Folk House Co-operative, The Bristol
We hold regular art exhibitions in our café bar, which also serves de... show more
We hold regular art exhibitions in our café bar, which also serves delicious organic, locally sourced food. The Folk House also hosts live music events as well as festivals show less
11 reviews of Folk House Co-operative, The Bristol in English
Spent the night in this bar listening to live music and socialising with work mates. It's a great place for a relaxed social drink and some music, especially when it's live and right on park street just down a small alley way, so be careful not to miss it!
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Has to be a good contender for Park St’s best kept secret - a wonderfully warm and relaxed place (and a few tables in their peaceful garden) serving delicious dishes made from mostly organic ingredients. Great for lunches like soup or burger & delicious salads, for early evening meals or for tea and yummy cake. Only gripe is that sometimes their veggie meals are a little lacking in protein.
Had some food at Folk House the other day and I have to say it was really rather lovely. Surrounded by some lovely illustration work and comfortable, non-threatening atmosphere - a bit of a haven from the bustle of town life. brilliant.
Cosy, quirky cafe tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Park Street. The Cafe is actually part of the Folk House education centre, and as such has a hippy-ish, student-union-in-the-old-days feel. It serves lovely home cooked food; such as soup, quiches and salads, and the menu changes regularly. Fab cakes and coffee are also on offer, making it a refreshing change from the normal chain coffee places.
The Folk House is a quirky venue on Park Street. During the day they serve really good lunches, mostly with organic foods. The meals are good value, and really good quality. Alongside the food and drinks, they are also a community centre with language courses, pottery classes and other arts and crafts sessions. This is a really welcoming place, with something new too look at or read about every week.
Just down a little alley off Park Street, this cool little place is right in the centre of the city yet so hidden you’ve probably walked past it twenty times and never known. The vibe is friendly and relaxed and the cafe is a nice place to sit and chew the fat. The Folk House put on classes throughout the year, ranging from term long courses to Saturday classes to one-off drop in sessions. I recently signed myself up for a pottery class and discovered, much to my devastation, that I am not destined to make it my career. Unless, that is, mugs with their handles falling off suddenly catches on. You never know. Great fun nonetheless and I’ll be coming back again very soon.
Bristol Folk House is fantastic for many reasons,and has a lot to offer whether your scholarly, musical or looking to get a bit jolly in a relaxed environment.
They offer many non - academic courses that mainly take place in the evening and there are many saturday schools ranging from quilt making to Indian head massage. Having taken the head massage course myself, I found it very informative and extremely useful in putting my partner to slip when she gets jumpy. Well worth 20 quid!
Besides education, the folk house provides a great atmosphere and live music in the evenings that’s absolutely fantastic. A folk house regular, Katie Brooks, is particularly good and well worth going to see.
The food that the folk house provides during the day is organic, locally sourced, and home cooked and always very wholesome and enjoyable. Overall, this is one of Bristols finest and well worth giving an evening to in the future.
Dead cool. This place manages to stay off the mainstream pulse and hosts some of the best live music acts around. I recently saw Portishead play there, they didn't even advertise, they just played for the viewers. Keep your ears to the ground about his place, it's a Bristol goldy.
This hidden gem of a co-operative space right in the middle of Park Street is a truly precious find. They run courses and workshops in arts and crafts, pottery, music, dance and drama, languages, fitness and personal development. Some of the more unusual subjects are covered here such as astrology and wine appreciation giving it a fun filled and economically accessible programme.
Evenings offer music entertainment with local and national bands and open mic nights. I've seen some unusual collaborations here and enjoy the laid back feel of the venue. A café and bar serves very reasonably priced organic and fair-trade food including breakfast, lunch, tapas, tea and cakes. The Folk House also offers a space for local artists to exhibit their work providing a colourful and ever changing backdrop. Outside is a gorgeous little courtyard garden, the perfect place in summer for a break from all that retail therapy!
Inner city community centre on Park Street the Bristol Folk House offers a wide range of courses - language, art, music, theatre and many more. Also does Saturday Schools for those in full time work who have minimal spare time. Great venue for local and national music, also open mic nights and daily cafe offering affordable healthy meals.
The Folk House rocks (in a folky kinda way). There's loads of talented musicians that play there...both established and not-yet-established. One problem though with the gigs is that if you don't know the words, and you're sat at the back then you're probably not going to be able to hear what they're singing about, so get there early and sit at the front.
It's also a great place to drink if you're bored of pub atmosphere, they have great ales and lagers and there's a little balcony with a table for the smokers (with no great view I'm afraid...just back roads, which is quite nice if that's what you're looking for). It's usually very quiet if it's not the open mic night or there's no live music in the back room, which is a nice change from the usual smelly and noisy pub.
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