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The Albion, Clifton - pub details

Address: Boyces Avenue, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8 4AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 40607) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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

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Visited on 24/11/12 before moving on to a nearby restaurant with friends and was pleased I did. Good, friendly atmosphere although it was exceptionally busy (despite the appalling weather) and you literally had to squeeze your way through to the bar. I only had the Dartmoor Best which I enjoyed.
paul_d102 - 3 Dec 2012 13:06
Since my previous review this has been purchased by St. Austell Brewery. Little seems to have changed decor wise, and it was still very busy on a recent Saturday evening visit, which made service at the bar somewhat tricky. Despite three or four bar staff on, there were so many oblivious punters propping it up that there were only a couple of spaces to actually get served.

Beers on tap were predominantly from St. Austell as might be expected, with their Trelawney, Tribute and Dartmoor. The solitary guest was Otter Bitter. Ciders were Cheddar Valley, Thatcher’s Gold and Albion Hot Cider which I presume was a festive one.

Blackthorn - 19 Nov 2012 19:40
Rescued from obscurity a few years ago, this has been done up and refurbished and is now very much in the “gastro pub” genre. That said, it’s still a popular drinking spot, and was packed to capacity on a recent Friday evening visit with many of the punters spilling out in to the courtyard area at the front of the pub.

The main bar area in a L-shape affair with the bar counter in front of you and the pub continuing on round to the left, although this appears predominantly to be used for dining. There is a lectern in front of you as you go in where a waitress will take note of your restaurant reservations, reminding you that there is a strong emphasis on food here. As previously mentioned though, it’s still a popular spot with drinkers and there was barely standing room at the bar, never mind anywhere to sit. Decor is the usual gastro pub mix of bare boards and Farrow & Ball paintwork.

We were dining on this occasion and so were shown to an upstairs area that is purely for eating. This is a pleasant enough space with more bare boards on the floor, pale green paintwork, paintings on the wall to remind you of where you food had come from (i.e.; dead animals) and a couple of old brick fire-places, one of which housed a wood burning stove and the other a pile of old wine bottles. The food menu was a decent enough and fairly concise selection, although with a meal for two and a bottle of wine setting us back over £100, it’s clearly not your basic “pub grub” offering.

Beers on tap were Wye Valley HBA, Doom Bar, Gem and another whose name unfortunately escapes me. Ciders were Stowford Press and Cheddar Valley.
Blackthorn - 19 May 2012 22:32
Clean, not filled with electro junk. Welcoming and enthusiastic staff. Nice beer range and spirits. Food is fresh product and well cooked. I take friends here for a chat and a meal and everybody loves it. This is Clifton and to me a special place hence the higher beer prices. I like the well behaved dogs and nice people and will always go back.
Boho - 9 Apr 2012 12:42
Kevmac, as other pubs in Clifton manage to sell beers for less than £3.70, typically £3.40, I do think it is worth 'moaning' about. Also, as this is called 'Beer in the Evening' , I believe that it is logical that people posting would concentrate on the ale rather than on the food that places serve - they can always go to 'Eat out' and suchlike websites to do that. Cheers 'love'.
Dandillus - 30 Sep 2011 13:59

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