Here's some information you might not know about The Golden Guinea in Bristol!
It's now an off-the-beaten-track corker of a pub, resplendent with a welcoming atmos, graffiti art and and a splendid terrace, but both the pub name and street have a particularly interesting provenance. Guinea Street was named after the well-known guinea golden coin, which itself was derived from a country on the West African gold coast, whilst the houses which lined the street during the Georgian period were occupied by ships officers and merchants, including one Cpt. Edmund Saunders who oversaw 20 slaving voyages. As was common at the time, a sugar house also operated on Lower Guinea Street to process sugar acquired from the plantations.
If you want to know more about our exciting history pop in and ask the bar staff who have tales to tell.