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August 2010 .co.uk

Food and Drink
Health and Beauty
Home Improvements
Meet the face of Whatson Bristol

The Perfect

NEW 2010

Guy Salmon Land Rover Bristol

Pioneer Park, Whitby Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 3QB
0117 958 8130 www.guysalmon.bristol.landrover.co.uk

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Welcome to August issue
What’s On proudly introduce our biggest issue of the year, a
sensational summer sizzler that beggars belief and promises to
get you all in the holiday mood. Welcome to August folks and our
annual issue that brings you not just the best of Bristol but the
best of Weston - a seasonal double-whammy from the What’s
On team and something to firmly get your teeth into.
This month we can reveal the 2010 face of What’s On Bristol, a
search that spanned 6 months with over 5,000 entrants. Quite
how we managed to pick 12 finalists is beyond belief but after
a long and painstaking search make sure to read all about the
competition and what will happen next.
August sees three major events starting with the Bristol
Harbourside Festival kicking off the month in spectacular style.
Whether you’re a visitor to Bristol or fortunate to live here, it’s
a great occasion to celebrate and if you’re out and about and
soaking up the infectious atmosphere be assured that we’ll be
there as well to record the occasion and tell you all about it in
next months issue.
The other two highlights of the month have to be the opening
of the Grand Pier at Weston and the celebrated international
Balloon Fiesta. Both events are keenly anticipated and are sure
to generate crowds and well deserved attention, so if there was
ever a reason to stay at home this month instead of the lure of
foreign pastures – ladies and gentlemen I rest my case! Events .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 04

With summer in full swing, August is packed to the gunnels with Top Celebrity Chef arrives .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 05
recommendations for making the most of your precious leisure Chinese Whisper .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 06
time. Whether you have little ones or not, don’t miss out on our
Good. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 07
top tips and suggestions for days out with a difference.
Map .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 08-09
Entertainment, recipes, puzzles and giveaways of a lifetime (not
to mention our continuing cheeky adventures on Facebook and Events .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 10-17
Twitter) there’s never been a better time to pick up your free copy Attractions. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 18-27
of Bristol’s number one family guide. As the saying goes, if you
want to know what’s on, when it’s on, why it’s on and where it’s Face of Whatson Bristol .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 28-32
on this August, it’s got to be What’s On Bristol – the undisputed Modelling .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 33
people’s choice!
Letters to the Editor .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 34
Salut! Health and Beauty .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 35-40
Restaurants .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 41-46
Published by: Whatson Group Christmas Parties . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 47-51
Sales: Nikki Cook, Becky Baxter People Out and About .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 52-53
Production: Mark Harris, Stephen Ellice
Good Food Pubs .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 54-59
Fashion Editor: Theresa Caney
Journalists: Jacquie Vowles, Zog Ziegler Sunday Roast .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 60-61
Promotion Team: Chloe, Georga, Charlotte Shopping .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 62-66
Whatson Bristol Diary of the Month .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 67
62 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1HJ Fashion. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 68-69
Telephone: 0117 963 2263
Email: production@whatsongroup.net Nightlife /Competitions.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 70-73
Web: www.whatsonbristolmagazine.co.uk Gardening. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 74-75
Whatsonbristol Magazine is published by the Whatson Group Ltd. All
rights reserved. Material may not be reproduced without the written
New Build / Home Improvements . .. .. .. .. . 76-81
permission of the Whatson Group Ltd. The opinions expressed or Motoring .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 82-84
advice given in this publication are the views of the individual authors
and advertisers and do not represent the views of the Whatson Group Chauffeur Service. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 85
Ltd. Whatson Group Ltd accept no liability for any misprints or mistakes
and not responsibility can be taken for the contents of these pages. Weston-super-Mare .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 86-94
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Diary of the Month
Bristol Beefeater
Having recently undergone a glamorous makeover, Bristol Fashion Beefeater Restaurant
– newly merged with Premier Inn’s threw open its doors on Thursday July 15th to host a
VIP night to celebrate their new look. The team were thrilled to attend and while guests
were invited to sample from the newly launched menu, other’s were lucky enough to be
photographed with a certain Mr Lenny Henry. A sparkling evening was had by all those
who attended and a big ‘hat’s off’ to Simon and Richard and all the team who provided first
class hospitality and entertainment.

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onfucius made the and the international balloon to be invited to its party and
apt remark “Everything fiesta and the re-opening of witness first hand the sea of
has beauty but not the Grand Pier in Weston. happy faces. Well done to the
everyone sees it”. never more With 3 gigantic show-stoppers Meade family and an extra
have those words resounded such as these looming large, special well done to Alistair
than in the last few weeks as who could possibly want for and his wife as they celebrate
we approached the finals of anything more and it just the birth of their first child – a
the 2010 face of What’s on goes to show that the west is boy, although i’m still waiting
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owned and
operated with a
focus on quality
products and

• The Elephant Public house now offers

high quality, traditional good pub
food using fresh, seasonal and locally
sourced ingredients, a selection of cask
ales, premium lagers and spirits and an
extensive, award winning wine list.
• Our menus reflect our passion for simple,


rustic and uncomplicated food and we
make every effort to source of products
from local and sustainable sources.
• We serve Lunch 7 days a week including
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Saturday and Sunday.
• Come and try our extensive cocktail and
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Buy any main dish from our
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0117 929 3561


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The Railway Inn is a traditional yet highly popular pub serving a range of guest ales.
Nestled in the heart of Yatton just a stone’s throw from the train station and adjacent to Amusements available for hire
the widely used cycling path, it has something to offer everyone.
August 6 – Rock ‘n’ Roll night Kiddies Rides • Bouncy Castle
August 21 8-11pm – Karaoke Night
Be sure to check Sweets • Candyfloss & more
August 27 – 007 Casino Night - 7.30pm
Tickets for entry £5 per ticket to include buffet out our new menu Contact:
please note that dress code is smart including our Joey: 07966 402588
pizza takeaway
This summer we have a daily kids club 5 days a week from 1-4.30pm Sharon: 07771 765586
For further information please go to: email: info@kiddiesrides.co.uk
www.whatsonbristol.co.uk/pubs web: kiddiesridesforhire.co.uk
6 Station Road . North End . Yatton BS49 4AJ . Tel: 01934 832 119
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What’s on in Events


Astra Bristol International
Exhibitions CENTRE ACADEMY Thurs 12 - Sat 5 August 2010
Narrow Quay Queen’s Road, Now in its 32nd year, the Astra Bristol
ARNOLFINI Bristol BS1 4QA Clifton, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has become
16 Narrow Quay, T: 0117 922 1540 Tel: 0117 973 5129 Europe’s biggest Hot Air Balloon event,
Bristol BS1 4QA and one of the UK’s top five outdoor
Tel: 0117 917 2300/1 events, attracting 500,000 visitors during
Until 15 August SIX TALES FROM THE
the show’s four days - and its absolutely
KERRY TRIBE The project is one of twelve BROTHERS GRIMM
FREE to attend.
DEAD STAR LIGHT UK projects delivered An extraordinary exhibition
Ashton Court Estate,
Until 2 September, with cultural organisations of etchings illustrating
Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN
Dead Star Light consists during 2009/10, with six fairy tales from the
Tel: 0117 963 3438
of three new works related the aim of developing a Brothers Grimm. Hockney
to questions of personal diverse range of resources has given each fairy tale
and historical memory: to help teachers use the his own contemporary and
Parnassius Mnemosyne, built environment as an humorous interpretation.
Milton Torres Sees a engaging and versatile
Ghost and The Last subject. THE VICTORIA ART

BRISTOL’S CITY Bridge Street Celebrate 10 Years of At-Bristol
AT-BRISTOL MUSEUM & ART Bath BA2 4AT Until Sunday 5 September
Anchor Road, GALLERY Tel: 01225 477233 Come and celebrate as At-Bristol turns
Harbourside, Bristol Queen’s Road DEBORAH VAN DER ten this year! Throughout the summer
BS1 5DB Bristol BS8 1RL BEEK: OUT OF OLD we will be celebrating with Power of Ten
Tel: 0117 909 2000 Tel: 0117 922 3571 MYTHOLOGIES birthday busking, and a selection of our
LITTLE STARS ART FROM THE NEW Until 5 September Top Ten Demos.
Until 31 August WORLD Most of van der Beek’s At-Bristol Anchor Road, Harbourside,
Join a member of the Until 22 August sculptures of humans and Bristol, BS1 5DB Tel: 0117 909 2000
At-Bristol team as they Corey Helford Gallery, animals have animated,
lead you through a LA and Bristol’s City rugged surfaces. They
story that will take you Museum & Art Gallery vividly bring to life myths
away from this world present Art From The and legends, from Amazon
and introduce younger New World – a big brash warrior women to the outlaw
adventurers to the exhibition of the new Ned Kelly.
wonders of the night sky. American art scene.
Music The Wiltshire Game & Country Fair
THE BIERKELLER Weds 7 to Thurs 8 August
All Saints Street As well as all of the usual attractions and
Bristol BS1 2NA arena events there will be Clay Shooting,
Box Office: a Fishing Village, featuring Bob Nudd
0117 926 8514 M.B.E and a Falconry Village that has
AGNOSTIC FRONT + been successfully introduced to Living
ALL WILL SUFFER Heritage Game and Country Shows over
Tues 10 August the last four years.
Until 22 August • art from the New World Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne,
One of the most venerable
Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Wiltshire SN11 0LZ Tel: 01249 812102
and notorious hardcore
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outfits, Agnostic Front Calvin Johnson is an BRISTOL Events
are hardcore thrash punk American guitarist, vocalist, Great George Street,
legends still going strong songwriter, music producer, Brandon Hill, Clifton,
after 17 years - and still a and disc jockey born in Bristol BS1 5RR
force to be reckoned with. Olympia, Washington, USA Box Office:
known for his uniquely 0845 402 4001
THE deep, droning singing voice. Thurs 5 August
Wapping Road,
Clifton, Bristol SISTERS Bristol Cider Festival 2010
Bathurst Terrace
BS8 4AX Astonishing Lone Star Friday 6 - Saturday 7 August
Bristol BS1 6UA
Tel: 0117 973 9617 western swing and On offer will be over 100 ciders and
Box Office:
CORIFEST beautifully brilliant sibling perries, as well as hog roast rolls and
0117 966 3615
Sat 14 - Sun 15 August harmonies by the ‘Andrew cheese platters and a range of soft drinks
STEVE MASON Sisters with fiddles’. fro the drivers. The Mangledwurzels will
A weekend full of sensational
Thurs 12 August be providing their own brand of Wurzels-
gigs and more showcasing
everything you can enjoy.
As the former Beta Theatre flavoured cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western
Band front man, he has madness.
A good time guaranteed. ALMA TAVERN &
performed using many Brunels Old Tram Shed
monikers. Now working with Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads
Richard X on ‘Boy’s Own’, 18-20 Alma Vale
THE CROFT Road, Clifton, Bristol BS1 6QH Tel: 01225 330304
released in April 2010, this
117-119 Bristol BS8 2HY
is an album which merges
Stokes Croft Tel: 0117 973 5171
multiple genres and styles
Bristol BS1 3RW RoomOne Productions
to typically thrilling effect.
Box Office: presents
0117 987 4144


