoy! And plenty of Bristol places are jumping on board with fun events.

Head south of the river for the first ever Bedminster Beer Trail from 2nd – 5th June, with lots of bars, pubs and restaurants getting involved.

Wiper & True’s brewery tap room in St Werburghs will be open from Thursday to Sunday with food from Taco Station and The Good Measure in Redland is doing a cask beer festival for the whole long weekend too. Bambalan are doing a special Drag Brunch on Thursday 2nd June. You can also join a Big Jubilee Lunch on College Green on Sunday 5th.

If afternoon tea is your vibe, you can book on to Jubilee-themed ones at No.4 Clifton, The Bristol Hotel, Harbour Hotel, The Ivy Clifton Brasserie and Harvey Nichols in Quakers Friars.

You can see more Jubilee weekend events here.

Enjoy a fancy afternoon tea at No.4 Clifton

Festivals and celebrations

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to exciting and memorable events this month, including afternoon tea on Brunel’s SS Great Britain on Wednesday 8th June ( £15), gin cruises with Bristol Ferry on Thursdays throughout June (£20), a World Gin Day tour with Psychopomp on Saturday 11th (£35) and a four-course communal meal at Grub Club Bristol on Thursday 30th June (£39).

Celebrate Bristol’s food & drink with Bristol24/7 on Thursday 9th June at the launch of their 2022 EatDrink24/7 Guide at Left Handed Giant Brewpub. Tickets are £6 for members of Bristol 24/7, £10 for general public, and include a copy of the guide.

Crowd on terrace
Celebrate with Bristol 24/7 on Thursday 9th June

Bristol Craft Beer Festival is back in the harbourside ampitheatre on Fri 10th & Sat 11th June, final few tickets are available for £60pp, including all your beer for the session! The festival will feature over 40 breweries from Bristol and across the globe, DJ sets, live fire pit cooking, plus food from The Cheese Guys by Two Belly and The Little Taquero. Look out for a special beer brewed by Lost & Grounded while you’re there – Brave Noise Brew is a collaboration with over 200 breweries worldwide to highlight the issues that women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ individuals face in the brewing industry.

She Drinks Beer is back at The Good Measure on Tue 7th, with a special tap room edition at Good Chemistry’s brewery on the 24th!

Sample beers from UK and international brewers at Bristol Craft Beer Festival

Averys Summer of Wine returns to Bristol Beacon on Saturday 11th, you can book onto the afternoon session or evening session, and sample over 100 wines from international producers, or join mini masterclasses across 3 floors.

Averys summer of wine

Cider Salon is also back from 28th June with a week of cider talks, tours and tastings, culminating with The Salon (£30) at Trinity on Sat 2nd, with 90 bottled ciders available to taste.

Looking for Father’s Day gifts? Box Local are doing a range of gift sets with local food and drinks, or you can read my Bristol Foodie Gift guide for more ideas.

Also St Nick’s Night Market is back on 1st July – the comeback in April was so good, so don’t miss this one!

Classes, tastings and tours

Learn something new this month!

World Gin Day poster
Lebanese cookery class
Learn how to cook Lebanese flavours on 17th June (Credit: Yuup)
Rum Club at Milk Thistle

New places

Thee have been a few recent openeings, including a Spicer & Cole in the newly-refurbed RWA and a third branch of FED in Fishponds. Caribbean restaurant Negril Island has also opened on St George’s Road in Hotwells.

And opening very soon: Blame Gloria cocktail bar on Small Street in the city centre, a new Pizzarova restaurant on North Street in Southville and Harbour Hub, a new cafe and bar in the former Spoke & Stringer unit on the harbourside. Run by the team behind Rock Salt and Dhamaka, the cafe/bar will serve Wogan coffee and croissants each morning, fish & chips and other light bites from 12 noon until 9pm and offer a full bar service in the evenings.

That’s it for this month, you can follow A Life Less Organised on Facebook, say hi to me over on Twitter or see what I’m eating on Instagram. Thank you for reading – you can sign up to get emails for whenever a new guide is published by clicking the follow button.

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Opening soon: Blame Gloria in the Old City

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