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smiling badger

Bristol

Was there at the weekend and had a real great time there. My mate lives in the Easton part of the city and it has loads going on there. Some very alternative type people living around there so it has a really niced relaxed atmosphere, something that i could get very used to. Loved it and have plans to go back as soon as i can.
Any one else been there ?
Foo Whiter

I stayed down there in a dodgy b&b in a place called fishponds . The city was great boozed in a complex called the waterfront very good, people seemed friendly seemed to like northerners infact got an interesting proposition from a young lady in the taxi queue which I had to turn down as it was early days with my girlfriend who is now Mrs Foo. We stayed down to go to the rugby final in Cardiff so its a good alternative if you ever have to go to the millennium stadium for owt
bearing

FISHPONDS!!!!

Brave man, I try to stay as far away as possible, full of ne'er do wells
Pond Life

Mol

I used to date a nurse from Bristol. Very hilly.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Mol wrote:
I used to date a nurse from Bristol. Very hilly.



I once dated a dental hygienist from Norfolk - very flat


I've only been to Bristol once and that was on business so me and me colleague didnt have much time to look around when we werent pitching the twat MD of a US software firm - needless to say I havent used Installshield to this day
Foo Whiter

bearing wrote:
FISHPONDS!!!!

Brave man, I try to stay as far away as possible, full of ne'er do wells


You seem to forget i am from Morley & have a black belt in origami  
ashthepash

I used to visit Bristol fairly regularly with work a few years ago. Usually stayed at the PTI on Broadmead. I remember the inner ring road was having major works and was causing all sorts of grief at the time - hope they've finished tarmacing it!  

The old city part seemed nice and dined in that area Alan Partridge style with my own plate and a paperback for company on many occassions. Th boho trendy bit has always been regarded as Clifton but haven't ventured up that way.

Gloucester Road had some good boozers and was 'student central' with loads of take-aways, curry houses etc...looked lively.

Seemed on the whole a good place to live and work.
Pond Life

Young ones outside broadcasts filmed there apparently, the Rik and Ade ones, not the Cliff Richards film.
smiling badger

Pond Life wrote:
Young ones outside broadcasts filmed there apparently, the Rik and Ade ones, not the Cliff Richards film.


I was told that at the weekend, the house used sold recently.

Only fools and horses was filmed there also.
sheeps

smiling badger wrote:
Pond Life wrote:
Young ones outside broadcasts filmed there apparently, the Rik and Ade ones, not the Cliff Richards film.


I was told that at the weekend, the house used sold recently.

Only fools and horses was filmed there also.


And Slumdog Millionaire.
ashthepash

and, Being Human
Mol

And Holby City.
smiling badger

Mol wrote:
And Holby City.


Talking of which, hows your health Mol.
Carp

Only been there once. Went climbing up a gorge type thing with and old friend. Pretty scarey for me, but I was roped onto him, and he was good at climbing.

My mates son went to uni there and my mate spoke very highly of the social scene on the few occasions he went down there
Mol

smiling badger wrote:
Mol wrote:
And Holby City.


Talking of which, hows your health Mol.


On hold, ta. No word from the consultant for an appointment yet. No pain mind, just from watching Leeds.  
Mol

Carp wrote:
Only been there once. Went climbing up a gorge type thing with and old friend. Pretty scarey for me, but I was roped onto him, and he was good at climbing.

My mates son went to uni there and my mate spoke very highly of the social scene on the few occasions he went down there


If you like pissed up rugby wannabes and rugger huggers you'll have a ball. Otherwise..........unless you are into the dance scene forget it. Very, very violent city. I stayed down time before we played them last as have a pal there. No rush to go back, the waterfront is a meat market patrolled by pissed up oiks in cheap shirts looking for a fight. Dock would like it.
Carp

I went in about 85. My mate is about the most layed back person you would ever meet. So I guess the rest passed him by.
Mol

That's 25 years ago Carp.


*points out the obvious for the southerner, plain speaking like*
Carp

I went in the 80's . My friends son just finished uni last year....Hence he was visiting recently and enjoyed it.
smiling badger

Mol wrote:
Carp wrote:
Only been there once. Went climbing up a gorge type thing with and old friend. Pretty scarey for me, but I was roped onto him, and he was good at climbing.

My mates son went to uni there and my mate spoke very highly of the social scene on the few occasions he went down there


If you like pissed up rugby wannabes and rugger huggers you'll have a ball. Otherwise..........unless you are into the dance scene forget it. Very, very violent city. I stayed down time before we played them last as have a pal there. No rush to go back, the waterfront is a meat market patrolled by pissed up oiks in cheap shirts looking for a fight. Dock would like it.


Seems you were in a different place to me Mol, very different.
Mol

Did you do the waterfront or Clifton? Clifton is nice, but not really Bristol.
smiling badger

No, i was in the easton area. Drove through clifton and now understand what you mean about the rugger types. Easton is a completely different place to clifton all together. Very relaxed and laid back, from what i saw of it. I could get used to it and im not really a city type of person.
smiling badger

Heard on the radio today that Bristol is the music capital of Britain, more music coming from there than any where else.
smiling badger

Going there again in a couple of weeks time to see a pal and also check out the St Pauls carnival.
Lots of thumping sound systems playing lots of reggae. Cant be bad .

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