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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” (29 reviews)
“burger” (57 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

Have lived in Bristol for 7 years and can’t believe I only stumbled on this place a while ago.Its an absolute stunner of a pub on all counts!The food is exceptional and caters for all tastes ( I’m a vegan and it’s the best roast...More

Thank jemma t
Reviewed 6 days ago

A proper pub, with a proper welcome, great drinks choice, and a proper Sunday Roast! Can definitely recommend this place, but wise to book! Note this The Lion (not The White Lion, or any other colour)!

Thank Bobtdiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here due to all the rave reviews but was really disappointed, 2 types of over cooked cabbage and Aldi sliced lamb, pretty nasty and not what was expected. Guess I’m not a local, they got served a damn site quicker than us!

Thank gastroblub
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A family member recommended us going here and booked a table. We had the warmest welcome in this lovely small pub. Great attentive staff who felt more like friends and a fantastic roast dinner and apple crumble. Definitely worth trying this place

2  Thank BevWeek
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Feel so lucky to have found this place. My OH's daughter has just started Uni in Bristol and we wanted to treat her to a good Sunday lunch and we came up trumps. The food was amazing, generous portions, tender juicy beef and lamb, plenty...More

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Such as lovely Sunday lunch, amazing food, amazing service and the kindness staff. Made us feel very special and a really lovely family atmosphere! Highly recommend

1  Thank EllaSiod
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter and her husband love this little gem so chose to celebrate her birthday there. Despite a small menu I was able to adapt my choice to suit my Slimming World diet. The ham, eggs and salad was enhanced, as I was not having...More

2  Thank cherylmallen
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Delicious food: I had the salmon cake, and it comes with a avocado and cucumber salad. We spent only 18£ per person. The beer was good; but we especially appreciate the welcoming atmosphere. Thanks.

1  Thank aledolly
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited The Lion tonight and found a gem! The food was beautifully prepared, with fresh ingredients and the atmosphere is very comfortable and makes you feel like you have just found your neighborhood pub. Andy and the other servers make us...More

1  Thank kandn30068
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

My vegan roast was absolutely delicious. Boyfriend had lamb roast and he was also super happy with his. Huge portions!

1  Thank Ella N
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Questions & Answers
13 September 2018|
Response from Fiona V | Property representative |
Yes we offer both. Fiona
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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