Sat, 3rd Dec 2016

Indies in Bristol

The Bristol Pound is partnering up with Indies in Bristol to bring you a pretty special day in the Fire Station courtyard. Put the date in your diary becuase this one's a celebration of the best of Bristol.

And our independent Bristol wouldn't be complete without our independent currency. All the stalls will be taking Bristol Pounds, so we'll be there with a cashpoint for you to get you hands on the notes. And we'll be doing a workshop as well, on why having our own money is so important and also how to go about using the currency (it's pretty easy, and pretty fun, when you know how!). And to make it even more fun an easy, we've set up a Bristol Pound Trail for you to follow.

Bristol Pound Trail

SImply find each of the businesses on the trail and get big discounts on awesome gifts and goodies. (Start at Beast Clothing to get your Bristol Pounds - you'll need them for the discounts!)

Beast Clothing – clothes and accessories

29-30 the Corn Exchange, Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HQ

Beast Clothing is a 'cashpoint' for Bristol Pounds so you can change your Sterling notes or pay for them on debit card. Get as many Bristol Pounds as you'll need (they make a rather nice gift themselves!) Plus, You will receive 10% off anything in store if you spend Bristol Pounds there on the day. Great winter accessories, bags and other gifty goodies.


Treasure Island Sweets Ltd – sweets/chocolate

70 The Covered Market, St Nicholas Street, BS1 1LJ

Get a free Super Sour Lolly when you spend B£2.50 or more in Treasure Island Sweets!

Tilly Tomlinson Flowers – flowers

34 St. Nicholas Street

FREE workshop at 1pm

Tilly will be running a Christmas Wreath making workshop at 1pm and there will be a chance for you to buy all the kit needed to make your own at home until 2pm

Rag and Bone – vintage/antiques

11 St Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UE

"Think you've got what it takes to be a vintage photographer? Take a photograph of something you've previously purchased from us or come in store and snap our collection. We want to see what catches your eye or a juxtaposition thats too good not capture. Upload your masterpiece onto Instagram and Facebook and tag Ragandbonebristol and you could be in with the chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend in our shop on St. Nicholas Street!"

Rag and Bone are also pleased to offer 10% off for anyone spending their Bristol Pounds in the shop.

The Bristol Cheesemonger – Cheese!

43 St Nicholas St, Bristol, BS1 1LA

Open 9:30 – 17:30

Special Offer Goodie Bag Available from Bristol Cheese Mongers when you spend B£s! Including:

  • Westcombe Cheddar 250g - Westcombe, a Traditional Rinded Cheddar made with raw milk from Westcombe in Somerset.
  • Sharpham Brie 250g - A delicious Jersey cow milk brie style made near Totnes
  • Devon Blue 250g - Devon Blue is made by Ticklemore cheeses who are also based just outside Totnes. A fruity, slightly tangy blue.

If paying with Bristol Pounds and with the Indies passport, participants will receive a 20% discount, meaning the Goodie bag will cost £15.



Don’t miss the St Nicks Enchanted Winter Market Launch from 2pm – 5pm today! There will be live music, sculptures, children’s entertainment and a free glass of wine and mince pies! Many of the traders take £B – so see if you can just spend the local currency today.