The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop

357-359 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW

Tel: +44 (0)117 972 0818

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The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop

About

Bristol Blue Glass was started back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a glass making tradition back into Bristol that had been lost for over 60 years. At this time a lot of the traditional English glass making techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. Though many a struggle, James managed to learn and pass on many of the old skills required to truly blow glass by hand, in the time-honoured fashion. Proud of what they have achieved over the passing years, The Original Bristol Blue Glass company makes some of the finest Table Ware free blown in England for many years.

Though they are called Bristol Blue Glass they are able to blow everything in clear Crystal as well. Their skilled glass makers blow all their glass using only the simplest of techniques and basic hand tools. All their range of glass is free blown, therefore every piece is unique just as everyone in the world is. They see themselves as a welcome change from the bland uniformity taking over the modern world: an oasis of skill and design.

FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.

You can also blow your own bauble for £30.00. Make sure you ring ahead to book.

Also why not visit their outlet store which is loacted next to St Nicholas Market in the City Centre.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00*
Tuesday11:0016:00*
Wednesday11:0016:00*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Further Information

Other

  • Accept Children over 7

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Ramp to main entrance
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Groups Welcome
  • Shop

Key Features

  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Groups
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Travel & Trade

  • Groups Welcome

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      42
    • Very Good
      12
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • Mike H
      Surrey, United Kingdom
      Don't leave Bristol without going here - fascinating
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th June 2023
      I had been aware of Bristol Blue Glass for some time and recently had the opportunity to vist the shop and glassblowing workshop in connection with a purchase. The staff, both in the shop and the... Read full review
    • joanneehill62
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      Interesting place to visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 25th February 2024
      We went late on a Friday afternoon and the staff were great at explaining the glass blowing process and history. The shop is full of lovely things. My earrings are great and we have a beautiful... Read full review
    • Sara H
      Amazing time!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th April 2024
      Amazing time! Took my daughter to make the baubles and we had the best time. So much knowledge and experience. A really lovely atmosphere, friendly, chatty, explains everything and the processes. We... Read full review

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