THE SLACKERS Frogmore Street by Philip Ridley
Monday, 23 August Bristol BS1 4NA Mon 16 - Sat 21 August
The Slackers are a classic Box Office: On first glance Steven has
American band that is equal 0844 477 2000. everything - a beautiful Dalek Invasion!
parts grit and grace. Their wife, a successful business Sunday 7 - Sunday 8 August
slow rise against the odds and a baby on the way, 2 Days of terror! Daleks, Davros,
is a story in perseverance but beneath the surface Cybermen, Ice Warriors, Pig Slave,
Thurs 12 August
and a belief in their musical lies a shocking secret… Screaming Angel, and many more
Throughout their career,
vision. A rich, complex play terrifying aliens. Children encouraged to
China Crisis has seen
moderate success in the UK about two brothers and wear Sci-Fi fancy dress!
THE CUBE the repercussions of a Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton,
4 Princess Row, with ten hit singles between
August 1982 and January traumatic past… BA22 8HT Tel: 01935 840565
King Square
Bristol BS2 8NQ 1987 and six albums,
as well as commercial COLSTON HALL
Box Office: Colston Street
0117 907 4190 success in Western Europe,
Australia and the Americas. Bristol BS1 5AR
Mon 9 August Box Office
0117 922 3686
Teddy Bears Picnic
Sat 14 - Sun 15 August
Tues 24 August
Free entry for each child (aged 3-15) when
Explore music through
accompanied by their teddy bears, plus
technology, fusing music
teddy-themed fun all day long!
with puppetry, story telling
HorseWorld, Staunton Manor Farm,
and dance, as well as
Monday 23 August • The Slackers Staunton Lane, Whitchurch
traditional music making,
The Croft • Stokes Croft • Bristol Bristol BS14 0QJ Tel 01275 54017
singing and song writing.
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Mendips Raceway is at Charterhouse, near Cheddar,
Postcode BS40 7XU and is signposted on racedays
from the A38 and A37.

FILO’S Crashmania National F2 Stock Cars – Freddie Funnell

Banger Team racing under 1650cc Wear Memorial Trophy, F2 Rookies
Pink and £1 goes to Cancer Research! £ Reward Round Four £ Rookie
Hot Rods £ Special Rods Bangers £ MiniRods

Rookie Bangers – Caravandalism 10 F2 Stock Cars – Rookies Reward Final

Chris and Becca Trophy £ Hot Rods £ BriSCA 50 Series – Round 2 £ Rebels

– West of England Championship Racing £ Bangers under 1800cc – World

£ Special Rods £ Reliant Robins Figure of Championship Qualifier
Eight – Caterers Cup

Unlimited Bangers – West of England Championship by Wilcox Cider,

Horace Hunt Memorial Figure of Eight £ MiniRods – West of England
Championship £ Special Rods – West of England Championship
– 1.00pm


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Opportunities for group and Kevin Bloss) As he hits Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF
individual music making. the road once again, you, Box Office: 0117 902 0344
Take home a CD of your the audience, will take KOMPANY MALAKHI SUMMER SCHOOL Mon 16 - Fri 20 August
musical creations! A great part in amazing Based on Kompany Malakhi’s distinctive and unique ways to develop
chance to try out new things experiments and answer movement through cross discipline art forms, this summer school will
if you’re experienced or questions like why do we develop skills in dance and physical theatre to create brand new ways of
completely new to music. only use 28% of our brain moving.
A great chance to try out new power while the other 31%
things if you’re experienced lays dormant? Why do Events
or completely new to music. birds suddenly appear…
every time you are near?
High Street, W-s-M 158th Mid-Somerset Show
Somerset BS23 1HP Sun 15 August
Box Office: 25th Anniversary UK Tour: Shepton Show is reputed to be
01934 645 544 Les Miserables (Touring) Europe’s largest free one-day show.
JOE PASQUALE Until Sat 7 August Each of our two show rings will run a
ESP = EXTRA SENSORY Adapted from Victor Hugo’s classic full programme of events throughout
PASQUALE novel set in 19th Century France, the day. The Classic Vintage and
Tues 10 August the story follows one man’s bid for Steam Field has expanded the
In the Chinese year of the freedom in a moving and emotional number of exhibits every year.
Tiger, Joe has been Tuesday 10 August tale of poverty, brutality, kindness There are full range of trade stands,
honing his psychic skills Joe Pasquale and hope. exhibits and entertainments for all
with the legendary Zen The Playhouse Theatre Bristol Hippodrome the family.
Master, The Emperor Wan Weston-super-Mare Box Office: 08444 999 999 Shepton Mallet Tel: 01749 870124

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Following our winter success we are now introducing
Summer Cider festivals in Bath and Bristol in 2010
Bristol Cider Festival
Friday 7.30pm-11pm 6th August 2010
Saturday 11am-4pm 7.30-11pm 7th August 2010

On offer will be over 100 ciders and perries from:

Ben Crossman's, Rich's, Thatchers, Broadoak and Heck's (Somerset), Lilley’s (Somerset)
Gwatkin (Herefordshire), Gwynt Y Ddraig (Wales), and Mr. Whiteheads (Hampshire)
As well as hog roast rolls and cheese platters, and a range of soft drinks for the drivers.
As well as the cider and perry, the Bristol Cider Festival will offer the best in local entertainment. Somerset’s
premier Wurzels tribute band The Mangledwurzels will be playing a full show at all three sessions, providing their
own brand of Wurzels-flavoured, cider-fuelled Scrumpy & Western madness to help you drink up thy cider.
Bristol Cider Festival 2010
Brunels Old Tram Shed
Clock Tower Yard, Temple Meads Bristol BS1 6QH
For further information or tickets visit: www.clstickets.co.uk/cider-festivals/tickets or Telephone: 01225 330304
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Shepton Show ad:Layout 5 22/6/10 10:39 Page 1


Livestock • Horses • Cheese

• Cider and Eggs • Flower Show
• Arts & Crafts • Rabbits, Poultry
and Open Dog Shows
also Companion Dog Show
• Vintage Vehicle Field
• Countryside activities all day with
by the WURZELS

Car parking £7 – Open to the public 8am–6pm

Telephone: 01749 870124 – FREE ENTRY!
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What’s new Pussycat
How the MD of What’s On Bristol
Was fed to the Lions!
There could only ever be one person to take on
the big cats, so when opportunity came calling
(courtesy of Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm) and a chance
to get up close and personal with Lions and Tigers,
our very own Nikki Cook rose to the occasion with
gusto and the What’s On team wondered who
would prove the biggest challenger!

A recently launched initiative, the

Big Cat Keeper Experience offers Scent Trails
anyone over the age of 15 years
the unique opportunity to clean
and feed the big cats.

Our keeper experiences are perfect for

the animal-mad person. Each package
at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is designed
specifically to give you the opportunity to
get up close to the animals and gain a
better understanding of the vital roles
ouisa we play in the conservation and
Feeding L protection of a variety of species.

See behind the scenes of the winner

of the North Somerset Tourism Feedin
g Khan
Award and shadow a keeper
gaining a very ‘hands-on’ experience;
preparing food, cleaning enclosures and feeding
the different animals.

Asking Nikki what she thought of her of her time with the
big cats she said “Absolutely fantastic from start to finish.
I was told I would be cutting up a pig’s head and even that
Tanvir didn’t put me off although I have to say they devoured it in
seconds. I can honestly say it was one of the best things I’ve
ever had the privilege to do and would highly recommend it”.

And as for the Lions, what did they make of their time with Bristol’s first lady of
media? “Well you know me, let’s just say I made a lasting impression!”


• Cost £120 for one or £200 for two keepers • Price includes a day pass into the Zoo for the rest of the day
• Must be 16+ and a keeper pack.
• The experience runs from 8am - 10am. • Available all year round except on Monday and Sunday
• 48 hour cancellation policy.
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A new exhibition at
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throughout the summer.
Final whistle 31st August
The story of Somerset
football is told in trophies,
kit, photographs and
memorabilia. Learn about Museum open
the history of the national Tues to Fri and Sun
(& Bank Hol Mon)
game, women’s soccer, 2pm-5pm. Sat Exhibition open: Saturday 24th July to Sunday 5th September
old kit and much more. 11am-5pm.
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of the
Jungle Rumble

On the 19th July, Jungle

Rumble in Cabot Circus,
Bristol celebrated its 1st

Birthday with champagne

flowing and a superb buffet,
Some words
lots of VIP’s and family
and friends were invited to
enjoytoa fun
in evening
playing golf with amateurs
and professionals. Well
done to Andy and his
dedicated team who hosted
a wonderful evening.

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Bristol’s Blue Reef Aquarium and Imax 3D Cinema
he spectacular new Blue of its kind in europe to have its own the centrepiece of the aquarium is
reef aquarium in Bristol’s IMaX 3D cinema. Visitors can watch the coral seas display where visitors
harbourside takes visitors on a a selection of stunning marine themed can enjoy the closest of undersea
spectacular undersea safari. 3D films on an awesome four-storey encounters in an underwater walk-
tall screen as part of the admission through tunnel through the reef, from
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and puffer fish to living corals and
Visitors embark on a fascinating tropical sharks. Other displays are home to everything
journey from the British coast through from seahorses and stingrays to
warmer waters to exotic tropical seas. Other displays recreate mangroves, piranhas and archer fish.
giant rockpools, amazon rainforest
highlights include a life-size pools and a south american fishing
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The Ultimate Undersea Safari

Enjoy Bristol’s newest attraction with
the opportunity to embark on an amazing
underwater adventure.
From the hidden world of UK waters, the new aquarium In addition to the displays the aquarium is also home to
transports visitors to the beautiful ‘underwater gardens’ of the the stunning IMAX 3D cinema which offers a unique extra
Mediterranean, tropical rainforests, mangrove pools and the dimension to the visitor experience.
stunning beauty of tropical waters - home to everything from
seahorses and puffer fish to living corals and tropical sharks.

