Word From The Wise: The Editor

Editor of the divine Suit Yourself Magazine, Matt Whittle BA is a graduate of UWE (You What!!) himself. He escaped from the sleepy hillsides of Devonshire nearly 5 years ago to study…ahem…geography and fell in love with Brizzle! When not checking spelling mistakes, Matt can be found cycling up hills that are far too steep and waving his arms around at gigs that are far too loud.

What are three things you love about Bristol?
Bristol’s just the perfect size: it’s small enough that you can get you’re head around it, get to know all the good areas, good shops, good bars while there’s enough that you’ll never get bored.
Drivers may still grumble but Bristol is very cycle friendly and fiercely proud of it.
Being a country boy at heart, living in this city never gets me down because no matter where you are in Bristol, you can easily see the countryside on the horizon, reminding you that this concrete doesn’t go on forever.

What are your all-time top-five pubs in Bristol?
1. Gosh, well long time favourite has to be the King William/King Billy/King Willy on the cobbled King Street – just a proper old man boozer with no brands in sight.
2. The Golden Lion on Glossy Road has great music on every night and the best atmosphere anywhere in the city.
3. Got to mention the Corry Tap in the dark recesses of Clifton; a student’s dream and nightmare all rolled into one murky, half-pint plastic cup.
4. Down on the harbourside, The Cottage Inn has the best view to enjoy pint under from its front patio right on the river.
5. The Prince of Wales on Gloucester Road is another top watering hole - POW for now?

What advice would you give to a new student starting out in the city?
Don’t be afraid to break from your comfort zone and explore. Bristol has everything you could ever possibly want or desire, you just have to look for it!

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