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The Hophouse, Clifton - pub details


Address: 16 Kings Road, Clifton, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 4AB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 9259) - 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)

Brewery: Wadworth

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 12 users)
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A busy and popular pub in the heart of Clifton village, this used to be owned by Wadworth's but has recently been refurbished and presumably sold on going on the complete lack of any of their beers on the bar. Although the layout is unchanged, it has a more contemporary feel to the place and is looking somewhat fresher than it was.

The main bar is an open plan affair, with large folding windows at the front that open up in the summer. Paintwork is a pale shade of green, with some painted wood panelling around the lower part of the wall, and the flooring is mostly bare boards with some black tiles around the bar. There was a trendy, modern fire with a glass front sunk in to one wall. Lighting was mostly from several large hanging silver domes above the bar, and there was a plasma in one corner showing the rugby. The commentary was piped throughout the pub and this was somewhat intrusive if you just wanted a quiet pint. There were several dishes of complimentary nuts on the bar and stools all along it for punters to sit.

Upstairs it has quite a different feel to it, being fully carpeted and having a deep maroon paintwork with some large black and white photos. There was a corniced plaster ceiling, and some rather old fashioned lamp shades. There were many stools around the perimeter, and elsewhere there were partitioned bench seats as well as tables and chairs. Staff all seemed friendly and helpful.

There was an unusual choice of beers on tap with Mystery Tor and Hedge Monkey from Glastonbury, Yeovils Star Gazer and Moors So Hop. Ciders were Aspalls Suffolk and Orchard Pig.
Blackthorn - 5 Feb 2012 17:24
Nothing much interiorly had changed since my last visit , but wow what a change in the beer choice rch pg steam , moor revival , dark star hophead , saltaire blonde, the latter two being in good nick , at an average 3.30 a pint 7+.
beatles38 - 4 Dec 2011 09:54
Pleasant enough place but nothing special, reasonable prices for Clifton and chatty welcoming barmaid
hammers101 - 28 Jul 2011 08:39
prob one of clifton's better "bars", this wadworth pub offers 6X,henrys ipa,and swordfish all from the wadworth stable.the pint of ipa i had was good and to be honest 3.05 pint aint bad for clifton 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 9 Apr 2011 18:02
A good mix of modern and traditional pub interior. Light and clean. Drinks quite pricey but this is Clifton, so to be expected. Service is always friendly and efficient, attracting a mixed crowd of students and more mature professionals. Not tried the food, but menu looks quite gastro puby, and I've been assured it's good quality. Worth a look day or night.
fran - 10 Mar 2010 16:29

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