Ardagh Community Trust, Bristol

Creating a community-led future for The Ardagh at the heart of Horfield Common.

Ardagh Community Trust (ACT) is a charity, led by local volunteers. ACT manages the Ardagh site for the benefit of the Horfield Common community. ACT generates income through social enterprise activities including the Café on the Common which is open daily from 10am – 4.30pm. 

During the winter months, the wider site is open from 9am – 5.00pm. At the beginning of April opening hours are extended to 7pm in line with seasonal time changes.   

ACT provides volunteering opportunities, sports, leisure and wellbeing facilities. In addition, we have public gardens, space for community activities (including gardening, a Repair Café and a range of events and performances)and a community hub and  café, open daily. 

ACT is working to improve the quality and availability of the facilities available at The Ardagh for this, and for future generations.

The Ardagh Market - every 2nd Saturday monthly

Join us at the Ardagh Community Trust for a delightful day of food and crafts!

A monthly food and craft market happens here every second Saturday from March – December on the triple tennis court.

We are particularly celebrating local trade and produce so come along and browse the varied selection of stalls.

Indulge in a wide variety of mouthwatering delicacies from local vendors, showcasing highlights of Bristol’s culinary scene. From scrumptious cakes to gourmet street food, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

Browse through an array of unique crafts and handmade goods, lovingly created by talented local artisans. Discover one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery, artwork, and much more.

Free entry to the market and you can always stop for a coffee at the Café on the Common while you decide what to buy! 

For further details about the markets take a look at our events page. For details on how to book a pitch, please contact Myles at

Community Plant Nursery open daily at The Ardagh

Support us to improve the Ardagh gardens and facilities further by buying your garden perennials, compost, bedding plants, hanging baskets, houseplants and more from our gardening social enterprise. Our volunteer gardening team are always happy to offer advice and tips on any purchase. 



Days of the year we are open.

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Residents can walk here in 10 minutes

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trees make up our 0.4km ‘Fruit & Nut’ hedgerow – planted by volunteers

Registered Charity Number: 1172556

Personal Info

Donation Total: £25.00

Buy a giftcard to support ACT

If you are looking for a thoughtful gift idea – and you’d like to share the gift of enjoying some lovely food, drinks and more at The Ardagh, you can support your local community business and charity by purchasing a gift card for the Café on the Common.
These are delivered electronically so are a super sustainable  and quick option. Suitable for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, or just to say ‘I’m thinking of you’. 
The Café on the Common is a social enterprise run by Ardagh Community Trust, with all surplus reinvested in the site to improve the availability and quality of facilities at the Ardagh for everyone.
To purchase a gift voucher click on this link for secure payment: