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The Priory

Station Road, Portbury BS20 7TN, England
01275 376307
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Portbury
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oakham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Priory used to be a real favourite of ours in the Portishead / Portbury area although in recent visits (on a Sunday evening and mid-week for lunch) it has disappointed. We've been visiting for over 20 years. However something has changed - although the menu offers staples and there are specials which you would expect, the pricing and the... More

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Bristol
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Been here many times and each time I go it doesn't seem to get any better. The staff are very friendly and attentive, the menu's are good but the portions are tiny, the food has always been very good and tasty here and it's a lovely atmosphere, great decor, log fires and comfy seats but not value for money, over... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Liked everything! Great service. Have been 4 or 5 times. This was by far the most enjoyable. Good quality wine and the best food I've had here. Would recommend to anyone in Bristol / Nth Somerset area. Terrific pub with a bit of class. Thanks The Priory.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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182 reviews 182 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Seven of us called in for lunch to celebrate an 18th birthday. It was not a special lunch, just a family get-together. The staff were pleasant and efficient, serving the drinks and food. The food was chosen from a fairly extensive menu and we were not disappointed. Well worth a try.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A group of us went on Sunday for my Mum's birthday. We arrived around 3pm after the lunchtime rush so getting a table was no issue. The food was very good. I had the half roast chicken option off the menu which was excellent. Everyone else enjoyed their food as well. The chocolate brownie tower was amazing as well, but... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Taking my wife out for her birthday we were told that the priory was a good place to go. We didn't reserve a table and appreciated we had to wait for a table being a Monday night I didn't think there was any need. We were sat at a table that needed to be wiped down and cleared. We were... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Perhaps the best idea when visiting this pub is to stay inside. The pleasing rustic interior, with open fires in the winter, is its main attraction. Unfortunately we visited on a warm Saturday lunchtime and ate on the front lawn, foolishly enduring the constant motorway noise and the wasps. At a total cost of £27 for two half-pints of beer... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've visited a number of times over the past few years and sadly it gets worse each time. As many reviewers have said - great location, etc etc, but food is a let down. Two meals ordered - gammon was ok but very small - more a rasher than a steak, served with approx 2 teaspoons of peas and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

could not fault the service or the meals really excellent all round. would recommend without hesitation. well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My colleagues recommended The Priory as they often take clients there for lunch. The Priory is only 10 minutes from our Avonmouth offices. We took some overseas clients, who particularly asked to have lunch at a typical English pub. We were not disappointed - the staff made us all welcome from the minute we walked in. The fact that everyone... More

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