|Full name||Bristol Rugby Club|
|Ground(s)||Ashton Gate Stadium (Capacity: 27,000)|
|Director of Rugby||Pat Lam|
|Most caps||Darren Crompton (138)|
|Top scorer||Felipe Contepomi (573)|
|Most tries||David Lemi (34)|
|2020–21||1st (Play-off Semi-finalists)|
The club was founded as Bristol Football Club in 1888; between 1921 and 2014 Bristol's home matches were played at the Memorial Ground and since 2014 Bristol play home matches at Ashton Gate Stadium in the south-west of the city. The current head coach is Pat Lam who was appointed in 2017. In the 2021-22 Premiership Rugby season Bristol finished 10th entitling them to compete in the 2022-23 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
In June 2018 the club rebranded as Bristol Bears; between 2001 and 2005 the club were known as Bristol Shoguns due to a sponsorship deal with Mitsubishi.