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The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd

357-359 Bath Road | Brislington, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 972 0818
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Ranked #16 of 27 Shopping in Bristol
Type: Shops, Factory Tours, Shopping
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Owner description: Established almost a quarter of a century ago, Bristol Blue Glass Ltd is the enduring home of one of Bristol's most famous exports. Shipping to destinations all over the world (and even the other side of Bristol), the BBG team strive to produce beautiful pieces of glass that can take pride of place in any home or office. With a wide range of stunning items that are sure to fit any occasion, we're sure that you'll find something you'll like. Visitors are always sure of a warm welcome at our factory in Brislington and there's almost always a friendly glass maker or two around who can be seen practising their craft.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Visited to blow baubles! loved it. Fun, hands-on experience with super friendly and amazingly talented glass-blowers. Worth a visit to see them in action.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I recently visited the workshop on the bath rd and watched the glass being blown. Really interesting and you can see everything going on. The staff were brilliant with the children. I went back to the shop today to buy a gift and I must say yet again the staff were extremely helpful and so friendly. If you've ever wondered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I was quite surprised recently when I visited the shop on bath road at the staffs attitude. The lady couldn't have been more helpful, she made me feel relaxed (I had two young children keen to look) and welcome. They were open to work with a gift I gave had and I am awaiting a quote. Lovely people, lovely stuff.... More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Public Relations Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are really pleased that you had such a great time with us. More

bristol
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Thanks for a great afternoon tour.Most of our group had seen glass-making demonstrations in the past but all agreed that this was the most informative We heard all about the origins and history of glass-making and watched many types of glass being made. We were made very welcome and all our questions were answered. Many thanks. We'd recommend the tours... More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Public Relations Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you ladies and we are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Let us know if ever you would like to come back and visit. More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was my partner's special birthday, so we went to Bristol. We both went and made a bauble out of blue (or red) glass. It was great fun and the guys there explained the whole process and we actually blew down a metal pole to make the ball. It was then amazing to see how they melt the glass to... More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Public Relations Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this review

We are extremely happy to hear you had such a great time with us. Always welcome! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Having visited for the second time to buy glassware at the Bath Road site in Bristol, I was pleased with my first purchase of wine and whiskey glasses and subsequently a beer glass as a present. The service and welcome has always been excellent. It was on my last visit that I mentioned that a pair of cufflinks had a... More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this review

We are extremely happy that you had such a great experience with us. Thank you very much for your kind comments. More

Osprey, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had a great visit to this shop where they hand make their own glass. We were met with very friendly staff who offered to stash our suitcases which we had along since we were on our way to the train station. We wandered around the shop and then took in the glass making. It was amazing to see how... More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Public Relations Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your warm comments. It's always possible for us to ship overseas, so don't hesitate to ask if you would like any larger items sent home. We wrap all the items in tissue paper, bubble wrap and then a box to ensure there aren't any breakages. More

Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We recently visited Bristol Blue Glass as an organised group visit. The staff were helpful and the demonstration extremely entertaining. The co-ordination of a small team of highly skilled glass blowers and throwers was far more entertaining that I had anticipated and highly educational. To top it all off we were offered a discount on purchases made needless to say... More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Public Relations Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind recommendations. If ever you would like a group tour again, we now have a number of packages available. It's always free to come up and see our glass blowers at work but if you would like any guided tours like before, we offer teas and biscuits, wine and nibbles and even a buffet... More

bristol uk
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Enjoyed the demo on how they blow glass baubles and vases. You could see the skill that went into the products and why they are priced highly.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

had a lovely time. the visit to the glass making factory is a must. Entry is FREE.

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