Inside Bristol’s first ever naked dining event
The last chunk of bread sits abandoned in the middle of the table – we may be naked but good old British dining etiquette still applies.
It’s not often I find myself completely starkers by the arches on a Tuesday evening, but surrounded by people all similarly unclothed with the tantalising scent of wood-fired pizza wafting in the air, it’s starting to feel like there could be far worse places to be.
Wind back about 15 minutes and the situation was a whole lot more uncomfortable.
Tentatively, I crept inside Flour & Ash for Bristol’s inaugural Dine Naked event to be met by a room filled predominantly with men, sipping from champagne flutes and making polite small talk.
Only the polythene bags ready for clothes to be deposited in set the scene apart from any normal post-work do.
Fighting a strong urge to turn and flee, I did what any self-respecting English woman would do and made a beeline for the bar. Complimentary glass of bubbly in hand, I scan the room for a friendly face and soon strike up a conversation with a nearby man.
He has travelled over from South Wales specially for the occasion and is something of a seasoned naturist as talk soon turns to traffic. Continued…Read full original article…
Original publication Feb 21, 2018
Posted on NatCorn 19th January 2019