The Clifton, Clifton Village, Bristol

Here at The Clifton, as in our pubs in Wales, we serve good quality food and drinks in relaxed and informal surroundings.

Our pub is a thriving local watering hole that has been keeping locals’ thirst at bay for many years. We still do exactly that, with great ales, interesting wines, homemade seasonal drinks and delicious bar snacks.

Alongside the bar, we offer a daily changing, seasonal menu in our dining rooms. Head Chef Cory was Tom’s Sous Chef at the Hare & Hounds, and offers his own style here at The Clifton. We’ve had a custom made Parrilla Grill built, so Cory is cooking over fire, with big focus on sharing and feasting dishes. We aim to build strong relationships with artisan suppliers in the surrounding Bristol area, as well as using produce from our own smallholding. As with our other pubs, seasonality is at the heart of what we do, and the focus is on short supply chains. The food ethos echos ‘Nose to Tail’ British cooking, with the influence of the wood fire.

Everything is made from scratch in our kitchen, from our own sourdough bread and cultured butter, to fresh pasta. This is not pretentious fine dining; it’s just about good food, whether you’ve been for a long walk with your dog or have got something to celebrate. We’re very excited to bring our regional cooking to Bristol!

We are proud to say that we earned both a Bib Gourmand from Michelin and landed ourselves 65th on the Top 100 Gastropubs list by Estrella, all within 7 months of opening the doors!

William Sitwell reviewed The Clifton, Bristol for The Times: ‘Food that appeals to one’s primal instincts’ This was a succession of seemingly simple, hearty dishes, but there are real brains and thought in the kitchen. 4 Stars.

“When it comes to modern British cooking bingo, The Clifton has a full house,” says Tom Parker Bowles in The Mail on Sunday. 4 Stars.


Our menus all change twice a day with the seasons, and can be served in the bar, dining room or at the counter. Locality and seasonality is key, and the menu reflects the best of the days local produce.

Our menu is written so that you can eat how you prefer, whether it’s ordering a few dishes to share, or your own A La Carte meal. We also write feasting menus for large parties, email us for more information or browse the sample menus below, we offer a light lunch feast, a full feasting menu and a suckling pig feast.

On Friday & Saturday lunch we are now running our new Set Saver Menu. A set selection of 4 dishes to share between the table at £25 per person; no pre-ordering is required and you can decide between our lunch offer or our usual menu on the day. This same lunch deal we are also going to offer as an early evening saver menu, so between 6pm & 7pm Wednesday  – Friday you can opt for this set menu.

Recent menus below; please note that our menus do change daily, so will be different when you dine with us.



We are taking bookings for a maximum of 8 people online.

If you are looking to make a large party reservation or have any specific dietary requirements then please email

Dogs are welcome in the bar only; please make a dining reservation in the bar if you intend to bring a dog.

For all bookings, guests are required to provide credit/debit card details to secure the reservation. The Clifton reserve the right to charge any guest cancelling within 24 hours of the reservation, or any guest who fails to show for their reservation (this includes members of a group where the number of guests have been confirmed prior to the 24 hour deadline) £20 per person. Reservations are able to be cancelled online up until 24 hours of the reservation, if you still need to cancel your table within these 24 hours please get in touch via email on

Upon arrival, please let a member of staff behind the bar know you have a table with us.

If online reservations say that we’re full, get in touch to see what we can do.


Bar Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 12am
Friday – Sunday: Midday – 12am

Kitchen Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 6pm – 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: Midday – 2:30pm, 6pm – 9:30pm
Sunday: Midday – 4pm, 6pm – 930pm


We like an excuse for a celebration, we’re always adding new events. To talk to us about hosting any events you have in mind, whether it's a large group function, wedding reception, or just making a birthday meal extra special, please reach out.

Contact & Location

The Clifton, 16 Regent Street, Bristol BS8 4HG | 0117 431 2002 |