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The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel

Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Excellent cafe

This is purely a review of the cafe, as it does not appear to be found anywhere else on Trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cltc43
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Atmospheric

Very interesting historical building rather hidden away in city centre. Peaceful,place to rest... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
yummy88877
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739 and extended in 1748) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John and Charles Wesley and the early Methodists as a...more
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36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
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All reviews broadmead shopping centre an oasis of calm quiet reflection busy shopping area helpful volunteers lots of history fascinating insight slave trade worth a visit nice cafe great place to visit methodist religious pulpit oldest preached sermon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is purely a review of the cafe, as it does not appear to be found anywhere else on Trip Advisor. It has only been open for a few years but has actually got better during that time. Service is pleasant and efficient, there is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting historical building rather hidden away in city centre. Peaceful,place to rest after shopping and remember or learn about history. Coffee on sale, helpful volunteers

Date of experience: November 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your review; so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 5 January 2019

The chapel is much the same as it was in the 18th century but the addition of the restaurant has added to its 'reasons for visiting'. The cafe - situated in what was originally a 'yard' adjacent to the chapel - is totally enclosed in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're grateful for your review and appreciate your comments. The clock is a wonderful feature in the chapel and we love to highlight it to visitors. Thanks.

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

I've been round John Wesley Chapel. It's the biggest Methodist church in England. John and brother Charles decided they wanted nothing to do with Catholic or church of England. The would found a FREE church. Having no links to the churches of Rome or the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 19 November 2018

Lovely building with such an interesting historical background. Really good stop in busy Broadmead. Have a moment of quiet contemplation or learn something new!

Date of experience: November 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thanks for your kind words; we appreciate you taking the time to visit.

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Every Friday, a 20-minute communion service is held in the New Room. It is a chance to pause in the busy working week and have a moment of reflection and prayer. The service is taken by various ministers from the area, and sometimes by overseas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really value the opportunity at the New Room to pause every Friday for the lunchtime communion service. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Amidst the icy cold wind of Bristol today, this delightful cafe offered a sanctuary with a super selection of treats too. Sadly I didn't have enough time to explore, but the cafe was delightfully decorated and comfy, selection of cakes were overwhelming (for gluten free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review; we do seek to offer a wide selection of cake options in the cafe, including gluten free. We hope to welcome you back soon to explore the rest of the site.

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Interesting museum about the history of Methodism, Good food and friendly service in the cafe. Beautiful chapel. Worth spending 2-3 hours there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your kind review; so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful chapel.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Visit the chapel for free and then go up to the museum in the building behind. Very reasonable, 6 pounds entry and if you have already purchased something in the cafe, keep your receipt to get 20% off the entrance fee. Ticket valid for a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for your review; so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is the first real Chapel from the 1700's where John Wellesley started his mission to make changes in Church practices and the involvement of lower social classes in Christianity. The design of the Chapel was markedly different from the established church. Parisioners stood. Some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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NewRoom, Director at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for your kind review; it is much appreciated.

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Derek J
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Can't use urls here so can't indicate which post it is. HOW do I email the editors of Trip Advisor/
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RobertG7186
1 November 2016|
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Response from NewRoom | Property representative |
Yes, all are welcome to take communion at our service.
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RobertG7186
1 November 2016|
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Response from NewRoom | Property representative |
Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Please check our website for variations during public holidays.
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