As you can expect from summer in Bristol, this month is absolutely chocca with festivals, outdoor events, boozy tastings and a bunch of new openings.
Time to crack on and tell you where to eat and drink this month (first up should be St Nick’s Night Market on Friday 1st)…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: July
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…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: June
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.
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: May
Ignore the intermittent flurries of snow and hail – spring is here! And in Bristol that means the start of festival season, boat trips and lots of other exciting stuff.
Among the events and new openings, I’ve even chucked in some advance news for big events coming up in May so you can make your plans early. As Maui would say, you’re welcome!
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: April
Here we are into the second month of 2022, after my annual January blog hiatus.
Clearly Bristol is ready to roll and eat/drink a lot because there is TONS of stuff on this month, with some fun new openings too. Read on!
Continue reading Bristol Food and Drink: February
Seeing as the Christmas market has been in Broadmead for a month now, you should all be feeling fairly festive!
There are plenty of other events to celebrate in style this month, plus lots of new places to visit…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: December 2021
After a month off, the food guide is back! Just in time for festive frolics, mulled beverages and stodgy winter food. Lovely stuff.
Read on for new openings, events, gift ideas and lots more…
Continue reading Bristol Food and Drink: November 2021
Here it is, the most requested guide I’ve done so far! People have asked me to write a list of country pubs near Bristol for years, and after visiting a fair few of these and also getting a handful of extra recommendations, here are some of my top picks.
Continue reading Country pubs near Bristol
As summer slips away and we ease into autumn, I for one am hoping for a sunny September so that we can still enjoy pub gardens and G&Ts for a while longer before settling into fluffy socks and stout season.
From tequila tap rooms to food festivals and some exciting new places to visit, there’s a lot you’ll want to drink and eat this month….
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: September 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!
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: August 2021
I’ve heard a heatwave on the way, so now’s the time to start planning your pub garden and outdoor munching adventures – and there are plenty of ideas below, from gin cruises to neighbourhood food tours, brewery hopping, al fresco bottomless brunches and vineyard visits. Enjoy!
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: July 2021
It’s my favourite month of the year, and not just because it’s my birthday month!
June is when the sun comes out, the festivals start and I can start counting down the days until the next East Bristol Brewery trail (August bank holiday weekend FYI)
Start your planning now, because there’s going to be a lot you’re going to want to book after reading this…
Continue reading Bristol food & drink: June 2021
How nice is it to have pub gardens and outdoor dining back? And now this month we’ll be allowed back inside bars, restaurants and cafes after almost six months, I can’t wait!
Have your calendars at the ready, here’s where you should be munching and boozing this month…
Continue reading Bristol food & drink: May 2021
Chocolate, hot crossed buns, pub gardens, picnics, wine tastings and new openings – April has it all!
After a tough few months the sun is both literally and metaphorically starting to break through the clouds, and there’s plenty to be excited about eating and drinkin this month, so read on…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: April 2021
Welcome to 2021, where I hope you’re all managing to stay safe and content at home with plenty of good food to keep you occupied.
Despite a rough few months, Bristol’s businesses have risen to the challenge once again and have plenty of Valentine’s Day deliveries, meal kits, online events and new openings to get you excited over the coming weeks.
Have your Filofax at the ready, here’s what you could be eating this February…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: February 2021
Welcome to the final stretch of the strangest year imaginable. Hopefully I’ve managed to bring you a few treats among the gloom this year!
Here are my recommendations for what you should be munching and boozing on in December.
It’s also worth taking a look at my Bristol Foodie Gift Guide and Bristol Lockdown Essentials as there’s lots of extra stuff in those and I’m updating them all the time.
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: December 2020
Phew, what a few months ey? It’s been a tumultuous time to say the least, but it’s been amazing to watch how many of Bristol’s food & drink businesses have risen to the challenge with their own delivery services, meal packs, online events and gift vouchers systems.
Here are some of my picks for how you can still enjoy the best of the city’s food scene while staying safe – let me know if you have any others you think I should I add in.
Continue reading Bristol’s Food & drink lockdown essentials
*Please note that this guide was amended on 2nd November to reflect the changes for the November 2020 lockdown in England*
We’re into winter and I think we all need a few things to look forward to, so let me oblige! From new foodie apps to online events, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied in November even while we’re staying home.
But before I start – following on from all the talk in the news about school meals and food banks, FareShare South West has announced FoodStock 2020: a plan to stockpile emergency food with the infrastructure to deliver it to critical organisations through a difficult winter. Find out how you can help. Other orgs helping in this area include Feeding Bristol, National Food Service and many more listed in this post.
If you’d like some Christmas ideas for gifts from local businesses, check out my Bristol Foodie Gift Guide – it has gift sets, booze, hampers, vouchers, experiences and more. I’ve also updated my Bristol Lockdown Essentials guide to keep you entertained.
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: November 2020
Have you been making the most of the reopened bars and restaurants over the past month?
Whether you decided to Eat Out to Help Out or order a feast to munch at home, I hope you got to enjoy some old favourites and perhaps discover a few new places too.
As the evenings get crisper, there’s still plenty to keep you well fed and boozed this autumn…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: September 2020
Thought July and August were the busiest time of year for festivals and food events? Think again!
I’ve long suspected that September is the month where it all really kicks off in Bristol, once we’re all back from our summer holidays, Glastonburys and have packed any kiddies off to school so we can drink gin in front of Judge Judy (can you tell that I’m not a parent?).
Have your Filofax at the ready and a cuppa to sip on – this month’s guide is a BEAST – skip to the end for a full list of dates & events if you can’t be arsed to read my waffle, and tell me what you get up to over on Twitter or Instagram!
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: September 2019
Between the intermittent heatwaves and storms, there’s plenty to be tucking into this month, from food festivals to extravagant dinners and boozy boat cruises.
Set aside some spending money, it’s a tasty month ahead…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: August 2019
Summer! Sunshine! Beer Gardens! Festivals! Harbourside drinks! It’s all going on and more this month, so hopefully the good weather will stick around to make this month even more fun.
Let me know what you get along to this month on Twitter or Instagram, I love hearing when you’ve used the guides!
You can also follow A Life Less Organised on Facebook if you want to get other food updates throughout the month (plus the odd photos of my eating adventures). On to this month’s highlights!
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: July 2019
Whether you like beer, cider, cheese or unicorn biscuits, there’s something for everyone this month!
I’ll get straight to it, because there’s a lot of good stuff to get through…
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: June
Whether you’re in the mood for a bank holiday brewery crawl or want to learn the finer details about Australian wines, there’s a bit of something for everyone in this month’s guide.
Can’t be bothered to read it all? Check the Event Calendar and bookmark it for later. You’re welcome.
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: May
It’s the month of bunnies, eggs, chocolate and beer festivals, what a time to be alive.
I’ll crack straight on with the good stuff, but needless to say, it’s another exciting month ahead.
If you can’t be bothered to read the full list of events, check out the Events Calendar.
Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: April 2019