Nice! Love sites like this, especially when moving to a new area - it's a great insight.
Reminds me of this: http://www.london-se.com/
Definitely :). I like the unique layout on the London SE site.
Certainly well designed. I can't help but think of Foursquare though, which provides the same information (if not more) with contributions from a much larger user base. Why would I use this over that?
I can't remember the last time I used Foursquare, or in fact see anyone else use Foursquare.
Perhaps it's just in the circles I float in, but it's definitely become a go to for lots of people I interact with since they split the less useful check in functionality into a separate app a while back. Regardless, I have said the same thing about Yelp, which definitely has a larger user base (at least in the US). Different user tendencies in a different market seems like a fine reason to me if it's validated though - was mostly just curious if there was a specific reason for doing this.
These unique places in Bristol don't tend to shine very well on directory sites such as Foursquare, Yelp and alike. They tend to be suggested in general conversation, whether that be face to face, over the phone or Twitter. This site has more of a friendly appeal than a business listing and promotes a community vibe.
It was created because they wanted to and they like the city.