Gloucester Road in Bristol is a great urban area to explore, with it being one of the longest stretches in the UK that consists mainly of numerous thriving independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. It also has a large student population because of its proximity to the University of the West of England as well as the University of Bristol.
For travellers who want to explore Bristol and its nearby countryside vilages or who simply want a good ol’ pub crawl this side of the UK, you’ll be glad to know that there are many great places to stay in, from B&Bs and serviced apartments to townhouses and hotels. Here are just a few of the best.
Norfolk Guest House
The Norfolk Guest House is a family-run establishment that has been providing comfortable and affordable guest accommodation for more than 30 years. Located on Gloucester Road itself and overlooking Horfield Common, this guest house lies in close proximity to many dining establishments, and it’s also a close 2-mile walk to harbourside areas as well as Bristol’s historic centre.
The Wellington, located at the far end of Gloucester Road, is distinct for its red-brick structure and Victorian charm. Downstairs is a proper pub; if you need a bit of rest from your gallivanting around Bristol you can book a room upstairs. The rooms have their original Victorian fireplaces and are decorated in a mix of traditional and contemporary styles. The Wellington comes as one of the most-recommended places to stay in along Gloucester Road, plus its beef and porter pie is an absolute must-try.
Number Thirty Eight
Located in No. 38 Upper Belgrave–thus the name–this is a place where you can surely rest your head after a day’s strolling. The townhouse has 10 comfy rooms, all done in modern-Georgian decor. It’s a fine mix of contemporary art and antiques, with bits of Bristol’s nautical history thrown in. The lounge has fireside armchairs and is a great place to have your breakfast in. Travellers suggest booking the West Loft Suite for a luxury experience consisting of a hot bath in a copper tub, wide city views and the softest super king-size bed you can hibernate in.
Premier Inn Hotel Bristol Filton
The Bristol Filton hotel lets you see the best of the city without the associated bustle. Whether you’re in for business or pleasure, this hotel can cater to your needs perfectly, with everything just a short walk or commute ahead.
Filton Guest House
Offering hotel accommodation without the hotel price, the Filton Guest House is a good option for those looking to save on travel costs. The hotel is a recently converted Victorian villa that has been simply yet tastefully decorated. This B&B offers well-appointed rooms, private parking, a restaurant and accessible transport links.
Other hotels, inns and B&Bs to check out
Other great places to stay in around Gloucester Road during your trip to Bristol include The Swan Hotel, The Regency Bristol Hotel, Arches House, The Clifton Hotel Bristol, Holiday Inn, The Horsehoe and The Grand Hotel Bristol.