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Where to Eat, Drink and Relax During The Blue Earth Summit

Why Bristol? – Where to eat – Where to drink – Where to stay

When looking for a host city for Blue Earth Summit, Bristol stood out as the obvious choice, having been the first British city to be named European Green Capital in 2015 in recognition of what its citizens have already achieved in making the city a healthier, happier place to live. With a high concentration of purpose-driven businesses, Bristol sits in a bracket of forward-thinking and innovative UK cities. 

Collaboration across cultures within communities runs Bristol’s economy, and we love that. The culture in Bristol goes beyond what we would normally consider the arts. It improves the quality of life for its people, giving everyone access to ideas, communities, fun and employment. It also helps to bring confidence, cohesion, health, and wellbeing to the city.

The first Blue Earth summit rode a wave of hugely positive G7 energy from the highly passionate collection of organisations populating the Cornish working hotspots. As we look towards the next COP, these organisations continue to play an important part in this wave of action, with Bristol once again providing the perfect backdrop.

Bristol Night Spots – Where ‘Blue Earthers’ will be hanging out

In the first half of this year, CGA, a top city research platform, combined data from 8000 pubs, bars and restaurants to compile the ‘vibrancy rankings’ of Britain’s top ten most populous cities in the first half of 2022, with Bristol being ranked number one as the most vibrant city for eating and drinking.

With a population of 450,000 people all trying to live life the best way they know how, it would be hard not to give reels of our top 5 recommendations. So, we have chosen bars, restaurants, hotels and social hubs that reflect Blue Earth Summit’s purpose to inspire, connect and act, even in the after-hours.

Outside of the walls of the PropYard, we want you to continue to make things happen. Making things happen is fun after all, and making things happen that matter with people as passionate as you are, is the best fun of all.

Eats on Site

Canteen Collective@canteen.collective – Food, coffee & community

Pizzarova@pizzarova – Handmade Sourdough Pizza

Jafra – @jafra_kitchen – Inspired by the flavours of Palestine & Mum’s notebook


Eats Local to Propyard

Cooking Honey – Bristol-based Cajun and Mediterranean takeaway and event catering. Check out their Instagram to order @cooking.honeyLocation – 17 minute walk to Prop Yard – 19:00-21:00pm

Bocabar – A gorgeous redbrick warehouse building serving local sustainable & seasonal food. 16 minute walk to Prop Yard – @bocabarbristolLocation

Drinks Local to Propyard

Little Martha Brewing – Microbrewery serving their range of beers in a cosy railway arch pub – @littlemarthabrewing – 7 minute walk to Prop Yard – A quick drink before the train Temple Meads – 6 mins walk – Weds & Thurs 12:00 – 22:00pm – Location

Bocabar – At the heart of the bar is a ten-metre long bar, displaying a selection of local draught beers and ciders, spirits, wines and refreshing soft drinks – 16 minute walk to Prop Yard – @bocabarbristol – 10:00-11pm – Location

Little Martha Brewing

Eats Further Afield

The Garden of Easton – Plant filled, rustic destination for artful meals & drinks with locally sourced ingredients. In the evening, you’ll find a delicious selection of sharing plates, serving global tapas while celebrating local ingredients – @thegardenofeastonbristol – Booking recommended – 10:00 – 22:00pm – Location

Wapping Wharf – An exciting new neighbourhood in the heart of Bristol. There’s plenty to tempt everyone’s taste buds including delicious street food, fish and chips, artisan ice cream and sourdough pizzas – Location

The Garden of Easton

Drinks Further Afield

Milk Thistle – Bristol’s best known secret cocktail bar. Clandestine cocktail bar on 4 floors in a historic building with oak panelling and stained glass – @milkthistlebristol – 17:00-01:00am – Location

Chance & Counters – Bespoke French-oak gaming tables with sliding drink holders, vegan and gluten-free food options, over 600 tabletop games and its own-brewed beer – Bristol’s Chance & Counters is gaming gone luxe located at Christmas Steps a historic street in the centre of Bristol – @chanceandcounters – 10:00-12:00am – Booking recommended – Location

The White Lion Bar @ Avon Gorge Hotel – Open throughout the year, the White Lion Bar is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Check out the recently refurbished interior or take a peek at one of the largest terraces in the south west, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and the hills of Somerset – @white_lion_bar – 12:00-21:00pm – Location

Filthy XIII – Shaped by the location and the people that drink there. Delivering the highest level of service whilst keeping the detail orientated drinks and to a backdrop of old school hip hop. Voted in the Top 50 cocktail bars in the first half of 2022 – @filthyxiiii – 17:00-11.30pm – Location

The Apple -The Apple is a cider bar on a 1930’s Dutch barge bringing traditional farmhouse ciders to the heart of Bristol. Located at the end of Bristol’s notorious King Street The Apple which opened in 2008 has been cidering-up customers for almost 15 years – @theappleciderboat – 12-22.30pm – Location

The Milk Thistle

Coffee Spots

The Nectar House Bristol. This great little café supports the ‘Bee The Change’ education co-op and is a pollinator friendly café – @nectarhousebristolLocation

Baristas Bristol. Rustic café that’s been serving up fantastic coffee for over 20 years in the centre @baristasbristolLocation

Playground Coffee & Bar. A quirky café with swings for seats, board games and cocktails in the evening @playgroundbristolLocation

White Lion Bar @ Avon Gorge Hotel

Vegan Eats Nearby

It’s no surprise that after Bristol became the UK’s first ever European Green Capital in 2015, Bristol has turned into a vegan Mecca in recent years. Here are 9 great places to get some amazing vegan dishes in your belly during the Blue Earth Summit

Volunteer Tavern@volunteertavern for great indie vegan pub grub served by @bristolveganpubBook a table and menu – 19 min walk North from Propyard

Fi Real@firealuk for awesome Caribbean vegan food – Menu  – 18 min walk North from Propyard

Owwee Vegan@oowee_vegan for your dirty burgers and fries – Menu and locations – 20 minute walk North of Propyard

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Vegan Eats Further Afield

Café Kino – @cafekino for amazing cakes, bakes and brunch – 30 minute walk North of Propyard

Vx Bristol – @vxbristol for some vegan junk-food – 30 minute walk West of Propyard

Om Burger@omburgeruk for delicious vegan burgers – Book a table – 30 min walk North of Propyard

Old Bookshops Bristol@oldbookshopbristol a vegan menu with @wearehummusapiensMenu from We are Hummus Sapiens – 35 minute walk West of Propyard

Koocha@koochamezzebar for brilliant kebabs & cocktails. Persian inspired mezze, brunch, kebabs & cocktails Book a table – 40 minute walk North of Propyard

Eat a Pitta@eatapittabristol for you falafel fans – Locations and menu


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Blue Earth runs industry leading impact events. Inspired by the great outdoors, we are a movement of people on a mission to transform the way the world works. A forum for reimagined futures. A Summit to find solutions that regenerate our natural world.

We draw inspiration from time spent in the great outdoors. Our agenda is one that backs business to deliver positive change for people and planet. We are forward thinking and optimistic. We welcome solutionists. We are a platform for the future where people, planet and profit work together. A reimagined future where everything thrives and no one gets left behind.

We are on a mission to transform the way the world works. To reach our goals, we must work across industries to reduce our collective impact. This transformative approach is good for business and it's essential for our planet.

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