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 [...]

Valentine’s Day Heart-isan Market On The Romantic Christmas Steps!

On Saturday 9th February, from 11am – 4pm, the beautiful and intriguing Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, in keeping with its reputation for independent artisan traders, is hosting a romantically tinged Heart-isan Market on the unique Christmas Steps themselves. Come along for a lovely afternoon and experience the wonderful teetering charm of the artisans’ stalls cascading down the Steps, showcasing the high standard of beautiful crafts and wares – everything from cakes and preserves, to taxidermy, Read more [...]

Mayor’s boost for Bristol Pound and Bristol Independents!

From the Bristol City Council Press Office: Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson has given the green light for St Nicholas Market stallholders to pay their pitch fees in Bristol Pounds. This follows the Mayor’s announcement that he would receive his salary in the popular local currency. By Christmas market stallholders will be able to pay the city council for their pitches in Bristol Pound notes or online payments. George Ferguson said: “I am a big supporter of the Bristol Pound and am Read more [...]

Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card

Shop at Bristol Independents this Christmas. Collect stamps. Win prizes! The Bristol Independents Christmas loyalty card allows you to collect stamps while you do your Christmas shopping – one stamp per purchase, plus a bonus stamp if you pay in Bristol Pounds. When you've collected 5 stamps you can enter your card into a prize draw to win fabulous prizes from participating independents. There are currently around 100 businesses signed-up and over 40 prizes – but we expect both lists to grow Read more [...]

Poppito Pop-Up Shop opens on Gloucester Road from 22nd to 27th October!

poppito Pop-Up Shop Monday 22nd October - Saturday 27th October Mon, Tues, Wed:10-2, Thurs, Fri:12-4, Sat 10-5 Room 212, 212 Gloucester Road, Bristol poppito is having a pop-up shop! For one week come and see a selection of the pieces available on poppito.com. Many of the poppito shop holders will have their work displayed so you are able to come and see them 'in the flesh' Perfect Christmas gifts! For further info email info@poppito.com Admission - FREE poppito.com Read more [...]

Independents Day winners

On 4 July – Bristol Independents Day – shoppers across the city shopped at independent outlets, and then showed us where they’d shopped by sending in a photo of themselves shopping, or a copy of their receipt. Anyone who showed us their shopping was entered into a prize draw to win goodies from other local independent retailers. On Saturday 29 September, Councillor Guy Poultney presented the winners with their prizes outside St Nicholas market. A big thank you to everyone who entered Read more [...]

Why we raised the flag on Bristol Independents Day!

Well, after flags of independence being hoisted at five locations in the city, our free prize draw for people who have shopped or eaten in any of the city’s independent outlets (winners to be announced shortly!), and over 46 businesses who participated by offering discounts or special offers on the day, we want to give a big thank you to everyone who supported our independent Bristol businesses! From Jason Thorne of Bristol City Council: Well done to you and the rest of your team! I've Read more [...]