The 5 Best Quirky Shops on Bristol’s Gloucester Road

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Gloucester Road in Bristol is famous among locals and visitors alike for encapsulating the relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere of the city. Here you'll find a welcoming selection of cosy cafes, small shops, street art, lovely pubs and traditional independent businesses like butchers, hardware stores and newsagents. Up for some quirky finds?

Gloucester Road is often cited as one of the last traditional high streets in the UK and is said to be home to the longest run of independent shops on one street in the whole of the country! But with such a selection of shopping opportunities to get stuck into, where should you start? We’ve delved into Gloucester Road to discover the best quirky shops on offer…

Room 212

Room 212 is a shop and gallery which sells art by local artists as well as lovely gift items. A real community hub, Room 212 also hosts events such as talks and demonstrations, often led by the artists on display in the shop. With an inspiring and eclectic selection of items on sale, this is a great place to connect with the local artistic community.

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Address: 212 Gloucester Road

Grape & Grind

This unpretentious independent wine shop sells wines, local craft beers and artisan spirits (plus delicious coffee beans for any teetotalers!). The knowledgeable staff will help select the perfect tipple for you, ensuring you walk away with a delicious drink to suit your tastes. For more information, see their website.

Address: 101 Gloucester Road

The Reclaimers Reclamation

Gloucester Road’s Reclaimers Reclamation is packed with antiques, vintage items and up-cycled goods. Delve into this Aladdin’s Cave where every corner is crammed with furniture and knick-knacks. It’s a fascinating place to poke around in, even if you’re not really looking to buy. If you do see something you like, don’t be afraid to haggle on the price!

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Address: 347A Gloucester Road


Full of handcrafted delights made by a collective of six local artists, Fig is a lovely place to pick up cards, prints, jewellery, homeware and more. From textile art to glass decorations, treat yourself to a handmade one-of-a-kind piece.

Address: 206 Gloucester Road

Scrumptiously Sweet

Scrumptiously Sweet is a traditional sweet shop where you can find all your favourite old-fashioned treats. Bonbons, jelly beans, flying saucers, liquorice, fudge, sherbet… the list goes on! The shop also sells baking ingredients and cake decorating items, making it a necessary stop before any Bristol-based birthday party.

Address: 83 Gloucester Road

We hope you enjoy your trip to the shops on Gloucester Road in Bristol!