Pubs Near Bristol International Airport
Start your holiday early with a meal and a pint at one of our friendly pubs close to Bristol International Airport, where you can relax in our beautiful beer gardens, enjoy an unbeatable breakfast, indulge with a delicious dinner, and treat yourself to a proper Butcombe pint before you jet-set off on your travels.
Our pubs near Bristol Airport are ideal for a delicious meal or a pint of our award-winning Butcombe beer before going on your holiday. As well as being a flight hub for holidaymakers, visitors to this wonderful city often visit Clifton Suspension Bridge, the harbourside and the landmarks of the city centre.
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Pubs & Inns Near Bristol International Airport
Stop by one of our pubs near Bristol International Airport, serving refreshing, award-winning Butcombe real ales, local ciders, and delicious classic pub meals – the perfect place to start your holiday early.
The Swan Inn
Nestled on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the ex-mining village of Rowberrow, you’ll find the 17th century Swan Inn. Sample the selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and indulge in delicious, hearty pub classics from the locally-sourced menu, full of modern twists. Soak up the sun in the large beer garden or cosy up by the open fire indoors before your flight from Bristol Airport. Stop by the nearby Butcombe Brewery to see what makes our award-winning beers and real ales so special with a memorable brewery tour.
The Lamb Inn
For a refreshing pint, quick bite, or a more substantial pub meal, visit The Lamb Inn. When you’re jetting off on holiday from Bristol Airport, stop by The Lamb Inn and indulge with a hand-pulled Butcombe beer, tasty bar snack, or your favourite hearty classic dish in a historic converted coaching inn dating back to 1480, unlike anywhere you’ve been before.
The Langford Inn
On the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB and close to Bristol Airport, you’ll find The Langford Inn pub. Stop off for a refreshing, award-winning Butcombe beer, wine, spirit, soft drink, cider, or cocktail. Relax in the 17th century, oak-beamed inn with a pint in hand and your pup at your side, and enjoy the crackle of the roaring open fire.
For a refreshing pint before or after your holiday from Bristol Airport, stop by The Pelican pub in Chew Magna. With a fabulous wine list, an impressive selection of award-winning beers, and a seasonal menu of classic pub dishes, there’s something for everyone, and with both crackling log fires and a beautiful sun-trap garden, you’ll have a great time at The Pelican, come rain or shine.
The Rising Sun
Located in historic Backwell on the outskirts of Bristol and a short drive from Bristol Airport, The Rising Sun is a beautiful pub and inn, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We’re passionate about great food and drink, with an all-day food offer focused on seasonal, locally sourced produce and hearty pub classics. Behind the bar you’ll find plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer and cider, and a wide range of wine and cocktails. A haven for families, walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Rising Sun offers a huge beer garden with children’s play area, and large carpark.
Ring O’ Bells
The Ring O’ Bells is a traditional country pub in the quaint Somerset village of Compton Martin, in the heart of the Chew Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Mendip Hills.
Stop in for a pint while before or after your flight from Bristol Airport, to catch a secret gig from popular and local musicians (previous gigs include Kylie Minogue, Paul Weller, and Coldplay!), to watch the latest game on the big screen, or for a bite to eat from a menu full of delicious pub classics.
HISTORY OF BRISTOL AIRPORT
In 1927, a group of local businessmen started a flying club at Filton Aerodrome. Just 2 years later, the project had garnered so much interest that a new airport was required.
In 1930, the new airport opened in the village of Whitchurch and, at the time, it was only the third civil airport in the country. Operations continued at the Whitchurch site, but it was not seen as a long-term solution as expansion opportunities were limited. In 1955, the former RAF airfield at Lulsgate Bottom was purchased, before being opened by The Duchess of Kent in 1957.
The airport has undergone significant expansion in the years since, with facilities being improved to cater to the ever-growing number of passengers passing through the airport each year. In 2000, annual passenger numbers passed 2 million for the first time, increasing to over 8 million in 2021. Further expansion is planned, with in excess of 10 million passengers expected to travel from Bristol Airport each year in the near future.
DESTINATIONS FROM BRISTOL AIRPORT
As the busiest airport in south west England, Bristol Airport offers passengers the opportunity to fly to more than 130 destinations.
Domestically, passengers can fly to airports in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, while long-haul flights include destinations in Africa and the United States of America.
The majority of the destinations available from Bristol Airport lie in Europe, with flights to more than 100 cities in over 30 countries scheduled each week.
AIRLINES OPERATING FROM BRISTOL AIRPORT
There are 16 airlines that operate flights from Bristol Airport, with many operating additional destinations during the typical summer season to popular holiday destinations.
TUI, Ryanair, Jet2 and easyJet are among the busiest operators, with each offering more than 30 destinations (permanent and seasonal) for travellers.
Lufthansa and KLM offer frequent flights to their respective international hubs in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, giving passengers the opportunity to change aircraft and enjoy an onward journey to almost any destination of their choosing.
GETTING TO BRISTOL AIRPORT
With Bristol Airport being a regional hub, the majority of passengers taking flights from here are from the west country.
While it doesn’t have its own train station, there are bus services from across the south west that ensure passengers within a 100 mile radius can reach the airport ahead of their flight.
The A1 Bristol Flyer operates up to 5 buses per hour, while the Bath and Weston-super-Mare services run on an hourly schedule. Passengers from Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Cardiff and Newport are also catered for, with each service operating up to 20 journeys in each 24 hour period.
PARKING AT BRISTOL AIRPORT
For travellers arriving from further afield or those who don’t wish to take the bus, Bristol Airport has thousands of on-site car parking spaces.
Choose from open air or covered spaces, with several parking options available. The Silver Zone Car Park offers the best value for money, but passengers must take a connecting bus in order to reach the main terminal.
The Long Stay Car Park and Multi-Storey Car Park are both within walking distance of the main terminal, with the latter offering several charging points for electric vehicles.
VEHICLE RENTAL AT BRISTOL AIRPORT
Located in the Silver Zone Car Park, Bristol Airport offers convenient car hire from many of the leading vehicle rental specialists.
The Car Rental Centre is open 7 days a week and offers travellers the choice of a variety of vehicles to suit individual needs.
For best prices and depth of choice, it is recommended to book your vehicle in advance, though you should always be able to obtain a vehicle (even if it isn’t your first choice), as a last-minute booking.
DOG-WALKING NEAR BRISTOL AIRPORT
If you are going on holiday and flying from Bristol Airport, it is unlikely (though not impossible) that you will be taking your dog with you.
If you are leaving your pooch with many of the registered kennels nearby, you may well want to take your beloved four-legged friend for a walk before dropping them off and heading for the check-in desk.
Located just 250m from Bristol Airport, Felton Common is a wonderful space that is popular with local dog walkers. There is a small car park to leave your vehicle while you go off to stretch your legs.