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The Victoria, Clifton, Bristol

2 Southleigh Road
Bristol
BS8 2BH
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Victoria

Tucked away in the back streets of Clifton between the village and the Whiteladies Road strip, this is a traditional pub from the local Dawkins chain, and is well worth making the effort to track down. It’s a fairly small pub internally, and was at one time presumably two rooms, but these have since been knocked in to one, although some walling has been retained to break up the space a little. First impressions weren’t great though, with a rather unpleasant odour as soon as we walked in. I presume they currently have some drainage problems and would hope that this wasn’t a permanent feature.

Décor wise it’s quite traditional, with rough wooden boards on the floor and cream plasterwork on the walls with pale blue painted wood panelling on the lower part of the walls. There was an old tiled fireplace off to the right, and this was surrounded entirely by a U-shaped wooden bench; perhaps serving a dual purpose enabling punters to sit around the fire, but also stopping any younger clientele wandering too close. A couple of large gilded mirrors were on the walls, as well as large blackboards detailing the extensive beer and gin selection. A very large pile of magazines was available to peruse and there was also a small TV up in the corner, although fortunately this was not in use on our visit. A few other bits and pieces were dotted around such as old copper trumpets, kettles, pans, whisky bottles and so on.

Beers on tap included five of their own – Bristol Blonde, Bristol Best, Easton IPA, Try! and Bristol Gold; four from Tiny Rebel - Orange Mocha Frapp Stout, Tai Chi, Honey Oat and Banana Wheat Ale and Clwb Tropicana; and these were joined by Goose Island IPA and GBC Kokomo. Ciders meanwhile were Orchard Pig Reveller and a couple from Presshead – Fire Starter and their regular still. All in all, a great pub.

On 23rd February 2018 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Victoria

The Victoria is a back street corner pub that is a short walk off Whiteladies Road.
Once inside this seemed like a proper pub with two small rooms that have been opened out,there is comfy bench seating and some normal tables and chairs.
There was a decent choice of real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Dawkins Bristol Blonde,which was a very nice drink,the other beers noted Dawkins Best,Dawkins Mosaic and one called Red Bear.
I thought this was a very pleasant pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 4/2/2017

On 16th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Victoria

A classic street corner pub with lots of original features and insignia of the Dawkins brewery,I thought it was a charming place to visit.The small interior is split into two sections around a small bar,with the handpumps on one side .The furniture is a mix of pews,benches and traditional chairs and tables,there is an original and working Victorian fireplace with two fine mirrors at either side of the interior.It wouldn't take many folk to fill up the inside,and there is a community feel with a regular quiz night .Pickled eggs and a selection of nuts complimented a choice from 6 handpumps,real cider and even some craft keg from Blue Moon and Tiny Rebel.Being a Dawkins house their ales will dominate and on my trip there was Bristol Best (served in a dimple,good nick ,classic best bitter),Bristol Blond ,Resolution IPA and Foresters Black ,with a single guest in Good Chemistry Solar Inpulse with a pump unused.Real ale pricing started at £3.90 which I thought was a little pricey given the location ,although there is a CAMRA discount on Dawkins ales.The welcome was friendly,and light muzak of Irish ballards was playing.A very relaxing place,authentic and if I lived closeby I would pop in regularly for a decent pint.In the 2016 GBG.

On 26th June 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Clifton Down, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Montpelier, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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23rd Feb 2018, 10:10
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April and Halloween Beerfest 31st Oct - 4th Nov - last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 30p per pint off Dawkins ales - last updated 04 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - On a lead - last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 26 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 December 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 June 2016 by Bucking Fastard
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 October 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
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Last inspected: December 12th 2017
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