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The Portcullis

3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol BS8 4LE, England
+44 117 973 0270
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Lovely place

We enjoy popping in here for a drink on our way to eat out in the village. The range of Belgium... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
AnanB
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Secluded and special

This pub is an absolute gem. Tucked into the heart of the residential Clifton area in Bristol I am... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
FreyaDH
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Bruton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“amazing pub” (2 reviews)
“tiny pub” (2 reviews)
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3 Wellington Terrace, Bristol BS8 4LE, England
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+44 117 973 0270
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Reviewed July 2, 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.

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Reviewed June 28, 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

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Reviewed May 23, 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. :-)

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

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

1  Thank Jacquelina1
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Reviewed April 30, 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

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Reviewed February 7, 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

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Reviewed January 8, 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 SAHoulwood8284
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Reviewed December 12, 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,...More

Thank OrvalEnthusiast
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Drinkdawkin, Owner at The Portcullis, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

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

1  Thank YayaBucks
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Reviewed November 20, 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...More

Thank Edward K
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rachaelh18
March 2, 2017|
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Response from Drinkdawkin | Property representative |
Yes, from 4pm till 9pm, except Wednesdays, kitchen closed, and on Sundays roasts served from noon till 5pm
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rachaelh18
March 2, 2017|
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Response from deetanner50 |
We serve food Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 4-9 and Sunday 12-5.
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