The Albion

“Popular from brunch time through to the evening” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BRISTOL, BRISTOL

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Our View

This handsome Grade II listed coaching inn dates from the 17th century. A popular place to enjoy St Austell Brewery ales and Thatchers ciders, you can order jugs of Pimm’s in summer or sip mulled cider under heaters in the enclosed courtyard in the winter.

The Albion
Boyces Avenue, Clifton, BRISTOL, BS8 4AA

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About the area

Discover Bristol

The Anglo-Saxon settlement at Bristol grew up around the bridge and harbour on the River Avon. With access to the sea, it increased in importance. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose London—Bristol railway line terminated in his gothic-style station of Temple Meads, had long been involved with Bristol. He had remodelled the docks in 1830, and six years later designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the 250-foot (76m) deep Avon Gorge.

During the bombing raids of World War II many churches and historic houses were lost. Fortunately, the finest parish church in England, St Mary Redcliffe, with its 292-foot (89m) spire, survived, although traffic now swirls all around it. Bristol Cathedral was founded as an Augustinian abbey in the 1140s and became a cathedral in1542. The Norman chapter house is particularly fine. There is almost too much to see in Bristol: other gems include Wills Tower, John Wood’s Corn Exchange, the Coopers’ Hall by William Halfpenny, the Grotto at Goldney House in Clifton, the long south façade of Ashton Court, and the Christmas Steps (off the beginning of Park Road).

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