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The Lion

19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
+44 7867 796961
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
“burgers” (39 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 204 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 15 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.

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

Thank babber_roo
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My daughter chose this pub for our Sunday lunch which was absolutely amazing! The portions of food were superb and the parsnip croquette was delicious! With substantial amounts of meat and an exceptional variety of vegetables, the meal was a triumph! The staff were exceptionally...More

Thank Lizziem51
Reviewed 7 August 2017

After seeing the great reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to go to The Lion for Sunday lunch and it didn't disappoint. We are absolute foodies and the food was amazing! We both had roast lamb which came with dauphinoise potatoes, peas, carrots, red cabbage, green...More

Thank cornishpixie18
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Our son, who lives near by, booked a table f poo r Sunday lunch. Oh, delish! A wonderful warm, friendly welcome for us and our dog. Great selection of food. The Sunday roasts are so yummy. Plenty of meat dauphinoise potatoes and melt in the...More

Thank Sassysquish
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Visited for Sunday lunch Sunday before last had lovely roast beef and all the trimmings and a more than acceptable crumble and custard for afters . Very friendly staff nice bright pub very friendly indeed .

Thank sknock
Reviewed 23 July 2017

It was busy when we visited here on Thursday evening. We both had the Italian burger with mozzarella, salami and avocado. The burger was tasty and the toppings were good. This is worth the walk up the hill for us and we'll visit again. We...More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Lovely pub, lovely staff and lovely food we can't wait to return, great range available!! Highly Recommended!

Thank EBeckett0507
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Nikki H
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Questions & Answers
Dave K
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
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
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
USD 4 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
  • 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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