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Portishead Open Air Pool

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Address: The Esplanade, Portishead BS20 9HD, England
Phone Number:
+44 1275 843454
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Today
08:30 - 19:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 13:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Nice colour choice on the refurb'...

It is a nice pool to relax by on a sunny summer day, I like the tangerine colour used in the refurbishment, and the pool water is well maintained. The food here is not too cheap... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
garylomas
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice pool to relax by on a sunny summer day, I like the tangerine colour used in the refurbishment, and the pool water is well maintained. The food here is not too cheap though, but there are other places nearby...

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Thank garylomas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad to see its reopened Good hot coffee ; decent cakes and light food Very nice volunteer staff and doggy frienfly

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Thank Mike L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Café Lido is a community café run entirely by volunteers as a fundraiser for the open aired pool. It opens when there is a perceived need to satisfy the pool clientele, or for a special party request. The service is good and there is a reasonable selection of coffees, drinks and eats. Worth investigating as a venue for your next... More 

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Thank Bryan S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visited often when newly opened then one day in the summer 3 people with 7 dogs were just leaving, asked why dogs were allowed inside and was told the committee had agreed this. I am asthmatic and it is wonderful to go in restaurants now with no smokers but I never dreamed dogs would be the next bug bear! Went... More 

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Thank Maryj7491
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wow. The volunteers at the Cafe should be really proud of themselves. We recently held our son's christening at the Cafe and the staff and service were excellent. It's excellent value for money, you can bring your own food and booze and the view is stunning. Really consider this as your next party destination.

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Thank Jen W
Portishead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Since the local committee and volunteers took on the running of the pool from the local authority it has become a fantastic attribute to what was a dead sea front. Old and young can benefit from the heated waters and the reopened café delights. Take the plunge and visit, real surprise.

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Thank Kevin M
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The pool was warm and we had a good swim as the sun set over the Bristol Channel. A lovely setting for a pool. We visited as part of a Lido Conference weekend, so were among enthusiasts from all around the country. We discussed pools and their unique characteristics from Stonehaven to Penzance. Look out for the Lido Guide to... More 

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Thank Jennifer E
Dover, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

An outdoor pool offering 33 1/3m per length of fine swimming, protected from the Bristol Channel southwesterlies. Well looked after by the local community offering a fair priced swim, excellent café and some interesting events too - e.g. Popsicle in December 2015 and a series of full moon swims through the summer. Lovely terraces too - so take a book... More 

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Thank Swansswimmer
London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

In summer it is heated and thus fairly warm water. The cafe is great and the overall ambiance is fab. Love the colour scheme.

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Thank bramblesici
Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited as part of a private party for an evening swim in August, excellent swimming as the sun was setting on one of the hottest days in August. This will be a big memory for me of the Summer of 2016. Pool temperature perfect as we're all the facilities, the volunteer team are continuing to provide an excellent service to... More 

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