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1. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,

Long time since i've posted but knew i'd come back here if and when in need, which is now. i am currently in Bristol to suss out if i want to move here for a bit. I'm lucky enough that i have a friend that runs a pub so am living here. My friend is also new to the area but we socialise in different circles. I really want to get a feel for the place and am hoping that i will like it, no pressure haha.

I just wondered if anyone knew of nice bars to go, shopping centre's etc. or things to do. i'm in eastville i believe, just outside broadmead, which i think i will be doing a lot of shopping there! Not gt a car yet so still need to suss out public transport. I like to be independant and not rely on my friend to give me lifts everywhere and to be stuck to his work patterns.

I came at the wrong time i think, in between xmas and new year. I thought bristol had a lot going on but found that everywhere was closed bank hol. was a terrible night out and made me think twice. The taxi drivers dont even know where they are going and are rude. Didnt instill a lot of confidence thats for sure. maybe its not like that and i just happened to be out on the wrong night.

Work is not a problem and i know i will meet people that way but while i am here for a few weeks i'm not going to start work and really want to get a feel for the place before i make the decision to move away from home, work, friends etc. Just feeling isolated and stuck in the meantime. I cant look into work until end of nxt week so have a whole week to do...something!!

If anyone is in the area, its a friendly pub!


2. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Is anyone in bristol by any chance??? i'm getting very, very bored but for some reason still hanging on in there, lol!

3. Posted by jenkksida (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

You can search on internet for some cool places to visit. :)

I hope you will like it there. And by the way, can you tell me more about living in bristol, I would love to live there, im from south europe btw.


4. Posted by SirRogue58 (Full Member 10 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I grew up in Bristol but it has changed so much in the last couple of years especially since Cabot Circus was built.

I think there is a young crowed that go to the Hatchet pub just off the centre (my 23 year old son goes there I think). but as for a car I'd forget driving into Bristol where possible as the parking costs are so hi.

Oh I think there are quite a few student bars up Park Street too.

I'm living in Birmingham now but I think Bristol is a lot nicer, more compact.

Hope some of this helps.