Bristol Home Show Sponsor: Meet Abri Homes

Affordability brewing in Bristol with Shared Ownership

Crowned as one of the best places to live in the UK, Bristol boasts a thriving culture, with festivals, street art and a wide variety of independent retailers, bars and restaurants. This has resulted in a booming property market in the city, which is now posing challenges for aspiring homeowners priced out of the traditional market while also facing increasing rents.

Abri Homes’ The Old Brewery in Southville offers 98 one, two and three bedroom apartments, available with Shared Ownership. As one of the most expensive cities to rent in outside of London, the average rent in Bristol is as high as £2,122 according to and Zoopla says the average flat sold for £320,644 in the last 12 months.

Boasting a rich history, these new homes are being built on the original site of the Ashton Gate Brewery and Thomas Baynton’s Brewery. The site can be dated all the way back to 1829, before closing its doors as a brewery for the last time in 1933. The development will see the complete transformation of the former brewery site into a stylish range of contemporary and energy-efficient homes, bringing together the best of the old to create something entirely new.

As well as offering residential living, The Old Brewery will also bring new commercial spaces to the area, with plans for local businesses to open their doors in spring 2025, adding to the thriving independent retail offerings in Southville.

The surrounding area is known for its range of shops, cafes and restaurants, with weekly farmers markets and the Tobacco Factory Theatre all within walking distance. Neighbouring microbrewery The Bristol Beer Factory is built in what was the brewery’s original fermentation room, and with Mark’s Bread a few doors down, residents will have everything they need right on their doorstep. The much-loved Greville Smyth Park is also just a stone’s throw away, providing a tranquil green space and children’s play area.

Prices at The Old Brewery start from £91,875 based on a 35% share of a one bedroom apartment . So, you could step onto the property ladder with a deposit from just £4,594. For further information, and a full pricing breakdown, please visit

Come along to the Bristol Home Show on Saturday 29 June at Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel to find out more and chat with our team, who will be able to answer any questions you might have about Shared Ownership and The Old Brewery.

Image of The Old Brewery development from Abri Homes - available to purchase through Shared Ownership on Share to Buy!

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