The Clifton

Bars, British, Gastropub·
Bristol, BS8 4HG ·Website·Call0117 431 2002

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, British, Gastropub
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


The Clifton is exactly the kind of unassumingly cool pub you'd expect to find in Bristol. Stylish but not contrived, this Clifton Village-based watering hole boasts a large, airy dining room which benefits from the facade's huge windows, filling the place with light. Walls are toned a rich teal on the lower half and seating is a characterful mix of vintage pieces, complimented by the simple, industrial lighting dangling overhead. 

The Clifton's concept is all about creating the best dishes, from scratch, using ever-changing seasonal produce but in a relaxed way. The team have sought out relationships with artisan suppliers in the locality and use as much as they can from their own smallholding. With a nose-to-tail ethos, they've also recently enjoyed the arrival of a custom-built Parrilla Grill so that Head Chef Cory can experient with cooking over fire and explore a larger range of feasting dishes, with efforts that have resulted in a Bib Gourmand.

While the menu changes twice daily, there is a sample online to get a feel for the food. The team advise ordering how you like to eat; whether that be smaller plates to pick out, a large dish for sharing or good ol' fashioned starter, main and dessert. On the current menu you'll find the likes of creamed chicken livers and spinach on toast alongside turnip cake, braised kale and parsley emulsion for something a bit smaller. 

Or, dig into braised Torgelly Farm lamb with onions, turnips and mint sauce with sides like grilled hispi, aioli and crispy shallots and buttered new potatoes, for a 'proper' dinner. Puddings sound deliciously soul-warming, with buttermilk pudding coming with hazelnut and pear, and apple crumble soufflé topped with salted caramel ice cream. 

The team are also proud of their drinks offering and promise a great selection of ales as well as interesting wines. If you're local, watch out for the events calendar where the team host nights for seasonal celebrations like St Davids Day and Valentines, as well as a weekly pub quiz. 

Menu Highlights

Crispy Pigs Cheek, Chicory & Mustard - £11.00
Soufflé - £10.00


Can you book at The Clifton?

Yes, you can book for lunch, dinner & Sunday lunch through our website.

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Does The Clifton offer gluten-free options?

We endeavour to cater for any dietary requirements, please note any allergies on booking.

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What is the dress code at The Clifton?

There is no dress code.

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Meet the team
The Clifton

Kenji Donovan

General Manager

General Manager Kenji Donovan brings his experience from working at Adelina Yard, a highly-praised fine dining restaurant in Bristol, to The Clifton. With a keen emphasis on wines and service, Kenji and Cory (head chef) form a small but high-achieving team. 


The Clifton

Cory Scott

Head Chef

Head Chef Cory worked at sister pub The Hare & Hounds in Aberthin, alongside chef-owner Tom, before heading over the bridge to take on the kitchen team at The Clifton. Together with general manager Kenji Donovan, who hails from the same village as The Hare & Hounds, they form an outstanding team.


FreeBank Holiday BBQ Bonzana
Dining Experience
Bank Holiday BBQ Bonzana

05 May 2024


it’s @williammrees birthday on the Monday and instead of cooking from the bar like a usual Sunday, he’s going to actually use the kitchen and flip burgers on the grill. You’re also getting treated to:


£5 WINES BTG from @ancestrelwines


Expect a salad spread and some other classic BBQ bits too.

All are welcome! Come wish Will a happy birthday, or just come down to give yourself a sore head for your Monday off.

More Details


16 Regent St, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HG

0117 431 2002 0117 431 2002


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu 18:00-21:30
Fri 18:00-21:30
Sat 18:00-21:30
Sun Closed


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