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The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd

357-359 Bath Road | Brislington, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
+44 117 972 0818
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Have been to Bristol many times and something made from Bristol Blue Glass is always one of my... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Enrico S
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Very interesting

What a great visit this was! Situated right opposite Arnos Vale cemetery, it looks only to be a... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
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Established almost a quarter of a century ago, Bristol Blue Glass Ltd is the enduring home of one of Bristol's most famous exports. Shipping to destinations all over the world (and even the other side of Bristol), the BBG team strive to produce beautiful pieces of glass that can take pride of place in any home or office. With a wide range of stunning items that are sure to fit any occasion, we're sure that you'll find something you'll like. Visitors are always sure of a warm welcome at our factory in Brislington and there's almost always a friendly glass maker or two around who can be seen practising their craft.
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357-359 Bath Road | Brislington, Bristol BS4 3EW, England
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Have been to Bristol many times and something made from Bristol Blue Glass is always one of my favourite souvenirs. Until yesterday I’d always go to the other shop, but thanks to terrible service, we found this particular shop and wow! As soon as we...More

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Suzanne A, Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks so much Enrico, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

What a great visit this was! Situated right opposite Arnos Vale cemetery, it looks only to be a shop, but the Glass Blowing happens in the Workshop that lies just at the rear of the showroom and watching the Guys work was mesmerising, informative..and warm...More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We'd booked to go on the Open Day in December. Offered mulled wine, and treats on arrival. The glass blowers were good fun - even though they had a seemingly never-ending queue. The level of customer service from all the team was very good. There...More

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OriginalBristolBlue, Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Really lovely staff and great service. Love the hand made feel of everything. They helped me pick out a great present and wrapped it beautifully. Thank you

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OriginalBristolBlue, Manager at The Original Bristol Blue Glass Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Went along to blow a couple of blue Christmas tree baubles. We went on a Tuesday -very quiet - they do get v busy at a weekend in the run up to Christmas (not surprising). 20 quid a pop is not bad considering they cost...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! From the off these guys could not have been more friendly or accommodating. Having a go at glassblowing was on my list of 50 things to try before I'm 50. Did not disappoint. It doesn't take much time, from start to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, I don't live far from - but yet never been in, although a fan of the Bristol Blue Glass! Met with a very interesting chap who explained about glass blowing and the history and demonstrated by making a...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our group had a very warm welcome today at Bristol Blue Glass and had a very informative talk on the history of glass and how Bristol blue glass came to be, while watching the glass blowing in action. Aaron adds his own humour to the...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have been collecting baubles with our son every year since he was born, so bough a Bristol Blue voucher as an alternative this year now that he is growing up a bit (11) The staff were fantastic, and the 2 craftsmen he worked with...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Excellent experience - very informal - everything explained - all questrions answered all inn a kind manner with patience and humour

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Audrey M
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Response from OriginalBristolBlue | Property representative |
Hi Audrey, James Adlington, our founder, reintroduced glass making to the city of Bristol in 1988 for the first time in over 65 years with the foundation of our company, Bristol Blue Glass Ltd. Kind Regards
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