Westbury-on-Trym, dating back from medieval times (pre-dating Bristol itself), is today a lively community of over 10,000 residents. It is situated 4 miles north of Bristol city centre and 3 miles from the M5, and is easily accessible by car and a number of bus routes. It is fortunate in having two free car parks with a total of about 140 places.
Westbury village is one of the few areas in Bristol that has the feel of a ‘genuine’ village, having both charm and character, with the River Trym running through it. Much of it is covered by a conservation area, and the village atmosphere is enhanced by the colourful floral displays of tubs and hanging baskets throughout the village which has won the Bristol in Bloom’s award for ‘Best Shopping Area' for the past nine years.
Today it is a bustling area with village life centred around its four main shopping roads - High Street, Canford Lane, Stoke Lane and Westbury Hill.
The village is well served by some 200 shops and businesses and also many other facilities. There are five major banks, a main Post Office, library, many independent shops including hardware, butchers, bakers, greengrocers, craft and fashion and a variety of other shops, businesses and professional offices.
Westbury is also great for eating and drinking out, ranging from fine dining in the only Michelin starred restaurant in Bristol, to a number of other restaurants including English, Italian, Indian and Thai, cafes, bistros and tapas bars, as well as take-a-ways. Westbury also has a high concentration of good pubs which also serve food – there are five public houses all within easy walking distance of each other!
The friendly atmosphere in the village and the individual service given in local shops make Westbury-on-Trym a great place to shop, do business and just enjoy the experience! Not surprisingly Westbury is often described as ’the village within the city’.