Tel. 0117 929 8929

Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TT

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Step back in time with Discover fully stocked and equipped
a fun-packed trip to Where stores from the past, transported into the
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Letters Dear Editor,
I had to write to air a somewhat baffling experience
that occurred last week at my local Police station.

to the Editor Without going into the specifics, I was asked to

collect a vehicle which they had kindly agreed to keep
overnight for me and had agreed to pick up the next
morning. On arrival, I knocked on the door – as there
was no general access for me to simply walk in. After
Dear What’s On Editor,
a time and having had no response (despite vigorous
I, like a lot of other girls have entered the Face of
knocking) I noticed a telephone by the entrance and
Bristol competition and am really looking forward to
picked it up – thinking it to be some sort of intercom. I
the outcome in a couple of weeks. I don’t know if I
then found myself connected to an Operator at Police
stand any chance but I really like the way it’s been put
Headquarters in Portishead, roughly 20 miles away
together and that you can get your friends and family
who asked me how they might help. The story gets
to vote for you through the What’s On website. Will
slightly sillier as they then told me there was no one
you be doing more competitions like this in the future
in but I might like to try banging harder. I pointed out
and will you tell us how the winners were picked? I
that I felt rather uncomfortable beating on the door
would like to pursue a career in modeling and really
lest they think me some sort of trouble maker but as
take this seriously. Thanks.
this was the only course of action available I took it
Name and address withheld
and hoped for the best. After what seemed like an
internable wait, an officer came to the door and let
Dear Team,
me in and I was able to conduct my business. No real
I’m a fan of the Chinese Whispers page and just

harm done and the officer couldn’t have been more

wanted to let you know how impressed I was with
helpful, but isn’t there something a little topsy-turvy
your recent Marco Pierre White scoop and what
when you can no longer walk into a Police station
looked like to me like a bit of an under-cover shot –
and if you require entry it takes a telephonist to grant
how the heck did you manage that? As a local food
access miles and miles away? Someone somewhere
producer who has struggled like so many in recent
needs to have a bit of a think about this!
months, I hope that the likes of Marco and Jamie
R.A.M. Baxter. Victoria Park, Bristol.
coming into our region will make people realize just
how fantastic local produce is and get behind local
Dear R.A.M. Baxter
stockists and brands. Keep up the good work and I
Your letter made us smile and we appreciate there was
look forward to more of the same as you sniff t out.
no real dig at the Police force but it does smack a bit
Geoffrey Williams, Winterbourne, Bristol
of Monty Python. I wish I could answer you, but it does
seem madness that paying a visit to your local Police
Dear What’s On,
station seems to be far from straightforward. Because
We saw you at the Bath and West show in June and
of the giggle you gave the team while pointing out
you took my picture on one of the dinosaurs on the
a potentially serious concern with humour, we’d like
Wookey Hole stand. My Mum says your magazine is
to award you ‘Letter of the Month’ and hope that the
very good and has lots of ideas for the family in it. I
vouchers enclosed will be of comfort.
just liked having my picture taken and I liked the Bath
and West Show as well although it was a bit hot. R.A.M Baxter wins £50.00 of Marks and Spencer
Kyle Reed, Kingswood Bristol vouchers.

Dear What’s On,

I know it’s been said ad-nausea and isn’t even If you’ve got something on your
politically correct but when are the cyclists in this city
going to get some basic road sense and awareness?
mind why not tell us by emailing
It surprises me that more people aren’t hurt or injured us at: editor@whatsongroup.net
the way they weave in out of traffic – perhaps they
would be better suited to a career in the circus! All or write to:
the focus groups that throw money at these people The Editor, 62 North Street,
seriously want their heads testing and I think we
should take a stand and say ban bikes from Bristol! Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1HJ.
Sooner rather than later one of these idiots will get
themselves killed!

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Diary of the Month
Kuchi Koo Hair & Beauty Salon
Kuchi Koo Hair & Beauty Salon had a VIP open evening on the 28th July. A great night was had by
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An evening with Profile on
Azhar Aslam
Cosmetic Surgeon
Cosmetic Surgery Azhar Aslam
trained in Surgery
and leading Cosmetic Surgeon
for ten years; out
Mr Azhar Aslam of which five and
a half years was
in Plastic Surgery
at Winford Manor proved to be a real success
in the NHS.
with many people wanting to know how soon
Pursuing his chosen speciality of Plastic
the next one will be held! You’ll be delighted to
Surgery, he was awarded a scholarship by the
know that we are planning another event for
September, so look out for further details... Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians,
Glasgow, which took him to Louisiana, USA,
During the evening, Linia Surgeon Azhar Aslam
for a Fellowship in 1996. He furthered his
performed demonstrations on non-surgical treat-
expertise in Cosmetic Surgery, training and
ments, including Botox, whilst giving fascinating
working in America , Mexico and Germany,
insightful advice on the whole range of cosmetic
obtaining a Fellowship of the American
College of Surgeons in 1999.
his own philosophy on surgery.

HEalTH & BEauTy

Below are just a couple of comments made from Azhar continued to work in the NHS, finally
those who attended the evening’s event. working as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at

“ “
the Countess of Chester Hospital in Chester,
where he helped set up a specialist hand unit.
Somewhat of a cynic I recently attended
when it comes to the an open night for He left the NHS in 2000 to work privately
cosmetic industry I was Linia at the Winford and has since built up a private Cosmetic
invited to attend a re- Manor Hotel and Surgery practice in Harley Street, London.
cent Linia Open Evening felt very comfortable Azhar works from other clinics located across
and I have to tell you at the consultation
that I have now become with Mr Aslam who the UK as well. He has worked actively with
a convert. took time to discuss the Department of Health, IHA and expert
No hard sell, no pres- my requirements for groups to improve the regulation of the
sure, quite the opposite breast enhancement cosmetic surgery industry. He has worked
in fact and having had a I had recently been to
chance to meet the team a consultation with
as panel advisor to the European Academy
and a consultation with another company and for Cosmetic Surgery and was the Academic
Mr Aslam, I am quite all they wanted me to Secretary of the British Association of
convinced and have just do was sign the dotted Cosmetic Surgeons.
booked my first proce- line, they were not
dure with them. interested in my needs Azhar has regularly featured in television
Linia gave me confi- or concerns, I will be
programmes, including The Clinic, Silicone
dence and made me having treatment with
feel really special – I Linia as Mr Aslam was Chicks, Facelift Diaries, Extreme Makeover
now can’t wait for it to very honest with all my UK, Channel 5 News and The Sharon

happen. concerns and was not Osborne Show. His media articles have
at all pushy for me to featured in the Daily Mail, Sunday Mail,

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La Grotta, Union Street would definitely eat more than his
share! the spaghetti bolognaise
was really good, the ragu rich and

a Grotta is a family run moustachioed Luigi Moretti himself.
thick with plenty of meat. I’m afraid
pizzeria which has graced there is a wide choice of pizza
that it was a case of “eyes bigger
Union Street for some twenty and pasta dishes and we plumped
than tummy” as we both unable to
years or more dishing up hearty for sharing a large garlic and
finish our pasta but I think we did
traditional Italian food to Broadmead cheese pizza, followed by spaghetti
it justice, although the ravioli was
shoppers long before the event bolognaise (made with a twenty
such an enormous portion that
of Cabot Circus, and it’s also a eight year old recipe!), and ravioli
it could have fed both of us for a
popular party spot at Christmas and filled with meat, and covered in
for birthdays as the Papa Lounge bolognaise sauce, topped with
downstairs has a dance floor ready melted cheese. Well, we had
When we paid our bill (very
and waiting for these celebrations. professed to be very hungry.
reasonable although the beers at
Surprisingly for a Monday night
£4.50 per pint were a tad on the
We fell in there on a Monday night the restaurant was busy with a
expensive side) we came in for
in search of a quick and satisfying steady stream of diners, and quite
much good-natured ribbing from the
meal as the day so far had been a few regulars by the look of much
waiter at our feeble efforts to finish
a barren desert without lunch of welcoming and hand-shaking by the
the main courses and we left amid
any sort, or indeed a drink. the staff. It’s very child-friendly too, and
some jollity, rather glad that we had
restaurant is cosy and rather nicely I noticed a couple of very bonnie
a long walk back to the car to work
old fashioned, typically Italian with babies being introduced to the
some of it off!
green and white check table cloths. delights of eating the Italian way.
While we decided what to eat, we
ordered two pints of Birra Moretti, our pizza was lovely and I was La Grotta
the great Italian lager, served in amused that the waiter cut it exactly 9 Union Street

the correct glass sporting a picture in half to serve, saying he knew if Bristol, BS1 2DD
of brewery’s founder the much he didn’t that the man of the piece Tel: 0117 929 0466

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Valentino’s, Westbury-On- Trym
lavishly decorated with mussels
and the spaghetti was bursting with
prawns and a langoustine or two,

alentino’s is a traditional an “eeek, no thanks” from a lady and full use was made of the finger
italian restaurant of the sort diner in our party. We decided to bowls. We fell back in our chairs
that you can still find alive share two starters, antipasto crudo, and i espied that lovely sight, the
and well in italy but exists only rarely cold meats and cheese with roasted old fashioned dessert trolley being
here, where pasta and pizza dishes vegetables, mozzarella and pesto wheeled by, full of delightful creamy
have become unrecognisable from dressing, and whitebait between the concoctions but it was no good;
those that mama used to make due four of us, and ordered a well priced even with belts loosened there was
to the steady march of restaurant at £11.95 bottle of house white from no room left!
chains and their standard fare. the sunny vineyards of sicily.
Happily, on a saturday evening We had a lovely evening; the service
Valentino’s was exactly how it We chose baked lasagne, spaghetti is friendly and fun; as we left even
should be chaotic, noisy, crammed allo scoglio, (with sea food of the the chef was in the line up to say
to the gunnels and if the waiters day), sea food pizza, and abbacchio goodbye, and the bill was extremely
weren’t singing “o sole Mio” we alla Romana, Roman-styled leg of reasonable at £83.00 for four
expected them to any minute. lamb baked in the oven with red including two bottles of wine, which
wine, rosemary, celery, carrots and makes Valentino’s a restaurant you
the menu is large and they also potatoes. can visit any day of the week, not
have a fairly extensive ‘specials just for special occasions.
board’ (the couple next to us gave My lasagne was lovely with a
permission for it to be propped up beautiful robust ragu sauce and Restaurant Valentino
on their table and it more or less my husband was impressed with 124 Stoke Lane,
obscured them from view) which had the tender slices of lamb saying Westbury-on-trym,
some fresh fish dishes and also for also the sauce was delicious.

