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9 Portland Street, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4JA
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I don’t know if I missed the boat here, but you can only get so much from sausage and mash. Sausages aren’t a nightmare to cook, and for the cost of a tasting plate you can purchase a tonne of weird and wonderrful sausage man in Saint Nics.
The other things I’ve tried on the menu are definitely upmarket and in key with Cliftons other fancy eateries like the Albion and the Primrose Cafe, but I can’t help but feel these might be better. The foods really good, but not great.
For the sheer novelty of visiting what’s come to become a Clifton institution, it’s well worth a look.
1 Queens Row, Triangle, Bristol BS8 1EZ
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While a little more costly than the average diner, you certainly get what you pay for. The milkshakes are fantastic, and the breakfast options are great (They do pancakes!) If only to treat your pals, loved ones or family to an awesome milkshake whilst heading to Clifton Village, Rocatillo’s is definitely worth a look - in.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol BS48 1PG
Noah’s Ark Farm is a fantastic place to take your kids and girlfriends alike to feed some animals, watch some giraffes and have a great day taking all the wildlife in. Set along failand road, its a beautiful location and fairly close to tyntesfield estate which is another great day out.
Noah’s Ark has plenty of animals, and a few that Bristol Zoo lack, including a rhino and two giraffes! there’s also feeding and petting available, including a lot of talks with school children about the different animals on the farm. My niece had quite an entertaining ride on a sheep since they were out of donkeys, which was very entertaining and the staff are always welcoming and friendly and love answering any questions you might have.
I only have one slight niggle about Noahs Ark Farm, which is purely my opinion but well worth knowing in advance. They are a christian company, and many of their animal exhibits have a lot of biblical connotations that are not necessarily fact, including comments about creationism. Whereas I have no problem at all with religion, I believe everyones beliefs are their own and not to be forced on anyone, especially children. It’s possible to be much more subtle with religion, and if anything the best way to promote the above is to demonstrate the values of christianity, rather than the ideology.
The above is very easy to ignore, and if you are Christian, then even better! Its a fantastic day out and great fun for family members of all ages. If you’re staying in Bristol for a while, you’d be sad to miss it.
High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3HZ
Godshill Cider barn is one of the best stop offs for souveneirs in Godshill - Besides the huge number of locally brewed beers, ciders and perrys, it also has a large collection of local jams and chutneys which are particularly good. The sweet apple chutney is particularly great, especially with a bit of gorgonzola!
The ciders come in great souveneir containers, the contents of which may blow some peoples heads off. The local beers are also lovely, including a local ginger beer which my mum said was great.
Also available are some nice sweet treats such as sticks of rock, fudge, toffee, and all your typical holiday bring - back sweets. The toffee comes highly recommended, as the does the variety pack of fudge. Something else my mum adores.
Despite being a bit more expensive than the average souvenir stop off, it’s has some really wonderful items your mates will really appreciate. All drinks and jams and every other product is of great quality and firmly cements godshill cider barns reputation as being one of the best on the island.
For some great treats for you and your friends, I’d definitely give this place a visit.
Chequers Inn Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3NZ
The Chequers Inn is a lovely little family pub in Rookley, just outside of Godshill. Famous for its self serve carvery each sunday, I found that the roast is best eaten early in the afternoon - Getting there late leaves you with the hot - plate baked roast potatos and some rather dry meat. My girlfriend raved about the beef lasagne served here. I had a chicken curry, and I think I’ll leave my thoughts on that particular meal out.
There’s a great garden and its situated in a beautiful area, adjacent to plenty of farms and great surrounding wildlife such as pheasants and the odd buzzard.
For a fairly cheap n’ cheerful pub meal, then it wouldn’t hurt to give this place to go.
High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3HZ
The Cask & Taverners is a godsend to Godshill. Various pubs in the area offer the same old wetherspoon-esque pub meals of cooked from frozen fish and chips and microwave lasagne. The Taverners however pride themselves on locally sourcing everything in the pub, offering a seasonal menu with a great focus on freshness and local availability. There’s even a chart in the pub stating what crops are good and whats particularly good in particular months.
They have a small take away pie shop adjoining the building, and the pies are bloody lovely, home cooked, and well worth cooking.
Roger, the landlord and ex-london chef is passionate about cooking and its shown in his meals. He’s been spotted picking blackberries on the roof of his garage for the crumble in the evening, and asks everyone in the area to sell him their vegetables. It might be a fraction more expensive than other pubs, but you’re talking a world of difference in quality compared to elsewhere. I particularly recommend the roast rib of beef on the sunday, and the feta stuffed risotto cakes - lovely!
If you’re in Godshill, then this is where you need to eat. Quite easily the best pub & food in Godshill.
High Street, Church Harrow Godshill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3HH
The Bats Wing is a great little teahouse situated across from the famous five star Koala Cottage. They have a variety of home baked cakes and scones available with all the necessary teas and coffees. Between a certain time they also have a meal have a day, cooked at home by the owner and throughout the day offer jacket potatoes, sandwiches, and various other nibbles.
It’s a lovely little stop off before you head up to the church, and highly recommended.
High Street, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3HH
The Model Village in Godshill is a fantastic bit of fun to be had in Godshill. The detail in each little building is incredible and the likeness to Godshill itself is very meticulous. There’s a lot of cheeky details found around the model village, i.e, the streaker on the football pitch and there’s so much more than meets the eye all around the village.
Admission is a mere £3.50 for adults and £1.30 for kids. Family tickets, admitting five people cost £10.00.
The Model Village is an absolute must if you’re local to Godshill, and I highly recommend bringing the family along.
29 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AA
Baristas Coffee Collective is a great little coffee house in Bristol that is much loved by the locals and offers a great variety of coffees, teas, and fresh fruit smoothies and some of the nicest soup I’ve ever had.
The owner is very passionate about coffee and a very friendly guy to talk to, and all the staff are willing to engage in coneversation and make recommendations.
If you’re looking for a great cup coffee or a lovely bowl of soup with some crusty bread, then look no further. Baristas is just brilliant.
230 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NZ
Area 51 is one the best comic shops in Bristol, boasting a great collection of sci fi goodies that range from excellent statuettes to old X Men figurines from the 90’s. It’s surprisingly well priced considering it’s a local business, and offers a great selection of comics and graphic novels that are often subject to discounts and sales. The staff are a really great bunch of people and offer a delivery service of any comics and magazines that take your fancy, which is great if you’d like comics delivered to your door.
If you’re looking for a great shop thats well stocked with sci fi goods and great comics, then head to Area 51 for a pleasant surprise. You wont be disappointed.
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