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The Lion

19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
+44 7867 796961
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“burgers” (40 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
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1 - 10 of 211 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very expensive £4.75 for a pint. Don’t think I’ll be returning. My friend said her glass smelt of cheese and onion crisps .

Thank VickyC3025OQ
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Family meal for 12 of us on a Saturday night, great burgers, good service and a lovely little place.

Thank hails139
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing place. We came with friends who love just up the road last night for Sunday roast, they promised it was the best and they weren't wrong. All quality ingredients, cooked to perfection and served quickly! Just delicious and plenty of it....More

Thank MrsHomer
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Well what a gem this pub is, Not posh , rustic, old establishment , but my goodness a welcome as you first walk in, and obviously lots of local there, lucky them to have such a delightful eating establishment. Four of us adults where eating...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Huge Sunday lunch, pricey at £13.95 but be ready for a lot of good food. Loads of pork and gravy. Pork a little bit tough to cut. Yummy parsnip and carrot ball. Wonderful knickerbocker glory sweet, see photo. You need to book a table.

1  Thank Christina075
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Never been to this place before, looked it up, booked a table for 6 people and went there. Lovely staff with a genuinely happy customer service. Food was fantastic and we didn’t wait too long despite pub being almost full by 12:30! Had dessert and...More

1  Thank Yazzy5678
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I took me parents here for Sunday roast after walking past one evening and deciding it looked intriguing. Well... We were not disappointed. Welsh beef cooked beautifully pink, acres of vegetables and lashings of gravy. It's rare I am this enthused about a pub roast...More

1  Thank Merryn D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is really a pub but has tables set for dining. The welcome was warm and cheerful; the food distinctly above average and authentically home made. I had the salmon fishcakes, which were tasty and accompanied by a good, varied salad. The portions were very...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visiting family in Clifton who had been to this lovely family run pub before. Staff very pleasant, the home made scotch eggs were absolutely delicious. Joined in quiz - well organised AND we came third! A lovely evening - thank you.

1  Thank Twirlies
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Went out for a family meal wasn't sure what to expect as we had not been there before. It terms of menu there isn't a huge variety. Their main speciality are the homemade burgers which did not disappoint! Lovely staff and friendly environment we will...More

1  Thank babber_roo
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Dave K
21 June 2016|
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Response from Fiona V | Property representative |
Hi Dave I'm sorry but we aren't open for food on Mondays at all. Sorry we can't help. Fiona
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Melissa R
17 March 2016|
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Response from deus4ko200 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , Yes , I have seen dogs inside the pub before so that should be fine
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Phuong Trang P
21 October 2015|
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Response from Fiona V | Property representative |
Hello Phuong We would normally request that anyone who, in our opinion, looks under 25 be prepared to show their ID if requested if purchasing alcohol. This would be relevant throughout our opening hours. I hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 7867 796961
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Description
Hard to find cosy and jolly pub in Cliftonwood Bristol serving homemade food Tuesday to Saturday and scrummy lunches on Sunday.
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