Bristol Area Guide - Bedminster

Located just below the trendy Southville, Bedminster is a suburb popular with families and young professionals. However, it’s not a sleepy area, its seen lots of regeneration in recent years with new bars, cafes, and building projects.


Housing

In Bedminster you’ll find a mix of traditional victorian terraced houses and maisonette, perfect for first time buyers. These are complemented with new build apartment complexes, namely Airpoint, Robinsons building, and Catherine house.


Being slightly further away from the town centre means prices are more affordable, with average prices of £336,376, almost £30,000 below the Bristol average, and a whopping £111,000 less than neighbouring Southville.



House prices have increased 9% in the last year and, although it’s very competitive, there have been over 200 sales in the last year. If you have your heart set on Bedminster use Zump to contact homes before they’re on the market to have the best chances of finding your next home.


Things to do

Two main streets, North and East, host an enviable list of bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. There is a thriving independent scene which makes the area unique from any other part of the City.


No matter what you’re after, you'll be able to find a brilliant independent to fulfill your needs. Albatros and Farhaway are two excellent cafes’ to stop at for coffee and the new addition Bristol Loaf is the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.



Head over to the Malago for some elevated entrees, Owee Diner for some brilliant burgers, or Souk kitchen for some magical middle eastern cuisine


To round of the night The Spotted Cow, Steam Crane, and North Street Social are all bustling venues serving up excellent beers, wines, and ciders.


The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the Tobacco factory, a hub of arts, theatre, and music. Grab a per-theatre dinner head to a show or check out the local market they host. Or if you're more sports inclined Ashton gate stadium is only a short distance away. Home to Bristol City football club and the Bristol bears rugby club.


There are green spaces are dotted around the area, the largest and most popular are Victoria park and Windmill farm. If you don't have a garden these more then make up for it with great scenery and plenty of room. They are the perfect place to spend some sunny days.

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Education

There are plenty of Primary schools in the area but you’ll have to look slightly further afield for secondary schools.

In terms of quality, there is one Ofsted rated outstanding school, Ashton Gate Primary. Three good schools, Southville Primary, Holy cross RC Primary, and St Mary’s Redcliffe COE Primary. Two that need improvement, Compass point Primary and Parson street Primary, and one which is inadequate according to Ofsted, Lukewell Primary.


The closest secondary school is St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School which is rated Outstanding with Bristol Cathedral Choir school just across the river which is also outstanding.


Head to the app to see each school's full report and catchment area to see which areas they cover.