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The Lion

19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
+44 7867 796961
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (23 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
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Pub, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited for Sunday lunch Sunday before last had lovely roast beef and all the trimmings and a more than acceptable crumble and custard for afters . Very friendly staff nice bright pub very friendly indeed .

Thank sknock
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was busy when we visited here on Thursday evening. We both had the Italian burger with mozzarella, salami and avocado. The burger was tasty and the toppings were good. This is worth the walk up the hill for us and we'll visit again. We...More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub, lovely staff and lovely food we can't wait to return, great range available!! Highly Recommended!

Thank EBeckett0507
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Cosy, stylish, atmospheric, friendly place to eat and drink. Fantastic birthday meal venue. Looking forward to going again!

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

If Carlsberg did roasts........ great staff, service and food to die for and on our doorstep. Don't forget to book as gets very busy... what a hidden gem you won't be disappointed!

Thank Shabby68
Reviewed 16 May 2017

we booked a table for my 72nd birthday for Sunday lunch 6 adults 5 pre-teenagers!! Best Sunday pub lunch we have ever had Tremendous hospitality and craic from the owner David and his young helper server ginger Patrick!! I cannot fault the food - the...More

Thank tonymccann
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This was the best Sunday lunch that we have experienced in a long time Food was well presented and good quality. There was a generous helping so make sure that you are hungry when you go Very nice array of fresh flowers on each table...More

Thank davidkjefferies
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this place Friday 5th May, having looked for places near where we were staying. From the pics outside I was unsure but the reviews were good so we booked. To be honest this is when TripAdvisor can be so good as it gave...More

Thank Lee R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the Lion for a birthday celebration. Service and food was fantastic and there cannot be many pubs where the service at the table is so good! 5 star service and food all the way!

1  Thank Ken T
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Just as you thought the Lion roast couldn't get any better the menu is gently upgraded to include a cheeky extra of a sharing bowl of parsnips. You don't need another review of these excellent roast lunches that are served at the friendliest pub in...More

1  Thank AlanM997
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Questions & Answers
Dave K
21 June 2016|
Response from Fiona V | Property representative |
Hi Dave I'm sorry but we aren't open for food on Mondays at all. Sorry we can't help. Fiona
Melissa R
17 March 2016|
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Response from deus4ko200 | Reviewed this property |
Hi , Yes , I have seen dogs inside the pub before so that should be fine
Phuong Trang P
20 October 2015|
Response from Fiona V | Property representative |
Hello Phuong We would normally request that anyone who, in our opinion, looks under 25 be prepared to show their ID if requested if purchasing alcohol. This would be relevant throughout our opening hours. I hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Church Lane | Cliftonwood, Bristol BS8 4TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 7867 796961
  • E-mail
Hard to find cosy and jolly pub in Cliftonwood Bristol serving homemade food Tuesday to Saturday and scrummy lunches on Sunday.
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