Bristol, BS9 3RJ

the adventurous, ostrich with cherry our companions were equally Tel: 0117 962 3222
and port sauce which brought forth impressed; the seafood pizza was


Tony and his Italian staff at Valentino’s ensure that customers are
given a typically Italian welcome, The restaurant is a fine example of
a true Italian eatery where both you and your family can be sure of a
warm welcome.
The excellent wine selection includes wines from the best wine
regions of Italy including wines that are unique to Valentino’s.
Valentino’s traditional Italian restaurant is noted for its pasta dishes,
fresh fish of the day and gastronomic cuisine.
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday
Lunchtimes: 12 noon - 2.15pm
® Evenings: 6pm - 10.45pm
Closed Sundays except for special celebrations and
the Christmas period

124 Stoke Lane . Westbury-on-Trym Bristol BS9 3RJ

For reservations Tel: 0117 962 32222
All major credit cards accepted. Disabled access
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Come in and relax for breakfast, lunch or dinner at OPENING TIMES
L Lockside situated in the heart of historic Hotwells. Monday,
o Overlooking the Brunel Lock, Clifton Suspension
c Bridge, The Paragon and Royal York Crescent.
k Enjoy home cooked food with a selection of fresh
7am - 4pm
s meat fish and vegetarian food at affordable prices
7am - 11pm
i with a service that cares! Saturday
d Enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine per
8am - 11pm
e person for four eating or a bottle for tables of four. 9am - 4pm
Ask your concierge to book your table reservation
R or mention this offer when booking.
e The Venue is available for private
s functions Monday - Sunday…
t …Great Location !
a Ideal for Weddings, Birthdays and
u Celebrations
a Brunel Lock Road . Cumberland Basin
Bristol BS1 6XS . Tel 0117 925 5800

t www.lockside.net

© AGM Catering Ltd 2010. All rights reserved.

Ref: WOB-KEF0710

T: 0117 959 8282 KIDS EAT FREE

E: info@previewbuffetbar.co.uk
www.previewbuffetbar.co.uk with every full paying adult
Preview Buffet Bar, The Venue, Merlin Way, Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Valid all day, every day. 
Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS10 7SR Children aged 10 & under. No monetary value. Valid until the end of Aug. 2010.

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Christmas and New Years Events at Winford Manor
Christmas Day Lunch Menu List of Events New Years Ball
A glass of Kir Royale, olives and parmesan palmiers Party Night in the beautiful Christmas time With live music from Emily-Jane Beament, magic from
Santa’s little starter marquee. 8th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 17th and 18th psychological illusionist Mark Townsend and resident
Spinach and watercress soup with poached quail egg December 2010. Includes: a glass of bubbles on DJ Ed Carpenter providing music until the early hours.
Festive Fish arrival, 3 course dinner with Christmas trimmings Includes Bucks Fizz on arrival, canapés and a
Deep-fired Crab cakes with chilli jam and a disco. £36 celebration fork buffet.
or Christmas Magic 9th December. An evening Fireworks at Midnight and Carriages at 1am
Wild mushroom cannelloni with truffle dressing with psychological illusionist Mark Townsend. Includes Attire: Black tie and Evening gowns
Tinsel and Turkey three course dinner and dancing until midnight. £39.50 Organisers: Your are requested to restrict your party
Traditional roast turkey crown with chestnut stuffing, Festival Foul Play – Murder at the to responsible persons over the age of 18 for most of
pigs in blankets and gravy (served with roast potatoes) Manor 16th December. An evening of murder the events. As the organiser you are responsible for the
or mystery which includes arrival drink and canapés, two behaviour of ALL your guests throughout the evening.
Roasted loin of venison on potato rosti and kumquat jus course festive feast and dancing until midnight. Attire: Dress: Smart Casual (unless otherwise stated) - strictly
or 1920’s costume or black tie. £39.50 no demin, trainers or t-shirts. Although the marquee
Roasted butternut squash and pecorino tart with is heated, ladies may like to bring a wrap for their
hazelnut dressing Bespoke Parties marquee can be hired for
exclusive use for your own private party. Minimum of shoulders.
Pan-fired halibut on squid ink risotto with a caper and 80, maximum of 120 people. Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person
tomato dressing (all main courses served with seasonal Private Dining for groups of up to 20 who prefer is requested to confirm the number of places and
vegetables) a quieter celebration. Ask reception for details. is required within 14 days of making the booking. If
Champagne & Icicles White festive lunches at the Manor numbers in the party are reduced, those deposits
Champagne sorbet three courses including coffee £18 cannot be used for any balance of payment.
Mistletoe and Wine Christmas Day Lunch 5 course lunch, Menu Choices: Required one month prior to the event.
Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce starting with a glass of Kir Royale. £69 per person,
Payment: Full payment of balance due one month
or £35 per child
prior to the event.
Tangerine parma cotta with biscotti
or Winford Manor, Please note: Whilst every effort will be made to
Dark chocolate tart with clotted cream Winford, ensure all the aforementioned events go ahead as
or Old Hill, advertised, Winford Manor reserve the right to alter
Bristol BS40 8DW
Christmas Parties

A selection of English cheeses with quince chutney or amend the programme where circumstances are
and fruit bread Tel: 01275 472292 beyond the control of the company. In such cases the
Rudolphs Round Up Fax: 01275 472065 customer will be notified no later than 2 weeks prior
Coffee/Tea with homemade truffles and mince pies Email: reservations@winfordmanor.co.uk to the event and be offered alternative arrangements
Tangerines and nuts Web: www. winfordmanor. co. uk or a full refund.

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Come and join in the
festive fun at
The Town & Country Lodge
Celebrate with your work colleagues, friends or family
Not only will you enjoy a great meal, it’s a great price too
making Christmas affordable for everyone!
The party starts at 7pm when the Bar opens. Dinner is served at 8.00pm
and the disco goes on until 01.00am leaving you to dance the night away!
Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!
To check availability of dates, please do not hesitate to contact us on
01275 392441

Private parties are available Monday ~ Thursday from £17.95pp
to include Room Hire, Disco, & Finger Buffet!
Christmas Parties
The ultimate in festive entertainment, with a party atmosphere from the
moment you arrive!!
A delicious 3 course meal followed by a party to remember.
Dance the night away to music from our resident DJ until 1am
November 2010 – Thursday - Saturday £22 per person
December 2010 – Thursday - Saturday £26 per person
All prices include VAT. A £10 deposit is required upon booking which is non-refundable

Town & Country Lodge

A38 Bridgwater Road, Bristol, BS13 8AG
Tel: (01275) 392441 Fax: (01275) 393362
Email: reservations@tclodge.co.uk Web: www.tclodge.co.uk

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The Elephant there is a ‘beer match’ against all the
dishes on the menu. as well as all that
proved to be lovely, dark and velvety
and very different from draught peroni.

Public House
the cocktail of the week was Salty Dog,
vodka and grapefruit juice in a salted Our main courses came and I was
martini glass but enough of this, we most taken with the fish finger

he elephant has a long history were there to eat! the menu has a sandwich which was scrummy; thick
dating back to 1853 and its recent good choice of bar snacks as well as crispy pieces of fish squashed between
refurbishment puts it back on starters and main courses and we opted well buttered bread just waiting for the
the map as one of Bristol city centre’s for roasted squash, goat’s cheese and dipping of ketchup; I have to admit I
great traditional pubs but with a twist; walnut salad, and pan fried chilli prawns didn’t manage all the bread as the fries
it’s interior is light and airy with stripped to start, followed by the house speciality were excellent too. the burger passed
wooden floors and bar, they’ve made for me, homemade fish finger sandwich muster on all counts, especially as is
the most of the original features such with watercress and tomato ketchup so often not the case, the instruction
as the old fireplace in the corner and served with fries and homemade beef of ‘no relish please’ had been taken
there’s just enough decoration to be burger with all the trimmings for him. on board.
interesting but not cluttered. We really
liked it and although there are sets of the starters were excellent and a cut The staff are relaxed and
tables outside on the pavement where above pub food I’d say, the salad was
nicely dressed and full of squash, goat’s
welcoming; it was a most
you can eat and watch the nightlife
go by, as it was raining we weren’t cheese and walnuts, and the prawns enjoyable evening and
disappointed to take a table inside. were attractively served arranged certainly as a recession
around a small pot of aioli with lots of buster one course alone
this really is a beer lover’s paradise, thick-cut bread. Coupled with our pints would be more than
there is a choice of 4 cask including of Staropramen, the tasty Czech lager,
1 weekly changing guests ale, three they made quite a feast and looking

draught lagers, two ciders and forward to our next course, I decided 20 St. Nicholas Street,
Guinness on draught as well as as I wasn’t driving I ought to break out Bristol BS1 1UB Tel:0117 929 3561
enumerable bottled beers. Interestingly and try a peroni Gran Reserva, which www.TheElephantBristol.co.uk

Blue Bowl Inn Country Pub & Restaurant
Good Food, Well Kept Ales & a Warm Welcome.

The family run Blue Bowl Inn is everything

you could want from a traditional country pub.
Within a rods cast of the world famous Chew
and Blagdon trout fishing lakes, and at the foot
of the Mendip Hills we offer 4 superb en suite
bedrooms, and an a ‘la carte restaurant set in
beautiful gardens.We are open all day for food
& drinks. Tracy, Mark & staff offer a warm wel-
come no matter how long or short your visit.

Bristol Road, West Harptree, BS40 6HJ

Telephone: 01761 221269
Email: thebluebowl@googlemail.com
Find us on Facebook, search The Blue Bowl Inn.

See you soon!

