Bristol's best bank-holiday sun traps


By Nicole Abou-abdallah, Epigram Food Online Editor

There's no better way to spend a sunny bank-holiday than being out in the sun with a Pimm's in hand, or even an ice-cold shake. Check out these swanky out door seating areas around campus when trying to decide where to catch the hottest rays.

99 Queen's road

This is a small cafe, just out of the way from Victoria Rooms. It offers a range of drinks, from ice-cold frappes to wine and spirits. The outdoor patio is large enough to accommodate big groups of friends, and the staff are all extremely friendly (even towards dogs)!

The Epiphany Cafe @ RWA

A low-key yet gorgeous cafe, found inside the Royal West of England Art Academy, is a beautiful terrace seating area which is great for people-watching. It is strictly a cafe, meaning no alcoholic beverages are served. However, the coffee here is one of the best I have tasted in Bristol.


This is a very cute microbrewery/restaurant found on Park Row. It has a cute terrace which overlooks the Christmas Steps, and even offers student discount on their drinks! If you fancy paying this place a visit on a day which does not fall on a bank-holiday, they also have lots of drinks deals, meaning you can taste all of their beers for a fraction of the price.

Colston Arms - St. Michael's Hill

You can spend the whole afternoon here in the beautiful and rustic beer garden, located on a road just off St. Michael's Hill. This cute and quirky pub offers lots of board games that you can play with while you sip a cold one and catch the rays!

Steam - Clifton Down

This is a bar situated in a small cranny by Clifton Down station. They have a pretty patio decorated with fairy lights and comfy sofas.

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