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The Clifton

#308 of 1,292 Restaurants in Bristol}
$$ - $$$, British,
16 Regent Street | BS8 4HG, Bristol BS8 4HG, England
+44 117 974 1967
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
“beef” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Regent Street | BS8 4HG, Bristol BS8 4HG, England
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

It's been nearly 20 years since I last ventured into the Clifton - and in those days it was very different, with two separate bars and an outdated chintzy feel. Nowadays the place is greatly improved - the two bars knocked into one, some stylish...More

Thank cltc43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a family lunch, two adults and two very hungry teenagers. Two pints of Comfortably Numb bitter were top draw. We had roast chicken x 2, roast beef and the gammon. All were amazing. Large portions and really tasty. We wanted somewhere that was...More

Thank James D
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey James, Thanks for the review - we love our roasts too and are very proud to be a proper pub! See you again

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We met here on a Saturday afternoon . It was pleasantly quiet, the barmen were friendly and attentive . We had the mushroom risotto and halloumi rainbow salad. Both were lovely, we had two glasses of sauv blanc at £14 made for expensive drinks ....More

Thank Dottydebs74
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey, Thanks for the lovely review. We review our prices within hour area regularly and will bear this in mind. Cheers

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here one evening, visiting an old haunt from my brothers university years. Drinks were good and reasonably priced, food was hit and miss. Fish and chips and cauliflower cheese was delicious, however the cheese and meat board was dissapointing. Baked camembert was OK,...More

Thank Sammy D
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Sammy, Thanks for your review. I'm sorry to here that you found your baked Camembert to be stale - it's baked for longer then the bread board so that could be the issue. We hope to see you again Cheers

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Having moved to Cliftonwood I was really pleased to find a "proper" pub in the heart of the village. Great atmosphere, great choice of beer, great food and the background music is a wonderfully eclectic mix of long forgotten favourites! Really friendly staff - keep...More

Thank rickjack66
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hey, Thanks for the sterling review - we enjoy our mix of music equally! See you on Christmas Day - if not before! Cheers

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We have been fairly regular "goers" to The Clifton for a while, and have to say it has everything that you would need from a local pub, and also makes a great visit for a night "out out". Great decor, a wonderful selection of drinks,...More

Thank LalaJackco
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hey, Thanks for the wonderful review and for being such loyal "goers" - we are looking forward to having you here on Christmas Day! Cheers

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Had a super lovely roast here today. My boyfriend and I are vegan and the pub were super accommodating and our food was delicious. My parents (not vegan) had the roast chicken and both said their food was amazing. Great service and amazing food. Would...More

Thank charrpoveyy
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hey, Thanks for the lovely review and 5 stars! We hope to see you again sometime :)

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Contrary to some other opinions I found the staff delightful and helpful. We were a large party and this might have contributed some some speed issues but my biggest issue (and others) was the quality. The beef was tender but very gristly and fatty. As...More

Thank Lyn W
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hey Lyn, Thanks for the review and lovely comments about our service, it was a delight to look after your group. However I'm sorry to hear that things weren't quite up to scratch for you and your group of 29, if you had mentioned these...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Stopped by for Lunch here on Monday on our return to London from Cornwall. So glad we did. First off, the location is amazing. It's such a nice town. Will definitely want to return to explore more of it. The pub itself does not look...More

Thank Sean C
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hey Sean, Thanks for the sterling review! We always try to go the extra mile to ensure our guest are happy. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the area. Cheers

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Poor quality "Cask Ale" and not cheap, more care needed, this is the second visit this month disappointed on both occasions.More

Thank alanrl295
General Manager A, Manager at The Clifton, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hey, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with our cask - we take great care and pride in our beer so I hope this doesn't happen to you again. If you are ever dissatisfied with the quality of your pint please be sure to...More

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Regent Street | BS8 4HG, Bristol BS8 4HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 974 1967
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Description
A charming Clifton village pub.At the heart of Clifton village you'll find a unique and magical pub, where the much-loved retro décor combines perfectly with walls adorned with local artwork. Soak up the atmosphere over a pint of cask ale and a bit of banter with our friendly bartenders, or tuck into some fresh, seasonal pub food lovingly created in our open kitchen. Better still, why not hold your own celebration in our front bar? Whatever takes your fancy at The Clifton, you won't be disappointed.
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