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The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel

36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
+44 117 926 4740
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Good food and coffee.

A peaceful haven in the middle of hectic Broadmead. The history of this place is fascinating. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whittaker1413
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Bristol, United Kingdom
An historic venue with an excellent cafe

The importance of this venue as the oldest Methodist chapel in the world should not be overlooked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnHYBriggs
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739 and extended in 1748) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John and Charles Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community. The chapel itself is on the ground floor (where there is also a shop) and is accessible from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. Upstairs, there is an admission charge Arts Council accredited museum which tells the story of John and Charles Wesley and their life and work in Bristol.
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36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A peaceful haven in the middle of hectic Broadmead. The history of this place is fascinating. The Café served the best coffee and snacks and the staff were excellent. It was so good to get out of the hassle of shopping into this oasis of...More

Thank Whittaker1413
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The importance of this venue as the oldest Methodist chapel in the world should not be overlooked, but the revamping of the rear of the premises adds an excellent cafe selling some of the best and most interesting food excellently prepared on the premises at...More

Thank JohnHYBriggs
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The quality of the museum is excellent, really well fitted out and with a huge amount to see. The chapel is beautiful, very much feels like perhaps it always was. Good coffee shop and light and airy atrium. An oasis in a busy city.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch in the cafe. I had the chicken tikka open baguette which was yummy! It came with a nicely dressed crisp, fresh salad. Coffee was great and the staff were patient, cheerful and helpful. I'll be going back - and telling my...More

Thank JackieAin
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a real gem (in the midst of 1960’s concrete after the blitz) that is easily overlooked. The oldest Methodist chapel in the world (dating back to 1736) with lots of associations with Wesley himself. We visited a week after the reopening and have...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This has been an interesting and historical place since the Wesleys, and tucked away in the Shopping Area of Bristol it has provided a quiet oasis of peace and calm for many years. So I was a little concerned when it was said that a...More

Thank TelnChel
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The Wesley brothers had a major impact on our country. Johns Wesley's chapel is a chance to glimpse into his life. What surprised me was how small it was. Well worth a visit.

Thank Johntrombone
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Wesley's Chapel helps you understand the significance of the Methodist Christian Revival and how it change Britain. There are some fascinating documents to see and you get genuine insights into the Wesley's method. Give you lots to think about and the guide we met was...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Sad the living quarters weren't available to view due to being closed for refurbishment. I wasn't sure what I'd get to see but hoped for more than just the church area. It is an interesting spot and it is worth reflecting on the intelligence and...More

1  Thank MatapihiLocals
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Interesting new visitor centre opening soon. Very helpful volunteers, shop. Good displays and it was interesting to see items about the Wesleys.

Thank John W
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Robert G
1 November 2016|
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Response from NewRoom | Property representative |
Yes, all are welcome to take communion at our service.
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Robert G
1 November 2016|
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Response from NewRoom | Property representative |
Our opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Please check our website for variations during public holidays.
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