We’ve seen a number of beer gardens pop up in Bristol in recent weeks, but you can never have too many when the sun’s shining.
This weekend will see the launch of the latest al fresco drinking experience in the city centre, headed out by a group who definitely know how to put on a show.
Circomedia, who stage a range of circus events all over the UK, are transforming Portland Square into an inner-city paradise perfect for sinking a few drinks.
They have teamed up with top Bristol brewery Lost and Grounded, who will be providing first-rate beer on tap, while there will also be locally-brewed spirits, ciders and UK organic wines to enjoy, as well as a range of cocktails served in sharing pitchers at the St Paul’s venue.
Named the Church Pub Garden due to its close proximity to St Paul’s Church, the venue will be kitted out with tables ranging in size for groups of people up to six.
It launches this Saturday (August 8) and will be open every Friday and Saturday over the summer months.
A Circomedia spokesperson said it is “guaranteed to be one of the greenest and most beautiful pubs in Bristol this summer”.
Not only will the space provide a new beer garden for people to enjoy, it will also raise much-needed funds for Circomedia, which has been hugely impacted by th Covid-19 pandemic.
Every pint or pitcher bought at Church Pub Garden will go towards supporting the embattled group.
“Covid-19 has put an huge strain on arts organisations across the UK and created an enormous cash deficit,” added the spokesperson.
“To help us generate much needed funds, every purchase at the Church Pub Garden will go straight back into Circomedia.
“This includes buying more circus equipment for our youth circus and academy students to meet new health and safety protocol, as well as vital running costs.
“As a charity Circomedia is reliant on donations – more so now than ever. A pint that does good tastes even sweeter!”
For more information, including the safety measures that will be in place to protect visitors, visit Circomedia’s website.