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Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

Lloyds Bank

58 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RQ, UK – 0345 300 0000

Always had good and helpful service here, rarely a queue. Believe there is an ATM inside if you're not comfortable using the one on the street.

Excellent service also a cash machine on the inside because one one the outside didnt work.

TSB Bank

36-38 Merchant St, Bristol BS1 3EP, UK – 0117 921 1782

They are a very good bank never had a problem with them they do what banks do good service for one thing.

Like any other bank

TSB Bank

125 East St, Bristol BS3 4ER, UK – 0117 998 9998

Lovely staff at this branch. They’re friendly and efficient. I’m very happy with the service they provide

Have only been banking with them for 6 years, have had only good service from the staff. Really helpful.

Building Societies

Skipton Building Society

82-84 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1QU, UK – 0117 930 4293

Always helpful. Always friendly. Always trustworthy.

Coventry Building Society Bristol

26 Clare St, Avon, Bristol BS1 1YA, UK – 0117 927 3308

Really great building society and all the staff in this branch are very friendly and helpful. They are always able to answer your questions and I've never had to queue to be seen. Much better than any other banks I have dealt with in the past. Thank you for being so great!

Best customer service, always friendly and help as much as they can.

Yorkshire Building Society

28 Merchant St, Bristol BS1 3EP, UK – 0117 929 7867

Very welcoming

Local Chambers of Commerce for BS3 1DD. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for BS3. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Bristol area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Bristol and BS3 1DD with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Queen Square Dental Clinic

17 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4NH, UK – 0117 927 2797

I've had a lot of dental work - it only takes one ski in a mouth! Over 40+ years there have been two outstanding dentists - one in La Jolla, California (a lady who's now retired) and the other is Alfonso. 100% recommended. Quick update (April '18): I'd also add Emily the (new to me) dental hygienist - exceptionally skilled. There are many things in life where second best is good enough... not dentistry - pay for excellence every time! The team here are truly exceptional.

I was made to feel so welcome it was as if I'd known these beautiful people for years. Their kind, warm and very calm welcome seems to rub off on you making you feel at ease and not at all nervous . Probably the best dental clinic in the country. I would highly recommend it to anyone A Carruthers

High Street Dental Clinic

44 High St, Bristol BS1 2AZ, UK – 0117 926 0265

So happy with the level of service, professional and friendly staff. My dentist is Tom and we recently finished an Enlighten whitening treatment which completely transformed my teeth. Very happy and would recommend.

I had Icon treatment to hide a white spot on my front tooth. I was very pleased with the results and would recommend to anyone else with discoloured teeth. Tom, Rich and Lois looked after me well! Thanks guys

Dental Touch - Dentist in Bristol

9 Cotham Rd S, Bristol BS6 5TZ, UK – 0117 924 4440

The cutomer service and treatment I have had at Dental Touch has been faultless. Dr Vinay Borha and Jane Dimery oversaw my Smileline orthodontic treatment and I am delighted with the results. Vinay and Jane made the experience feel easy and straighforward. I would recommend them to you unreservedy. Smileline as a product is quite expensive, but the price charged at Dental Touch was actually very competitive - I obtained initial examinations and quotes from 3 other practices before I decided to go with Dental Touch. My teeth look great and I now no longer feel self conscious when I smile, which in itself is well worth the money.

Super nice, friendly and efficient.

Crest Family Practice William Budd Health Centre

Knowle West Health Park, Downton Rd, Bristol BS4 1WH, UK – 0117 944 9700

I transferred from St Martin's and found this practice to be very good my experiences with reception staff is that they have always been very friendly and helpful . They always call back as promised . I have never had a problem .thank you to all staff including the Doctors I have seen.

Nice Doctor, pleasant staff was seen quickly and given excellent service. Clearly people are quick to give bad reviews but not stopping to give good ones.... way of the world I suppose.

Dr Fox

City Rd, Avon, Bristol BS2 8TX, UK – 0117 205 0198

Informative website, fast delivery and great communication. Perfect for providing medical information and medication for my Kilimanjaro hike!

