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The Failand Inn, Failand - pub details

Address: Clevedon Road, Failand, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 3TU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 23838) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Nailsea & Backwell (2.9 miles), Shirehampton (3.8 miles), St Andrews Road (3.8 miles)

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My wife and I happened to be passing the Failand Inn on our way home one lunchtime recently. We noticed the food offer on a board by the roadside and enquired. The menu was tempting and we decided to have a drink and lunch. The woman behind the bar was really friendly and welcoming and made us feel that we were valued customers. We ordered from the lunch offer menu and were not disappointed. The pork loin in apple chutney was tender and tasty and the fish and chips freshly cooked and piping hot. We both had a dessert of a large portion of chocolate fudge cake and ice cream which was all very good value for a two course meal for about £8.00. Excellent lunchtime stop over. We would go there again if in the area!
seniortraveller - 30 Sep 2011 11:56
A large pub on the main road through Failand that looks as though it has probably been extended at both ends at some point. This has resulted in a remarkably long pub, essentially split in to two bar areas.

On entering through the main door, you can turn right in to what appears to be an area more geared up for dining. We didnít investigate this, but it seems to extend down through the original part of the pub and on in to a lighter area at the end with high ceilings and a large glass frontage. Perhaps this was some sort of barn at one point. To the left of the entrance door is a smaller, more traditional bar although this again leads on in to a larger room where many punters were dining. Leaded windows looked out on to a small outside patio area.

First impressions were not good as the young barman completely ignored us for a couple of minutes whilst he was pouring drinks for somebody in the restaurant. This is bad enough when thereís a whole bar full of punters waiting to be served, but when itís just us and weíre stood directly opposite him, thereís really no excuse. The pub itself has a traditional country inn decor with red patterned carpet on the floor, red velvet cushions on the wooden seats, red velvet drape curtains and even red wallpaper on the lower third of the walls below a wooden rail. Besides this there were plenty of ornaments around the place such as old jugs hanging from the beams and numerous plates over the walls. It doesnít feel nearly as cosy as some pubs though Ė perhaps itís a little tired and dated, and the relatively high ceilings probably donít help.

The food offering seemed popular, although we didnít try it ourselves, or inspect the menu. There was a specials board, but this was listing fairly traditional food such as baked salmon, steaks, curry and roast chicken, mostly at around the £9/£10 mark. There were also steak and curry nights advertised.

Beers on tap were Butcombe, Butcombe Blond, Doom Bar and Courage Best. The solitary cider was Ashton Press.
Blackthorn - 11 Aug 2011 10:04
Some 9 months on see's a return to this hostelery.Noticably fewer customers and a glance at the expensive pub menu tells a story. Overpriced pub grub. I opted for the specials board namely the Irish stew with roll.The stew was as dark as plain chocolate highly peppered/tasting strongly of Bouquet garni,The waitress commented how dry my meal looked and, promptly returned with some gravy. The roll a warm ciabatta.? Having had the real thing on numerous occasions this was a blatant disaster. My fellow diner opted for the steak pudding peas and Mash. The peas were over cooked and, wrinkled and, the pudding under/overcooked, the under cooked part being left. Bet the cook didn't even realise it.So one to avoid................
james55westhead - 3 Mar 2010 17:32
Visited the Failand one lunchtime last week, completely unimpressed with firstly the gum chewing rude girl behind the bar who seemed to care more about who she was texting on her phone than serving us.

We sat down and looked in horror at the menu prices... we are by no means poor but will refuse to pay £7.00 for the cheapest jacket potato - how can anywhere in this day and age get away with scandelous pricing like this?

When we did decide to order food the barmaid was nowhere insight, we left hungry and £7.00 richer!
blue_monkey100 - 3 Feb 2010 23:13
Visited this pub with a group of friends at lunchtime. An otherwise pleasant time was spoiled at the end with the totally un-necessary rude and offensive manner of one member of staff. Could not believe the lack of customer care and negative attitude. Anything positive about the pub was overshadowed by this and I would not be induced to return. There are certainly better places around for the money and where you are more likely to receive better customer care. Can only assume the Failand Inn is not too bothered about the business.
redjed - 18 Aug 2009 17:10

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