SWhoop starts early on Thursday and ends at 4pm on Monday but we know many of you are staying longer.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE SUGGESTIONS ONLY AND NOT ALL ARE AFFILIATED WITH SWHOOP.

ย EXTRA CHARGES MAY APPLY

Wednesday 4th Oct – Evening Pub Meet Up

The amazing Claire is coordianting this this year.ย  See her FB post about it here.

CLOSE TO THE TRINITY (SWhoop Venue)
The Old Market Assembly is a bar that also does food and has theatre events/live music very close to the Trinity

The Old Market Assembly
25 West St
Old Market
Bristol
BS2 0DF

If the Old Market is packed there is also:

The Volunteer Tavern is a great little pub close to the Trinity. This 17th-century, wood-panelled pub and garden offers real ales and a selection of global dishes.

The Volunteer Tavern
9 New St, Near Cabot Circus
Bristol
BS2 9DX

Days around the convention

Please be aware of train strikes on Wednesday 4th Oct – train travel will be hard/not possible on that day.

Bristol Tours

Why not take one of the many tours on offer in Bristol

Bath Tours

Beautiful Bath, home of the only hot spring/roman baths in the UK and Jane Austen’s home town, is just a short train journey away from Bristol and there are two COMPLETELY FREE (no tips accepted) walking tours happening daily.

Highly recommended if you are coming from abroad or have never seen Bath before. It really is a stunning city and very different to Bristol.

Trains run regularly from Bristol Temple Meads Station and take just 12mins. I recommend using the Trainline app to buy tickets or you can just book when you get there ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s about ยฃ19 day return BUT there are train strikes on Thursday 4th Oct 2023 so perhaps not that day!.

Then it’s a short walk to the Roman Baths where the tour starts.

More info on the tours here
Look for the Mayor’s guide crest for the 100% free tour.
Tours start: 10.30am and 2pm
All walks take approximately two hours.

Then/instead of the tour you can decide whether to go to the Roman Baths, treat yourself to afternoon tea at the pump rooms, go and see the Jane Austen Centre or have a walk by the canal! Extra costs apply to most of these activities (except the canal!) so please check the links for costs.

For the veggies/vegans (and everyone else) I highly recommend a cafe/restaurant called The Green Rocket which is in the centre of Bath.ย  Delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

If you fancy something a bit less formal head to Kingsmead Square for a Chaiwallahs wrap (the bhaji wrap is my fave) and an ice cream at Swoon ๐Ÿ™‚

Post on the SWhoop fb group if you’re coming on your own and would like to meet up with other hoopers wanting to head to Bath for the day ๐Ÿ™‚

After the event…

At closing, SWhoopers pile out and normally head to a local(ish) for post SWhoop drinks.
We’ll let you know the plan when we know it ๐Ÿ™‚