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  • Your guide to exploring Bristol’s local currency

    BRISTOL POUND

    DIRECTORY

    Our city.

    Our money.

    Bristol Pound 0117 929 8642

    bristolpound.org @BristolPound

    Room 111, The First Floor, Corn Exchange, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JQ

    YOUR GUIDE TO

    INDEPENDENT BRISTOL

    Download the Bristol Pound app from your app store

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  • Get up to 20 Bristol Pounds when you switch to Bristol Energy and quote “BPOUND001”*. That really is positive energy!

    We’re Bristol’s energy company, supporting local communities and proud to accept Bristol Pounds.

    BRISTOL ENERGY IS P siTivE ENErGy

    *£10 for gas, £10 for electricity. See website for Ts & Cs.BD 10

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    Find out how much you could save. Search Bristol Energy now or call us free on 0808 281 2222.

    BRISTOL POUND OUR CITY. OUR MONEY.

    Get up to 20 Bristol Pounds when you switch to Bristol Energy and quote “BPOUND001”*. That really is positive energy!

    We’re Bristol’s energy company, supporting local communities and proud to accept Bristol Pounds.

    BRISTOL ENERGY IS P siTivE ENErGy

    *£10 for gas, £10 for electricity. See website for Ts & Cs.BD 10

    16 6

    Find out how much you could save. Search Bristol Energy now or call us free on 0808 281 2222.

    BRISTOL POUND OUR CITY. OUR MONEY.

  • Welcome to the Bristol Pound Directory Bristol is a city that is independent through and through. Our city grows so many forward thinking social movements, and is often at the forefront of cultural and technological innovation. Bristolians are curious and refuse to take no for an answer, and we attract others who are likeminded to join in. The Bristol Pound was born here 5 years ago. And why not? It is natural that Bristol would be the place to not only challenge monopolies held by big business, but to create a solution. Why should we have money that leaks out to shareholders and the Cayman Islands, when we could make our own and build a resilient localised economy?

    This directory contains the finest of Bristol’s local business. We are very proud to be able to promote them and recommend that you use your money to get behind what they do. Businesses can only accept Bristol Pounds if they are independent and willing to spend our city’s money onwards into the local economy, meaning you can be sure that every business listed here is working to make Bristol’s local economy thrive. Over 700 places you can spend Bristol Pounds are listed in the following pages, giving you a local choice in almost all situations.

    Bristol Pound not only helps you to choose the best of local business, but spending them also passes on your values so that the people who you shop with, in turn, choose to support our local economy..

    Thanks so much for using Bristol Pounds. You, the people who use them, are what make this work. It is your city, and your money.

    Ciaran Mundy CEO, Bristol Pound @ciaranmundy

    1Our city. Our money.

    Welcome

  • Contents Introduction About Bristol Pounds 4

    Using Bristol Pounds 12

    Using this directory 14

    Listings Food and drink

    Central Bristol 16

    North of the river 28

    South of the river 40

    Wholesalers 45

    For your business 51

    For your home 65

    Getting around 77

    Going out 81

    Looking after you 85

    Shopping

    Central Bristol 96

    North of the river 99

    South of the river 103

    Visiting Bristol 105

    Community and city 107

    Index 111

    Photography including cover: Christy Nunns. Other photography by Adam Rich, Nick Hand or supplied

    by businesses. Directory design: Chris Woodward. Printed in Bristol in January 2018.

    This directory was compiled using data supplied by companies to Bristol Pound CIC and information

    publicly available on the web. Significant effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in

    this publication. However Bristol Pound CIC cannot accept any responsibility for any errors it may contain.

    bristolpound.org2 3Our city. Our money.

    Contents

  • Bristol Pound is Bristol’s currency Bristol Pound is money made by the people of Bristol, for people in Bristol. When you spend Sterling, only a small amount stays in the local economy, whereas Bristol Pounds have to stay in Bristol, where they circulate boosting local business. It’s money that builds a greener, fairer, happier city.

    It sticks up for the little guy too. We all love Bristol. Its creative, different, independent businesses make it an amazing place to live. Big chains are occupying our highstreets, and their ubiquitous advertising gives them an advantage. Bristol Pounds advertise

    only local independent businesses and help Bristolians to choose keep buying locally, meaning these high street heroes grow a base of loyal customers.

    There are paper notes, and digital money. Bristol Pound notes are beautiful trading tokens that flow through the city. Most Bristol Pounds are spent digitally however, with an app, by texting, or via the online banking system. To get digital Bristol Pounds, you can open an account with the Bristol Credit Union – your wonderful financial co-operative providing ethical and honest banking services for everyone in Bristol.

    What happens to the money you spend?

    Bristol Pounds circulate in the city Instead of money leaking out of our city, as it does when you spend Sterling, Bristol Pounds circulate, ensuring the benefits of trade are passed on to other people and businesses in Bristol.

    - WORKER CO-OPERATIVE -

    I take Bristol Pounds as part of my salary and I use it to support independent

    businesses on my local high street

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    to pay staff wages in

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    lots of our customers,

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    our business rates to

    the council. It’s good to

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    respend our taxes 

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    Sustaining independent business

    Stopping the homogenisation of our highstreets

    Localising supply chains to make greener communities

    What happens to the money you spend?

    At least 80p in every Bristol Pound stays in Bristol’s local economy

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    Pounds kee p this

    value in Bri stol,

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    over time

    Just 20p in every £1 sterling stays in Bristol’s local economy when spent with chain stores.

    The rest trickles away to tax havens and into shareholders’ pockets…

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    bristolpound.org4 5Our city. Our money.

    About Bristol pounds

  • The financial system is broken – we can fix one part of it... There are multiple problems with the financial system – how money is created by commercial banks as debt; how information and power is held secretly and centrally; how debt is packaged and traded; how money is circulated and accrues in tax havens etc. We are angry about all of them and as currency activists we are campaigning to change them. Bristol Pound doesn’t fix all these issues but we are one part of the puzzle.

    Our contribution is to change the rules of how money moves in cities and stop it leaking out to big business and tax havens, give members a say over our money system, and to promote Bristol.

    What we are

    A way to support Bristol’s independent sector, rather than big highstreet chains.

    A currency for people, not banks, preventing money from disappearing into global financial systems.

    A tool to make our economy greener, by shortening supply chains and building more resilient local links between us all.

    What we’re not

    A system that creates money. Bristol Pounds are backed 1 to 1 with Sterling.

    A Fintech start up. We’re a community interest company meaning any profit we earn goes back into our work.

    Bitcoin. Our financial ledger is held by the credit union rather than by nodes on the internet…

    It’s a cliché that Bristol has an independent spirit, and I’m wary of pushing the argument too far as I’m fairly sure that Birmingham, Manchester et al also have plenty of local verve. But maybe Bristol has the edge with it being smaller!

    Local businesses make a city distinctive.  Bristolians and visitors alike want to go to local places, eat local food, drink local beers and wines, buy local products, and generally experience the unique bits of the city they