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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:52 PM

If anyone is interested, the Pink Pig has an account of a ridiculously fast tour around England I made ten years ago.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 04:39 PM

I'll be spending one night in Bristol next month. Simon says that Riverfront is a good place to eat.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:03 PM

I spent the summer before my senior year in high school as an AFS exchange student in Keynsham, between Bath and Bristol. IIRC, the name of the school my English "sister" took me to for the last few weeks before the end of term was Clifton College, on the outskirts of Bristol. I remember the lunches being dreadful, but the girls quite a bunch of fun. The school play that year was Cymbeline.
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#4 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 06:08 PM

I remember Keynsham and also Clifton College, although I didn't know they'd gone co-ed.

I've been to Bristol since the trip described there, but not for several years, so I am not a good source of recommendations. Although the Elizabethan pubs are doubtless still prospering.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:55 PM

I was in Bristol recently and I recommend:

The Mayflower for Chinese. Don't let the underpass under "the roundabout" put you off.
http://www.mayflower-bristol.co.uk/

Old India in the beautiful old Corn Exchange.
http://www.oldindia.co.uk/

And there's always the ever reliable Harvey Nicks: Lunch 2 courses 15 pounds, 3 courses 18.
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 10:03 PM

Harvey Nicks is SO tempting....nah: I'll do the Edinburgh version next summer.

I shall be on my own that evening. The Indian sounds good as well. Shoot.
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