Bristol Temple Meads Station

Bristol Temple Meads Station

Bristol Temple Meads Station
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
4:30 AM - 1:45 AM
Monday
4:30 AM - 1:45 AM
Tuesday
4:30 AM - 1:45 AM
Wednesday
4:30 AM - 1:45 AM
Thursday
4:30 AM - 1:45 AM
Friday
4:30 AM - 1:45 AM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 1:45 AM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:45 AM
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles191 reviews
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Sky
New York City, NY2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Terrible place, staff were so rude and unhelpful as well as discriminatory in my experience. Don't travel here, staff unwelcoming and have never travelled back since. Horrible place and the customer service seemed determined to do a disservice. Complaints also ignored.
Written 4 March 2024
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keith c
Brecon Beacons National Park, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
In a panic today arriving at the station with e tickets on my phone which was just about to shutdown due to low battery. Sylvia at the ticket office went the extra mile and charged my phone for 30 mins - sufficiently to allow me to travel. Well done!
Written 26 January 2024
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Katie E
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Asked for a latte with oat milk only to be told that they couldn’t do that and ‘could I just have a normal coffee’ I told the woman that I’m allergic to dairy so she looked in the fridge behind her where there was clearly a range of dairy free milk and told me that they had none. After I told her I had seen the milk she took it out the fridge and gave it to the boy making the coffee who was clearly new and hadn’t been trained and told him she didn’t know how to make the coffee with that milk. I’ve never had this experience in any small coffee shops before let alone a costa and people with allergies shouldn’t be made to feel like they are being awkward the woman was clearly not trained to work in the costa but she was very rude.
Written 10 October 2023
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL3,224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Well, I'm not sure there's tons to write about a train station, but I appreciated this one in Bristol, UK! I took a day trip from London.

Why?

Pretty outside.
Large, clean restrooms.
A super helpful Bristol tourism representative right as you excited the station, there with a helpful map of the city for day visitors and directions to the center city. That made my visit that much easier!

There are buses to the center city, but the walk is worth it...about 15-20 minutes into the center of town.
Written 9 October 2023
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Stephen R
Trowbridge, UK6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
No problem at all with the Station staff but the Pumpkin Café is another thing. The area in and around wasn’t very clean and the welcome by the server was dire. To top it all the coffee was as weak as dishwater. Won’t be using it again for any reason.
Written 13 September 2023
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Jen young
Gloucester, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A fantastic customer service...very helpful staff with my wheelchair. .even pumped up my flat tyres..
Thanks very much
Written 8 August 2023
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Linda C
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The Pumpkin Cafe was pretty grim. Dirty tables but staff didn't seem to care -they were just glued to their phones. A customer had to point out to them that the tables needed clearing before anything happened.
Written 12 April 2023
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Fotheringay
London, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Like many things nowadays, BTM can feel confusing to the uninitiated. Arriving by the Station approach road gives one the full flavour of Brunel's Cathedral, or Temple to rail. The long elegant building arm and canopies are rightly grade 1 listed and there are authentic looking benches and a statue to the man himself outside too. But right now that's it, The insides are wasted space , with limited access. Who has rights to what, and how they use it are a bit unclear from my brief Google, but it loos like badly needed further regeneration is on it's way.

As things stand there is nothing this side of the (rather narrow) gate line other than a ticket office and a Costa, certainly nowhere to sit and wait in the warm and dry. Fortunately on the day I was there, departure platforms were indicated well in advance and only one was changed. This meant I was able to find, more by luck than judgment, the wonderful waiting room that is on the island of Platforms 13 and 15 (BTW there is no platform 14, a legacy of adding a signal box in the BR days) This room has panels,a feature fireplace and seats way more comfy that the GWR trains its serves. It also seems to be used as staff rest room between shifts!

Linking these highlights is an anonymous subway, with more retail and toilets, that is clean and efficient. The station could be so much more and with the right combination of time, enthusiasm and cash it can be. Here's hoping
Written 26 March 2023
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holidaysharon
Saltash, UK24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Not the station but the Pumpkin cafe on platform 8 sold me tea with off milk which I only realised once on the train .
Written 14 October 2022
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Joe
Budapest, Hungary3,380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Old station but great functionality. Can go pretty much anywhere with it's 15 platforms.

Lots of monitors for travel information. Has a Starbucks underground and a bakery.

Short walk into the town center
Written 5 October 2022
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