The Bristol Civic Society Summer Social event, which was cancelled in 2020, is back. It will be held this year at the Clifton Observatory, at the generous invitation of the owner, Ian Johnson. The structure of the Observatory has been sensitively restored, and the site famously offers one of the best views in Bristol – ideal for a summer evening (if the weather holds!)
No booking needed, just turn up at any time from 6pm. As with our New Year socials, it will be a very informal gathering, a chance to meet old friends and make new ones, and tell the management team what we are doing wrong (or right). There will be a cash bar; since there won’t be any food on sale, we will be providing a few snacks.
The venue is accessible (ground floor only – there are stairs to the terrace) and has a disabled toilet. The approach is by any of three tarmac paths, from Suspension Bridge Road, Observatory Road and Clifton Down Road. Buses 8 and 505 serve stops nearby.