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Spike Island

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Bristol lock gates!

We thoroughly enjoyed starting our walk at the Bristol lock gates then on down the length of Spike... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
Peter B
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Worth a look

Two very interesting exhibitions and a very good cafe. Studios weren't open, but they are once a... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
caroljohncad
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Sep 1, 2018
“Bristol lock gates!”
Aug 18, 2018
“Worth a look”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building was a former tea packing factory & it has a great retro industrial feel which is not forced or pretentious. The staff were friendly & helpful & it's a good place to have a cuppa. The range of good food in the cafe...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here to see two exhibitions, one in the large open gallery space and another upstairs in a studio corridor by one of the students who rents a studio there. Some really cool stuff. One staff member (didn’t catch her name)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank annalennon87
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

The building is cool but the actual art inside it is uninspiring and disappointing and has been since I first came to Bristol a few years ago. The cafe does nice coffee though !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amberquinton98
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Loved the exhibitions, went up to the student floors as well, the staff were very helpful and happy to talk you through the work. Honestly can't fault it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank altravels
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed starting our walk at the Bristol lock gates then on down the length of Spike Island towards the city centre.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Two very interesting exhibitions and a very good cafe. Studios weren't open, but they are once a month - look out for dates.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caroljohncad
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Called in hoping to see an art exhibition but unfortunately there were none on at the time, every studio was closed so nothing to see really so we nipped into the cafe for a drink.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NeilS303
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Spike Island comprises both an exhibition space and professional artists studios. When I visited this week they were curating a significant exhibition by Korean artist Kim Young-Il and I understand they have a wide programme throughout the year. I found the volunteer 'guides' exceptionally helpful...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Visited Spike Island, as part of Living Spits production of "the Hare and the Tortoise" - connected to the Tobacco factory with the loss of the Brewery theatre are now going to various venues around Bristol - which is an excellent idea This very cosy...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Ann L
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I held my friends baby shower at spike island cafe as it's near us and the mum to be loves the venue. I searched several places in Bristol to host the event but spike island cafe was the best choice by far. The team were...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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