The Quinton House, Clifton - pub details
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|A really nice little tucked away pub. |
food was good.
Ale choice was a little uninspiring, and I have to say on this visit my wickwar bob was a bit below par.
Cliftonclive - 22 Apr 2011 15:28
|This was once a lunchtime regular of mine during 1995-'96, when it was an unexceptional but comfortable and convenient Ushers house. The licensee left, and after a few false starts following Ushers' demise proper, the pub eventually closed and like so many its future appeared uncertain. |
I had heard a worthy owner had stepped in and had rejuvenated the place in 2009, and I made it my business to come back to the Quinton after what must be a 12-year hiatus at least - and I was thrilled by what I found! One learns to expect less of pub re-openings to avoid yet further disappointment when they fail, but in this instance it does seem the right chap is at the helm, for the Quinton is now a thriving, cosy, well-decorated and engaging local, which I'm sure we had more of its like in over-blown Clifton Village. The traditional character has essentially been retained - no disharmonious contemporary makeovers here - yet there is a subtle modern twist by the introduction of cleverly-selected artwork, and revitalisation of the beautiful stained glass windows and fireplace. Seating is just as comfy as it always was and it is close-quarters enough to encourage light-hearted interaction between the friendly locals and visitors.
The bar area hosts four cask offerings; most were not uncommon but the Brain's Rev James which I sampled on the day was in excellent nick. The emphasis seems to be on wet sales not food, and the owner clearly has shown that there was always demand for a place of this ilk - no longer is that demand being ignored.
Leave your Clifton pubs, leave your Berkeleys, leave your Whiteladies nonsense and come here instead. If you appreciate the features outlined herein you shan't leave disappointed. Good luck folks; fortune favours the brave.
TWG - 9 Jun 2010 16:48
|First visit since the refurb and this pub goes straight into my list of Bristol favourites. Warm and cosy on a vile afternoon, sausage rolls and breadsticks on the bar, comfy seats and good atmosphere. Beer in perfect condition, although points are lost for the unimaginative selection. I hope this place does well.|
mousefan - 22 Nov 2009 20:15
|Beatles said it all about Mr Tanner (landlord of the so called pub/private club called the Victoria Clifton for those who don't know) slagging off potential punters. Save that for your own customers mate. The landlord here is well capable of running a pub and doesn't need your "support".|
Anyway back to the point,the Doombar I've had here on each occasion has been impeccable and good value. The welcome from Patrick and staff has been good. Agree about the range,after years of only Best and Bass down in the Artichoke I thought Pat would have grasped the nettle of being free of tie a bit more. But the beer on is faultless,and the pub is excellent. Very good show sir.
an_ecunemical_matter - 17 Nov 2009 16:06
|Great to see this pub re-opened again. Itís certainly got a bit of a different look now, not your traditional pub but more of a wine bar with plenty of pine wooden flooring, gastro-pub green paint and lots of leather covered stools. Itís quite effective though, and a pleasant environment with friendly staff.|
Good choice of ciders on tap, namely Stowford Press, Thatcherís Heritage and Old Rascal. Also three beers, although as other have said a slightly less inspiring choice Ė Doom Bar, London Pride and Courage Best plus a couple of unusual lagers.
Blackthorn - 17 Nov 2009 09:50
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