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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

The Original Bristol Blue Glass Shop has reopened (their studio is still closed). There will be some great instore promotions including cut-price stock and 50% discounts for NHS staff. 

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.

Today the factory is open 6 days week and entrance to watch glass being made and to the Studio shop is completely free - so if you are ever in Bristol why not pop along to the workshop @ 357 -359 Bath Road? You will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.

The studio shop is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sat and 10.00am to 4.00pm Sun (no glass blowing on a Sunday).

FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.

You can also blow your own bauble for £25.00. 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.

Video

  • The Original Bristol Blue Glass company

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
DayTimes
Monday11:0016:00*
Tuesday11:0016:00*
Wednesday11:0016:00*
Thursday11:0016:00*
Friday11:0016:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
Sunday11:0016:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      35
    • Very Good
      12
    • Average
      1
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • sightseer10647857718
      Radstock, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Very Disappointing
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th November 2019
      I booked this experience for my dad, as blue is his favourite colour also something I could keep forever ( he's not been well), I was extremely disappointed in how he was treated he could not hear... Read full review
    • Merry H
      Cotswolds
      Interesting visit and left with a beautiful memento
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th November 2019
      Called this place on the offchance yesterday morning in hopes of a short-notice appointment to use our bauble vouchers - the lady to whom we spoke couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating and... Read full review
    • Peter S
      Edmonton, Canada
      Brilliant fun - blew our own ornament
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th December 2019
      Of course there are lots of things to buy, but you can also arrange to blow your own piece of glass (in our case, Christmas ornaments). The whole experience was wonderful, the staff were delightful... Read full review

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