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We hope that the following information will help you, your family and friends during your stay at our hospital.

Where to eat

There are a number of cafes and restaurants across all the BRI hospital buildings. In addition, the hospital is located within a couple of minutes walking distance of the city centre of Bristol, which has a wide range of eating facilities and options.

Brewnel's Coffee House is open from 7am - 2.30 pm from Monday to Friday and is on level 2 (street level) of the King Edward Building. You can buy a range of light meals and snacks, including jacket potatoes, sandwiches and panini, hot and cold drinks and snacks. Brewnel's also sells a variety of healthy options.


Wheelchairs can be accessed from the main entrance of the Queen's Building.

Public telephones

Public telephones are available at the hospital.


A free phone taxi line is available for your convenience. Taxi ranks can also be found close to the Bristol Eye Hospital at the bottom of Lower Maudlin Street and by the Bus Station.

Post boxes

Staff can provide you with details of where the most convenient external post box is located.

Cashiers office

You can find the cashiers office on level 2 of the Queen's Building. Find out more.


Unfortunately, the hospital does not offer banking facilities. There is a cash point (ATM) on level 2 of the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Natwest manage this cash machine, and if you have any questions, please contact Natwest. For retained cards, please contact your own bank. External cash point machines are also available close to our hospital sites. Please ask staff for further information.

Public toilets

Public toilets are available at each hospital site. Our staff will be happy to provide further details for you.

Baby changing and feeding

Baby changing and feeding facilities are available at each hospital site. Our staff will be happy to provide further details for you.

Childcare arrangements

Please note that we do not have child care or creche facilities at the BRI. We do however work closely with single parents to ensure that where services are planned that we do this around the families needs. For emergencies where single parents have no family support, social services are contacted to ensure that children involved are adequately cared for.