There are two local taxi companies, and Uber;
Arrow Cars –Airport Taxis. Open 24hrs.
Book on 01275 475 000.
http://Arrow cars bristol
Twilight Cars — Local Taxis. Open 9-5:30.
Book on 01275 394 949.
Uber- get the App
Eating and Drinking
Here are a few places that are relatively local and which we quite like to eat and/or drink at;
The Darlington Arms, Redhill BS40 5TE 01934 862247 : A pub opposite our turning on the A38 — 10 minutes walk from the house. Good food. http://www.thedarlingtonatredhill.co.uk/
The Plough, High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA 01934 862 871 : A true Village Pub that does good food within a short drive. http://www.theploughatwrington.co.uk/
The Ethicurean, Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Lane, Wrington BS40 5SA 01934 863 713. Just one mile from us. A glorious spot overlooking open fields showcasing local produce. http://www.theethicurean.com
The Pony and Trap, Chew Magna, Knowle Hill, BS40 8TQ 01275 332 627 : A Michelin starred restaurant within driving distance of the house. Booking is advised. http://www.theponyandtrap.co.uk/
The Prince of Waterloo, 1 High St, Winford, BS40 8AR 01275 474 930: A Great village pub about 5 minutes drive away serving robust, good value bar food. 01275 474 930. http://www.princeofwaterloo.co.uk
The Railway Inn, Sandford, BS25 5RA 01934 611 518: A Thatchers Cider pub that does excellent food. About 10-15 minutes drive. Booking is advised. http://www.therailwayinn.com/
The Crown Inn, The Batch, Churchill BS25 5PP 01934 852 995: A tiny atmospheric pub, about 10 minutes drive away. Open fires, great simple food, decent wines and ales. A real gem. http://www.the-crown-inn.co.uk/
Budgens, By-pass, Langford, BS40 5JG 01934 852 041: Petrol, Shopping, Cashpoint. Open 24 hours. Approximately 4 miles south of the property on the A38. http://www.toutsbudgens.co.uk/our-stores/langford.php
Churchill Sports Centre, Churchill Green, Churchill, BS25 5QL: Great gym and pool, open to non members. http://www.toneleisure.co.uk/churchill-sports-centre
Eating and Drinking
Bristol has an incredible range of places to eat and drink — from the (inter)national brands down on the Harbourside all the way up to the small independents around Whiteladies Road and Clifton Village. Here are a few places that we know, like and constantly go back to when in the city;
St. Nicholas Markets, 42-43 High St, Bristol BS1 2AT: Five minutes walk from the Harbourside and you are at a wonderfully quirky centre for shopping and eating. Go to the glass covered arcade at the back of the market for the most amazing, eclectic collection of street food. http://www.stnicholasmarketbristol.co.uk
La Cremeria, Bristol Harbourside. A stall just off the Harbourside that does really good quality, ludicrously cheap ice cream and sorbets. Don’t miss it. You will regret it if you do. http://www.ephemeraldigest.co.uk/2010/06/la-cremeria-bristol-Harbourside
Mud Dock Cafe, 40 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB 0117 934 9734: On the waterfront, opposite the Arnolfini Gallery upstairs from one of Bristol’s best cycle shops. Interesting, good value food with a terrace overlooking the water. http://www.mud-dock.co.uk/cafe
Bosco Pizzeria, 96 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2QX 0117 973 7978 : Great food. A lovely place to have a family Sunday Brunch/Lunch. http://www.boscopizzeria.co.uk
The Souk Kitchen, 59 Apsley Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2SW 0117 906 7690: Allegedly the best Mediterranean restaurant in Bristol. If it is not, it comes pretty close. http://soukitchen.co.uk/clifton
Thali Cafe, 1 Regent Street, Bristol, BS8 4HW 0117 974 3793: An Indian cafe/restaurant with a twist in the heart of Clifton Village. http://www.thethalicafe.co.uk
Rosemarino, 1 York Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AH 01179 736 677: Voted Bristol’s best Italian. Breakfast and Sunday lunch to die for! http://rosemarino.co.uk/
The Crazy Fox Coffee Bar, 34-36 The Arcade, Bristol, BS1 3JD : A brilliant independent coffee bar where you can recuperate from the retail excesses of Cabot Circus and Broadmead. A lovely atmosphere with good coffee and damn fine sticky buns. Go to the upstairs bit and you may just see someone writing the next great British novel in longhand, with a fountain pen …. http://www.crazyfox.net/
Bristol is a major centre for retail therapy — with lots of quirky independent shops. If however, you need full-on industrial scale shopping then the places to go are;
Cabot Circus (and Broadmead), Glass House, Bristol, BS1 3BX : New Mall with older shopping area surrounding it just out of the city centre. Lots of parking and all the usual high street brands.
