Founders of Artist Residence, Charlie and Justin Salisbury, have announced that their fifth and largest project yet will be opening in Bristol in October 2019.
The latest opening is a former boot factory located in the heart of the creative St Pauls district, just minutes from Bristol’s city centre and Stokes Croft
There will be 23 bedrooms above a bar, cafe, garden, restaurant and events space, forming a hub for the local community and guests alike.
Part Georgian townhouse, part boot factory, the Grade I listed building was on the ‘At Risk’ register in 2015 when Charlotte and Justin stumbled upon it.
Featuring all the quirks, faded grandeur and original features the Salisbury’s look for, Artist Residence Bristol has been their largest, most challenging restoration project to date. The couple have worked tirelessly to revive the building’s history – restoring original beams, industrial sliding doors and Georgian cornicing as well as exposing the original brick walls, typical of their signature style.
“For us, the real appeal of this dilapidated building is the opportunity to bring a corner of this historic square back to life for the community to enjoy," Justin Salisbury comments.
As with every Artist Residence, guests can expect eclectic, thoughtful design bursting with industrial, vintage and antique elements alongside a truly enviable art collection.
The restaurant and bar, to be named The Boot Factory, will be a hub for hotel guests and the local community alike. Nick Ledgard, the general manager (previously Granger & Co) and his team are working closely with local suppliers to create a delicious all-day menu connecting customers to the heart, soul and passion of Bristol’s amazing products and ingredients.