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The Brunel, Clifton Village, Bristol

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38 The Mall
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4DS
Phone: 01179734443
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Brunel

This seems to have more of a wine bar feel to it than your traditional pub, but going on the drinks available on the bar that is perhaps an unfair assumption. Located right in the heart of Clifton village, it’s a popular spot and there’s usually a few punters sat out on the small pavement area at the front where they have thoughtfully provided a few chairs.

Inside it’s a two room configuration, the main bar area being at the front. This is a reasonably small space, with limited seating. The bar counter itself is equally small, just on the left inside the door. There’s good sized windows at the front, and a couple of high chairs here which is a pleasant enough spot to watch the world go by. The flooring is old wooden boards, and the paint scheme predominantly cream, although there is also some light wood cladding on the lower half of one of the walls. A number of pictures of Clifton in days gone by adorn the walls along with an abundance of mirrors.

Up a few steps at the rear is another bar, which seems a bit more formal and in contrast to the limited seating at the front, has several rowed of packed in tables and leather chairs. There is a large glass atrium in the roof which gives a light and airy feel. There was little sign of food being offered other than a board advertising a steak and onion pie at £2 which sounded a bit of a bargain. On our visit there was a group of four builder types in who weren’t exactly conversing quietly, and that together with the rather harsh acoustics created a less than relaxing ambience. At other times it may well be completely different of course. Staff seemed friendly enough and as there was nobody else waiting at the time, all three of them were serving us.

There were two beers on tap, both from Wickwar – BOB and Happy Daze. The solitary cider was Pheasant Plucker.

On 17th September 2011 - rating: 6
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adam bell left this review about The Brunel

More of a trendy wine bar,however a nice pint of Wickwar Spring Ale was quaffed.6/10

On 20th May 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 31 recommendations about 31 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Clifton Down, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Redland, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Bedminster, 2.35 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Brunel, Bristol
23rd Sep 2015, 19:22
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23rd Sep 2015, 19:16
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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 : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No - A few seats in the street - last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 17 July 2014 by David McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No - Terrestrial potential for Rugby - last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 May 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 23 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
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