things to do on gloucester road

There’s just so much see on Gloucester Road

It’s time for the 2019 addition of what to do on Gloucester Road. RIP Urban Standard, Soul Fish, Zazus and others, gone but not forgotten.

Gloucester Road is the longest road of independent shops in the UK and it’s one of our favourite places in Bristol.

From amazing bars, restaurants, shops, butchers, bakers (but sadly not a candle stick maker), here are 129 things to do on Gloucester Road.

1. Have the best wrap in Bristol from Shake Wrap & Roll

shake wrap and roll

2. Grab a Grecian and have one of the best takeaway pizzas in Bristol

the grecian bristol

3. Get some awesome fish and chips at Reel Soul

reel soul

4. Have one of Bristol’s best coffees at Spicer & Cole

spicer and cole gloucester road

5. Buy some furniture from the Sofa Project

sofa project gloucester road

6. Buy some dumplings from the Oriental Market

Oriental Market gloucester road

7. Have a fancy fish meal at Palomar


8. Sample some Korean food from Seoul GaJa

seoul gaja gloucester road

9. Enjoy the Bristol sun at the Blue Lagoon, before later watching some live music

Blue Lagoon gloucester road

10. Sort your music system out at Paul Roberts Hi-FI

Paul Roberts Hi-FI

11. Eat some amazing vegan food at Suncraft

Suncraft bristol

12. Buy some lovely clothes from Fox + Feather

Fox + Feather

13. Sample some scrumptious Spanish food at Colmado

colmado gloucester road

14. Eat some of the awesome ‘Galli’ plates and sink a pint at The Gallimaufry

The Gallimaufry

15. Donate or buy some clothes at Shelter


16. Eat some fantastic Thai food at Simply Thai

simply thai

17. Grab a falafel from Eat a Pitta

eat a pitta gloucester road

18. Buy yourself a fancy Bristol house plant at Wild Leaf

wild leaf bristol

19. Take on ‘The Kraken’ at the Hob Goblin

hob goblin gloucester road

20. Buy a jumper with a wolf on it from Repsycho

repyscho gloucester road

21. Get all the penny sweets from Scrumptiously Sweet

Scrumptiously Sweet

22. Pick up some toys at Playfull Toyshop

Playfull Toyshop

23. Get your hair trimmed at Mack Daddys

Mack Daddys gloucester road

24. Pick up some healthy food at La Ruca

La Ruca

25. Load up on fireworks and ‘cream’ supplies at the Fireworks shop….

fireworks shop

26. Draw a pretty picture when you get some art supplies at Art @ Bristol…

art at bristol gloucester road

27. Have some fried chicken at the legendary Miss Millies

miss millies

28. Buy nothing but natural & organic wholefoods at ScoopAway

scoop away gloucester road

29. Pick up a nice bottle of wine and/or some craft beer at Grape & Grind

grade and grind

30. Stop for a pint at No. 99 Gloucester Road

gloucester road pub

31. Get your kids something to play with at Totally Toys

totally toys

32. Get a birthday card at Romantica


33. Have an incredible cake from Bristanbul


34. Buy a funky light from Ablectrics

ablectrics on gloucester road

35. Get yourself a fantastic Bristol print from CO.LAB

colab on gloucester road

36. Stop for a pint at Cider Press

cider press on gloucester road

37. Get that special person some flowers from The Flower Shop

the flower shop

38. Pick up some fish from The Fish Shop

gloucester road fish shop

39. If it’s a Saturday, grab a gorgeous burger from Murray’s butchers bbq

gloucester road butchers

40. Buy a ridiculous outfit at Poppers The Party Shop and make your way to the Harbourside for a stag/hen do

poppers the party shop

41. Get your pet some food at Roxford’s Pet Shop

roxfords pet shop

42. Have a coffee and cake at Tincan

tincan gloucester road

43. Buy something rather quaint at IOTA


44. Eat a delicious brunch at The Nectar House

The Nectar House

45. Sit in the beer garden at drink a pint at The Flyer

bristol flyer

46. Get a bargain at Bargain World

bargain world

47. Tackle ‘The Fabulous McLovin’ at Atomic Burger

atomic burger

48. Have a slice of pizza from Planet Pizza

pizza planet

49. Sip a cocktail in the brilliant beer garden of The Grace

the grace gloucester road

50. Rent a book from Gloucester Road’s library

the libray

51. Grab some bread from Hobbs House bakery

hobbs house bakery

52. Sip a fantastic coffee from Bakers and Co.

bakers and co

53. Beware the toxic air zone at the petrol station

extinction rebellion

54. Get a new broom from Bishopston Hardware & D.I.Y Centre

bishopston hardware & diy centre

55. You could even buy a car (this road is long) from P.D. Cars Bristol

p.d cars bristol

56. Have a milkshake at Rocotillos


57. Gobble down a scrumptious burger at Ciao Burger

ciao burger bristol

58. Eat some tasty Italian at Bomboloni

bomboloni gloucester road

59. Buy some streaky bacon from Dave Giles Butchers….and also have a look at the fabulous graffiti on their shutters

dave giles butchers

60. Get your house sorted at Nola Interiors

Bristol tools trading

61. Pick up some celery from Pawson’s

