Social space at Bower Ashton

Cafes, bars and shops - City Campus

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There are many social spaces for students to enjoy including cafes and restaurants, shops and bars.

See below for more details about student facilities on City Campus.

Arnolfini | Spike Island | Watershed

City Campus at Bower Ashton


Students' Union Bar - A-Block

Serving seasonal and locally sourced hot and cold food plus soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.

Term-time opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 08:30–20:30
  • Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Cafes and restaurants

Traders - A-Block

A brand-new menu concept serving an arrangement of hot food and ‘grab and go’ fresh coffee and bubble tea.

Term-time opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 08:00–16:30
  • Friday: 08:00–15:00

Interim opening times - Monday 23 March - Friday 17 April




Students' Union Shop - B-Block

Selling student essentials including groceries, sandwiches and snacks, health and beauty products and art consumables.

Term-time opening hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 09:30–15:30
  • Wednesday: 09:30–15:00
  • Friday: 09:30–14:30

Art Shop - B-Block

Selling a range of arts materials, tools and equipment.

Term-time opening hours:

  • Monday to: Friday: 09:30–16:30

City Campus at Arnolfini

The converted warehouse contains one of the country’s best arts shops as well as a cafe/bar serving the best in local and seasonal produce.

Cafe bar opening hours:

  • All week: 10:00–18:00 (Food served 10:00–17:00)

Book shop opening hours:

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00–18:00 (Wednesdays 11:00–20:00)

City Campus at Spike Island

Open seven days a week, Spike Island Café serves locally sourced, organic and sustainable food and drink. Enjoy daily specials, homemade cakes and expertly made coffees in a sunny, laid-back spot overlooking the river.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 08:30–17:00
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00–17:00

City Campus at Watershed

The Watershed’s cafe/bar is the perfect social space overlooking Bristol’s vibrant harbourside. Open every day from early in the morning until late at night, they offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 10:00–23:00
  • Tuesday to Friday: 09:30–23:00
  • Saturday: 10:00–23:00
  • Sunday: 10:00–22:30

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