The Top 10 most read Bristol World stories of 2023

We have trawled through the archives to see which stories you just couldn't get enough of in 2023
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It has been a bumper year for great stories at BristolWorld and we have trawled through the news and feature archives to see which stories you just couldn't get enough of in 2023.

From photo galleries of fantastic walks and sudden restaurant closures to a look at the city’s poorest neighbourhoods or a visit to Bristol’s most desirable street, our reporters have delivered some great stories.

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So here we go, these are your most read stories of 2023 - and if your favourite isn’t here, let us know at [email protected]

10. Bristol Toby Carvery closes suddenly ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’ 

A pub and restaurant has temporarily closed ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’. The sudden closure of the Toby Carvery Maes Knoll in Whitchurch created plenty of interest from readers and it was our tenth best-read story of 2023. You can read the full story here.

9. 10 of the best towns to live in around Bristol 2023

A number of towns surrounding Bristol have been singled out as being some of the ‘best places to live’ in the country. We listed the ten top places picked in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire - along with the reasons they were chosen. You can read the full story here. 

8. We visit the 'posh' Bristol street that is said to be one of the best in Britain

A street in Clifton was listed as one of the 50 best streets to live on in the UK so we sent reporter Charlie Watts to see what all the fuss was about. You can read the full story here.

7. The 9 places in Bristol you’ll most likely hear a ‘proper’ Bristolian accent

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Our city is continually evolving with new people, new culture and new sounds. But has the ‘proper’ Bristolian accent survived the change? We found nine places you can still hear the Bristolian accent in Bristol. You can read the full story here.

6. 8 photos of the ‘forgotten’ Bristol park that even locals still don’t know about

On the northern bank of the River Avon in St Philips, the tree-lined Sparke Evans Park dates from 1902 and it was once famous for its rose displays. For many Bristolians, it may have been the first time they’ve heard of this tranquil area of grass and woodland. You can read the fully story here.

5. The 11 famous people who are from east Bristol and Yate

We took a look at the most famous people who grew up in places like Kingswood, Oldland Common and Yate, and it was our fifth most read story of the year. You can read the full story here.

4. Bristol’s 10 poorest neighbourhoods based on average income - data shows city’s south v north disparity

We compiled a list of the neighbourhoods in the city with the lowest estimated average annual household income, based on the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics. These are the areas which could be far less able to afford the rocketing cost of food and bills. You can read the full story here.

3. 14 brilliant photographs showing what Bristol life was like in the 1980s

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We selected 14 images to show what everyday life looked like in Bristol during the 1980s. Some areas may look familiar, others not so much, and the same can be said about the fashion and hairstyles. You can read the full story here.

2. We visit a hidden woodland in Bristol which has waterfalls, ancient bridges and a well

On the border where Brislington meets St Anne’s, Nightingale Valley and St Anne’s Wood showcase a variety of terrains, from small fields and woodland to steep valley slopes and a river. You can read the full story and flick through the 17-photo gallery here.

And the winner is...

1. The 32 Bristol restaurants, cafes and takeaways which failed their latest hygiene inspections

A staggering 32 food and drink venues across Bristol failed their latest food hygiene inspections with a score of one or zero and it was our best read story of 2023. You can read the full story here.

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