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Local information about Sheep Field Gardens, Portishead

Portishead - The Local Area

Portishead is a beautiful coastal town in North Somerset that overlooks the Severn Estuary and just five miles from the city of Bristol. This historical fishing port has stunning views of Wales on clear days. Portishead has plenty to offer including an outdoor swimming pool during summer, a popular lake ground by the water with a boating lake, café, play areas, a cricket ground, football and hockey pitches. The town is also surrounded by a great amount of scenic beauty for walkers including Gordano Valley Nature Reserve, Battery Point and the Clevedon Coast Path.


The Victorian High Street is full of unique local shops as well as well-known supermarkets. 


When looking for a place to relax, eat out or enjoy a glass of wine with friends, Portishead Marina is a modern development with a great variety of bars, restaurants and cafes situated with pleasant views of yachts and sailing boats.


Portishead is well connected with regular bus links to Bristol centre and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway for all your shopping needs plus it is in close proximity to many local attractions including Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Oakham Treasures and the National Trust properties Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court.


It is very close to the M5 motorway which provides easy access to the rest of Somerset and the South West and the Bristol city area. Portishead also provides a suitable business location offering links to the Midlands and London via the M5 and M4 motorways. It is also a very short distance from Royal Portbury Dock


Sport lovers can visit Parish Wharf Leisure centre, a sports complex with a swimming pool, leisure and play pools, indoor bowls, badminton courts, a gymnasium, a fun room for toddlers.


Many exciting events take place in Portishead throughout the year including the Portishead Carnival, Flower Show, Raft Race on the Lake Grounds.





Portishead Quays Marina is established as one of the best equipped marina facilities in the South West. Superbly located for visiting Bristol's historic harbor, impressive Cardiff Bay and for accessing Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, Portishead Quays Marina holds a strategic position in the Bristol Channel.


This stunning new marina houses up to 250 yachts and cabin cruisers. The Marina has a superb waterfront development known as 'Port Marine' incorporating a 'fishing village', modelled on the Cornish seaside town of Polperro, with quaint narrow streets and pretty multi-coloured houses.


Already new exciting waterside bars and restaurants have opened creating a vibrant Mediterranean atmosphere. Further shops, pubs and restaurants are scheduled to open in the near future.





Pre Schools


Portishead Pre-School consists of two fantastic settings; Hilltop Pre-School and Brampton Pre-School, situated in the town of Portishead, North Somerset. In 2014, Portishead Playgroups celebrated its 50th year of providing excellent pre-school education to the children of Portishead


Brampton Pre School
Brampton Way
BS20 6YT
Tel: 01275 817834

49 Beach Road West
BS20 7HX
Tel: 01275 398 787


Ofsted reported this as an Outstanding nursery


Busy Bees Nursery
Serbert Road
Bristol BS20 7GF
Tel: 01275 847275


This is a purpose built, single storey facility ideal for children aged 3 months - 5 years. The nursery features bright and spacious age-appropriate rooms where all children can play, explore, rest and enjoy meals with their friends.


This nursery has a wonderful and highly qualified team, who are dedicated to nurturing children at every stage of their development.


The education through play that they provide to all children is based on the EYFS statutory framework, so that you can rest assured that all activities that the children are involved with have been carefully developed to provide educational benefits.






Primary Schools


Portishead Primary School,
Station Road,
North Somerset,
BS20 7DB
Tel: 01275 843360

Portishead Primary School is a Community school. The school vision “Learning and Achieving Together” is at the heart of their educational philosophy. They have three core values which guide their practice; relationships, partnership and achievement. They employ energetic and dynamic teachers who are committed to each child reaching their full potential and who deliver consistently good teaching with pupils securing above national rates of progress. The teachers have the ability to inspire their classes and their colleagues in equal measure, are willing to take risks and come to school with smiles on their faces. Ofsted reported this as a Good School.

