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The Albion, Portishead - pub details


Address: Bristol Road, Portishead, Bristol, Somerset, BS20 6PZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24398) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Avonmouth (3.6 miles), Shirehampton (3.9 miles), St Andrews Road (3.9 miles)

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We were at the Portishead Albion pub this evening and received the worse service ever. We are very regulars at this pub and today I ordered my food and paid a £20 but received the balance for £10. When I asked the guy at the counter he was very sincere and said he will get the till opened for the balance amount. He called his manager who came and balanced the till and told that his till is already short by £2 and I had paid £10 for sure, the rule is if there's no excess in the till end of the story! I only had a £20 note in my hand at that time and I am more than sure what I paid. The manager treated me as a thief and handled the situation very unprofessionally in front of all the other customers. I tried to explain to him that there is clearly something wrong with his tills if £2 is anyway short, but that is not my fault. This pub had great food, but to all who go there, make sure to check your balance and don't get yourself treated like a thief in front of others. I wouldn't go there ever again.
Anne81 - 6 May 2012 20:22
Made a return visit with relatives this last wek. My pint of bitter was a bit cloudy. However the 10oz Gammon I had was good and a good price. Mothers sausage and mash was just that, powdered mash though. Sisters meal run of the mill
It was very busy and all in all I'd say an improvement on the pub before it's refurb.

james55westhead - 23 Jan 2012 18:00
A large, recently refurbished pub which I understand re-opened just a few weeks ago. It’s a pleasant enough place, but in a somewhat bland, corporate, mass produced sort of way and is no doubt indistinguishable from numerous other GK pubs up and down the country. It will no doubt appeal to the many local families in Portishead, but whether the discerning drinker will make a beeline for it is another matter.

It’s divided in to several different areas, with various different decor styles. Much of the pub is carpeted, but there are tiles around the bar and one of the rooms at the rear which is up a couple of steps has a wooden floor. Walls are a mixture of exposed stone work and various shades of paintwork – I spotted maroon, cream and “gastro-pub” brown. There was a scattering of small colour photos, and a partition made out of glass fronted racking full of wine bottles.

Beers on tap were a slightly disappointing Abbott Reserve and Greene King IPA. My drinking companion was singularly unimpressed and queried if that was all they had. The barmaid looked somewhat perplexed and replied “Errr, ales? Errr, yeah”. He decided to opt for a Guinness. Ciders were somewhat better represented with Blackthorn, Thatcher’s Gold and Stowford Press, as well as a hot mulled one.
Blackthorn - 12 Dec 2011 21:05
It's been just over a year since i last viisted this hostelery. Looks just the same although didn't notice any TV screens, the background music still there and, a bit loud. Had a good welcome from the current incumbents (i assume). I tried the Hunters chicken came well presented and tasty, my only critic being a little too much dressing on the salad and the chips need to be crispier. A nice pint of the Green King IPA. my party were very highly commenting on the food/ service/ etc, a thumbs up all round. If todays sample is a yard stick i'd say it was surpassing the Windmill. well done i shall be back shortly to try something else. Hopefully not a fluke..well done all the same.
james55westhead - 24 Nov 2009 16:44
I visited the Albion recently with my wife and we both found that the food was first rate (it has moved on from the Hungry Horse days) and the beers include a number of interesting guests.

I gave up smoking about 18 months ago after 50 years of smoking so I was interested and impressed to see that provision for smokers had been made at some considerable expense to the pub.

KLS - 30 Nov 2008 07:39

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