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Join us at Brooks Guesthouse for #CraftInTheCity, explore Bristol and make a Retro Rocket Washbag inspired by our stay.


Brooks Guesthouse

Address: St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1UB

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If you're a little bored of staying in hotel rooms that look the same, then Brooks Guesthouse Hotel in Bristol does things a little differently.

Perched on the rooftop of the historic hotel right in the middle of the city, you'll find a secret campground fitted with 16ft, 18ft and 20ft retro rocket trailers.

Fitted with comfy beds, showers, TVs and free wifi, the UK made caravans are the perfect getaway for any urban explorer looking for an adventure equipped with creature comforts.

Our trailer was so cosy inside, with a giant double bed and TV at one side and a seating area with two booth style seats and a table at the other.

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I wasn't sure how cold it might be at the beginning of January, but our room was kept lovely and warm by a toasty bedside radiator.

Breakfast was served in the guesthouse, which was equally as lovely with windows overlooking the patio, chic decor and an elevator lined with bookcase wallpaper.

Daily specials were listed on a chalkboard and we were encouraged to order hot dishes from the menu and help ourselves to pastries, cereals and fruit juices which were laid out on a long wooden counter.

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The panoramic view over the city was my favourite thing, especially early in the morning when you would wake up to see the shopkeepers opening up next door in St Nicholas Market and at sunset when you could watch the buildings light up and come to life.


Flow Bristol

Address: Bristol BS1 3LN

A graffiti filled underpass in the middle of the city might not be the type of place you'd think to look for scrumptious vegetarian food, but that's exactly where we found Flow hiding away.

Cosy and candle-lit, Flow Bristol is a vegetarian restaurant promising a diverse range of seasonal and local ingredients for dishes inspired by many cultures.

There were so many tempting dishes on the winter menu, so we were thankful when the waitress recommended ordering a bunch of them to share.

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We started with the pizza popcorn, olives and quinoa chilli fritters which came topped with crumbly pickled ewes cheese.

We then shared the mushroom ragu and Homewood Halloumi, swede, red cabbage puree, dukkah, honey + lavender. All of the food was delicious!


St Nicholas Market

Address: St Nicholas Market, 42-43 High St, Bristol BS1 2AT


Opposite to Brooks Guesthouse, you'll find St Nicholas Market, a gorgeous glass arcade and covered market.

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There are dozens of stalls selling everything from records and antiques to fashion and food.

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Crafters will love Sew N Sew, a craft store filled with yarns, haberdashery and sewing and knitting equipment.

Though small, it's filled with everything a crafter could need and I was excited to find some giant white buttons, perfect for my retro rocket wash bag.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay this summer, we highly recommend Brooks Guesthouse for a scenic, fun and unique getaway.

(A huge thank you to Brooks Guesthouse for our complimentary stay.)

Do you know somewhere awesome, quirky or inspiring we should visit? Send us a message!




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