St Joseph's Catholic School
(this school is directly opposite the development)
Bristol Road
BS20 6QB
Tel: 01275 848367


St Joseph's is a one form entry Catholic School in Portishead, the current school building is a modern and airy new build, but St Joseph's has been serving the community of Portishead for over 100 years from the convent of St Joseph's which was situated on West Hill. It has around 210 pupils arranged in seven classes who are supported by a dedicated, experienced, highly skilled team of teachers and enthusiastic support staff. They strive to raise standards and promote a calm, purposeful but stimulating environment which makes learning exciting and enjoyable through a creative, innovative curriculum


St Peter's Church of England Primary School
Hallett's Way
BS20 6BT
Tel:01275 843142


'We are a welcoming, inclusive family school with a strong Christian ethos, a sense of community and a commitment to excellence for all children in our care. We aim to ensure that each one of our children feels safe, and is enthusiastic, secure and confident. We do this by nurturing each child's uniqueness and responding to individual needs. We want each child to be successful in their learning and to make a meaningful contribution to the world.'


They were inspected as a Church School in March 2015 and were graded as Outstanding in all areas of that report.






Secondary Schools


Gordano Secondary School
BS20 7QR
Tel: 01275 842606


'We expect a great deal of our children - that they are honest, tolerant and industrious. We expect that they will take on responsibility for their own learning and that they will become good citizens, both in a local and a global context. In return, we offer a tremendous range of opportunities, both within the classroom and beyond, from age 11 and through into our flourishing sixth form. Our pastoral care is based upon a really strong and popular House system, both the welfare and academic progress of students being monitored by one of six Heads of House together with a form tutor. From this close monitoring will come a regular flow of information to parents and many opportunities for discussion and goal setting. Above all, Gordano is a happy school.'


Gordano School was visited by Ofsted in April 2012 and was judged as an outstanding school.





Local Restaurants


Not far from the hubbub of Bristol, beautiful Portishead boasts some of the best restaurants in North Somerset, here are just a few:


Harbour Road
BS20 7AJ
Tel: 01275 846443


On the Marina in Portishead and only a 10-minute walk from the town center, Bottelino's Portishead offers over 150 seats with a breathtaking panoramic view of the quay and outside marina seating. With an extensive traditional Italian menu this is the stylish place to eat on the quay.


Avon Way, Portishead
BS20 7AW
Tel:01275 842590


Aqua offers a wonderful view of the Marina, a large piazza for alfresco dining and a light and airy restaurant.


Hall and Woodhouse
Newfoundland Way
Tel: 01275 848685


Waterfront pub / restaurant with sleek contemporary decor, offering real ales and modern pub dining.


La Marina
BS20 7AH
Tel: 01275 842266


Our passion for food stems from our heritage and homeland Sorrento, Italy. We believe that food only tastes great when it is locally sourced and fresh.








Portishead Medical Group
Victoria Square
BS20 6AO
Tel:01275 841630


'We are a large medical practice with many years of experience in caring for the rapidly expanding town of Portishead. Our 18,000 patients are served by a large team of Doctors and allied medical staff. We are based in a purpose built health Centre conveniently situated in the Centre of the town with plenty of free onsite parking. Patients are registered with the Practice but each has a named GP who manages their paperwork. You are, however, free to see the Doctor of your choice.'


'We are passionate about education and are proud to be a Training Practice. Doctors and nurses in training are often to be seen and we periodically host medical students. We believe in health promotion and patient involvement and have an active Patient Participation Group.'


Clevedon Community Hospital
Old Street
BS21 6BS
Tel: 01275 872212


A small community hospital approximately 10mins drive away. Clevedon Community Hospital provides inpatient care, outpatient clinics and a Minor Injury Unit to support North Somerset residents and visitors.



Bristol Royal Infirmary
Upper Maudlin Street
Switchboard: 0117 923 0000
Accident & Emergency: Tel: 0117 342 2710


This main hospital is approximately a 20 min drive away


If you should require an NHS dentist there a surgery about a mile away at:


Portishead Dental Practice
Nore Road
BS20 6JY
Tel: 01275 399 845







There are plenty of activities in the local area ranging from swimming to gym classes at the local Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.


Parish Wharf Centre
Harbour Road
BS20 7DD
Tel: 01275 848 494


A full timetable of activities can be found here:




Open Air Pool
Esplanade Road
BS20 7HD
Tel: 01275 843454


Please see enclosed documents on other local activities.






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