7 alfresco food and drink experiences to try now in Bristol
Looking for Bristol’s best alfresco food and drink with a difference? Foodies will love these alfresco experiences, hosted by everyone from top chefs and bars to local farmers and foragers. Taste every delicious alfresco treat on offer in Bristol this summer…
1. Go on a local food tour and tasting with Josh Eggleton
Get a taste of Bristol’s incredible food and drink scene with top Bristol chef, Josh Eggleton from Pony and Trap, Breaking Bread and many more incredible Bristol eating experiences. Josh will take you on a journey from North Street to Wapping Wharf as you taste fresh local produce from some of his favourite indie shops and restaurants. Finish up at one of Josh’s Wapping Wharf restaurants where you’ll make a selection of incredible dishes to remember.
Book a local food tour and tasting with Josh Eggleton
2. Bristol cider tour
Alfresco cider is the order of the day in The Cider Box’s top cider tour exploring the very best of the West Country. Whether you’re a converted cider lover or you want to find out what all the fermentation fuss is about, Dan will have the perfect cider for you. You’ll stop in all the best cider haunts on this tour, as well as the Bristol Cheesemonger - yes, cider and cheese really are a match made in heaven!
Book a Bristol cider tour
3. Hire your own celebrity chef for a home barbecue
Ever heard of a barbecue chef for hire? Ben ‘BBQ Ben’ Barlett is here to make all your barbecue dreams come true with a gourmet, multi-course grilled feast in your own garden. Let Ben fire up the grill and cook up a storm while you sit back and enjoy the very best bits of the summer barby.
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4. Go food foraging along the River Frome
Here’s a wild walk along the River Frome where you’ll forage for some of Bristol's best edibles, and find that there are actually lots of wild ingredients to be found growing in Bristol! Stumble across meadowsweet, wild raspberry, mugwort, garlic mustard, and plenty of other plants which look (and are!) good enough to eat. You’ll tuck into some premade wild tasters along the way and discover how to cook with what you find.
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5. Taste some of Bristol's best organic wine with KASK
Tucked away on North Street you’ll find Kask’s calming oasis of a wine garden - and we’re not sure if you’ll find a more perfect sunny spot to sample some of the best organic wine in town. Sit back and sip on a refreshingly different orange wine, along with cool crisp whites, all sustainably made and most definitely ‘real wine’, as you’ll discover when the good folk at Kask explain their wine ethos.
Book wine and cheese flight with Kask
6. Tuck into a fresh farm feast
A feast fresh from the farm awaits at Diva Fields Foundation just outside Bristol, in Burrington. In this farm to fork experience you’ll not only get a look behind the scenes of a working farm, you’ll also get a six-course small plate vegetarian tasting menu. At The Diva Fields they strongly believe that ‘you eat with your eyes’, so you’ll be in for a beautiful, multi-sensory treat!
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7. Go on a tandem bike adventure and sunny picnic
Leave your bike at home and hop on a tandem for a day of bike riding and picnicking along the stunning (and mostly flat!) Strawberry Line path. Everything will be ready and waiting for you on the day, so all you have to do is turn up with a friend ready to ride your bicycle made for two!
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There's lots of reasons to get outdoors and experience Bristol this summer - explore Yuup for even more!