Pigsty, Harbourside, Bristol

The vibrant city of Bristol has for a long time been an attractive place in which to live, work and visit as a tourist.

It’s natural location, being surrounded by lovely countryside and featuring Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge as a world landmark is truly excellent and it’s easy to see why Bristol regularly wins ‘the best place to live in Britain’ competitions.

The city also benefits from the river running right in to the centre and with the renaissance of the Harbourside area over the last decade or so in particular, it has become a very attractive location with some apartments currently selling for over £1.2 Million as they look over the water and are minutes from all the conveniences of city life.

The new residential development at Wapping Wharf, which saw the first phase completed only around a year ago, is also home to a brilliant creative food and independent retailer quarter known as Cargo.

Built entirely from shipping containers, Cargo has become a resounding success and Cargo 2, the second phase which will house another 38 businesses, is currently being constructed next door by M-Shed, the Harbourside city Museum, which was formerly Bristol Industrial Museum, and now displays over 3,000 Bristol artefacts (admission is Free and it’s well worth a look around).


Pigsty, which is part of The Jolly Hog and is family-run by three brothers, brings years of hog roasting to the Harbourside in a relaxed and informal restaurant, ideal for a quick mid week lunch which is when we visited.

Michelin starred chef Michel Roux Jnr has endorsed the quality of their sausages and it’s easy to see why! The Jolly Hog sausages can be found is various Sainsbury’s and Morrisons supermarkets.

The menu at Pigsty does extend beyond just sausages but we went for two pork based burgers, the Pig Mac and a Whole Hog Burger.

Both were absolutely delicious and it was honestly one of the best meals of it’s type we have ever tasted.

Brilliant, friendly service, in a quirky and excellent location in the heart of a city that never fails to be creative! Well worth a try and a rare 5 Forks in our review today.

What we ate and drank:

1 x ‘Pig Mac’

1 x Whole Hog Burger

1 x Skin On Chips

2 x Decaf Americano with milk

1 x Sparking Water

Total £27.60

Details:  Pigsty, Unit 1 and 2, CARGO, Goal Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6WE

Email: pigsty@jollyhogandsausage.co.uk

Website: http://jollyhoguk.com/pigsty

Opening Hours:  Monday to Sunday 7am to 10pm

Fear On Food Fork Rating: 5 Forks

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