Where to watch Wimbledon 2017 this Summer in BristolPosted on: 07 Jul 2017
With four plucky Brits stepping up to the mark and getting through to the 3rd round of the prestigious Wimbledon tournament, you may be wondering, where are the best places in Bristol to catch some of the enthralling action? Don't worry, here are picks for the best places to watch the tennis all over Bristol.
The Golden Guinea is a traditional yet modern pub in the Redcliffe area of Bristol, close to the waterfront and a short walk from the city centre. They have a fantastic function room that is free to hire for your events and celebrations which come complete with its own private covered area outside with Settees and muralled walls by local Graffiti artist Cheo. This is a delightfully cosy venue to sit with a pint of ale and admire that good old Rafa backhand.
The independent family run pub has a terrific menu serving delicious locally sourced food and a wide selection of drinks from 9 am until late night every day. This is a family friendly pub, perfect for meeting up with friends and kids, tucking into some of the best grub around and watching the best tennis of the year on their big screens!
A cosy pub with a large garden enclosed by Grade II listed walls and dappled shade from overhanging London Plane trees it is a great venue to pop in for a pint, glass of wine or for a wonderful meal from an extensive menu. If you have a night out planned, Volunteer Tavern is worth a visit. They have a chilled atmosphere for the younger crowd, in which you can take in the tennis, have a chat with friends and then head on somewhere for a few more pint's when it's all done (or stay for a few more).
Seamus O’Donnell’s in Bristol is reassuringly old-fashioned and proud. A great pub in the heart of the city, it’s a place for people who appreciate their drink and conversation. This is the perfect place for any sophisticated drinker. If only there was an Irish player to cheer on, it would be a treat!
During the week they boast the most awesome sports experience next to being there, they have heaps of plasma screen TV's, 2 cinema sized screens and the coldest beers on tap so you can keep refreshed whilst you catch every second of action from the centre court.
You know that it is summer when Millennium Square put their deck chairs out so that people can enjoy the atmosphere of Wimbledon on the big screen! This is a great little idea if you and some friends fancy a picnic and want to relax in the sun. Even if you don't get a deck chair, bring a blanket and soak up the atmosphere in the city centre.
Cotham Porter Stores is a great traditional pub in Bristol, serving fine local ales, ciders and Pieminister pies. Usually one for the rugby fans, however, when it comes to sport, they love it in all forms here. Plenty on offer to drink and plenty of lovely pub food to keep you going through those long sets.
Each one of these venues offers something slightly unique, and with each venue comes a different atmosphere and array of food and drink. Make sure you get on down and cheer on the Brits, you never know Andy may even walk away with another title! The big question will be, where were you be watching it?
Matt, originally from Belfast, has only lived in Bristol for a year now and is studying Media & Journalism at UWE. He wants to concentrate his writing and media skills in Bristol's culinary culture, delving into what fine feasts the city has to offer and where the best places to go for food really are. Along with an aspiration to interview some of the influential people shaping Bristol and some who are simply passing through, Matt really is trying to make Bristol his new home! For any other info check out his Facebook or Twitter.