If you happen to pay a visit to Stokes Croft’s latest establishment, The Door and Rivet, our advice is to keep quiet about it.
We’re hoping that The Door and Rivet’s secretive location, deep within City Road Baptist Church’s 19th century crypt, will keep the crowds away, leaving its treasure trove of architectural reclamation, industrial lighting, vintage and retro items ours for the taking. Promising to be ‘beautifully different’, the shop’s rotating stock of carefully sourced, locally designed and reclaimed furniture means it will never be the same place twice.
And if you don’t have a home decor project to embark upon (although you’ll probably be inspired to start one after a trip here), you can sip on craft coffee in the attached café, which also serves seasonal produce at breakfast and lunch.
Looking for an excuse to buy those 17th century stone sculpted heads that you never knew you needed until now? The Door and Rivet channels 100% of its profits into two local initiatives: The Family Through Food Campaign, which promotes homecooked food and communal eating among children from under privileged and marginalised communities, and the Access To The Arts programme, which provides free creative spaces for local artists.
The Door and Rivet
Tel 07746 332323
The Old Crypt of City Road Baptist Church, Upper York Street, Bristol, BS2 8TP