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Channings Hotel, Clifton, Bristol

20 Pembroke Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3BB
Phone: 01179733970
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about Channings Hotel

Since my last visit in 2013 this has had a refurbishment which has seen the place become more refined and in essence a little less aimed at students which was my main experiences of here as I used to live about 200m away in 1996/1997 in the top bar. Numerous oval tables a tiled back bar are the main difference I noted and a possible reduction in TV's although it still does refer to itself as a sports venue but maybe that's in the downstairs bar.

The bottom bar which I mainly remember from my student days still has an air of potentially being open later in the evening or weekends or scorching days but did appear to be the venue for the live music.

There were a number of real ales including one named after the pub but I didn't notice if it gave any details of who produced it.

Overall it will be a pub that gets a revisit every couple of years either on a nice warm day for the garden or a a drizzly evening as tonight was.

On 14th July 2015 - no rating submitted
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Channings Hotel

A large hotel conveniently situated midway between Whiteladies Road and Clifton village, this is a popular spot with students and on previous visits has always been quite busy, although on a recent Saturday evening was surprisingly quiet, especially as it was just at the start of the academic year. Although attached to a hotel, the pub has a quite separate identity, and does not feel like a typical hotel bar. There is a good sized garden at the front with plenty of tables, and this must be a prime spot in the warmer weather, especially in this part of town where outside seating is at a premium.

Inside it’s a single, L-shape room which is looking a little dated. Bizarrely a low false ceiling, or maybe even a mezzanine floor has been built. Once you’re in there it’s not too bad, but looking in from outside with the full height windows clearly showing it, it all looks rather odd. The flooring is mostly carpet with some mosaic tiling in the centre, and the walls were oak panelling. There were some more oak beams on the ceiling, along with what looked to be painted wallpaper. A couple of plasmas were showing sports channels, and there was a good selection of board games piled on a shelf. Seating arrangements were several high stools at the front, tables and chairs up the side, and some brown leatherette sofa’s on the window, at least one of which had a large rip across the cushion.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar and Butcombe. A third pump was not in use, although on the mirror behind the bar someone had written “more guest ales to come”. When that would be, or what they were, it didn’t say. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately.

On 15th October 2012 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Conrad Heard
Clifton Down, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.61 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Channings Hotel, Bristol
16th Jul 2015, 15:35
Web Link submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
14th Jul 2015, 20:23
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Cider festival - last updated 14 July 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 December 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 July 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 28 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 1st 2017
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