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The Priory

Bar, British, Pub
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Station Road, Portbury BS20 7TN, England
01275 376307
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food when it arrived was good but the delay in serving it was unacceptable bearing in mind that we had pre-ordered our lunch. The whole experience was marred further by disingenuous staff. I think it unlikely that we will return.

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Thank girlarcher2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a change and were pleasantly surprised. Not the cheapest with plenty of cheap competition around, but v quiet on a Saturday lunchtime and really nice food

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Thank SammyL07
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Sunday roasts are the best meals I have ever had. The meat and veg is good quality and the place has a nice atmosphere.

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Thank Amelia J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us on a 7 mile walk stopped for lunch at about the half way point. We went for fairly basic choices off the menu, such as scampi, hunters chicken, southern style fried chicken, steak sandwich. Food quality was acceptable but nothing special, as was the service. This used to be top notch dining pub, but seems to have... More 

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Thank David H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a lunchtime meal on 30th August but was very disappointed. Our last visit was some years earlier and the standard of the place has definitely gone down. The interior is tired and dated. The tables were sticky and grubby. The staff were rude and unhelpful. Then we come to the food which was again disappointing. I ordered... More 

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Thank tonymorris1
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food at a reasonable price. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. On this occasion we arrived at about 9 in the evening. Food was served hot and just cooked. Highly recommended.

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Thank richard q
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Priory is a traditional pub with a great atmosphere. Nothing is too much trouble. Service is great, excellent food and good value. My only criticism is the ladies lips aren't very clean.

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Thank Wendy B
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Priory, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoy coming to The Priory, we take great pride in our service. I apologise that on the time of your visit that the toilets where not up to the correct standard, I will revise the timeframe in between our toilet checks to ensure that they are kept clean at all times. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had The Persian Style Sea Bream on Monday evening it was superb! Restaurant quality food at what I would call pub food prices! Excellent!

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Thank bigsy997
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Priory, responded to this review

What lovely comments! Glad to hear that you felt we exceeded your expectations and that you felt we are value for money, and I will pass the comments onto the chef on duty that night! See you soon and thanks again :) More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch with my husband and parents was ruined by grumpy staff and sub standard food. My husband a I ordered burger and chips. I've seen better quality burgers in Iceland and probably only had 10% real beef. They were supposed to come with triple fried chips but were soggy ex-frozen chips probably also from Iceland. There was nothing fresh about... More 

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Thank lisannemarks
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Priory, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience with us, especially as our burgers normally have such wonderful reviews and I can assure you the meat quantity is actually 100% beef, both our wagyu and beef burgers. What is unacceptable is the way in which your complaint was responded to on the day. I will discuss this... More 

Kington, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Wet Tuesday night, place was packed, luckily had a reservation. Waitress warned there might be a delay but it wasn't too bad. Good menu with daily specials. Burger was particularly good, Service was fine especially considering how busy it was.

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Thank Dujaks14
General Manager A, Guest Relations Manager at The Priory, responded to this review

Lovely to hear from you, Thank you for your kind review, we have been very busy recently so I'm glad to here that you still enjoyed the service from our team, even though they were a little bit stretched! See you again soon, maybe next time the weather will be nicer and you can try out one of our beer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road, Portbury BS20 7TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Portbury
  • Phone Number: 01275 376307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?