The tenth Bristol Splunch will take place on Saturday, 18th August 2012 from 2:00pm 7:00pm in Horts Bar, 49 Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EP, and for those who are still peckish/thirsty later at some eatery/watering hole elsewhere in or near the city.
This is a vanilla meet; all over 18 from anywhere are welcome, and entry is free I might even buy your first drink.
How do I get there?
Broad Street is about twenty minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads railway station, easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, and there are several car parks nearby.
From the railway station exit, turn right along Temple Gate to the roundabout, cross over onto Victoria Street, continue over the river bridge into High Street, and bear gently left into Broad Street as High Street turns to the right into Wine Street. Horts Bar is about one hundred yards down on the right.
From the bus/coach station, exit onto Whitson Street, left into Lower Maudlin Street, cross Lewins Mead to Rupert Street and turn right. After about two hundred yards, turn left into Christmas Street, cross Quay Street and through the stone archway into Broad Street. Horts Bar is about fifty yards up on the left.
For those driving, at the bottom of the M32/Newfoundland Street, turn right onto Bond Street, take the first exit at the roundabout into The Haymarket, turn left into Bridewell Street, left into Nelson Street, right into Halifax Street and into the multi-storey on All Saints' Street - only £5 for the whole day, and closer than any other one. To get to the bar, from All Saints' Street, turn right into Pithay, right into Tower Lane, left into Newmarket Avenue, and right onto Broad Street - the bar is a few yards down on the right. There's a map below.
For those flush enough (or subsidised) flying into Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport, take the 331 bus service to the bus/coach station and proceed as above from there.
Hotels the usual chains are readily available: Premier Inn, Haymarket (next to the bus station, approx Ό mile from £84); Premier Inn, King Street (approx ½ mile from £87); Hotel Ibis, Temple Quay (approx 1 mile full); Hotel Ibis, Anchor Road (approx ½ mile - full); Travelodge, Anchor Road (approx ½ mile from £70); Travelodge, Mitchell Lane (approx ½ mile from £70); Holiday Inn Express (approx Ύ mile full); Holiday Inn (approx ½ mile from £81); Novotel, Victoria Street (approx ½ mile - from £115); and Future Inn, Cabot Circus (approx ½ mile from £67). For those hotels that are not available for Saturday only, rooms seem to be readily available for two-night stays, either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday nights at very reasonable rates. Other hotels are available check laterooms.com.
Ill be hoping to do an outdoor mud shoot on the Sunday (always subject to the bl**dy weather and availability of sober drivers), but Ill have to see how I feel much nearer the time unless someone else wants to run a session on Sunday.
If you have any further questions, post them here or pm me.
I have every intention to be with you all on the Saturday afternoon (also the evening if I'm allowed by 'her indoors' to stay up that late .) Anyway I haven't got such a watertight excuse as Lisa's! (We'll miss you Lisa but wish you all the best )