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The Somerset House

11 Princess Victoria Street , Bristol, United Kingdom, BS8 4BX
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Opening Information

Tuesday-Saturday 11am-11pm
Lunch served 12-3pm & dinner served 5:30-9:30pm

Sunday 11am-6pm
Lunch served 12pm-4pm

Upstairs Gin & Cocktail Bar open Thursday-Saturday 5pm-late

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Private Dining
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
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About The Somerset House

Our English pub-restaurant, extensively refurbished for contemporary luxury. Head upstairs for our intimate Gin & Cocktail Bar.

Reopened in 2013, The Somerset House quickly established itself as a Clifton Village favourite. Cosy surroundings, delicious seasonal menus and an unrivalled drinks selection make us the perfect choice for lunch, dinner and drinks.

Cuisine: British, Burger Joint, Fish, Gastro Pub, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

We had a fabulous time celebrating my partners 30th birthday with family and friends. Graeme has been very helpful throughout the organising and handling all my changes to the event along the way - would recommend the private room for your event! I have given service 3 stars as the bar service was a little slow for the 30 of my demanding friends and family.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

Somerset House is amongst my most favorite restaurants - love it!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Great pub with a really good atmosphere whether it’s for Sunday lunch, evening drinks or watching the six nations we haven’t had a bad experience. Would highly recommend this venue! 👌

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Great food, great service and great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Friendly staff who provide great service

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

Great venue for a relaxed meal

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food was good. Service could have been better- we were asked for our drinks order as soon as we sat down, with no time to look at the menu which had just been handed to us. Waitress was quite abrupt. We ordered gin and tonics and being a gin bar we thought there might be a selection of gin offered, but we were given no choice. The mussels were good but there was no bowl/plate to put the shells and no spoon to enjoy the lovely sauce that came with it. After main course the bill was brought to us without asking if we wished to order desert or any further drinks. We knew there was a time limit on the table but there was still around 35mins so I feel there would have been time for desert if it had been offered. The restaurant was quite cool (or perhaps we were just near some air con unit). There was no offer to hang out coats and as I was sitting on a bench along the wall I had to just fold mine up on my lap. Afterwards I noticed other guests having their coats taken so perhaps our waitress just forgot. Overall it was still a pleasant experience with nice food, but some improvement with more attentive and friendly service would make the experience a lot better and more recommendable to others.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Very pleasant evening. Great food & drinks. Worked out "a tad expensive". But we did enjoy ourselves!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

We love your place and the Sunday roast in particular is always such a treat. You didn't let us down - we loved the meal. The only slight problem was that we were placed upstairs between two huge family parties, with multiple children that were shouting constantly. If that could be avoided in future I'd be very very grateful! Best Chris

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

I was incredibly impressed with your service, professionalism and responsiveness to ensure that my birthday party went well from booking to the event itself. Ash was fantastic and throughout my experience I couldn’t fault the way everyone listened and responded in such a positive way to my requests. Thank you so much. All my guests have said what a great night it was too.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Been to Somerset House numerous times. The food is excellent as is the service and atmosphere. Complimentary mince pies and cream following our meal was a nice touch.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

We had a work Christmas function at Somerset House and we all thought the event was outstanding. The hospitality was second to none and coupled with an excellent service from all the staff. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

The waitress was lovely, very attentive. It can be noisy in the restaurant but thankfully most of the pub's clientele left early so it wasn't so bad.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Great value for money - service was great - food delicious - will be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Great evening, all staff were fab!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Hi I have to say we were really disappointed with our visit to Somerset house on Saturday. We have been previously and really enjoyed it however my food was well below par this time, I had the prawns to start which were chewy and stuck together followed by the risotto which lacked any taste and I found I struggled to eat my meal let alone enjoy it. We were also plagued with a fowl serwerage drain smell it seemed that every time somebody flushed the loo this awful smell would drift down to our table. Drinks and service were good although the bar did run out of a number drinks which was disappointing. We will not be returning soon!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

Great venue, fabulous service and excellent food, thank you for a perfect evening for our graduation celebration.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Great food, our waitress was fantastic. Would visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Excellent service by waitress.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Thank you all so much for allowing us the use of your upstairs dining area for our reunion. It was so helpful to have a venue where we could meet and eat as we were coming from all over the country to meet up. The food was good and the service was splendid. Also the prices were extremely reasonable. I have already recommended you to several people in the Bristol area before returning to West Yorkshire. Many thanks to all for making our experience a pleasant one and especial thanks to Ryan for bearing with me over the preordering!!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Our waitress was amazing. Thank you 😀

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

A lovely spot in the heart of Clifton village. Amazing food, top notch service and would definately return again. Attention to detail was first class.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

I recently arranged to use the upstairs bar for a birthday meal and was so impressed with the food and service - staff were so welcoming and organised, the room was set up beautifully, lovely atmosphere and delicious food! Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

I don’t like leaving bad reviews but my lunch time visit a week ago was not good at all. The options on the menu are just not reflective of the establishment. It’s more cheap pub food than middle of Clifton pub with nice decor. Menu needs an overhaul, food needs to be prep’d and presented far more professionally, and the food options need to be better. I’m not saying more quantity of things to choose from, just more appealing. Can’t help but think management cutbacks are taking their toll on the food. Downward spiral if that is happening.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Travelled all the way from Leicester to revisit Somerset House as previous experience was so excellent!

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