Cribs Causeway Shopping, The Mall, Bristol BS34 5DG: Enormous out of town (about 30 minutes drive) complex for very serious shopping.
Bristol Museum: Check the web Site for current programme. https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery
SS Great Britain and Matthew: Get a taste of the way sailors travelled the world. http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/
Cabot Tower: An iconic feature of Bristol’s skyline raised by public subscription to celebrate the voyage of John Cabot from Bristol to the Americas, set in Bristol’s oldest park. https://www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/brandon-hill
Bristol Aquarium: Forty aquatic displays with everything from the cute to the downright scary, together with a giant botanical house — the Urban Jungle. http://www.bristolaquarium.co.uk/
@Bristol: Where the Science Museum meets Walt Disney, interactive Science in the heart of Bristol’s Harbourside. https://www.at-bristol.org.uk
Bristol Zoo: The fifth oldest zoo in the world. Jam-packed with er … animals. http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/
The Wild Place: A fun, family attraction that provides outdoor adventure, play and learning opened by the Bristol Zoological Society. http://www.wildplace.org.uk/
MShed: A museum all about Bristol. Explore Bristol’s heritage. https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed
The Climbing Academy: An indoor climbing experience. https://www.theclimbingacademy.com
Snow sport: Located about 5 miles from us you can try Dry Slope Skiing, in our very own alpine location and/or or let the kids loose in a toboggan. http://www.mendipsnowsport.co.uk
Go Karting in Cheddar — not just famous for its cheese. http://www.southwestkarting.co.uk/
Court Farm Country Park: All the usual suspects with animals to feed and pet, death slides, zip wires, indoor and outdoor. http://www.courtfarmcountrypark.co.uk
Horse World. Lots of donkeys just off the A37. http://www.horseworld.org.uk
For a more comprehensive view of what to do with kids in the area see Dayoutwiththekids.co.uk
DAYS OUT NEARBY
Tyntesfield: A stunning National Trust property about 20 minutes drive from us. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield
Clevedon and Clevedon Pier: Go for a swim, mooch along the beach and/or the pier and have either a hearty fried breakfast or a cup of coffee and seriously good sticky bun at Scarlett’s Restaurant over the road. http://clevedonpier.co.uk/
Bath and Bath Spa: Of course there is all that historical stuff, but you know that you really want to go there for the super-sophisticated shopping and stunning selection of rather good eateries. http://visitbath.co.uk/
Wells: Bath’s rather posh maiden aunt. Wells Cathedral, the Bishop’s Garden and the Close are excellent and well worth a visit. Wells has a number of competent cafes and restaurants. http://www.wellssomerset.com/
Stonehenge: A world class Neolithic site in the care of English Heritage. It can get crowded, but is well worth the effort. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/
Glastonbury: A popular music festival and torrential rain happen here every year. There is also a village, a Tor and a couple of fish & chip shops. http://www.glastonbury.co.uk/
Cheddar: Cutesy village, gorge, caves and of course, cheese. http://cheddarvillage.co.uk/
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