Horfield lies on Bristol’s northern edge with its Filton border marking part of the boundary between Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Horfield is a home to the Memorial Stadium. It was built in 1921 for Bristol Rugby Club in memory of the rugby union players of the city who died in World War I then rededicated to also commemorate the dead of World War II. The ground is now also home to the ‘Pirates’ – B Bristol Rovers Football Club who currently ply their trade in the lower tiers of the English football league.
If you are into real ales you will be spoilt for choice with ‘The Wellington’ and ‘The Inn on the Green’ both recent winners of CAMRA awards. For those with a more active disposition there is a great leisure centre with gym and 25 metre swimming pool adjacent to Horfield common. For some Horfield has even led to Hollywood; the area’s most famous son Hollywood actor Cary Grant was born on Hughenden Road in 1904.« BACK TO AREA GUIDE