Award-winning gastropub to host naked dining night

By Stuart Stone contact

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Kit free: host of regular life drawing classes, the Bristol pub and its regulars are no strangers to nudity
Kit free: host of regular life drawing classes, the Bristol pub and its regulars are no strangers to nudity
The Greenbank community pub in Bristol, winner of the city’s gastropub of the year award, is encouraging diners to get their kit off for the pub's first ever naked dining event on 20 March.


Host of regular life drawing classes, the pub in Bristol's Easton area and its regulars are no strangers to nudity.

Site manager Liz Heyes was contacted by Dine Naked event organiser Will Bryson – who has also helped organise the city’s popular annual naked bike ride - and, after a few questions around logistics, agreed to host the city's second naked dining event after the Flour & Ash pub hosted a similar evening on 20 February. 

'No red tape'

Heyes commented: "I saw that they'd done one previously at the Flour and Ash, which sold out. Our function room was free, meaning we have private dining, so why not go ahead with it?"

"I asked them how they did it at the Flour & Ash and they said they'd put a curtain up in the window and made it a private event for that evening.

“There weren’t that many questions once they'd established it'd be private dining upstairs. Then it was just communicating with our chefs to get a nice menu together and discussions over how we were going to ticket it.

"We had a chat about safety of people who purchase tickets as well as privacy. There was no red tape as such, it was more of a checklist on our part to make sure people are protected."

'Marmite event'

Thirty tickets for three-course Dine Naked Bristol at the Greenbank will be sold for £14 each via Ticketsource, though Heyes adds that more tickets may be made available if demand warrants it.

"Upstairs in our function room we can sit 90 but what we've said is because everyone will be sitting at the same time, it could affect our service downstairs so we've said 30 for now.

“If we need to do a late release of any more because of popularity, we will."

Host of regular life drawing classes, the Easton area of Bristol and the pub's regulars are no strangers to nudity.

The pub's event schedule also boasts new art exhibitions in their commission- free, community led art space, every three weeks, as well as yoga classes, parent-and-baby dance classes, vegan board-game nights and regular live entertainment.

"I've had a few regulars ask how it's going to work. There have been cheeky smiles and a few giggles along the way, but people are either interested in it or they're not - it is one of those marmite events as you can imagine.

“I can't really imagine myself doing it, but we assure people that our menu doesn't include sizzling fajitas or anything that's going to contain hot oil."

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