Once the historic gateway to the city, the Full Moon now marks the entrance to Bristol’s cultural quarter Stokes Croft. Right in the very heart of the West Country capital, it straddles the busy city centre and the vibrant and artistic metropolitan community.
The prominent building and large courtyard, remains complete with its original gateway and tall Victorian lamps. At night passers-by will struggle to miss the illuminated yard and colourful artwork, which gives a welcoming impression to those entering the area. The first recorded mention of the building as an inn dates back to 1716 but it can easily be speculated that the mention of a ‘little lodge’ on the then meadow of Stokes Croft is referring to the same building.