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Had a lovely day hearing of the great work St James Priory today from Susan Jotcham Really saw the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
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What a delight!

I’ve lived in Bristol for 12+ years and only recently uncovered this little gem. It’s a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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St James Priory is the oldest church in Bristol dating from 1129.Originally a Benedictine Priory it has survived the ravages of change,the Reformation,wars and time. St James still survives as a jewel in the crown of Bristol. Although hidden away it...more
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Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NZ, England
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day hearing of the great work St James Priory today from Susan Jotcham Really saw the value in cleaning up the gardens and painting doors and supporting the great work this charity does.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Bristol for 12+ years and only recently uncovered this little gem. It’s a beautiful little cafe tucked away behind the bus station which extends onto the oldest building in Bristol that has gone through extensive refurbishment. That aside, it serves an awesome...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Oldest building in Bristol located next to the bus station. It has a lovely cafe with plenty of seating. Nice selection of cakes, hot and cold food, everything we ordered was very nice and came very quickly. Can definitely recommend the cafe and priory itself,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

A beautiful oasis in the centre of Bristol. The church does amazing work for the community and I feel privileged to have been able to explore the oldest building in Bristol. The food and coffee at the cafe was delicious. I will be back!

1  Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Well how many coffee shops open up into a church (well worth a look)? This one is a highly convenient place to meet friends as it is just next to the bus station and pretty central for shopping. Good coffee, friendly service’, good cafe food...More

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John J, Manager at St James Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Many thanks for this review.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

I’ve worked in Bristol for 20 years and never knew this little hidden gem existed. The Priory and small gardens are stunning and the cafe is a perfect place to pop in for lunch or a coffee and a home made cake. It’s so much...More

1  Thank NickyT1970
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

A magnificent building (the oldest in Bristol), lovingly restored over many years. Loads of interesting info on boards inside. Highly recommend popping into the cafe after your visit for a cuppa.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The most impressive hidden gem in bristol with a beautiful and interesting history. Ran by lovely caring people. A must go.

1  Thank Abi B
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Reputedly the oldest building in Bristol replete with religious and historical artifacts. Good value cafe completed an onteresting visit.

2  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The cafe at the Priory is excellent and somewhere I always make for when in Bristol - the food is very tasty and exceptional value for money

2  Thank NJAH1962
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