Socials and Fun

The next Artemis BJJ Autumn Camp runs from Friday 23rd November to Monday 27th November 2023, in the fabulous, artistic, historical city of Bristol, UK.

Make the most of your trip by joining some of our social events and exploring the city!

The group dinners on Saturday and Sunday must be booked and a deposit may be payable – please email to book your place (a week before camp starts, at the latest)

Please note this programme is subject to change.Bristol scene


Training will finish at about 5.20pm today, and we are keeping it simple with a trip to local brewery tap room Wiper and True (which also serves drinks other than beer!) It is just around the corner from the gym.

DumplingsThere you can also graze on delicious dumplings and rice bowls (vegan, veggie meat and gluten-free food options available) at pop-up Eatchu.

Not a dumpling fan? No worries – a four minute walk will take you to Old Market Assembly, where you can find pizzas and small plates.


Today training will finish at around 2.40pm, so there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy Bristol. Why not have a wander around St Nicholas Market, full of tempting food and beautiful crafts?

4.30pm Boats, Beer and Banksy – the harbourside walk

Approx 4km (under 3 miles) with the option of a shortcut by catching the boat across the harbour from the SS Great Britain (cost: £1.20, runs until 5.30pm)

Meet at cascade steps (where the water cascades down steps into the harbour, at one end of St Augustines Parade – the long central square with the Hippodrome Theatre on one side) We will go past the Arnolfini Art Gallery and the M Shed museum, seeing historic tall ship The Matthew, before we reach the world’s first iron ship: the SS Great Britain, launched in 1843 when it was the largest vessel in the world.

Then we will see one of Bristol’s best pieces of Banksy street art “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” before we cross to the other side of the harbour. On the way back there is the option to stop for a beer on the Grain Barge, a floating pub with fabulous views across the water.

7pm Dinner at Bristol favourite Pieminister

7 Broad Quay, Bristol, BS1 4DA. This is a group dinner – please email to book your place. A deposit of £10 is required and will be returned to you on the night.

We still haven’t found better pies than these famous local ones, made in Bristol and served with hearty sides. Pieminister is in the main square, opposite the Hippodrome Theatre. See the menu.

8.30pm Historical pubs crawl

You can go at your own pace and stay somewhere if you like it! This activity is subject to the pubs having space for our group – if one is full we may move onto an alternative.

Llandoger Trow – one of the oldest pubs in Bristol and a favourite of sailors in times past. Huge Tudor frontage, still a bit rough around the edges but worth having a pint there to explore its nooks and crannies.

Strawberry Thief – specialises in Belgian beers in beautiful glasses. William Morris interior, and sits opposite the best Art Nouveau frontage in Bristol, the Edward Everard Printworks

Christmas Steps – an ancient pub nestled into one of the oldest streets in Bristol (a street entirely composed of steps)… if we get that far!


Training finishes at about 3.30pm today, and as it’s Sunday afternoon, take some time to relax and do what you feel like doing in Bristol.

You could see some street art in Bedminster, go shopping on Park Street or just enjoy the Cathedral and harbourside museums and attractions. For something really unusual, try Bristol ‘amazement park’ Wake the Tiger (a 5 minute taxi ride from the gym or city centre. Costs £19.50 and it’s a good idea to pre-book online).

TIP: If you are in the Cathedral square, you can also try the best gelato in Bristol at Swoon.

7.00pm Dinner at The Watershed cafe bar

1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX (it is directly beside the harbour, a few paces from the main square with the Hippodrome Theatre, St Augustines Parade). Please email to book your place.

A quiet venue with a nice variety of reasonably priced food, with lots of vegan/veggie/gluten-free options. See the menu.

After dinner, if you are feeling adventurous why not check out East Bristol Brewery Trail?


If you are not travelling home today, take the opportunity to fit in another Bristol attraction. A visit to the SS Great Britain is worthwhile, or check out the posh shops of Clifton, or go for a walk around Ashton Court Estate (free), just outside the city centre.

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