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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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tickenham, N Somerset
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After a string of very poor meals, surly service, and empty car parks, my wife and I ate at The Priory on Saturday lunch time as the M5 was very busy. It was good to see Catherine back, along with some other familiar faces - my wife had a pie, always a favourite, and I had half a chicken that... More

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were a group of six with a reservation. Unfortunately the service was poor whereby we had to wait aprox 30 minutes for our order to be taken and then a further 50 minutes for our food. We did receive a round of free drinks after a complaint re service. Once it arrived the food was very good.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited Sunday afternoon around 5.30 pm for an early supper. 3 adults and two children aged 4 and 7. It is a place we have visited on numerous occasions and usually at this time on a Sunday as it is convenient for the M5. The setting is lovely. Old stone pub with lovely decor. Solid tables and chairs and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great atmosphere excellent food. Steak was fantastic my wife's goats cheese tartlet was amazing. Salmon on the kids menu. For our first time visit our waitress hannah was more than helpful and made our 4.5 family feel welcome. One to try if your near by.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the second visit. We purposely came back because we enjoyed the first visit so much. Once again we enjoyed a warm welcome were seated quickly and efficiently served with our drinks and excellent food. I see there's a review saying they were ' let down ' by the food. Everyone has an off day. I will certainly recommend... More

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Yorkshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We arranged to meet friends here for Sunday lunch and were encouraged by the website and enticing menus and by the general appearance of this traditional pub on arrival. We were told that it was extremely popular and could see that tables were booked all afternoon, although they did not take bookings for the lunch period. All five meals ordered... More

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