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Portishead Open Air Pool

The Esplanade, Portishead BS20 9HD, England
+44 1275 843454
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Good day

Had a lovely time was very clean but only down side not alot of seating area only steps as it has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michelle d
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Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Not very clean

Recently visited the open air pool and was very disappointed with the place, fag buts and dirt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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The Esplanade, Portishead BS20 9HD, England
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+44 1275 843454
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"tuck shop"
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"warm water"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely time was very clean but only down side not alot of seating area only steps as it has all ways Need to wait 20min for her in the pool this could have been shorted if inflatable are not lond in there at...More

1  Thank michelle d
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the open air pool and was very disappointed with the place, fag buts and dirt everywhere aswell as puddles of filthy water in areas. We went on a monday afternoon as we thought it would be quiet... we arrived at 1pm to find...More

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day at the pool, however went down to the cafe with my friend who's vegan/has a gluten intolerance. They had absolutely nothing she could eat. We asked for some chips and were told that they didn't serve chips? What kind of place doesn't sell...More

1  Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place this is, the pool is long so you can get the extra lengths in. The pool has had an upgrade last year and it looks smart. It’s well run, and even on busy days they have a great system to rotate...More

Thank Ash2212
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I came here over the bank holiday weekend with a friend after the threatened thunderstorms never happened and we were instead blessed with glorious sunshine. The location of the lido is lovely, right next to the sea so when you're sat on the steps at...More

1  Thank LouiseC1981
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Not seen an outdoor lido in use since I was a child,so this was nice to see. We had a coffee in the lidos cafe . Nice to see and in a nice spot right on the seafront.

Thank Sonia G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Spent many weekends here. Fabulous place for a day out with the young and old. Warm water and great for a swim although can be days when it is so busy it's not as relaxing. Sun trap on extra hot days and you can easily...More

1  Thank Michelle147147
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The pool is open on sunday mornings for cold swimming, until Christmas day. There's a wonderful atmosphere here, and it was busy in the pool and cafe, despite being mid-November. :-) Highly recommended!

Thank Jvbailey
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

In July I took my grandsons swimming in this old fashioned open air pool. The sun was shining and the pool was packed but we had a good time. It felt like a throwback to the 1960s but it was none the worse for that....More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Such good homemade cake and the rest of menu is tasty and reasonably priced. Lovely view and park nearby for kids

Thank rugbygirl85
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Veronicasimpson
25 September 2017|
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Response from barbarella50 | Property representative |
Hi Veronica. We are sorry we only received your message today. We closed for the season on 24 September although we are running unheated sessions on Sunday mornings until Christmas. I hope you enjoyed your trip and you can... More
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Eileen E
31 October 2016|
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Response from barbarella50 | Property representative |
Hi Eileen, the cafe is open now from Wednesdays to Sundays but the pool is closed from late September to mid April. Unfortunately we can't seem to change the opening hours on Trip Advisor as the only other option is to... More
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