As we stumble through the season of Christmas parties and Bratwurst-laden markets, there’s still plenty of other tastiness to keep you busy.
I’m also having January off from the blog so have added some extra treats in for you to start off 2023 (ffs) in the best possible way.
Oh and if you’re still looking for last minute presents, take a look at my Bristol Foodie Gift Guide – it’s got tons of local stuff on there!
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We’ve arrived at my favourite point in the year – misty evenings, pretty trees, the return of mulled beverages and the perfect conditions for me to sink into a cosy corner of a pub and nurture a dark beer. Lovely stuff.
Whether you’re excited for impending festive vibes (the Bristol Christmas Market opens eye-wateringly early this year – 4th November!), or want to focus more on learning a new cuisine or indulging in a beer trail, I’ve got something to please all tastes in this month’s guide. Read on!
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It’s a bit late due to factors, but there are still some exciting events going on this month, plus some new places to try!
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As we slip into autumn, September still has some sunny days, beer festivals, markets and unusual events for you to sink your teeth into.
Read on to see where you should be eating, drinking, and generally being merry this month…
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We’re halfway through summer, and it’s been quite full on already! For those of you not jetting off to Spain or partying in a field, here’s what you should be eating and drinking in Bristol this month…
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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)…
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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…
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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.
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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!
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Here we go towards spring, and it’s good to see lots of green shoots of events, awards and new openings in the midst of a lot of uncertainty for businesses.
There’s plenty to look forward to this month, so start planning now…
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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!
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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…
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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…
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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….
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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!
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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!
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Well after a long slog, we can start looking forward to pub gardens and dining at restaurants again!
The current roadmap says that outdoor hospitality can return from 12 April, and indoor hospitality from 17 May, both dependent on data, but many bars and restaurants have already reopened their bookings for summer, so if you’re ready take a look at your favourites to get some dates in the diary!
For the moment it’s still all about deliveries and online events, so I’ve got a few suggestions for the coming weeks below. Tell me what you end up eating over on Twitter or Instagram, or follow A Life Less Organised on Facebook for more food & drinks news throughout the month.
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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…
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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.
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*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.
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Autumn is here, some of you are excited about pumpkin spice, or pumpkin beer, or wooly jumpers, or heavy stouts making a reappearance (for me, three out of four – I don’t get the pumpkin spice thing at all).
October looks set to be a bumper month for new openings and some interesting events both online and in bars & restaurants, so support where you can!
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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…
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