Cheapest prescription meds online, very good professional service and super fast delivery, well definitely order again once my meds are running low

Dr Sarah Colthurst

67 Coronation Rd, Bristol BS3 1AS, UK – 0117 966 9724

I'd recommend Dr Hendley and Dr Adams at this surgery. They are both ask questions to help you get to the bottom of the issue and give useful advice about how to proceed, signpost to other services when necessary and give clear information about the symptoms you need to be aware of that may require require further visits. I've felt very safe in their hands and would say they are excellent GPs. I agree with other reviews in some respect and wouldn't recommend every GP at this practice.

Just moved to the area and registered here - very helpful and would recommend them

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin St, Bristol BS2 8HW, UK – 0117 923 0000

Very attentive and thorough excellent care. Hospital staff very helpful and kind. Very good, pleased.

Outstanding amount of effort

St Michael's Hospital

Southwell St, Bristol BS2 8EG, UK – 0117 342 5325

Gave birth here twice. Two very different but complicated births. First time wasn't such a positive experience but the second time there seemed to be alot more support even though it was busier. I was a little disappointed about the lack of information about what happens next once I was on the ward. It all seemed very rushed.

Very impressed with maternity services thare. Staff is friendly and efficient!

Nuffield Health Bristol, The Chesterfield Hospital

3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BN, UK – 0117 906 4870

Had knee op. Utterly brilliant facility. If I was going to design a hospital it would be like this ! Everthing I need is planned for and provided. Feel confident about rest of stay here. Staff helpful and cheerful , nothing too much trouble. Professional and attentive.

Went for a few teeth fillings yesterday. Happy so far with the work done. The staff and the dentist were friendly and helpful. They helped me get my X-rays as well from another dentist I went to earlier. Only downside is it's a bit expensive. But will recommend to others.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for BS3 1DD.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for BS3 1DD
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Woodlands Church

Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 2AA, UK – 0117 946 6807

This is really my home away from home! I absolutely love this place from the Praise and Worship to the Word of God, everything! Awesome just Awesome!!

Reviewing a church with an out 5 star rating system 🤔 very strange. I hope no one uses this to actually decide if they want to go or not. It's not an entertainment facility, its a place of worship.

St Mary Redcliffe Church

The Parish Office, 12 Colston Parade, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA, UK – 0117 231 0060

Gorgeous gothic church in Redcliffe area, it places nice contrast with modern buildings in the area. Nice place to go visit however it is a bit further from center or triangle but it's nearby to Queen's square and waterside which has lot to offer as well.

St. Mary Redcliffe is an Anglican parish church located in the Redcliffe district of Bristol, The church is known for the beauty of its Gothic architecture and is classed as a Grade I listed building by Historic England. It is more like a great cathedral than a Parish Church. The impressive Spire is 292 feet tall. Besides the impressive Gothic Styling, the stained glass is lovely as are the ceilings. The nave of St Mary Redcliffe is exceptional with its perfectly proportioned arches. There is a café in the undercroft. If you like architecture and Art or just want a quiet reflective place then this is for you.

St Stephen's Church

21 St Stephen's St, Bristol BS1 1EQ, UK – 0117 927 7977

Loved the church so beautiful and the cafe was nice staff were lovely and very nice food

We got married in St Stephens Church on 5th September 2015. it is the most special church that we've ever been in. Whilst we were required to attend the church for 6 months leading up to the wedding as we didn't live in the parish, we found ourselves visiting more often as we enjoyed it so much. Whilst we always had an underlying belief, we were in no way religious before meeting the Reverend, Lee, at St. Stephens. We were made to feel welcome immediately and with every single service that we attended, found that it left us with profound thoughts after Lee had managed to make the bible relevant and applicable to our modern day lives. It provided a great pillar of strength to me in a tough time in my life and for that I will be forever grateful. The church is beautiful, inside and out, but the real beauty comes from it's congregation, all of whom play a very special part in one of the best communities that I've ever experienced. When it came to the actual service, ALL of our guests said that it was the most touching and personal service that they'd been to. Everybody enjoyed it and said that it was refreshingly relevant. Never preached to, ideas are welcomed but the faith remains an underlying important aspect of every part of each service. I lost count of the number of people who said that they'd go to church more if it was like St Stephens. I cannot recommend the church highly enough. We will continue to visit St Stephens whenever we return to Bristol. It's an incredibly special church and Lee is a very special person. Both will always have a very large place in our hearts.

