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The Portcullis

Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Great food and lovely drinks in a dog-friendly pub!

I used to go to the Portcullis for drinks only and I always loved it: Dee can serve an amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Micol M
Bristol, United Kingdom
Small, traditional pub, doing an excellent-value Sunday roast

* Me and my two Sunday-walking chums had a good stroll round Leigh Woods and decided to try the... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
South West England, United Kingdom
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“belly pork”(2 reviews)
“curry night”(2 reviews)
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to go to the Portcullis for drinks only and I always loved it: Dee can serve an amazing gin&tonic thanks to her knowledge about Gin ( not only Gin) and curiosity about new combinations, but the food recently become the great surprise! The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Micol M
Reviewed 25 November 2018

* Me and my two Sunday-walking chums had a good stroll round Leigh Woods and decided to try the Portculis for a meal. We phoned ahead to check they had enough food for us and then wondered if we’d phoned the right Portculis - there’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SimoninBS7
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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. :-)

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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2 March 2017|
Response from pauldtanner | 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.