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.
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.
Canteen Collective – @canteen.collective – Food, coffee & community
Pizzarova – @pizzarova – Handmade Sourdough Pizza
Jafra – @jafra_kitchen – Inspired by the flavours of Palestine & Mum’s notebook
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
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
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
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
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