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Redfield, Bristol

Redfield is located in Bristol
 Redfield shown within Bristol
Unitary authority Bristol
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Bristol West
List of places

Redfield is an area situated in East Whitehall to the North and Lawrence Hill to the West and Pile Marsh to the South-East.


  • Population 1
  • Community involvement 2
  • Leisure and entertainment 3
    • Redfest 3.1
  • Transport 4
  • Notes 5


Bristol City Council identifies that the area commonly known as Redfield consists of two Lower Super Output Areas ("LSOAs"): Church Road and Redfield. The 2008 Ward Profiles published by Bristol City Council rank the two LSOAs as 112th and 111th (respectively) out of 252 most deprived areas in Bristol (no.1 being the most deprived). The total population for the Redfield area is 3799 and data available suggests that the predominant age group is 16–44 years comprising 55% of the total population.[1] Redfield falls into two Bristol wards: Easton and St George West. The area is ethnically diverse with 8.2% of the population being from Black and Minority Ethnic groups.[2]

Community involvement

The Redfield Former Methodist Church in Redfield

The 2003 Redfield Action Plan[3] outlines a number of measures to improve social and economic conditions in Redfield and its locale. Community at Heart was set up to oversee implementation of the programme in Redfield, Bristol Pitbulls Ice Hockey Team.[5] Recently the relatively low cost of housing and proximity to the city centre has made the area attractive to young couples and professionals moving to Bristol from London and the south-east.

Redfield is home to the Bristol Hindu Temple[6][7] (Sanatan Deevya Mandal) which is housed in the converted Church by agreement with the previous occupants who were Methodists.

Next door is the Redfield Sports Centre, which is home to the Tae Kwan Do Association of Great Britain, again in a former religious building as can be seen by the old gravestones which line the green to the fore of the sports centre, which also offers 5-a-side Soccer facilities.

There are numerous fast-food locations (catering carry-out, some deliver: pizza, chicken, kebabs and burgers, Chinese and Indian/Pakistani) which include the award winning Best kebab shop in lurid orange, and there is a fish and chip shop; there is a traditional greengrocer, and two supermarkets: a Tesco-metro, and an Aldi supermarket which has parking. There is a Polish cornershop offering Polish food and cheap liquer. A healthfood shop opened in spring 2013. There are two cafes, one of these (Grounded) often hosts live lounge music. And there are two jewellery shops, one British and the other African. There is a barber-shop, a hairdresser, and a nail-painting studio-clinic. There are two bookmakers (Ladbrokes and William Hill). There is a traditional petshop. There are carpet, gauges, locksmith, LloydsTSB and Natwest Bank, bric-a-bracs, and three thrift shops (charity shops). The car wash is near LloydsTSB. Tesco has an RBS automated teller machine (ATM).

There are several public houses in Redfield, as mentioned under the Redfield 'Redfest' festival. There is a very large pub (St Georges Hall) in which families are well catered for by quality pub food (Wetherspoons). Redfield has 3 Estate agents, two amusement arcades, a greasy spoon cafe, 3 hairdressers and 2 barbers, a laundrette with tailor and dry cleaning facilities and service washes. There is a mobile phone shop, a computer repairs shop, and a taxi (minicab) firm, the village bakery, and Clarke's Pies.

At the eastern edge of Redfield is St Georges Park, a large green space with mature woodland which includes a tree-lined avenue, a tennis club and large pond with ducks and swans. There is a skate and skooter park. The park has a jogging circuit, and there is a small carpark. The public library is nearby.

Redfield-Pile Marsh is home to the St Patricks Catholic Church, and the Bethesda Methodist Church is at the Avonvale junction in the centre of Redfield. Redfield has bicycle racks, mainly outside Aldi.

In the adjoining former hamlet of Barton Hill, there is a modern medical practice (Wellspring), which is solar-powered. It is a hybrid private practice which also caters for nhs patients, and was supported by lottery funding. It contains various private clinics. Barton Hill has a boxing club and a Muay Thai club, under the shadow of its security conscious high rise apartment blocks. Barton Hill has fish and chips and Chinese and a costcutter supermarket, and convenience cornershops, and a kebab shop.

There is need for a new primary school in Redfield. Currently there is a primary school in Pile Marsh.

Leisure and entertainment

To the east of the area lies Victorian suburban park.[8] St Patricks Church in Dillon Court off Netham Road in Pile Marsh, provides a regular series of folk, jazz and classical and choral concerts, and also houses an art gallery with a restaurant facilities providing curry on Sunday.[9] and the Redfield branch of Grounded on Church Road often has live music. The Old Stillage has live music, and serves a selection of ales from the Barton Hill-based local brewery Arbour Ales.

Redfield has a selection of drinking holes: The Redfield, the Old Stillage, The Swan, St Georges Hall, The George and Dragon (burnt down in January 2013), The Black Horse, The Fire Engine, The Three Crowns on Blackswarth Road, and the Hop Pole (currently undergoing redevelopment), and the Russell Arms in Russell Town.


Redfest[10] is an independent arts and music festival seeking to bring music, film, cabaret, comedy, animation, graffiti, photography, art and fun to community of Redfield.

Redfest is run by a group of volunteers from the local community and is entirely reliant on public donations, support and sponsorship from local businesses and grant funding where available.

In 2012 the festival took place between 2–4 August, with events taking place in Grounded Cafe, The Old Stillage, Red Lion (Pub in Whitehall) and The Fire Engine, as well an all day event in St George Park with two stages hosting DJs and bands. (See for more information).


Recent investment in public transport infrastructure can be witnessed on Church Road as part of the second showcase bus route in Bristol. The scheme is a collaboration between Bristol City Council and First, one of the city’s bus transport providers, designed to provide improvements to existing services and offer more reliable, convenient and safe alternatives to travelling by car. The showcase bus route runs from the City Centre out to the suburbs of Kingswood and Hanham.[11]

The nearby Lawrence Hill railway station serves the Redfield population and provides an easy access point to the Severn Beach Line running from Bristol Temple Meads railway station out to Severn Beach, the line has been listed among Thomas Cook's most favoured attractions for its scenic route along the River Avon and River Severn.

The Bristol & Bath Railway Path, a 13-mile asphalt motor-vehicle-free route between the cities of Bristol and Bath, starts just west of Redfield at Lawrence Hill and has several entrance points along its route just north of the area. The path is open to walkers and cyclists and access is provided for disabled users. The path is popular both with commuters and with cyclists and walkers providing a traffic-free route as far as the Bath (but if you want to use the tow-path in to the centre that requires a permit, which is freely available from their website).


  1. ^ "2007 LSOA Population Estimates for Bristol". Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census ward information sheet" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Redfield_ActionPlan_web.pdf (application/pdf Object)" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Community at Heart » About us". Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Community sport sponsorship.". Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
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  8. ^ "Bristol City Council: Parks and open spaces: St George Park". Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  9. ^ "concerts". Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  10. ^ Link text, additional text.
  11. ^ There is a train station in neighbouring Lawrence Hill "showcase bus routes". Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
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