pawson gloucester road

62. Sort your ride out at Millard’s Motor Accessories

millard's motor accessories

63. Stop for some art and chocolate at… Art & Chocolate

art & chocolate

64. Check out some local Bristol artists at room 212

room 212

65. Find some nice art at fig

fig gloucester road

66. Join the Bishopston mums and buy some new children’s shoes from Odd Sox


67. Find a nice piece of art at Paper Plane

paper planes gloucester road

68. Have a drink at Alchemy 198


69. Sample a full English Bristol breakfast at this classic greasy spoon, Metro Cafe

metro cafe

70. Get your hair done at Nuala Morey

noala morey

71. Give into your sweet tooth with some Proper Sweets

proper sweets

72. Spruce up the house with some soft furnishings from Marialina


73. Buy a new bicycle from Roll Quick

roll quick

74. Fix your sick pet at Vets4Pets


75. Get your paint supplies at Bishopston Custom Paints

bishopston custom paints

76. Chomp on some of the best made bread in town at Joe’s Bakery

joe's bakery glocuester road

77. Watch some rock and or roll at The Golden Lion

golden lion

78. Scrap the plastics and visit Gloucester Road’s zero waste shop, preserve

preserve gloucester road

79. Have your photos of Gloucester Road developed at Fujifilm


80. Get a tattoo of Gloucester Road from Holey Skin

holey skin

81. Eat a chinese takeaway from Xin Long

xin long

82. Sample one of the best pizzas in Bristol at Pizzarova


83. Try on a new pair of glasses from Lunar Optical

lunar optical

84. Pick up a single origin coffee from Boston Tea Party

boston tea party

85. Eat some of the best fish and chips in Bristol from Bishopston Fish Bar

bishopston fish bar

86. Grab a new tool at Pearce’s Hardware

pearces hardware gloucester road

87. Do your laundry at The Clean Bean

clean bean gloucester road

88. Or at Waeshous, just looked at the awesome exterior!

waehouse gloucester road89. Get your bicycle sorted at The Bike Man, bicycle workshop

Bike shop gloucester road

90. Have an espresso at the aptly named Espresso Yourself

espresso yourself

91. Have a terrific coffee at Fed 303

Fed 303

92. Support St Peter’s Hospice by grabbing a coffee from Nonesuch Cup

nonesuch cup

93. Get some cheap furniture from St Peter’s Hospice Shop

st. peters hospice

94. Pop into The Anchor and watch the football

the anchor gloucester road

95. Get your car washed at Bristol Car Wash

bristol car wash

96. Pump some iron at this Gloucester Road Fitness

gloucester road gym

97. Buy some unusual furniture from The Reclaimers

reclaimers yard

98. Eat a roast and have some cider at Royal Oak

royal oak

99. Have a cracking Italian at Di Meo

di meo gloucester road

100. Have a Caribbean meal at The Caribbean Shack

the caribbean shack

101. Get a new trim at Designers


102. Smoke some shisha at Pasha


103. Fix your pool table at Tim Franklin’s

tim franklin

104. Get your dog groomed at Lovely Pups

lovely pups

105. Eat some crepes at Coffee Mine

coffee mine

106. Pick up a fish at Aquaria and Pet Centre

aquaria and pet centre

107. Get a new washing machine at Horders


108. Sip a flat white at Deck Cafe

beck good

109. Buy something nice at Compass Project Bristol

compass project bristol

110. Get some school supplies at Craft Works

craft works

111. Pick up a pickle at the best named fruit shop on Gloucester Road, Three Wise Monkeys

three wise monkeys

112. Buy some awesome furniture from Emmaus Vintage

emmaus vintage

113. Eat Persian & Korean (the two things you didn’t know should be together) at Per & Kor

per & kor

114. Pick up a graphic novel from Bottles & Books

bottles and books

115. Eat some peri peri, Texas style at Texas Grill

texas grill gloucester road

116. Eat some ridiculously exotic burgers at M.J. Dalton Butchers… including horse!

M J Dalton Butchers

117. Sample some Sri Lankan dishes at The Kandyan


118. Drink a latte from Cafe Jackalope

cafe jack

119. Improve your home at Main Interiors

main interiors

120. Have afternoon tea at Cafe Rhubarb

cafe rhubarb

121. Sort your feet out at THE foot + body mechanic

foot and body mechanic

121. Have some Mediterrian cuisine at Bushra Lounge

Bushra Lounge

122. Buy a new suit at Tux & Tails

tux and tails

123. Buy some pierogi from the Eastern European Food Store

eastern european food store

124. Eat all sorts at Jean’s Bistro

jean's bistro

125. Eat some fish and chips at the Bristol Fryer

Bristol fryer gloucester road

126. Let Daddy sort out your clothes at Daddy Alterations

daddy alterations

127. Have some fallafel at In.N.Out

in and out

128. Have a quick pint in The Wellington

the wellington

129. Stop at the famous Gloucester Road sign

gloucester road

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All photos taken by @antimitch.

Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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