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Waldegrave Arms
At East Harptree
Voted Best Good Food Pub by the Bristol Evening Post 2009/10
Situated in the heart of the picturesque
Chew Valley, this traditional 14th century inn offers a range
of high quality food, beers and wines with friendly, personal
Here at the Waldegrave, you can enjoy a great pint or
a lovely meal in beautiful surroundings The Waldgrave is a
cosy country pub with a friendly atmosphere and you can be
assured a warm welcome from the proprietors, Sharon and
Lee and their team.


We are a family pub that caters for all age groups,
offering a fully stocked bar with a fine choice of ales, ciders
and wines.
We have a great restaurant which includes a private
dining area, plus an attractive garden with an area fitted
with heat lamps for those cool summer evenings,
although when it gets dark you may meet our resident

Join us for one of our Events

August Bank Holiday
Sunday Party In The Garden with bar-b-q and band
Thursday September 30th
Great Western Wines Present again their very popular
gourmet night with Patrick who will be matching food to wines.
Great food and great wines from around the world.

We did it AgAin!
Voted best food pub for 2010/11. Second year running!
Thanking all our customers very much for their support
We are having a party with band and bar-b-q on the 11th of July to celebrate the win of good food pub award.
Church Lane . East Harptree . Bristol . Somerset BS40 6BD . Tel 01761 221429
For Reservations book at waldegrave@btconnect.com
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Seamus O’Donnell’s A place for people
to appreciate
eamus O’DOnnell’s is on the first and last Thursday
a traditional, old fashioned of the every month. This is their drink and
pub bar in Bristol’s city complimented by Karoake on
centre. Owners, Paul and Chris sundays and quiz nights on conversation without
describe the pub as a ‘place for Wednesdays. all of these are the need to shout to
people to appreciate their drink complimented by the regular
and conversation without the entertainment offered by the be heard over
need to shout to be heard over regulars in the pub! loud music
loud music.’

a small, one-room bar with a

red ceiling, dark wood tables
and dark green stools, you
could be mistaken for thinking
that your were enjoying a drink
somewhere in the emerald Isle!

They are this years winners

of the evening Post
entertainment category, and
their success is demonstrated
in what the pub has to offer.

live music – ranging from

Irish Ceili bands to rock and
punk – can be heard at the pub

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A Cosy, friendly
atmosphere within a truly
The proprietors, Neville and Debbie King
unique setting…
offer you a welcoming pub with a cosy,
friendly atmosphere in a truly unique setting,
with comfortable lounge and eclectic dining in
authentic Great Western rail carriage.
A Cask Marque accredited pub –
The Old Station Inn offers a good
selection of lagers, spirits, fine wines
and real ales together with award winning
cuisine from locally sourced
ingredients made in-house.
Other facilities include an attractive
beer garden suitable for large functions
together with deck al fresco dining
and large ample parking area.
Accommodation consists of 5 The Old Station
tastefully decorated ground floor Wells Road, Halltrow, Somerset BS39 6EN


rooms - all ensuite with Wi-fi Tel: 01761 452228
available in rooms and in bar. Email: info@theoldstationandcarriage.co.uk

“Chew Valley’s
best kept secret”
Superb new summer and
children’s menu available
Xmas party menu now available
• Good Food Pub or home cooked
• Function Room, Skittle Alley
and Restaurant
• Garden with scenic views
and pets corner
• Large secure car park
• Friendly welcome awaits

The Crown @ Regil, Crown Hill, Winford Bristol, BS40 8AY

Tel: 01275 472388 for reservations • www.thecrownatregil.co.uk
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The Perfect Function
and Conference Venue
• 5 function rooms available for one to one meetings
interviews/ to meetings or functions up to 100 all
rooms have natural light and are fitted with screen and
• Full catering available A fine, traditional newly refurbished
• Dedicated team to assist with the planning of the
meetings Olde English Pub
• WiFi available throughout To celebrate the introduction of our
• Large car park and great access for the M5/ M4 New Coffee Machine we offer you this
• 74 bedrooms on site provided by Premier Inn
entitles one person to a free coffee or tea of their
choice. Open 10.00am to 11.30pm

Thornbury Road, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3LL Bristol Road, Chew Stoke, Somerset BS40 8XE
Tel: 01275 331744
01454 412521 www.thestokeinn.co.uk

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Buy any main dish from our
new menu and get a second
absolutely free, gratis,
nothing to pay! From drinks and canapes
to full 3 course
meals, we also have
20 St. Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB
the perfect space for
bookings@TheElephantBristol.co.uk private celebrations,
0117 929 3561 parties and corporate


www.TheElephantBristol.co.uk functions

Fresh Seafood Pizza Recipe

Base - 250g pizza flour 1 Clove of Garlic
150ml warm water 1 Shallot
13g yeast Pinch of Salt & Pepper
½ tbsp sugar Topping - Fresh, Cornish Mussels
10ml Olive Oil Fresh Tiger Prawns
Pinch of Salt 100g Grated Mozzarella
Sauce - 3 Large Tomatoes Pinch of Salt & Pepper
Handful of Fresh Basil Pinch of Oregano
To Prepare:
Pizza Dough - Add yeast, Sugar, Olive Oil & Salt to the Warm Water & leave for 10 minutes. Add Warm Water
mix to flour and work into smooth dough, and then leave for 10 minutes. Work again into a smooth dough and
leave for a further 10 minutes. Weigh out into 5oz and roll to shape.
Sauce - Roughly cut the Tomatoes, Shallots & Garlic, place in a baking tray with the salt and pepper and roast
for 30 minutes at 210˚c*. Then place in a mixing bowl and blend with the basil, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Topping - De-shell the prawns, remove the heads and back vein and clean the mussels thoroughly.
To make the pizza:
Roll out the dough until it is roughly 12” in diameter and then spread 3-4 tbsp of the sauce over the base,
leaving a 1” clean crust on the outside. Scatter the Mozzarella and then place the Mussels and Prawns evenly
across the sauce. Add Salt, Pepper and Oregano to taste before baking in the oven at 250˚c for 10 – 12
minutes or until crust is golden brown. Taste the real thing at:
The Elephant Public House
*If your oven does not go to 250˚c, Tel: 0117 929 3561
cook at the maximum temperature possible and extend the www.TheElephantBristol.co.uk
cooking time accordingly. 20 Nicholas Street, Bristol

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The Restaurant 38 Th
Bungalow Inn Restaurant 38 at Sun
The Holiday Inn use
Enjoy the fire and warm
Bristol Airport lan
decor at the Bungalow
serves a cracking his
Inn, full of families and
Sunday Carvery to w
friends enjoying the
washed down this
finest home cooked
with a broad Eng
roast served by Sean himself. All the meat is locally
selection of beers offe
sourced from some of he regions best producers and
and wines from around the world. We also offer a with
is served with fresh vegetables and trimmings, not to
constantly changing stylish and modern bistro evening of t
forget the famous Bungalow Inn Yorkshire puddings,
menu, each dish freshly prepared, with an extensive sel
Sunday lunch has never been so good, and be
wine list to compliment your selection. Vegetarian crib
assured a very warm welcome awaits from Sean and
options are available. gre
Michelle, situated only 2 minutes from Bristol airport.
Holiday Inn Bristol Airport gar
The Bungalow Inn also offers a good choice of fine
A38 Bridgwater Road, Redhill, Bristol BS40 5RB Jaz
wines and ales.
Kingdown Road, Redhill, Bristol BS40 5TP Tel: 01934 861123 261
Tel: 01275 474085 www.thebungalowinn.co.uk www.hibristolairport.co.uk Tel:

The Carvery Company The Elephant Th

Simply the best for only As well as great This

£5.95! The Carvery Company stonebaked pizzas and a of th

is an independently owned hearty selection of modern inn
restaurant located near the European dishes on the Sun
Vue Cinema and the Mall à la carte, this brand-new fires
Shopping Centre at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. This Bristol gastropub has just started a Sunday lunch menu
350 seater restaurant is open 7 days a week. The where quality takes preference over quantity. There are four
choices are amazing, the Carvery Company offers weekly roasts, such as thyme and mustard rare topside of
a choice of three roast joints everyday at lunchtime beef or slow roasted Gloucester pork belly with crackling, all
and in the evening too with all the lovely trimmings all served with Yorkshire puddings & duck fat roast potatoes.
cooked freshly and prepared on the premises. The An extensive, award winning wine list offers several perfect
Carvery Company is passionate about not only the accompaniments to your meal. The light, relaxed dining
food, but also the service they provide and even more room is the ideal place to linger over lunch and evenings
importantly their customers. offer acoustic sessions on guitar to round off the weekend.
The Venue, Merlin Way, Cribbs Causeway, 20 St. Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB Som
Bristol, BS10 7SR Tel: 0117 959 8272 bookings@theelephantbristol.co.uk Tel:
www.thecarverycompany.co.uk Tel: 0117 929 3561 www.TheElephantBristol.co.uk ww

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The Bear Inn The Crown at Regil
t Sunday Roast as we Nestling in the heart of the
used to know it. The Chew Valley, the Crown
landlord John and Inn – a family run traditional
ng his team look forward country pub warmly invites
y to welcoming you to you to enjoy a superb
this lovely traditional Sunday lunch in an historical
English pub that inn full of nostalgia and memorabilia. Scrumptious choice
rs offers excellent pub food and a great Sunday roast of at least two roast meats (roast beef is always one of
with all the trimmings, delicious gravy with lots the options) with giant homemade Yorkshire puddings,
ing of the famous bear roasters to enjoy, plus a wide succulent crispy roast potatoes, seasonal vegetable medley
e selection of drinks including a 5 real ales, darts and all complimented with rich red wine or stilton gravy. We
cribbage. You will find Sky TV for sports events, a offer a truly beautiful setting for parties, special occasions
great function room for all occasions and a beer or family get together whilst enjoying a traditional Sunday
garden. The Bear Inn is well known as a Be-Bop lunch with all the trimmings.
Jazz venue. The Crown at Regil, Crown Hill, Winford, Bristol BS40 8AY
261 Hotwells Road, Bristol BS8 4SF Tel: 01275 472388
Tel: 0117 987 7796 www.thecrowninn@regil.co.uk

The Waldegrave Arms The Blue Bowl

This award winning Country Pub is situated in the heart Situated in the heart of the Chew Valley, with

a of the picturesque Chew Valley, a traditional 17th century picturesque views over the surrounding Mendip
ern inn which offers a fantastic home cooked Traditional Hills, the Blue Bowl Inn is the perfect place to enjoy
e Sunday Lunch enjoyed in cosy dining room with real log the popular roast beef, port or lamb, expect all the
ew fires! Sunday lunch uses only the freshest produce which trimmings including mouth watering roast potatoes
is deliver daily, with seasonal vegetables and delicious gravy and
our a great range of the dessert menu is
f beers and wines, all endless. Tracy and
all served with friendly, team offer a very
. personal service. The warm welcome and
ct Waldegrave Arms look forward to seeing
was voted bet Pub of you.
the Year 2009 - 2010. Bookings are
d. advisable for Sundays.
Church Lane, East Harptree, Bristol,
Somerset BS40 6BD Bristol Road, West Harptree, Bristol BS40 6HJ
Tel: 01761 221429 Tel: 01761 221269
www.thewaldegravearms.co.uk www.thebluebowl.co.uk

The Sunday
Sunday Roast
Roast is is at
at the
the very
very heart
heart ofof British
British food
food and
and cooking.
cooking. ItIt is
is the
the time
for families
families or
or friends
friends toto get
get together
together and
and share
share good
good food.
food. A A traditional
traditional British
Sunday lunch
lunch isis aa roast
roast meat
meat with
with roast
roast beef
beef top
top of
of the
the list
list -- pork,
pork, lamb
lamb or or
chicken areare also
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popular -- Yorkshire
Yorkshire Puddings,
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gravy, vegetables
vegetables and and aa pudding
in the
the cold
cold months
months and and aa dessert
dessert inin the
the summer.

