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9 Sensational Bristol Instagrams

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Stupid sexy Bristol

Selected by JessJon & Mitch of the marvellous Bristol Igers account.

Jess (@Porthjess)

1. Deer Stalking by @infinity_bristol

deer stalking

​This shot by @infinity_bristol from Ashton Court just had to be in my favourite three photos for March. Isn’t our city incredible, how we have the countryside and scenes such as this so close to the bustling, noisy town centre? Doesn’t this chap look majestic? Lovely photo.

2. Two Of My Favourite Boats On The Harbour Aren’t Boats by @sauntimo

bristol boats at night

​Adore the clean crispness in this photo of the harbour inlet at night, taken by Tim Saunders. Great reflections, great sky… Super stuff.

3.☀☀☀ by @mar.de.mares

bristol houses in sunset

​In stark contrast to Tim’s photo, we had this dreamy hazy beauty from Mar, captured from Cabot Tower. Just love the light in this. Makes me long for balmy summer evenings. *looks up at dull April sky* *taps fingers impatiently*

Jon (@bristoljj)

4. Cliftonwood Bathed In Spring Sunlight by @rachelwotton1

cliftonwood

​This stunning shot taken from Ashton Court was a real stand out entry for March. The move into Spring offers Instagramers the chance to add some seasonal colour to their work as this excellent image from @rachelwotton1 illustrates perfectly.

5. Powerful Sunset by @salgreenwood

bristol sunset

​We’ve had some excellent sunsets across March and this fine image, taken by @salgreenwood, captured the Harbourside golden hour in the most literal sense. The bright glare and fine composure are just one of the few things we love about this shot.

6. College Green Springtime by @richimal_bristol

college green in spring

​The talented @richimal_bristol continues to produce great shots of Bristol and this picture featuring Park Street with a sprinkling of Spring is right up there among his best. The backdrop of one of Bristol’s most famous roads coupled with the daffodils really made it stand out.

Mitch (@antimitch)

7. Southville by @sichanhe

southville

This was my first Photo Of The Day as moderator so I wanted something typically Bristolian. I felt like this ticked all the boxes, even down to the lack of parking spaces…

8. Sunday by @owenkimm

st nicks market closed

​I’ve chosen this photo because I love the tones, the shadows and because it shows another side to St.Nick’s Market: eerie and quiet.

9. Colston Tower by @bristol_bartlett

colston tower

I thought this photo was creative and different, but also very familiar. Colston Tower is one of the most prominent buildings in the city so it’s great to see it captured in new ways.

If you want to join Bristol’s best Instagram community, follow @igersbristol and tag your photos with #igersbristol for a chance to be featured.

For more of the best of Bristol on instagram, check out 24 awesome Bristol instagram accounts.

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It’s time for a good old fashioned Bristol pub quiz

There are endless places where you can find some good Bristol pub quizzes. Fridays and Saturdays are unlikely but here are loads of places Sunday – Thursday.

Monday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Tuesday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Wednesday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Thursday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Sunday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Others:

Blankety Quiz – Found across Bristol and voted the best pub quiz in Bristol

Got any that we’ve missed? Pop them in the comments below.

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Rosa Opens in Bristol

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Rosa Review

The rising chill of autumn had descended, and I was a Bristol girl in need of a stiff drink to warm my gills. Red coat on, black heels donned and a long overdue catch up with an old friend in the diary, we headed on over to the newly opened Rosa on Whiteladies Road for a night of tapas and prosecco.

Rosa has some big shoes to fill. Bristolians will remember the good old days of Rocinantes and Quartier Vert and more recently the Townhouse at this treasured venue.

tapas rosa

Credit: Ellis Fox

Spread over two floors, with candles, old typewriters and flowers galore, this new bar-come-eatery, which promises “world inspired food to share” is romantic, cosy and stylish.

If you can’t quite justify spending money on a round-the-world plane fare, a trip to Rosa will go some way to taking you on a global foodie adventure.

Chef Tim Denny – formerly of Totterdown’s Historical Dining Rooms – is at the kitchen helm and he’s created a menu that simultaneously tantalises, impresses and surprises.

Sharing dishes include mixed bread with salt and paprika butter (£4), spiced flatbread with curried chickpeas, yoghurt and fresh lime (£5.50), steamed bao with pulled oxtail, miso mayonnaise and crispy shallots (£6 and my personal favourite), as well as burrata mozzarella with picked mooli, radish and mint salad (£6.50).

rosa food

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For meat lovers, there’s a sliced shoulder of Iberico pork option (£7) and a mouth-watering whole Galican beef rib (£25) cooked over hot coals and served on the bone with baby gem salad. Seafood fans can opt for hot seared salmon sashimi with sesame and soy (£7.50) or flame grilled octopus with crisp noodles and spring onions (£6.50). There’s also the classic Spanish tapas dish of patatas bravas (£5.50) up for the tasting, and its rich, spicy tomato  sauce, doesn’t disappointed.

rosa menu

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For dessert, there’s churros with olive oil Nutella (£5.50) and BBQ salted milk ice cream with caramel coconut sponge (£6.50), among other options. What’s more there’s always a cheese of the month. Now we’re talking…

Alongside the main tapas menu, there is a fantastic value set lunch menu at £11.95 for two courses and £13.50 for three courses.

Fancy a tipple? There’s a large selection of wine available by the glass or carafe starting at £4.50 and going up to the most expensive £48 Bordeaux from Chateau Paveil de Luze. A generous cocktail selection is available, in addition to a plethora of local gins (Psychopomp), Spanish sherries, sparkling Japanese sake and beer from a range of local breweries including Wiper and True and Arbor Ales.

rosa wine

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It’s unlikely you’ll get through the entire menu on your first visit. But don’t they say it’s always best to leave wanting more?

Rosa, 85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2DT. Tel: 0117 973 9302.

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9 Amazing Vans Spotted In Bristol

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Top 9 Vans of Bristol

Art galleries sometimes on the move sharing the art all over the city.

1. This is either very fresh or the van is a permanent feature (look at the back wheel)

montpellier van

2. Unusually the best work on this van in Easton is on the back. Looks like an anti surveillance grannie to me. Ironically I’m watching it though

bristol van

3. St Werburghs now, and it’s like a go faster type tag on the wall behind trying to photobomb this shot

st werburghs van

4.  It’s Easton again. Not a van, an ambulance but this stick on lettering is good enough to get it an entry here. It’s taken food to the needy and it’s earnt it’s place

easton van

5. Edge of Easton by the M32 and its festival food van me thinks, looking at the mud it’s picked up on the underside. Would be nice to snap it with the pizza smoking out the unseen chimney

another easton van

6. St Paul’s. This one was camouflaged for the area

van in st pauls

7. Same artist as Pizza truck so this one must be fam

van in bristol

8. St Werburghs again. This one really has some landscape length to it. Who does those dinos?

another st werburghs van in bristol

9. My fave, and popular with the owner. My dog sighs did this and instead of eyes following you round the room it’s eyes following you round the city. Kobra street art to the right from Upfest and of all the shots of vans this one is the most pleasing to my eye. Deffo a Basquiat thing going on here

kobra street art van

10? Go look around these postcodes and find it… Take your pick

Do you know any of the artists? Tell us in the comments or tweet me @MoodyColin and let me know

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