If there was a contest for the most iconic, breathtaking location, then the Avon Gorge Hotel would trump all other contenders. Their expansive roof terrace is trendy and atmospheric, boasting panoramic views of Brunel’s Grade One listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, by far the most glorious landmark in Bristol . Famed as one of the world’s greatest bridges, there’s not much better than wetting your whistle with an Aperol spritz and basking in the beauty of the Avon Gorge. Grab an upmarket sarnie or even a ‘NAUGHTY’ ice cream sandwich if you’re in the mood for a snack, sit back, and relax. The White Lion bar is a vibey hum of both locals and visitors, and utterly delightful as a hangout come rain or shine.
If you’re feeling in the mood for something a little decadent, why not brush up on your English etiquette and decorum by indulging in Avon Gorge’s classically British afternoon tea. You know the score: buttery scones topped with lavishly spread raspberry preserve and luxuriant clotted cream. Here at Wriggle, we love a good cuppa and we also love unique blends from independent providers who are passionate about a proper cup of tea. Thankfully, the Avon Gorge gang are on a level with us; in their afternoon tea you can take your pick from a selection of blended beauties from Bristol’s masters of tea mixology, Bird and Blend. Or if there's a cause for celebration (even if that just means you made it through to the end of the week), the Champagne afternoon tea adds a boozy touch to a traditional treat.
Not ready to stop the fun? Us neither. Book a table at the ever so stylish Goram & Vincent and enjoy the dramatic displays of the open kitchen, coal fired grills, a smoker and bespoke clay ovens. No need to watch Master Chef – just head to Avon Gorge for a feast before your eyes. Tuck in to tender hand cut steaks or deliciously spiced cauliflower steaks accompanied by a refreshing pomegranate and fennel salad. Ask their sommelier to recommend their favourite bottle of rouge and you’re in for a grand evening.