For more
more great
great eateries
eateries why
why not
not visit
visit one
one of
of our
our Whatson
Whatson websites:
www.whatsonbristol.co.uk www.whatsonbath.co.uk
www.whatsonbath.co.uk www.whatsonwestonsupermare.co.uk

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Free Summer Family Fun at all the high street retailers that
you would expect to find, there
are also several interesting
Kings Chase Shopping Centre independent stores where you
can always find a bargain,

ings Chase shopping Buzzer, high striker and lots and retailers that other small
Centre in Kingswood more. on the 17th youngsters town centres in this area do
have organised a varied will get the change to meet tVs not have, such as W. h. smith,
and fun filled events programme very popular characters “Fifi sainsbury’s and department
this summer to keep the kids & Bumble”. the 24th is Circus store Wilkinsons with their vast
entertained and the best thing is skills and Face painting Day range of great quality products
it is all free! with members of the Kingswood at great value prices.
the events take place every Foundation. the final event on
tuesday in august between 11am the 31st has an underwater Kings Chase also has a number
and 4pm starting on 3rd august theme with a seaside activity of fashion outlets; new Look,
with a pirates Day. they have a Bouncy Castle and an underwater select and Quest. other stores
Captain Jack sparrow lookalike themed craft workshop with the include p V turners for quality
which all the Mum’s will enjoy wonderfully colourful and creative Fruit and Veg, Just Beauty,
meeting too! Don’t forget your people from Makendoo. sonyx, David Christopher
camera. pirate story teller Captain Jewellers, Kingswood Florist,
Blood will be telling his exciting these are exciting times for Billing pharmacy, Boots,
underwater tales and there will Kingswood, Boswells cafe opened Carphone Warehouse, phones
be a treasure hunt and prizes for recently and is a great place to 4U, Card Factory, Clinton
everyone in Fancy Dress. earn a well earned break from all Cards, parsons Bakers,
the activities and shopping. specsavers, First Choice travel,
august the 10th is giant games smart Computers, Money shop
Day with giant Connect 4, Jenga, Kings Chase offers a fantastic and banks santander and

twister, snakes and Ladders, variety of shops, in addition to halifax.

Cycle Corporation
ZeroG - Garlands
11-13 North Street, Bedminster
Bristol BS3 1EN Tel 0117 966 0743
ZeroG - Park Street
12-14 Park Street,
Bristol BS1 5HR Tel 0117 929 7368
ZeroG - Downend
Unit 6, The Willows Center, Downend
Bristol BS16 5UJ Tel 0117 956 6719
BIG NEW Fourth Store
NOW open in Bradley Stoke
Website: www.zerogcyclecorp.com
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Free fun & games
for all the family
this summer
Every Tuesday in August
between 11am and 4pm

17th August - Meet Fifi and Bumble™


3rd August -
For further details please visit Kings Chase Shopping Centre and pick up our summer leaflet.

© Chapman Entertainment Limited 2010.

Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Regent St

Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8LP 0117 960 8596
Visit our new look shopping centre. Ample parking available.

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For the modern lad, a gentleman, a working class hero
& a bit of a rogue

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94 - 96 The Horsefair
near Cabot Circus, Bristol Tel: 0117 930 0008

Cabot Circus
45 George White Street, Bristol
Tel: 0117 927 3091
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Ground Floor, The Mall, Cribbs Professional Goldsmith BA Hons
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Tel: 0117 950 4121

We are an independent
greeting card specialist, but
one with a clear difference,
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Our aim is to provide every
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Clifton Down Shopping Centre Another attraction in the school
holidays in the coming weeks will

lifton Down Shopping “whether shopping for essential be a visit by Animal Antics who will
Centre in whiteladies daily items or looking for something bring along some snakes, lizards,
road and is a one-stop for him, her, or the children, Clifton spiders and other fascinating
destination where you can do your Down fits the bills, says centre creatures which children always
grocery shopping, treat yourself or manager lisa grinnell. “there’s a enjoy holding. they can also find
loved ones to flowers, buy your daily cash machine at Sainsbury’s and out about their habitat from the
paper, pick up a prescription or just a travelator linking the mall with experts.
relax with friends over a snack and our car park making carrying your
coffee in Starbucks. purchases to the car so much Watch out for more details on
easier.” our website
the centre is easy to find with www.cliftondownsc.co.uk
the frontage a landmark location the centre organises a variety The centre’s car park is open
with Sainsbury’s at the fore and of events and entertainment from 7am to 10.30pm. Annual
other shops include Boots, wh throughout the year and a circus permits are available through the
Smith, Specsavers, timpsons, skills workshop for children is being shopping centre management
Clifton Colour, first Choice travel, held on August 21 with sessions office: Tel: 01179 732348
Smartset Sports, Card Bar/ starting at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
thorntons, lloyds flowers, orange, The car park, which offers
Bristol residential letting Co and Bristol City footballers are due to safe and secure parking and
holland & Barrett, panasonic Store, visit the centre shortly, together has been granted the Park
explore learning and o2. with the club mascot, Scrumpy the Mark Safer Parking Award, is
explorelearning offers a network robin so there’s a chance not only accessed from Alma Road and
of learning centres including maths to meet some of the players but parking is on five levels with 350
and english tuition for 5 to 14 year also to purchase up-to-date club spaces, including disabled and

olds. merchandise. mother/child.

There’s Clifton Down

something Shopping Centre
for all the Circus skills workshop August 21
3x1 hour sessions start 11am, 1pm, 3pm
family Bristol City FC, meet Scrumpy the
Coming Robin, buy merchandise
so on Animal Antics, mini beasts including
snakes, spiders and lizards

Opening hOurs:
Monday - Saturday: 7am -10pm
Sunday: 9.30am - 5pm
*Individual store opening times may
differ. Contact stores for details
Car park open 7am to 10.30pm
350 spaces, annual permits available. Find us in Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NN
Call 0117 973 2348 www.cliftondownsc.com
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Diary of the Month
Bristol Beefeater
Having recently undergone a glamorous makeover, Bristol Fashion Beefeater Restaurant
– newly merged with Premier Inn’s threw open its doors on Thursday July 15th to host a
VIP night to celebrate their new look. The team were thrilled to attend and while guests
were invited to sample from the newly launched menu, other’s were lucky enough to be
photographed with a certain Mr Lenny Henry. A sparkling evening was had by all those
who attended and a big ‘hat’s off’ to Simon and Richard and all the team who provided first
class hospitality and entertainment.

18 catwalk fashion shows

22nd – 26th September
Presented by TV fashion
stylist Mark Heyes &
celebrity hair stylist
Andrew Barton
Tickets from £8.50
including M&S
refreshments and a
Goody bag, on sale
from mid August at
At The Mall at Cribbs Causeway mallcribbs.com or the
Information Desk

Supported by &

The Joy of Shopping

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of the The 3rd birthday party at Puxton Park

Adventure Park was a huge success
with the Town Mayor and Mayoress of
Weston-super-Mare doing the honors of
cutting the birthday cake, to celebrate
the success of this family independent

Puxton Park business.

Growing from strength to strength over

the 2 days birthday celebrations 6,000
visitors attended and a great family
weekend out was had by all.

Lots of birthday attractions were held over


the weekend including the gladiator duel,
the clown and his train, a magician, face
painter, sumo suits, pony rides, a great
kite display and a falconry display.

Puxton park is open 7 days a week and

has a huge indoor play area.

New to Puxton this summer is the big

adventure outdoor fort and opening at
the end of July will be our adventure golf,
Alistair Mead the managing director of
Puxton Park is proud of his dedicated
team that help him run the day to day
running of this great venue that also
includes a great farm shop with lots of
choice and a great restaurant on site.

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1. Win a family pass for Puxton Park

Win a meal for 2 at The Marco Pierre White Restaurant
Win a meal for 2 at The Elephant, St. Nicholas Street
4. Win a meal for 2 at Valentino’s Restaurant
5. Win a Subway meal for 2 for a month
6. Win a family pass to Jungle Rumble
7. Win a spa day for 2 at Cedar Falls
8. Win a Christmas Party for 10 people at Winford Manor Hotel
9. Win a Christmas Party for 10 people at The DoubleTree by Hilton,
Cadbury House
10. Win a £50 voucher courtesy of Luke Designer Clothing
11. Win a £50 voucher courtesty of Cadbury Garden Centre
To enter, simply state which competition you are entering along with
your name, address and telephone number and send on a postcard to:
whatsonbristol Competitions
62 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1HJ or

To enter online visit: www.whatsonbristol.co.uk

Niko’s LouNge
aNd shisa Bar
In the Heart of the City

Join us for a fun, relaxing evening, with chilled music,

soft & alcoholic drinks, Persian tea & coffee and a
bubbling Shisha that you can enjoy
in our Shisha garden
Exclusive August offer
Brother’s Cider
only £3 a bottle on large bottles.
Open everyday 6pm – 2pm
Fri & Sat night open till 3.30am Sun till 12am
Niko’s… at 72 Park St. BS1 5JX Bristol
(entrance from Park St. Avenue)
Tel: 0117 929 1166 Mob: 07792917397

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The Towns Talk
Disco & Bar. 9pm - 1am.
Smart Casual Dress.
Gents Buttoned Shirts,
no Denim or Trainers.
ID on entry. Over 25’s only.
60’s, 70’s 80’s 90’s! Admission £7.00pp.
Last admission 11pm.

