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The Portcullis

Closed Now: 16:00 - 23:00
Open today: 16:00 - 23:00
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A little gem

This pub was recommended by a barman in another bar in Clifton. I wasn't disappointed. A great... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Corsham, United Kingdom
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A fantastic pub with great real ales

We stayed at a hotel over the road but visited this pub several times in the balloon festival... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Tim B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 Aug 2018
“A little gem”
12 Aug 2018
“A fantastic pub with great real ales”
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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3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol BS8 4LE, England
+44 117 973 0270
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Whilst enjoying an occasional curry, as a local pub was promoting a curry night we thought we would give it a try. Big mistake. The curry sauce simply looked like curry flavoured gravy poured over the meat and rice. Not appetising to look at -...More

Thank mrhealth
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This pub was recommended by a barman in another bar in Clifton. I wasn't disappointed. A great atmosphere and offering a good range of beers. It was so easy to strike up conversations with some of the other customers. In fact, I stayed longer than...More

Thank Pierre48
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed at a hotel over the road but visited this pub several times in the balloon festival weekend. If you like superb real ales brewed locally, in a proper pub you will love it. Great ambience and the owners and George, their son were...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We enjoy popping in here for a drink on our way to eat out in the village. The range of Belgium beers is great and Dee knows the range well and can make some really good suggestions.

2  Thank AnanB
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This pub is an absolute gem. Tucked into the heart of the residential Clifton area in Bristol I am so happy I stumbled across this pub. This has lots of local ales, and a good choice of drinks at the bar. There is a secret...More

2  Thank FreyaDH
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The poster talking about bad service is talking absolute rubbish. This is a wonderful pub, well run by lovely people that do awesome food and beer. A brilliant place that is highly recommended. Pay no attention to that lady good people. :-)

Thank Di5coStu
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A pub to visit if you're prepared to feel extremely unwelcome. Would not visit again based on rude service.

1  Thank Jacquelina1
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

What a great find. The perfect pub ,not pretentious in any way.Sat in the sunshine on the bench outside drinking proper beer. If you are visiting Bristol miss this pub at your peril. Please do not change this pub. It's great just the way it...More

Thank PELIZ30
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...More

1  Thank NursePaul
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.

1  Thank Wombling_Free_7548
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2 March 2017|
Response from Drinkdawkin | Property representative |
Yes, from 4pm till 9pm, except Wednesdays, kitchen closed, and on Sundays roasts served from noon till 5pm
2 March 2017|
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Response from deetanner50 |
We serve food Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 4-9 and Sunday 12-5.