Hotwells is one of Bristol’s most picturesque and historically significant areas with it’s close location to the floating harbour and River Avon. Apart from enjoying views of the water, the architecture and working those glutes climbing the hills in and around the area, you can enjoy some fantastic beers and food as well as open spaces and a lot of nature.
Hotwells has a good mix of restaurants that should satisfy most people. If you are looking for cosy, home-cooked food in a family run establishment you have to try Chai Shai Chai Shai. Owners Shilpi and Farouk have created a changing-menu that explores the cuisine of regions across India and Bangladesh. Aside from the main-courses, Shilpi creates delicious Indian bites including Pakoras and Samosas.
If you are looking for something a bit more fine dining then head to The Pump House
The waterfront is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat, The Lockside Cafe located at the Cumberland Basin is well known for serving great breakfasts as well as sweet treats a cracking cup of coffee. Certainly the place to watch the river comings and goings.
Pickle at Underfall Yard
You have the lions share of good, quirky pubs in Hotwells from the now world famous Cat Pub aka The Bag of Nails, The Grain Barge
Head up the historic (and beautiful) Jacob Wells Road and have a pint at The Eldon House