This is one of that increasingly rare breeds - a 'proper' pub. Big fireplace with roaring fire in cooler weather, worn flagstone floors, a good selection of real ales and ciders from the barrel, fantastic service and a very warm welcome. There is a always a friendly crowd of locals, a scattering of dogs toasting themselves by the fire and a steady stream of visitors, no doubt drawn to the good beer, good service and excellent fayre. Food is only served at lunchtimes but is excellent - all home made from soups and baguettes to heartier fayre such as chilli, tagine, pies and stews. The village of Clapton in Gordano is just outside Portishead and is well worth the drive through narrow winding lanes to this absolute treasure of a pub. Go there as soon as you can and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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