The Bristol Inn is situated in the centre of the North Somerset parish of Clevedon with a town population of approximately 21,000 people.
Clevedon is situated around several hills aligned with the Severn River Estuary 'Church Hill', Wains Hill, Dial Hill, Castle Hill, Hagstone Hill, Strawberry Hill and Court Hill. The remains of an Iron Age hill fort can be found atop Wains Hill, whilst the crown of Court Hill has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
During the Victorian era Clevedon became renowned as a popular seaside destination for holidaymakers; before the advent of the railway and the influx of tourists this brought, the town was little more than a small agricultural village.
The seafront still reflects the town's Victorian heritage including ornamental gardens, a Victorian bandstand, and other period visitor attractions. The Salthouse Field has a light railway around the perimeter and the field itself is used for donkey rides during the summer months. The seafront is a mixture of pebbled beaches and low rocky cliffs, with the old harbour being at the western edge of the town at the mouth of the local river the Land Yeo. The rocky beach has been designated as the Clevedon Shore geological Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Clevedon Pier opened in 1869, and is one of the earliest examples of a Victorian pier still in existence in the United Kingdom. On October 17, 1970, the two outward spans collapsed when the seventh set of legs from the shore failed during a routine insurance load test. After a lengthy series of considerations a trust was formed and the pier including the terminal buildings were thoroughly restored and opened on May 27, 1989, when the Waverley paddle steamer berthed and took on passengers. The pier remains open to the public and one of Clevedon's iconic landmarks. Other local landmarks include Walton Castle, Clevedon Court the Clevedon clock tower and the Curzon cinema; One of the oldest operating cinemas in the country.
Throughout the town's growth the Bristol Inn has always been a central point in the community, historically the site was once a boarding school, later converted to a school for boys, then a hotel, before becoming the family centric pub it is today.
The Bristol Inn is now a family venue with fantastic food and drink options. We have an outdoor childrens' adventure play area, spacious gardens, barbeque facilities and outdoor bar. Inside we offer a snug area, restaurant, games area, dance floor and meeting spaces.