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The Lion

19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
+44 7867 796961
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
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Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cosy, stylish, atmospheric, friendly place to eat and drink. Fantastic birthday meal venue. Looking forward to going again!

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If Carlsberg did roasts........ great staff, service and food to die for and on our doorstep. Don't forget to book as gets very busy... what a hidden gem you won't be disappointed!

Thank Shabby68
Reviewed 16 May 2017

we booked a table for my 72nd birthday for Sunday lunch 6 adults 5 pre-teenagers!! Best Sunday pub lunch we have ever had Tremendous hospitality and craic from the owner David and his young helper server ginger Patrick!! I cannot fault the food - the...More

Thank tonymccann
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was the best Sunday lunch that we have experienced in a long time Food was well presented and good quality. There was a generous helping so make sure that you are hungry when you go Very nice array of fresh flowers on each table...More

Thank davidkjefferies
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this place Friday 5th May, having looked for places near where we were staying. From the pics outside I was unsure but the reviews were good so we booked. To be honest this is when TripAdvisor can be so good as it gave...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the Lion for a birthday celebration. Service and food was fantastic and there cannot be many pubs where the service at the table is so good! 5 star service and food all the way!

1  Thank Ken T
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Just as you thought the Lion roast couldn't get any better the menu is gently upgraded to include a cheeky extra of a sharing bowl of parsnips. You don't need another review of these excellent roast lunches that are served at the friendliest pub in...More

1  Thank AlanM997
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The lion rightly takes pride in the level of service it provides. The staff are outstanding - every single member of the team is friendly, engaging, and genuinely welcoming. The result is a real local's feel, but totally inclusive and open to all-comers. The menu...More

Thank Timothy N
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Can't fault it - staff all very helpful and kind and enthusiastic. Went with a newborn and in laws - another table was found best for our needs. I cannot eat may foods while breatsfeeding my son and they had many gluten free and vegan...More

Thank hully13
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I cannot speak highly enough of this great venue. It was my nephew's birthday and he wanted the family to join him for Sunday lunch. The food was superb! We all had a mixture of meals, lamb, beef and the veg options. I had the...More

Thank ggheath
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Dave K
Hi - looking for an informal lunch on Monday with a coeliac are you open and able to accommodate?
21 June 2016|
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
Melissa R
Hi - do you allow dogs inside/outside? Thanks
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
Phuong Trang P
Hello! I was wondering if there is a need to present ID upon entry at specific time of the day? Thank you in advance.
21 October 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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