Bristol area guide : Stoke Bishop

Stoke Bishop

Postcode – BS9

Neighbouring Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop is a quiet and attractive suburb with good primary schools and easy access to The Mall at Cribb’s Causeway (Bristol’s out of town shopping alternative to Cabot Circus).

Shopping – Largely a residential area, there is a row of shops on Druid Hill, with a number of small local businesses surrounding.

Schools – Stoke Bishop Primary school, Elmlea Infant School and Elmlea Junior School are based in the area, with Redmaids’ High School and Badminton nearby.

Age of houses – Stoke Bishop offers property types including both period and modern housing, a variable mix of Victorian properties and flats.

Main road – Druid Hill.

Main attractions – The cricket ground is popular with cricket enthusiasts of all ages.

Restaurants – Ciao is a lovely Italian restaurant, whilst the Bengal Raj is also a highly popular choice.

Little known fact – The association with Druids arose from a megalithic monument, apparently the remains of a burial chamber, discovered in 1811 off what is now Druid Hill.

Population – Approx. 9000.

Local transport – Regular bus services operate from the city centre and the university to Stoke Bishop.