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Best of Bristol on Instagram – @scottsalter



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Awesome shots of Bristol on Instagram from Scott

We caught up with one our favourite Bristol Instagram accounts – @scottsalter.

I may have been born in Bath (that’s the city, not the tub), but being bred in Bristol, I’m a Bristolian at heart. I love Bristol. It’s an amazing city. It’s got the Clifton Suspension Bridge, an annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and Harbour Festival, the best places to shop, definitely the best places to eat, as well as the best places to have a bit of a relax!

My first ever photo was of the London Eye. It was taken on my legendary Sony Ericsson W810i. I love nature and landscape photography, and love good light – my best is in pure blue skies, or at sunset. Bristol is a fantastic place to photograph. One of my favourite places to photograph is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, as you may be able to tell below!
Here are my top 10 favourite photographs of Bristol…

1. Bristol Harbour at sunset

bristol harbourside at sunset

The Harbour is one of the best places in Bristol. It’s old, it’s modern, and you can get a gert lush sunset there!

2. Postcard Bristol

postcard bristolThere are lots of things you may see on a postcard of Bristol, but if you had never known where this picture was taken, you could easily guess it was Bristol. The Matthew proudly sailing past, beneath the colours of Cliftonwood.

3. Clifton Suspension Bridge

clifton suspension bridge at night

I really enjoy cycling, and decided to go the few extra miles to the Clifton Suspension Bridge on this evening, and I’m glad I did. For the first time since the Summer, I was able to see the Clifton tower once again, due to the scaffolding being removed, and the beauty has returned. It was close to sunset, and I managed to get this photo of the sun shining on the bridge.

4. Salford at Sunset

Salford at sunset

Taken last Winter, a calm but misty sunset along the River Avon.

5. Autumn in Bristol

bristol autumn

As well as being home to colourful houses and a suspension bridge, Clifton also has many parks. I love using light in my photography, and love the way the sunset lights up the Autumnal leaves.

6. Top of the World

top of the world

In between Bristol & Bath, there’s Kelston and Kelston Round Top, or Kelston Round Hill, or Kelston Tump as it’s known. It takes a while to get up to the top from Kelston Road, but my… it’s definitely worth it! You can view almost all of Bath from the top, see icons such as the former Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Keynsham, and even the Wills Memorial Building. This picture was taken close to sunset looking towards Saltford.

7. Evening Light

evening lght in bristol

Using good lighting again thanks to a good sunset, the Balmoral at Bristol Harbour.

8. Sunset Over the City

sunset over clifton suspension bridge

This photo was taken as part of my foundation degree in Photography. Using a 30 second exposure, the lights, views, and sunset over Bristol was captured!

9. Light at Night

clifton suspension bridge at night

Taken within the same set as the previous photo, a 30 second exposure captures the light trails of the traffic crossing Brunel’s bridge.

10. Cheesy Yellow

Cheesy yellow bridge

They call this bridge “Cheesegrater Bridge”. I’ve never been too sure about that, but here it is, looking cool at sunset, with the light reflecting, and with silhouettes of buildings and Bristol Temple Meads in the background.
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Bristol Pub Quizzes



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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


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



rosa tapas bar

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

Credit: Ellis Fox

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

Credit: Ellis Fox

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

Credit: Ellis Fox

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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