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Address: 3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol BS8 4LE, England
Phone Number:
0117 9730270
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Small, relaxed, cosy traditional English pub situated right next to the...

Small, relaxed, cosy traditional English pub situated right next to the Clifton Suspension bridge, specializing in a large variety of ales, world beers, gins and much more.

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Small characterful pub in Clifton

I'm not going to waffle on; this tiny pub built into the walls of a Regency terrace in Clifton is well worth a visit. It's wonderfully unmodernised, always has a good range of... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

I'm not going to waffle on; this tiny pub built into the walls of a Regency terrace in Clifton is well worth a visit. It's wonderfully unmodernised, always has a good range of real ales on draft if you're into that, plus a good selection of wines by the glass. The landlady is lovely and welcoming, a great place to... More 

Thank NursePaul
Bristol, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a small pub with a cosy atmosphere. What really makes it is the friendliness of the landlady - nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be back.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Loved this place when I visited a few years back. There was no hot food available at 1600 on a Sunday, not even a bowl of chips. Bit mad considering how they market themselves. Beers were less interesting than before too. Still a great venue, love all the board games upstairs.

Thank OrvalEnthusiast
Drinkdawkin, Owner at The Portcullis, responded to this review

Sorry you found your visit to us "disappointing" With such a small kitchen we only cater for 20 Sunday roasts, some weeks we might only sell around 10 and others sell out by 1400hrs, and like a lot of pubs on Sundays only deal with roast dinners. We had sold out last week just before 1600 when the kitchen closed... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a proper, traditional pub. Slightly tired in the upholstery department, but quirky, atmospheric and an insight into old Clifton.

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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

What a find this place was. A great, proper pub, selling pickled eggs and a great range of ales and beers. A real quirky little place, great for a beer and a chat and they are dog friendly. They also have a beer garden and an upstairs. Recommend for pub connoisseurs

Thank Edward K
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Stumbled on the place by accident when returning from a local restaurant to our hotel. Doesn't look much from the outside and might be slightly difficult to find but worth the effort. Popped in for a drink and just loved the atmosphere. The main bar is on road level and there is a lounge accessible from the elevated pavement or... More 

Thank Theplusminus
Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Interesting little pub with two floors, good selection of beers and a small but very nice and reasonably priced menu.

Thank Steve R
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Portcullis is a very nice little pub, where dogs are allowed. The food is simple but very good - curry night in particular is a favourite. There are board games upstairs and a good range of gins and whiskies for such a small place. We love it here!

Thank K_R_F_82
Wisbech Saint Mary, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Last in my search for a good real ale pub in Clifton we found the Portcullis.Love the place.Friendly owners with a great range of well kept beer.If only I'd found this place earlier in the evening!!.I will be back the next time I'm in Bristol.Apparently they have regular events which are listed on facebook and the food sounded good too

Thank FalmouthLucy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

after a great meal up the road in the nearby Avon Gorge Hotel we wandered down the road and found this delightful little pub tucked in amongst the little houses. The beauty of this little pub is it has two entries up top along the terrace and the lower terrace where the bar is. If you go by the upper... More 

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