The Albion, Clifton Village, Bristol, Somerset
Tucked away in the heart of Bristol’s most upmarket suburb is The Albion, a 17th century coaching house that now offers an extensive drinks menu and top notch food in a setting that’s classy yet relaxed. Interiors are decidedly tasteful – wooden floors, comfy leather chairs and sofas, and on colder days, a log fire blazing away in an exposed brick fireplace. It all feels very relaxed; contented locals sip Cornish beer (The Albion is a St Austell Brewery pub) and dine on freshly prepared food that’s cooked to order alongside visitors and first timers, dogs are welcome provided they’re well behaved and all in all it somehow pulls off the feel of a very successful village pub – but then, it IS in a village, albeit Clifton Village which is just 5 minutes from the city centre.
Downstairs is the bar and restaurant, upstairs it’s private dining and outside there’s a pretty cobbled courtyard. Food is a fusion of modern British and high end pub food and it’s excellent; there are seriously tasty nibbles like Chorizo sausage roll, Pork crackling with apple sauce and Halloumi fried with harissa mayo, and mains of steaks, burgers and sharing platters. Go on a Sunday and tuck into the award winning Sunday roast.
Open 7 days a week – check the website for the latest opening times
T: 0117 973 3522 All information correct at the time of writing