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The Clifton, Clifton Village, Bristol

16 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG
Phone: 01179741967
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Castle (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Clifton

Recently refurbished and opened out, this is one of the more traditional pubs in the village and fortunately in spite of it’s recent renovation has managed to retain something of a proper pub ambience rather than go too far down the gastro route as some many of it’s nearby competitors have done.

Previously two separate rooms, it now consists of one large L-shaped room, although what was the front bar still retains something of a separate identity. The rear leg of the L extends much further than expected, and must continue on behind the adjacent premises. Large windows at the front let in plenty of light and afford good views on to the street outside, whilst the rear is a little gloomier in comparison with only one small, vaulted window in the roof to let in any natural light. Paintwork is mostly a very dark shade of grey and there are wooden boards on the floor. Some colourful murals of street scenes add a splash of colour at the rear, and there is also an exposed brick wall on the left. Opposite this is an open kitchen.

The menu offered a decent selection of pub grub dishes such as sausage & mash, southern fried chicken, ham & eggs, fish & chips, etc., and these were mostly priced in the £10 - £12 range. There were also a number of tapas options. I went for the chicken, leek and ham pie which was a generous portion and very tasty. At £11, it’s perhaps a slightly above your normal pub prices, but I enjoyed it and this is an affluent area. A “build your own” pork & chorizo burger with Stilton was also very well received, although again, at £13.75 you could argue that it should be pretty good.

Beers on tap were Timothy Taylor Landlord, Doom Bar and Gem. Ciders were well represented with Old Rascal, Mortimer’s Orchard, Addlestones and Aspall’s Suffolk and in addition to this, Weston’s Old Rosie and Orchard Pig Maverick were apparently coming soon.

On 8th May 2015 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Clifton

The pub is a two room affair with the bar dividing the two. You enter via a corridor with leaded windows into the bars. The front room is the more traditional with more of the bar, seating at wooden backed upholstered benches and a large brewery mirror from long gone H&G Simonds of Reading. The floor perimeter is wooden with a central carpet.
By contrast the larger rear room has little natural light, lots of exposed brickwork and is furnished with sofas with scatter cushions, high tables and large retro 70s lampshades. There is an open kitchen/servery in here with menus on large chalkboards. This room then extends around to the right to a more intimate narrow red painted area which has a fireplace with a plasma over at the far end.
As this is trendy Clifton Village, the place is a bit on the foody side but the menu wasn't too testing and reasonably priced considering the area. There were menus on all tables as well as the chalkboards and they were offering a Fixed Price Jubilee menu of two or three courses.
Beerwise we had a choice of Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute, Butcombe Gold and Adnam's Diamond Ale but note all handpumps are off the front room. There were three boxes of different Weston's ciders on a shelf behind the bar.
I thought the beer and pub were fine, well the front room anyway, but the lone barmaid was clearly very inexperienced and took an age to pour a pint then struggled further with another group's order of a glass of wine and two cokes. She really should have had some help/supervision as if the place had become busy it would all have fallen apart.
Notwithstanding that however, not a bad spot and less trendy/gastro than many other local bars.

On 5th June 2012 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Clifton

I only popped in because of the late licence and wasn't expecting much. So was pleased to find a couple of ales and ciders (I forget which, probably Butcombe and Westons) on the go, which were also quite well served up and not overly (for Clifton) expensive, along with a fair selection of bottled stuff (which was a bit more wallet-bothering). The interior was lit like a fairy grotto along with various pot plants dotted around. Given I'd been at the Portcullis for a while previously my memory is a little sketchy on the rest of the details but I did leave thinking that it was fairly good for what it was…will stick my head round the door again at some point.

On 2nd October 2009 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Clifton Down, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 2.13 miles, 41 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 wifi - last updated 25 November 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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