10 lovely summer activities for foodies in Bristol


  1. Pick Your Own

When the sun is shining, what better way to spend your day than roaming around a lovely farm shop and picking your own fruit and veg to bring back to your kitchen table? Overlooking Chew Valley Lake sits Chosen Hill Farm. With mucky fingers from gathering seasonal delights, head to the farm shop to discover top quality goodies such as meringues, ice cream, cream and their own freshly-picked fruit and veg.

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  1. Dine by the waterside

When the sun starts to set, enjoy a lazy supper whilst watching the boats sail by at Bristol’s Harbourside. The Glassboat is a top notch spot to chink your glasses and wind down for the weekend.


  1. Have afternoon tea

Cox & Baloney Tearooms serve up vintage-style afternoon tea parties like no one else. Think brewed tea, thick clotted cream, English strawberries and bone china.

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  1. Go Foraging

Bristol may not have an abundance of rolling green hills, thick forests and country lanes but there’s still hope for wannabe foragers. To get a head start, let Martin from Go Foraging take you to the coast to discover the sea’s natural offerings; tour Brandon Hill for medicinal plants, and hunt for mushrooms across the city. From samphire to sea spinach, Go Foraging has it covered.


  1. Visit a Food Festival

Bristol is jam-packed with foodie festivals and we reckon Love Food Festival at Westonbirt Arboretum and Grape and Grain on Bristol’s Harbourside will be a hit.

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  1. Attend a cookery lesson

There’s always time to get your culinary skills up to scratch at Little Kitchen’s cookery school. Visit their website for a range of lessons including bread making, DIY tapas and master pasta.

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  1. Visit an ice cream parlour

We love Tarr’s award-winning ice cream shop which transports you back to nostalgic holidays spent by the sea and a bygone era in its 1920’s corner shop. Try a scoop of funky flavours such as coconut delight, bubblegum and cider.


  1. Eat at a pop-up

Grab the chance – whilst you can – to visit the various pop-up events happening across the city. Think quirky food dished up in cool spaces. If fondue tickles your fancy, then visit Fondue Pour Vous at The Thunderbolt (Sept 2nd) to dip into meat, cheese and chocolate fondue. You can find all of the pop-ups happening in Bristol on Foozie.

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  1. Whip up a cocktail

The Square Club offers cocktail masterclasses for parties, birthdays or simply, for fun. Packed with cocktail-making demos and hands-on lessons you won’t be able to stop laughing. Get shakin’.

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  1. Feast al fresco

Picnics are a quintessential British tradition where wicker baskets, gingham rugs and sandwiches come to mind. Spread your blanket in the many picnicking spots Bristol boasts: watch the sun go down from Brandon Hill, gaze at the clouds at Clifton Downs or take a quick pit stop and make the most of the dusky sunsets at Castle Park. Strawberries, champagne, quiches and pies are highly recommended.

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Joele Forrester

Joele Forrester

Joele feels Hermione Granger’s pain of having a strange name and longs for people to be able to pronounce her name correctly (like guacamole!). Never one to take the lift, she still gets out of breath climbing the three flights of stairs to the office and is a lover of bookshops, vegetarian food and flavoured tea.

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