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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
Lovely food, particularly the salads. The staff are friendly and the service quick which is great if you’ve popped out in your lunch hour. Nice to be able to sit in the church and reflect especially if you’ve had a stressful day!!
I cannot say how impressed and happy we were to spend some time at St James Priory... Susan is absolutely lovely and the place really is an oasis of calm and peacefulness in the city. What a wonderful building and amazing people. We’ll definitely be...More
St James Priory is considered the oldest building in Bristol and one of the oldest in England which alone is the good reason to visit. It has been the center of social life since middle 12th century being actually the reason the Broadmead district exists....More
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
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
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!
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
Date of experience: May 2018
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John J, Manager at St James Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 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