The Base Vegan Retreat

Bristol, South West England

The Base Vegan Retreat and animal sanctuary in Bristol (the UK’s Vegan capital!) offers the opportunity to meet enlightened beings liberated from captivity, neglect or just in need of a new home. They come in the form of Rabbits, Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Guinea Pigs, Dogs and a Cat, who all roam free in the garden during the day. We hope the whole place and guest experience is testament to how putting animals first is the most powerful thing we can do for ourselves, individually, socially and globally.

Vegan house, vegan rules!

To protect the sanctity of our vegan retreat for all guests, please note that animal derived food products (meat, fish, milk, cheese, butter & eggs) and food products containing such ingredients are not allowed on the premises.

Whilst we accept innocent mistakes, any disrespecftful or flagrant breaches of this rule will be dealt with very seriously. With regards to food for your companion animals, we are happy to make an exception provided it is packaged as ‘pet food’. Free samples of Benevo plant based cat and dog food are available on request.


Conveniently, there’s also a beautiful luxury cabin with a view (sleeps 4) as well as individual ensuite rooms in the main house. All of which are the creation of a vegan couple’s labour of love and hospitality.

The chalet’s elevated position and bi-folding doors to the decked terrace offer spacious views of the mature gardens and dramatic sunrises over the rolling Cotswolds beyond. Perfect for summertime but also very cosy in the winter with underfloor heating throughout and a real wood burner.

And there are very tasty meals for breakfast, dinner and treats in between, each one freshly prepared to order by your hosts and delivered either to your room or in the gardens.

With no violence on your plate, we hope you’ll see that eating vegan is in fact the very opposite of the deprivation it is commonly thought to be.

All rooms have an espresso pod machine, smart TV’s and underfloor heating throughout, and we also provide complimentary vegan treats including dairy free ice-cream and chocolate. We are also fully licensed serving organic wines, prosecco and beer, all vegan of course.

Outdoor hot tub

A large outdoor hot tub is also available to book for your exclusive use at additional cost. Bathed in the glow of fairy lights in the canopy of a mature eucalyptus tree which hangs above, it is perfectly complemented by a bottle of prosecco on ice served ‘tub side’ at your request.

It has been created by vegan couple Jacqui & Fiaz who are very experienced hosts and also very committed to the animal rights movement, in particular Camp Beagle and the current campaign to Free the MBR Beagles and to ban animal testing in favour of modern science.

Small animal sanctuary

Our VIP guests are granted a free stay for life. It is an important part of what we do. Having someone to look after is good for the soul.
Although they are mostly a great nuisance, it is a pleasure to watch these lucky souls who have landed on their feet and are finally allowed to do the little things that make them who they are. Dirt baths, digging, sunbathing, having ‘food fights’ and playing territorial gangsta tag.

Non profit animal rights store

We have also created a non profit printed t-shirt store with our own designs ( which also offers leaflets packs for free and supports vegan outreach events and animal rescue. This is funded mostly by The Base Retreat and also some public donation.


We are located in Hanham on the east edge of Bristol. Just 20 minutes’ drive to Bristol’s vibrant city centre, and 30 mins to the picturesque and historic city of Bath.

Located on the edge of Bristol towards Bath, Cock Road Ridge is on our doorstep and is ideal for taking The Dog out with hills, wooded areas and views. Perfect!

Staying at The Base feels like you’re in the countryside yet we are under 5 minutes’ leafy stroll to the hidden Aspects Leisure Park with multi-screen cinema, restaurants, pub, 10 pin bowling, gym and swimming pool! Frankie & Benny’s have a separate vegan menu. A few minute’s further walk is Gallagher Retail Park with clothes shops, 24 hour supermarket, Subway, Starbucks and Costa Coffee.

100% vegan
Gluten free options available
Breakfast available, Half board available, Full board available
Vegan care products
Internet connection available
Family friendly
Pets allowed
Spoken language(s): English
Certified by VeggieHotels

Number of rooms: 4

Price per room from: 69 GBP

For prices and availability please use the booking request or visit the website of the hotel

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Address / Contact

The Base Vegan Retreat

54 Hollyguest Road
Bristol BS15 9NW
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)79 3272 8606