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Things to do during your stay in Clifton Village

The Rodney Hotel is situated in the heart of the stunning Clifton Village, the perfect location with easy access to everything Clifton has to offer. From the independent boutiques, to the cosy coffee bars and cake shops, as well as the beautiful sights to see, there is always something to explore! Why not take a look at our quick guide to see what there is to do during your stay at The Rodney Hotel.



- TO EAT -

Anna Cake Couture  

If you're looking for a naughty but nice nibble, then look no further. This independent cake couture offers, you guessed it, cake! Other delicious treats are also on offer, including macaroons, muffins, and meringues. Wash it all down with your choice of loose leaf tea, coffee or hot chocolate; this place will certainly hit the spot!

ANNA cake couture


Primrose Cafe 

Whether it’s brunch, a grab and go sandwich or a big burger you’re looking for, this family-run rustic café has you covered. Standing in the sparkling location of Boyce’s Avenue in Clifton Village, the Primrose Café has lovely homemade food to enjoy with an abundance of highly rated reviews – no wonder it’s so popular!


You don’t have to travel far for some delectable dining, we have our own No4 restaurant right with you at The Rodney Hotel. Not only is there breakfast and expertly crafted afternoon tea, there are also a stunning variety of dinner and dessert options on offer, why not take advantage of our restaurant offers while you’re here?


The Ivy 

A sophisticated and beautiful dining experience over looking The Mall Gardens, The Ivy is not one to be missed on your trip to Clifton Village. The outstanding reputation it holds has the excellent food and service to match – you won’t find food like this just anywhere. We’ll have the crab linguine please…

Ivy Clifton Brasserie Interior 4



The White Lion Bar 

Looking for a breathtaking view to soak in while you enjoy a pint (or two)? Look no further; The White Lion Bar sits on Sion Hill, with views of The Clifton Suspension Bridge and all of the surrounding areas, a pub like no other. Perfect for when the sun’s shining!

white lion 2


Her Majesty’s Secret Service 

Shh! It's a secret! This place offers a different and unique spin on your typical cocktail bar, adopting a James Bond-inspired theme. Entrance is only permitted through picking up the phone outside its doors! Why not give it a go? If you can find the way in, that is…



- TO DO -

Clifton Suspension Bridge 

Of course, The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a must on your visit! With views as far as the River Avon and Portishead, it is the perfect place for a picturesque stroll. It’s also ideal for taking pictures, making a beautiful background for your photos to remember your trip by.

suspension bridge


Clifton Flowers 

Hidden between the quaint shops of Clifton Village, you’ll find a beautiful little independent florist known as Clifton Flowers. Offering pretty flowers, cacti and bright plants, it’s hard to walk past this cheerful little shop without having a look!

 clifton flowers


Visit the shops

There’s plenty of little independent shops you can wonder around, from the nooks and cranny’s in Clifton Arcade to those on the streets throughout the village. Whether you’re after clothing, home-ware, homemade food or second hand items, you’ll find a shop for it. There are also some gorgeous buildings and pretty houses to take a look around, too!

clifton house



The Lido Spa 

Need a break? Why not pop to the Bristol Lido Spa and experience the full package; swim, sauna, hot tub and dinner! This is the perfect place to get away and relax. Then after it’s all over, you can return back to The Rodney Hotel for a well-deserved rest and room service!  Go on, treat yourself…


lido spa

Posted on 3rd May 2019 by Alice Ronson