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Bristol. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

St Philips Household Waste Recycling Centre

Folly Ln, Days Rd, Bristol BS2 0QS, UK – 0117 922 2100

everything I've used the tip I've been one of those luckily one straight in with no hanging around same happened again put it was looking around and the were people there with 5 or 6 asda bags and then there were car filled to the rafters with thing I can't see why people just canthe walk in if they got only a couple of bags will cut the queuing right down anyway rant over its a good place and the staff are very helpful

Friendly helpful staff - can be busy and often has a queue but it moves pretty quickly.

Bristol Wood Recycling Project

4, William St, Bristol BS2 0RG, UK – 0117 972 3219

Fantastic new site for BWRP. With the developments currently underway, it will only make it an even greater customer experience. Which is a challenge, as it is already a friendly, ethically sound place to buy wood. I look forward to seeing the improvements soon, as it is a regular place for me to visit, and see what is available.

fantastic bunch. So good to find a business with such a perfect mix of real values, integrity and business sense - all working to solve a big problem we have in western society. Keep it up guys!

Collecteco

Easton Business Centre, Felix Rd, Bristol BS5 0HE, UK – 0117 244 3777

A fantastic business keeping useful business items from landfill, re-using via various charitable trusts throughout the UK and beyond, great company to work with, keep up the great work Steve!

Brilliant company, upcycling and recycling old office furniture, Steve is really helpful , nothing is a problem

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
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Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Bristol

Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill Restaurant

The Old Granary, 51 Queen Charlotte St, Bristol BS1 4HQ, UK – 0117 930 7160

Can't fault this place. Exceptionally friendly service. So kind to my toddler. We had the 2 course meal for £12.50 and I thought it excellent value. The king prawn linguine in particular was divine.

Went Friday 20th April had table for 2. I had prawn cocktail for starter which was nice, husband had scallops, when plate arrived only 2 scallops expensive for what it was. Main I had smoked fish on mash with sauce & lots of greens. Too much sauce, the little mash I was given dissipated into sauce, really needed spoon to scoop up. Fish was tasty. Husband enjoyed his main. Decided not to bother with sweet. French waiter who served us, tall, slim with glasses, screwed his face up to my husband a few times he didn't think I noticed. Not a great experience.

COSMO Bristol

30 Triangle W, Bristol BS8 1ET, UK – 0117 934 0999

We were on a girls night out on a Friday night. At the door we were greeted by a really friendly and funny man, who accompanied us to the waiting room as one of us was late. Then we were guided to our table. They had a good variety of food , deserts and drinks. The place Seems to be clean and friendly and approachable staff team. I will definitely return. They have really good price as well.

Good quality for 7.2/per using student card, and child only cost 2! Even taste different dish a bit, I am very full! Love curry and most of the Chinese dish. Dessert is also good than I expected.

Côte Brasserie

27 The Mall, Bristol BS8 4JG, UK – 0117 970 6779

Great food, fab attention to detail, good choices for vegetarians and vegans alike as well as omnivores. The waiter was on the ball and realized that a vegan's choice wasn't vegan. So made a suggestion and went off menu too. Tasty food, good choice of beverages and desserts. Would definitely eat here again.

Can't really fault this place at all, consistently provide good food and service, with all the staff happy to help without question. I know the menu well and it's great the specials keep pace with seasonal variances, always a good atmosphere and a great place to go whatever time of day. Will be back again without doubt.

Nursery and Preschools

Christ Church Clifton Pre School

The Crypt, Christ Church, St Brendas Court, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BN, UK – 0117 325 1214

My twin girls were at Christ Church Preschool for two years until July 2015. They thrived in the warm, loving and supportive environment. I watched with joy as they would run into play; their speaking developed, their social interaction skills grew and they became confident little people. The team are wonderful and all work so hard. The recently added new red toilets, the garden at the back and the weekly forest school adventures all added to the fun. I cannot recommend the preschool more highly.

We moved from Cornwall to Clifton in April 2014 and the team at Christchurch Preschool provided so much support and community spirit in helping us settle in. They managed to accommodate our twin girls and the girls were so happy in their learning and playing. They quickly made new friends and the move was made so much easier thanks to the wonderful nurturing nature of the staff. The forest school sessions were a great asset to the preschool and with its own little garden the staff make the setting a fun and happy place to be.