Open every Friday Night

TEL: 01275 392441

for details
The Town & Country Lodge
A38 Bridgwater Road
Bristol BS13 8AG

This voucher entitles the bearer

to FREE ENTRY to the Club
before 10pm WOB

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ROCKY Chief Trading Post LTD
MOUNTAIN The Nurseries
NURSERY Quality Indoor &
Outdoor Plants
Bedding Plants, Hanging
TEL: 01749 841014 FAX: 01749 841055 Baskets & Planters
www.rockymountainnursery.co.uk A Wide Selection of
Hardy Exotics &
Bouquets &
Gift Ideas, Stoneware
Enjoy a meal or drink in our Coffee Shop and browse & Rustic Furniture
around James Store. Large stock of HOME BREW Life-Size Bronze
Statues & Fountains
PRODUCTS now available + many other great bargains.
Pet Supplies Now in
See our website for more details Store
www.rockymountainnursery.co.uk Hot Food & Drink in
our Tearoom
Free Local Delivery
TEL: 0117 932 3112

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3 - 5 September 2010

The Finest in Autumn Gardening

The National Dahlia Show • Floral Halls • Floral Art• Gardening Talks
Small Holder Area • National Giant Vegetable Championships
Show Gardens • Woodland Area for Children • Scarecrow Competition

To purchase tickets visit www.bathandwest.com or

contact the ticketline 01749 822222

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The Southwest’s
Premier Garden Centre

Price Match
If you find any of our products*
at a lower price* within 14 days
of purchase we will refund
the difference.
* Terms & Conditions apply
• Please see in store for details

Member of the
Garden & Leisure Group Ltd

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Linden Homes – moving on up!
SINCE LAUNCHING IN spring, living/dining/kitchen area, where you it is a very different story. The
The Works, Linden Homes’ will be wowed by the light and space individually designed apartments
development at Great Western available, as well as the bathroom have been arranged to provide the
Dockyard has received a huge amount and both bedrooms, with the master flexible space and masses of light
of interest from house hunters in benefiting from en suite facilities. that are so important to contemporary
Bristol. This has led to an impressive living. Specification is to the high
number of sales, which is only set to The Works, the first phase of the standard you would expect in such a
move to greater heights – the third prestigious scheme, is located next to prestigious development and there is a
floor in fact! That’s because from the ss Great Britain (ssGB) and is a choice of views from large windows.
this Saturday (17th July) Linden major regeneration project that marks
Homes will be launching its brand a new chapter in the story of Bristol’s Prices currently start at around
new marketing office, situated on the floating dockyard. £150,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment.
third floor. Previously located on the It is clear that this will be a unique
ground level, the new suite will allow It features a collection of 1 and opportunity for contemporary style
interested parties to appreciate the 2 bedroom apartments that are living amidst so much of the city’s
elevated views from the apartments, quickly becoming the most sought heritage and with easy access into
which overlook Bristol Harbour. after address in the city. Built in the city and Clifton, The Works is an
conjunction with the ssGB Trust and enviable place to live.
As well as gaining invaluable advice incorporating the Trust’s new visitor

from the sales team, visitors to the centre, the development is built on the  If you want to be one of the first to
new suite will also have a chance to footprint of Brunel’s original steam view the brand new show apartment,
see the 2 bedroom show apartment or works and will echo the buildings that visit the new marketing suite this
the 1 bedroom view home. were lost in the Second World War. weekend, located on Gas Ferry Road and
open from 10am until 5pm. Alternatively,
The new show apartment features But whilst the external elevations call the Linden One Stop on 0845 676
stunning views across the river. The may hark back to a golden age in 0127 or email greatwesterndockyard@
spacious hallway leads to an open plan Bristol’s maritime history, inside lindenhomes.co.uk .

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BRISTOL Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS6 6TY

What’s new?..
in Bristol’s
Floating Harbour


• Exclusive waterside development inspired by an icon of the industrial revolution
• Stylish warehouse design with contemporary interiors
• Excellent specification and gated parking available

1 & 2 bedroom apartments from £150,000 GREAT

Ready to move into from Autumn 2010 WESTERN
Sales & Marketing Suite and Show Home
At Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Bristol.
open daily 10am to 5pm

0845 676 0127

Price correct at time of going to press.

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Diary of the Month
Cadbury House

Christmas came early for lots of lucky secretaries

throughout Bristol who were invited to join in the
festive activities of a pre-Christmas dinner and all the
Chistmas trimmings. A good night was had by all, and
lots of Christmas Party bookings taken for the month of
December. Well done to Sasha and her little helpers!
To book your Christmas Party at Cadbury House Hotel:
Telephone: 01934 834343.

We are the experts in:

Loft Conversions Extensions
Roofing Electrical Work
Kitchen Installations Design & Build
Painting & Decorating Domestic Work
Plumbing & Heating Commercial Work

Talk to us on
08446 622263* or visit
4c Kellaway Avenue,
Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7XR
*Calls are charged at standard rate

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STOKE GIFFORD Roseacre, Harry Stoke Road, Bristol BS34 8QH


What’s new?..
• Brand new kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and en suite
• Nothing to decorate or restore
• Everything guaranteed and ready to enjoy from day one!
Plus... much lower energy bills and
cost savings all round!*

Just fourteen 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes –

now reserving prices from £185,000
For further information call
0845 676 0133
* See our website for more information. Prices correct at time of going to press.

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Bristol South
Funeral Services Ltd
We are a small, dedicated, independent
Funeral Directors. Bristol South is
managed solely by two ladies with

compassion, dignity and care giving each
family a truly personal service.
Director Rachel Murdoch
Director Liz Davis MBIB • Home visits are always welcome
• At your service 24 hrs a day
• Private Chapel of Rest
• Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

Call 0117 9710681

• FPA Registered
• Traditional Funerals with Religious or
non-Religious Services

or order online at:

Telephone 0117 953 3000
107 West Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 3NU www.bristolsouthfunerals.co.uk

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• One Off Waste Collections

• Rubbish Clearance
• Industrial Items SCAFFOLDING LTD
• Compostable Food Collections

BRISTOL: 0117 964 9000 BATH: 01225 334222

MENDIP: 01761 490 505 FAX: 0117 964 9111

Time running out to benefit from lowest

cost homes scheme, says Barratt
IRST-TIME buyers in the area are she said. “Thousands of people and Communities Agency and the
being urged not to miss out on a across the country have used buyer’ five per cent deposit. Because
final opportunity to buy a new home HomeBuy Direct to buy a home and a smaller mortgage is required,
with the lowest possible deposit. we’ve been inundated with local monthly repayments are much more
people who are interested. affordable.
They could move in to a new home at
a number of local developments for “I’d advise anyone who is interested HomeBuy Direct is open to a wide
just 70 per cent of the asking price to come and talk to us very soon. It range of people who don’t currently
thanks to the HomeBuy Direct low- doesn’t cost anything and we can own their own home. But buyers must
cost home ownership scheme. answer all your questions. reserve their home by the end of July,
2010 and eligible households will be
But the Government-backed scheme “HomeBuy Direct can dramatically earning less than £60,000. For added
is coming to an end because of the reduce the initial cost of house peace of mind buyers can also benefit
squeeze on public spending and purchase and for people who have from Barratt’s new five year warranty
buyers only have one more month to been priced out of the market for on fixtures and fittings in their new
take advantage, says Andrea Pilgrim, years this is a once-in-a-lifetime home at the time of purchase.
sales director at Barratt. opportunity to own their own home.”
For details of current
availability at Barratt
“You really only have a few weeks The scheme gives buyers the
developments in the region
left to sign-up if you want to take opportunity to move in for only 70 per
please contact Barratt on
advantage of this outstanding cent of the price, with the remaining
01454 616 111 or visit
opportunity to get on the housing 30 per cent covered by a loan from
ladder with the help of public money,” Barratt and the Government’s Homes
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Bristol's newest and biggest
Bathroom Village now open
Bathroom Village is now open with
a dramatic new display from the
biggest selling bathroom brand in
the UK, Heritage Bathrooms.

To celebrate this exciting event

Bathroom Village are offering a
free bath when you buy a bathroom
complete suite! This is a limited
offer so be sure to head to the new
store as soon as possible to claim
your free bath. Bristol Bathroom
Village is situated opposite Ashton
gate football stadium on Winterstoke


To whet your appetite please visit
www.bathroomvillage.com where
you will find the complete Heritage
bathrooms collection online. All this
plus expert product knowledge and
a free 3D design service mean that
your dream bathroom might just be  To find out more, call the Bristol
around the corner showroom on 0844 774 5555..

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My Bestest Saloon, Evah!
A few weeks Ago heart over head schtick. Frankly, you discharging an operatic cacophony
I clocked up mighty milage in a don't buy anything Italian with your like only a flat crank Italian high-
Porsche Panamera, the Stuttgart head, do you? revving V8 can. Maserati have for
manufacturer's first stab at the super a long time now shared a roof with
luxury saloon market. There is much It's the drama of this Maserati that Ferrari, whose race-bred engine is
about this big German bruiser to endows the fortunate few not only indeed the one producing all that
admire, notwithstanding its dismal with a very fast and comfortable power and glory from underneath the
looks, obviously. saloon, but also a pant-wettingly voluptuously styled bonnet.
gorgeous Pininfarina styled one. It

Writing about the car on these pages, can snarl, it can pout, it will let you Good news is that Maserati are
I compared it to the former England take liberties with it. But, best of all, giving three years' free servicing as
footballer, Wayne Shrek Rooney, it will put its hand down the front of part of the price, which will help,
punting a flimsy joke along the your trousers. as running costs are steep. My fuel
lines... "like Rooney, the Porsche is consumption was a wallet-mangling
ugly, yet supremely capable". Good news is that Maserati are 13.5mpg. Company tax liability is
high also: tyres, insurance - yup!
I've done the car disservice. With giving three years' free servicing
glorious hindsight I can tell you that as part of the price which will I know, I know. Most of you will
the Panmera remains good at what help as the running costs are engage your brain and sensibly settle
it does - and has a future. Yet, for for a Jaguar XJ-8, BMW 7-Series,
the money and similar practicality, steep. Benz S-Class or even lash out on Mr
why not cast your eyes south to Italy, Ugly, the Panamera.
where they build what is indisputably The standard 4.2 has been joined by
the best looking four-door saloon the 4.7 V8. The sport GT that I've Just be careful that your grey matter
that money can buy today - the been driving delivers 433 Italian is not dormant as you flick through
Masarati Quattroporte 4.7 Sport GT. prancing horses, 180mph and a the Maserati brochure, because your
0-60 squirt in a mere 5 seconds. heart will indubitably lead you to the
Now, I know that only about half of Sufficient, I'd say. With the GT's dreamers' choice - bearing the trident
you spend between £80 - 110K on sport button depressed - and mine badge, 'tis the Maser.
your family biffabout, but I urge the was constantly - some butterflies
other half to bear with me on this open in the bowels of the exhaust, Price as tested £108,000.

