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The Original Bristol Blue Glass - Studio/Shop

357-359 Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EW
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  • Original Bristol Blue Glass
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The Original Bristol Blue Glass Company.

Bristol Blue Glass Limited was started back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a glass making tradition back into Bristol that had been lost for over 60 years. At this time a lot of the traditional English glass making techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. Though many a struggle, James managed to learn and pass on many of the old skills required to truly blow glass by hand, in the time-honoured fashion. Proud of what they have achieved over the passing years, The Original Bristol Blue Glass company makes some of the finest Table Ware free blown in England for many years.

Though they are called Bristol Blue Glass they are able to blow everything in clear Crystal as well. Their skilled glass makers blow all their glass using only the simplest of techniques and basic hand tools. All their range of glass is free blown, therefore every piece is unique just as everyone in the world is. They see themselves as a welcome change from the bland uniformity taking over the modern world: an oasis of skill and design.

Today the factory is open 7 days week and entrance to watch glass being made and entrance to the studio shop is completely free - so if you are ever in Bristol why not pop along to the workshop @ 357 -359 Bath Road? You will be guaranteed a very warm welcome.

Visit the Studio
The studio shop is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Mon-Sat and 10.00am to 4.00pm Sun.
FREE ENTRY to shop & glassmaking.

Call the studio to book a bauble blowing experience (£17.50), for yourself or as a unique gift! 

No glass blowing on Sundays.

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Guide Prices

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Visitor Centre - Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Jn 3 on the M32, head for Bath. A4 next to Sainsburys.

Public Transport Directions

Bus no 1 stops on Bath Rd and Sandy Park Bath bus stops on Bath Rd opposite ITV West studios.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00*
Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



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    Recent Reviews:

    • DorsetTraveller56
      Poole, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Brilliant hen do fun with great photo opportunities!
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 7th October 2018
      Paid a visit to Bristol Blue Glass to blow our own baubles as a non-strenuous hen weekend activity. We all had a go and with quite a bit of help from the experts managed to produce a bauble each... Read full review
    • andyk773
      Clevedon, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 8th October 2018
      My wife and I went to Bristol Blue Glass on Saturday to have a go at blowing a Christmas bauble. We were welcomed by friendly staff and shown to the workshop where a very nice guy called Alex gave us... Read full review
    • mkljrc
      Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Popped into the workshop. Very impressed
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 9th August 2018
      I wish I had had more time I arrived about an hour before they closed and were finishing for the day. I did however see some glass blowing and would have loved to have blown some of my own. The blue... Read full review

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