Outlet: The Independent  

Reach: 80 million 

Headline: The best new hotels in England this summer 

Date: 7/4/2021 

LinkThe 9 best new hotels in England this summer | The Independent 

Mentions: Following a Visit Bristol press release about new accommodation in Bristol in 2021, freelance journalist Ianthe Butt responded and included Artist Residence in her feature on the best new places to stay in England this summer in The Independent.  

Outlet: The Independent 

Reach: 80 million 

Headline: Best UK city breaks to book this summer 

Date: 16/4/2021 

LinkBest UK city breaks to book this summer | The Independent (ampproject.org) 

Mentions: Visit Bristol sent out a press release outlining 60 places to visit in Bristol this spring, as we entered stage 2 of roadmap out of lockdown, and The Independent picked this up for their piece on best UK cities to visit this summer. They included The Wave, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project, SUP Bristol, Yuup, Where the Wall, Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin and Bristol Harbour Hotel. 

Outlet: The Times 

Reach: 42 million 

Headline: Summer in the cities: chic hotels, al fresco dining and no crowds 

Date: 23/4/21 


Mentions: Another pick up from the press release mentioned above, journalist Susan D’Arcy got in touch asking for more details and included Bristol and Breaking Bread, Where the Wall and The Bristol Hotel in her piece on summer in the cities for The Times. 

Outlet: The Times 

Reach: 42 million 

Headline: Can’t get into Cornwall? Try summer in the city 

Date: 23/4/21 


Mentions: As above, journalist Susan D’Arcy also asked for more details on city initiatives and included the pedestrianisation of Cotham Hill in another piece on summer in the cities for The Times.  

Outlet: The Guardian 

Reach: 316 million 

Headline: Let’s go alfresco: your guide to life outdoors 

Date: 18/4/21 


Mentions: Another result from the Visit Bristol 60 places to visit press release, Breaking Bread and the pedestrianisation of Cotham Hill were included in The Guardian’s guide to alfresco life. 

Outlet: Bristol Post 

Reach: 3.2 million  

Headline: 11 best Bristol beer gardens 

Date: 4/4/2021 


Mentions: Again, from the Visit Bristol press release mentioned above, Bristol Post wrote an article which included The Farm, The Spotted Cow, The Apple, The Ostrich, The White Lion Bar, The Cadbury, Breaking Bread, the Hope and Anchor, The Star, The Hole in the Wall and The Secret Garden.  

Outlet: Visit England  

Reach: Unknown 

Headline: Hop Easter Press release 

Date: March 2021 

Link: https://media.visitengland.com/hop-easter 

Mentions: Following Visit Bristol’s Easter press release, Visit England included The Wave and Parking Lot Social drive-in cinema in their Easter press release round-up. 

Outlet: 365 Magazine 

Reach: unknown 

Headline: How to spend a weekend in Bristol 

Date: April 2021 

LinkHow To Spend A Weekend In Bristol & Where's Best To Stay (365magazine.co.uk) 

Mentions: Writer Rebecca Underwood got in touch with Visit Bristol last summer to help arrange her trip to Bristol. One of the resulting write-ups is this article in 365 Magazine where she includes GWR, Premier Suites, SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo Gardens and First Bus. 

Outlet: Bristol Post 

Reach: 4.4 million  

Headline: All the things you CAN do with kids in Bristol this Easter holidays as restrictions are lifted 

Date: 1/4/2021 


Mentions: Following Visit Bristol’s Easter press release, Bristol Post wrote a feature and included  Drive-in shows at Bristol Airport, as well as eth many parks to enjoy in the city for picnics. 

Outlet: Eye Traveller 

Reach: unknown 

Headline: New Hotels 2021 

Date: April 2021 


Mentions: Former Visit Bristol media liaison manager and travel writer Lesley Gillilan wrote a piece on new accommodation in UK this year and included Artist Residence and The Camp at The Wave.  

Other coverage  

YTL Arena newsletter included a link to Visit Bristol blog post on ‘Things to look forward to in 2021’. Littlefrench restaurant as included in the Telegraph’s list of best places to eat al fresco. Bristol was the only UK city named as one of the best places to visit post-lockdown in this piece by Forbes.  Daily Mail featured The Rising Sun at Pensford, just south of Bristol for its article on Best Pub Gardens. Bristol was named second best city in the UK to visit this summer, in Bristol Post according to a survey by StayBridge suites. 

Press releases  

As mentioned and linked to above, the 60 places to visit in Bristol this spring press release was sent to local and national press and resulted in five pieces of coverage. 

Press trips and enquiries (where coverage is forthcoming)  

The editor of Bristol Life magazine got in touch asking to use Visit Bristol blog content on ‘Best bakeries in Bristol’ with credit to our content executive, Kavita Ashton. 




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