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The Lansdown, Bristol - pub details

Address: 8 Clifton Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1AF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 23825) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Clifton Down (0.7 miles), Redland (1.3 miles), Montpelier (1.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 16 users)
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Nice pub in Clifton. Well kept ale, and a great smoking area. The landlord and landlady are very nice too, but the ale is a little pricey.
LukeD - 2 Jan 2012 21:24
really like the interior of this pub .but 6.80 for a pint of cheddar potholer and a pint of severn vale session 3.4 % is just taking the piss , and don't want someone coming back giving me the argument , oh well this is clifton. numpties.
beatles38 - 5 Sep 2010 22:24
My earliest experience of this pub was winning a pop quiz - almost single-handedly despite being in a gaggle of fellow students - and having a gallon of Smiles Best bestowed on us; most of which was consumed by me which was fine seeing as how I'd answered most of the questions!
Spool forward a few months and it was boarded up thanks to various violent incidents; a year or two later it had become some poncey pseuds' corner called "Suzy's", and later still closure - and probable oblivion - beckoned. Fortunately someone has swooped in to rescue the Lansdown and has opened it up to become a stylish food and ale house, without divorcing itself from its Victorian roots. The ale selection found last week was similar to that outlined below, although we found the quality to be higher - whether we were lucky or the cellarmanship has improved in the last 6 months I can't say, but it's got to be a positive sign.
Food was being served despite the unorthodox hour (5PM), and a hearty chilli con carne and wedges was enjoyed at the bar. Pleasant service by young barmaid, and punters were gradually trickling in. I think it is appealing to the Cliftonites but not the worst kind - part of this assumption derives from the prices, which aren't the greatest of value. But, given the leaps and bounds this establishment has taken in the last few years, I can only commend the latest incumbent's efforts and recommend you give it a try.

TWG - 9 Jun 2010 17:11
I would echo other people's comments about the good beer choice - Arbor Ales Oyster Stout, Potholer, Tribute, Barnstormer, and one from Severn Vale called Session. Not sure which, or if any of these are guests or permanent. It was a pity though that the quality wasn't really up there. Both the Potholer and the Session were served flat - the potholer was in particularly poor condition and the Stout didn't quite cut it either - and perhaps this is why it isn't in the GBG. Disappointing really and not cheap either - I think all ales were 3.30 plus per pint. . May give it another go to see if improved at some point. Well, maybe...
Dandillus - 20 Dec 2009 10:30
A decent, tucked away little pub with a spacious outside patio area. A good choice of beers on tap including Cheddar Ales Potholer and a good choice of ciders as well - Gaymers Pear, Addlestones, Thatcher's Gold and Stwofored Press.
Well worth a visit.
Blackthorn - 25 Aug 2009 09:21

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