Bristol Independents - Keep our high streets aliveThe ‘Bristol Independents’ campaign wants Bristol’s local economy to flourish and thrive. According to the New Economics Foundation, each pound spent with a local retailer selling local produce puts twice as much money back into the local economy as a pound spent in a national multiple. Read more about the campaign on our About page.

Show some love to Bristol by supporting and celebrating our vibrant array of local independent retailers, cafes, restaurants, and artisans!

Bristol Good Food and Bristol Independents Guide to Christmas

Shop independently. You’ll get something individual, and local individuals (the maker, the shopkeeper) will get the biggest benefit from your shopping. Shop in Bristol Pounds where you can. Bristol Pounds also make an excellent Christmas present – the ultimate gift token which can be redeemed in 100s of different shops across the city http://bristolpound.org/. Or put some money on a Your Street gift card http://www.yourstreetgiftcards.com/ – giving a present with much more choice than Read more [...]

Bristol celebrates Independents Day – 4th July

Thank you so much to all the businesses, shoppers, and volunteer helpers who helped to make the 2014 Bristol Independents Day a success! We hope that you are enjoying the fantastic summer weather and will continue to support Bristol's fantastic local independent businesses. The Bristol Independents Campaign is urging Bristol's shoppers to "shop independently" on 4th July  - Bristol Independents Day. Twenty thousand Bristol Independents Day cards are being distributed around the city, encouraging Read more [...]

Odd Bits at the Source Cafe 9th July

In honor of Bristol Independents day Sassafras is having an #offal lot of fun @sourcefoodcafe. Please join us. Wednesday, 9 July 2014 from 19:30 to 22:30, Source Cafe 1-3 Exchange Avenue, St. Nicholas Market, BS1 1JW Our four-course offal-oriented menu will demystify offal & banish all thoughts of impracticality, stigma and squeamishness. Our menu isn’t meant to inspire machismo or to make you squirm. Rather, we want to celebrate odd bits and the variety of the beast to make you as Read more [...]

Ah Toots Cakery and Biscuitier opening at St. Nick’s Market on 4th July!

From head baker at award winning Bristol establishment Papadeli, a stint in London at renowned East London eatery Franze and Evans, to being offered a job in the bakery for Ottolenghi; local baker Tamarind Galliford has decided it was about time she returned to Bristol to open up her own place in foodie heaven, St Nicholas Market. Drawing influence from around the world with Baci di Dama from Italy, Tres Leche from Mexico, American Red Velvet and the Great British Victoria sponge; Tam combines Read more [...]

Bristol Independents Day 2014 Offers!

Cooshti Cooshti 57 Park St. Bristol, BS1 5NU Bristol’s longest running Independent Premium Streetwear & Sneakers Store. We are offering 10% OFF all items (including sale items) in store only on 4th July with a Bristol Independents Day Card http://www.cooshti.com/   Love from random Antiques and vintage shop 59 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5NU We will be giving away tongue tattoos and lollies to all paying customers tomorrow. We will also have special offers Read more [...]

Follow Bristol#PROSPECTUS and win!

Thank you Bristol! With only one week to go until Bristol Independent’s Day and the launch of our new websites, we'd like to thank those businesses on Park Street and in the wider West End area who have supported us! Running from Monday 30th June until Friday 4th of July, followers of Bristol #PROSPECTUS on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Facebook can win prizes ranging from meals to jewelry and much more by simplyre-tweeting, sharing, liking, +1’ing and re-posting our competition Read more [...]

Gas & Co Independence Day Party 4th July!

Gas & Co, 65 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol, BS8 2LY Come and join us at Gas & Co to celebrate 4th July- American style. Kicking of from 4pm with children’s entertainment, face painting, balloons and games. Kids eat for free (with an adult ordering from the main menu). But don’t feel left out – grownups can enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails all night from 4pm! We will also have live music, performers and other crazy antics. We encourage you to dress up- there will be free shots, and Read more [...]

Get your dancing shoes on!

It’s just  around the corner - Thursday 26th, the launch day for the Bristol Pound Tourist Maps. These maps will help those visiting Bristol over the summer to locate the businesses who accept the £B around Old Market and the Harbourside area. If you're a big tweeter make sure you @BristolPound and use the hashtag #DiscoverBristol We’ve got an exciting evening planned for the launch, so join us at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer from 5pm. There will be music, nibbles, drinks and giggles Read more [...]

Celebrating local independent business on 4th July!

FRIDAY 4th JULY 7:30-10:00pm LIVE@thelaundrette. Our free live music event. This month featuring Nathanael Sherman, Amy Dearlove and George Aldous. We’re also hosting guest chef Mike Lister for some awesome street food, sounds like a party. A celebration of small business at its best with free entry, live music, laundry facilities and (independence themed) street food. Read more [...]

Bristol Independents Day 4th July 2014!

Independents Day is held in the UK on 4th July to celebrate independent businesses. The aim of the day is to draw attention to independent businesses and help raise awareness and footfall. How can you get involved as a Bristol Independent business? Display a Bristol Independents poster in your window, on your premises or website, a copy is downloadable here or can be supplied by post. Run a special event, provide a special offer on the day or provide something different to normal. You Read more [...]