Neighbourhood Guide: Cotham

Discover all the places you should be going when you're staying at one of our short terms lets in Cotham, Bristol in 2021. Read the guide...

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Call one of our serviced apartments in Cotham home and be just a short walk from some of our favourite things to do, see, eat, drink and shop…

Cotham has become in recent years one of the most popular places to live. Nestled not too far from Bristol University and bordering the thriving Cheltenham Road, it has made it a seriously aspirational neighbourhood.

Whether you are looking to explore the City, on business, or visiting friends or at Bristol University, Cotham is the perfect location to do it all.

The quiet suburb in Bristol is an ideal location for the modern traveller. It delivers peace and quiet, leafy surroundings, and lots of independent shops, bars, pubs and restaurants.

It is also only a mere 10-minute walk to the City Centre meaning you truly can really have your cake and eat it.

The bucket list...

Top Places to Visit in Cotham

There’s an abundance of things to see and do in Bristol, and Cotham without a doubt has some of the sweetest spots to wine, dine & shop. Here are a few for the bucket list…


  • Cheltenham Road
  • Be ‘Shellfish’ at Bristol Oyster Co.
  • Cook It at ‘Cooking It’
  • Seek Out Local Street Art
  • See iconic Clifton Landmarks
  • Eat, Drink and Shop on Chandos Road
  • Stroll around Cotham Gardens, Lovers Walk & Grove Park
  • Discover the Old City
  • Explore Bristol City Centre



Decent Places to Eat in Cotham

For such a small part of Bristol, Cotham has some of the actual best restaurants. And what’s better is almost all of them are independent…



  • Wilsons Restaurant, Chandos Road
  • The Social Bar & Café, Cheltenham Road
  • Snobbys Restaurant, Chandos Road
  • Muino, Cotham Hill
  • Bravas, Cotham Hill
  • Cassa Mexicana, Zetland Road
  • The Coconut Tree, Gloucester Road


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Places to Perch for a Drink or Two

For those that couldn’t be visiting the area with a solitary beverage, here are a few of the best locals in the area…


  • The Good Measure, Chandos Road
  • Replay, Cheltenham Road
  • The Bootlegger, Cheltenham Road
  • The Social Bar & Café, Cheltenham Road
  • The Kingsdown Vaults, Kingsdown Parade
  • Filthy Thirteen, Cheltenham Road


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Cotham's Finest Public Houses & Sunday Lunches

There are some cracking pubs in the area which the locals love. If you’re staying on a Sunday, we’d certainly recommend trying some of them out for a roast (booking ahead strongly advised)…


  • The Kensington Arms, Stanley Road
  • The Shakespeare, Redland Road
  • The Pipe & Slippers, Cheltenham Road
  • The Green Man, Alfred Place
  • The Social Bar & Cafe, Cheltenham Road


Hungry for independents?

Local Shopping in Cotham

If you’re in the area for a little while, then we’d highly recommend you stop by some of the independent shops be it to stock up the pantry or find some souvenirs to take home with you…


  • Bristol Oyster Co., Cotham Brow
  • Soukous, Cotham Hill
  • Bristol Fruit & Veg, Cheltenham Road
  • Cotham Hill Fruit & Veg, Cotham Hill
  • Corks of Cotham, Cotham Hill
  • Earthbound, Cotham Hill
  • Rag Trade Boutique, Cotham Hill
  • Cotham Antiques, Cotham Hill
  • Gloucester Road
  • Whiteladies Road



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