Clifton Lido is one among Bristol’s finest saved secrets and techniques, nestled between a row of housing you’d be forgiven for strolling previous it fully unaware. However this restored 1850 Victorian swimming pool is a real oasis in a concrete jungle.
How a lot does it price?
The easiest way to expertise Clifton Lido is with a swim and eat package deal. You’re given two hours to make use of the services earlier than eating within the relaxed pool facet restaurant.
There are 4 packages accessible (costs appropriate as of July 2021);
- Swim, Therapeutic massage and Three Course Meal Inc. Towel and Gown £90pp
- Swim and Breakfast £35pp
- Swim and Lunch £40pp
- Swim and Dine (Night) £45pp
Towel and gown rent can be found and charged additional for almost all of packages between £3 and £5. Drinks within the restaurant are additionally charged additional for almost all of packages.
How does it work?
The primary services at Clifton Lido are open air and open plan, that includes an open air swimming pool, sauna, steam room and scorching tub. For those who’re anticipating excessive finish luxurious and innovation, then you definately’ve come to the mistaken place as the principle attraction is it’s back-to-basics out of doors showers and altering services. For those who’re feeling courageous, in addition they have chilly water buckets!
On arrival, you should use the indoor or out of doors altering space. Nonetheless, in case you got here ready in your swimming costume, you’ll merely use the free lockers positioned close to the doorway. No change or petty money is required, you merely comply with the easy-to-follow directions to enter a code. The reception desk is instantly reverse ought to you may have any problem.
It’s beneficial to take your towel with you, there’s a small cubby to retailer your towel and flip flops while you’re swimming or hooks in case you want.
Because the restaurant runs as a separate entity, it’s unlikely you’ll be capable to reserve a desk while you’re utilizing the services, however I’ve seen company sitting of their robes having fun with a espresso if you will get a desk.
The restaurant overlooks the pool so, in case you’re a bit of shy then this maybe isn’t the place.
For me personally, the altering services are extremely charming, nonetheless I used to be thrown a bit of throughout my first go to. There are indoor and out of doors bathe and altering services. The indoor services are dimly lit, particular person cubicles that comprise a rest room and a bathe. Outside, you’ll must find a altering room with a barrel hooked up – that is the bathe and it’s operated utilizing a pull lever. In all the altering services and showers, are free to make use of physique and hair washes.
As soon as dressed, it’s beneficial to go upstairs to the Boudoir. Right here you’ll discover a plush room with hairdryers, straighteners and mirrors with a view of the pool. It has nice pure mild and is the very best place to use your make-up in case you’re heading elsewhere.
The place ought to I park?
Owing to its location, there isn’t any formal parking nonetheless if visiting on a weekend it’s beneficial to park on Oakfield Highway (in entrance of Six Company) Avenue that’s a 3 minute stroll to the lido. Parking right here is free on the weekend, nonetheless you’ll nonetheless must print a free ticket utilizing the pay machine because it’s a most keep of 4 hours – greater than sufficient time to take pleasure in your time at Clifton Lido.
The award-winning restaurant is value a go to by itself, it’s casual vibe is ideal for the placement. The ground to ceiling doorways provide an up-close-and-personal view of the pool. The meals is seasonally sourced and completely scrumptious. My recommendation can be that even in case you don’t know what something on the menu is, simply go for it – you received’t be dissatisfied.