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59 - 61 Feeder Rd. St. PhillipS Bristol. BS2 0SH
Mon - Fri 8am 5pm / Sat 8.30am - 12noon
0117 9000 829
23 - 26 Jubilee St. St. Phillips Bristol BS2 0LQ
Mon - Fri 8am 5pm / Sat 8.30am - 12noon
Sun 10.30am - 12noon
0117 9000 835

Mercedes Specialists Bristol Limited
26 years main dealer

Mercedes Specialists PRicing SAMPleS

ƒ Reduce the costs of main dealer servicing,
diagnosis and repairs on all makes and models Mercedes A class
ƒ Main dealer level diagnosis equipment (1998 - 2004)
ƒ 24 hour breakdown service A Service: £99 inclusive
ƒ All retrofits carried out B Service: £200 inclusive
iPod integration, Sat Nav and Bluetooth cradles Mercedes c180 - c200
ƒ MOT’s arranged (2002 - Present)
ƒ Tyres and balancing A Service £128 inclusive
ƒ Quality assured B Service £230 inclusive
All work carried out to the highest standards

Unit 206 . South Liberty Lane . Bedminster . Bristol BS3 2TY . Tel: 0117 953 9559
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Diary of the Month
Sunday July 18th saw the annual
Filton Festival in full swing and What’s
On were delighted to be invited and
soak up the carnival atmosphere and
Filton Town Council witness so many people enjoying
themselves. With a Blue’s Brothers
tribute band, donkey rides and
entertainment galore, a big shout out
to Gareth and his magnificent team at
Filton Town council for making this the
most memorable afternoon.

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© Grand Pier Ltd 2010. All rights reserved.

For further information on opening details visit:


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Singer Chipmunk
Y poses with one of
his dancers in front
of the helicopter
that will fly him
O from The Helicopter
Museum to London.
Crowds turned out at a free classic car show at a garden
F The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare received
F centre in Somerset last Saturday (July 3, 2010). Members
an extra special visitor this weekend when Pop Star of Gilbern Owners’ Club hosted a static car display at
Chipmunk visited the famous aviation collection. Sanders GardenWorld, just off junction 22 of the M5 at
T T Brent Knoll, on Saturday, July 3.
H The young singer looked around the various aircraft on H
display after performing at the T4 Concert on Weston Peter Burks, General Manager of the garden centre, said:
E Seafront earlier that afternoon. He then climbed aboard E “The Gilbern is a really unique make of car with a lot of
a ‘Twin Squirrel’ Eurocopter which was waiting on the character. This event allowed motor enthusiasts the chance
museums helipad ready to fly him and his entourage to to get a closer look at these wonderful vehicles and find
M Battersea Heliport in London for another performance in M out more about their history. I’m thrilled that lots of people
O Hyde Park that evening. O joined us to see the display.”

N Chipmunk joins the ranks of musical celebrities that have N The first Gilbern GT was created as a one-off model in
visited The Helicopter Museum over the last couple of 1959 in Llantwit Fardre, South Wales by Giles Smith and
T years including Paloma Faith, Ne-Yo, Peter Andre and
T Bernard Friese. The company ceased trading in 1974.
H Shayne Ward. H Only 1,005 cars were produced.

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Face painting, pony rides and petting

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Walk under the waves…

see Sharks, Seahorses, Rays, Lionfish
and many more in one incredible visit! Daily Presentations and
Feeding Demonstrations! plus
Stroll through 7 zones with
over 30 displays…
from the Tropical Reef Zone, EvoZone and
Ray Zone to our fantastic Walk Through Tunnel Serving hot & cold snacks daily,
in the Ocean Depths Zone! don’t miss the fantastic views of the
Somerset Coastline!
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Bar Restaurant
The sharing of food and
conversation is a human ritual
as old as time.
Meze is the ultimate
expression this passion.
In the old times in Greece,
the offer of numerous small
selected dishes was seen as a
sign of generous hospitality.
We hope you will enjoy ours.

Booking your Christmas party venue

this year need’nt be a big headache.
So if you are looking for a traditional
Christmas Lunch let us take the
strain – you might find that being
the Christmas Party Organiser isn’t
the burden that it once was!

14-16 Walliscote Road . Weston-super-Mare Tel: 01934 631322

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Fresh Italian Family Cooking
Choose any pizza or pasta from our SUNDAY 6PM - FRIDAY Juniors £5
lunchtime menu for only £4.90! 2 GAMES Adults £6,

Fancy a light snack during lunchtime?
We offer a variety of starters to nibble on which include
a m e s o f b
homemade soup and bread, stuffed aubergines, a selection of
i ce of 1
3 bruschettas and lots more. Also, we always have fresh seafood
such as sea bass and red snapper.
f o r t h e p r
summer sensations evening menu
Our Summer Sensation Menu includes a range of Starters, Offer applies per person and includes shoe hire.
Pizza, Pasta, Chicken and Desserts. This voucher is valid for up to 6 people and
You can choose from either a starter and main or main and must be surrendered on use. Cannot be used in
dessert for only £9.90, served Monday-Thursday evenings. conjunction with any other offer.
why not mix and match? Valid at all times until 30 November 2010.
We prepare all food fresh on the premises. This enables us to Subject to lane availability.
cook your meal to order. If you have any special dietary needs
please let us know when ordering.
Our opening times are Monday to Friday 12-2.30pm Tel: 0844 826 3036
and evenings open Monday to Saturday 6pm-late
Book online:
8 Alexandra Parade . Weston-super-Mare BS23 1QS
Telephone: 01934 626111 www.amfbowling.co.uk
★★★★ Awarded 4 Stars for food hygiene AMF Weston, Dolphin Square, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1TU

Weston’s Finest Indian Restaurant

Open 7 Days a week – 12 noon - 2.30pm 5.30pm - Midnight

Superb Location
Banquet Nights – Tues - Weds - Thurs
4 Course Meal only £11.95
Lunch Express every day
Main Course Rice or Bread only £5.95
25% off Takeaways
Pink Leaf Indian Restaurant 15-18 Alexandra Parade Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 1QT
Tel: 01934 614 033 or 614 563 www.pinkleafindian.co.uk

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Events in Firework Display on Weston Sea Front:
Come and enjoy a spectacular
Weston AFC Present
the Summer Soccer Sizzler:
Weston-super-Mare professional firework display over Weston Weston AFC are holding 5 weeks of
Bay. football fun. We have skilled CRB checked
Carter’s Steam Fair: It’s free and starts at approx 9.30pm. coaches who deliver fun football sessions
Britain's number one family traditional Weston Sea Front, Beach Road, BS23 for both boys and girls aged 7 – 14 yrs old.
funfair returns to the Westons Beach Dates (Mon-Fri) 9am – 3pm.
Lawns from 31st July - 30th August. Fireman Sam visits Puxton Park: 2nd Aug – 6th Aug, 9th Aug – 13th Aug,
Experience the atmosphere of the famous Come and join Fireman Sam when he 16th Aug – 20th Aug, 23rd Aug – 27th Aug.
Carters Steam Fair, with its beautifully visits on 21st August. He will be at Puxton http://www.weston-s-mareafc.co.uk/ or
restored rides and sides stalls.Gallopers, Park for everyone to meet and greet contact Joanne 07904 000 171.
Ark, Chair-o-planes, Steam Yachts, Slip, between 11am and 4pm.
Dive Bomber, Dodgems, Octopus, Skid, Puxton Park, Cowslip Lane, Hewish, Activity days at Hestercombe Gardens:
Swingboat, Dobbies, Toy Town, Train Weston-Super-Mare BS24 6AH Fun days ran by Hestercombe and The
Ride, Arcades and much more. Open Tel: 01934 523500. Somerset Leisure Trust: Days of woodland
Daily from 11am.For more details visit skills, climbing, kart, raft and den building,
http://www.carterssteamfair.co.uk/index. Touch & Talk at The SeaQuarium: power kites and team challenges are
html or call 01628 822221. SeaQuarium are giving you the chance great fun for children ages 8 to 14 years.
to handle many different sea creatures Charged by the session.
Helicopter Experience Flights at The such as British Marine Rays, starfish, Raft Building and Climbing
Helicopter Museum: crabs, mussels and shark and ray egg 9.30am to 3.30pm £22, Ages 8 - 12 years
A 15 mile flight around Weston-super- cases in exciting touch and talks being Paintballing 10am to 3.30pm £25
Mare and the surrounding coastline. held throughout August at 11:30am and ages 12 - 16 years
Flights are £34.45 per seat. These will 3:30pm everyday. Survival Skills and Den building - 9.30am
also be held on Wednesday 4th, 11th, SeaQuarium Weston-Super-Mare, Marine - 3.30pm £22 Ages 8 - 12 years.
18th and 25th August from 2pm. Parade, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset To book please contact:
Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1BE. Castle Sports Centre, Wellington Road,
BS24 8PP Tel: 01934 635227. Tel: 01934 613361. Taunton TA1 5AU on 01823 322934

DR *
Burlington Street, Weston-super-Mare

North Somerset Museum

For further
information about
any of the museum’s
services please
contact us on:

Tel: 01934 621 028

Daily activities
throughout August
To find our more visit
our website at:

Open all year round

11am – 4pm
Monday to Saturday

Burlington Street
BS23 1PR.
* when accompanied
by an adult

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The Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare
31 July - 30 August. Open 11 am daily.
www.carterssteamfair.co.uk Information line: 01628 822221
Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/carters steam fair online
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