Mama Bear's Day Nursery and Pre-school, Oakfield Road, Clifton

17 Oakfield Rd, Bristol BS8 2AW, UK – 0117 974 2929

Our little boy attends Mama Bears Oakfield Road and we couldn't be happier with this nursery. The team are fantastic, very caring and nurturing, imaginative and huge fans of messy play (which is great as a parent who does not enjoy messy play at home). The nursery offers wonderful outdoor space which they use all year round, a ball pool room, sensory spaces as well as individual rooms for different age groups. Our son has flourished in this environment and loves being part of this nursery community.

My daughter likes a lot this place because she met quite a lot new friends. The staff is polite and gentle with the kids and during the week I feel safe about my little princess. When I pick her after work she has hard time leaving. And if you could have seen her in the beginning - she was crying not to leave her there! Definitely a child friendly place.

St Philips Marsh Nursery

Albert Cres, Bristol BS2 0SU, UK – 0117 977 6171

Couldn't have asked for a better school / team of people! So accommodating, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Very efficient staffing from nursery helpers right through to the head teacher, they have helped our child thrive! Couldn't give enough stars! Will be missed when our son moves on.

A really great nursery school. Everyone really works hard to give your child the best possible start to their school life. Friendly and creative with a wonderful garden as well.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Cathedral Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS, UK – 0117 353 2052

i go to this school

pretty good

St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School

Fossedale Avenue, Bristol BS14 9LS, UK – 0117 377 2050

Definitely enjoyed my time here especially in years 10 and 11 (2015-2017) and the GCSE's were so much fun! The Library is the place to be at break and lunchtime where you can feel free to play games on the computers. Try to get a chair other than the small blue ones maybe the black chairs or bigger blue ones. I unfortunately don't know what the food tastes like as I never had any but as I started to advance through from year 7 to 11 the waiting line for snacks seemed to get lower and lower. The teaching is good however if I was in a different math class with an actually good teacher I would not have to be retaking. As a result of some poor teaching in certain classes the students refuse to do any work and act in a stupid manner. The grounds are pretty disgusting however especially on the higher year's fields. We even had to have a 'litter clean up week' to sort it out. The charity week in year 9 was pretty enjoyable and successful too. Year 11 was an amazing year, whilst year 8 was the worst.

I think it is pretty great for some of the pupils they have to deal with. Disabled and SEN kids are always welcome there, even when it is too much for the staff. It takes on students from every where in Bristol, but seems to get nothing for it. They let in a lot of students that other schools would not because they are extremely optimistic. Love it.

Ashton Park School

Blackmoors Ln, Bower Ashton, Bristol BS3 2JL, UK – 0117 377 2777

From Tanzania (Africa)... Looking for friends on that side of the world. I wish I went to school there. Follow me on Instagram (Officialfadhily_) If interested

It’s a great school I love most of my teachers but some students can be rude and mean but the school is trying their hardest to change that 😁

Public & Preparatory Schools

Bristol Grammar School

University Rd, Bristol BS8 1SR, UK – 0117 973 6006

Meh

Lovely place

Cleve House School

254 Wells Rd, Bristol BS4 2PN, UK – 0117 977 7218

Cleve House School has been the ‘hidden gem’ of South Bristol for too long. Now under new management, this school energetically thrusts forward with creative flair and a new vision. It remains true to its core values of traditional education in the 3R’s and providing each pupil with a sound moral backbone. The pupils delight in a host of extra-curricular activities and a newly formed PTA is actively hosting and organising events for all. The warm family feel this school emits is truly unique and children build happy memories that go well beyond the school gates.

Thank you Cleve House, for giving two generations of my family a wonderful start in life. I will always remember the whole school sitting on and around the main entrance hall stairs for our assemblies and feeling extremely proud wearing my duffle coat! Mrs Lowe, my music teacher was fantastic and she helped me gain a real love of music!

Queen Elizabeth's Hospital

Berkeley Pl, Bristol BS8 1JX, UK – 0117 930 3040

Great private school situated in Clifton, although it's sports facilities are away in Failland. Achieves good A-level and GCSE results too

Spent 5 years here as a boarder, it was great - hash browns weren't bad for breakfast either.

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