Guilbert’s is the only remaining chocolate maker in the city of Bristol. Piers Guilbert opened his first chocolate shop/ factory at 40 Park Street 100 years ago. This site was bombed during the war and in 1958 Guilbert’s moved to Leonard Lane.
Re-branding and expansion has meant another move for Guilbert’s, determined to stay loyal to its heritage it has opened its new shop/ factory at the famous Foster rooms, former home of the 15th Century merchant John Foster, it’s believed to be the oldest Bristol building still in commercial use.
Guilbert’s still handmakes chocolates and confectionery by traditional methods. Although the candles under the chocolate bath have long been replaced by a light bulb, and an electric mixer is used instead of hand-mixing, everything else is done by hand- just as Piers Guilbert did a century ago.
The craftsmanship of the chocolatier is both an artform and a finely honed skill. A true passion for excellence means that every chocolate and fondant is handmade and hand dipped.
In store you will find their classic and modern handmade boxed collections, you can also choose from a superb selection of their best-loved loose chocolate creams, truffles and fondants.
- Gift Shop
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Open All Year
- In town/city centre
Map & Directions
ON FOOTFrom Broadmead, continue along NewgateStraight onto Wine StreetKeep straight onto Corn StreetTake first right onto Small Street, the shop is opposite the Law CourtsBY CARFrom the East: Take the M4 west as far as junction 19. Join the M32 into Bristol and follow signs for Broadmead and Cabot CircusFrom Wales & the West: take the M4 east as far as junction 19. Join the M32 into Bristol and follow signs for Broadmead and Cabot CircusFrom Midlands & the North: take the M5 south as far as junction 15. Join the M4 east as far as junction 19. Join the M32 into Bristol and follow signs into Broadmead and Cabot CircusFrom South West: take the M5 north as far as junction 19. Follow A369 into Bristol and then follow signs for Broadmead and Cabot Circus. From Broadmead follow Newgate, keep straight onto Wine Street, continue forward onto High Street, turn right onto Saint Nicholas Street, turn right onto Corn Street, bear left onto Small Street.
Public Transport Directions
Bristol City Centre Shopping is well served by bus routes from all areas with 1,000 buses coming into Bristol City every day. Bus stops are located in the heart of Bristol City Centre Shopping, and a link now runs from Temple Meads railway station into Broadmead approximately every 10 minutes. Further details of bus services can be found at www.traveline.info or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
Tel: +44 (0)117 926 8102
|Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|