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Portishead Pub and Bar Guide

Portishead Pub Guide

Wondering which pubs in Portishead are serving food? Whether you need to book? How family-friendly or dog-loving are they? Then this article is for you!

In this feature, I’ve included handy information like opening times, whether you need to book, and contact details.

Looking to take the whole family? I’ve also started adding extra details which will be handy if you’re after a child-friendly Portishead pub garden or dog-friendly local.

This post will be regularly updated so make sure you bookmark it and check back for more pub news. Latest update: 18th August 2021

Check the Gov UK website for current laws and guidance.

Pouring a pint - Portishead pub and bar guide

Now restrictions have eased, each pub has its own precautions, rules and cleaning regimes in place. It’s worth bearing in mind:-

  • Some pubs will require you to book. (I’ve included this info where I’ve found it).
  • Some are still offering at least partial table service
  • Venues are subject to limited opening times and unscheduled kitchen closures due to staff shortages, Covid outbreaks and self-isolating.
  • Whilst our local hostelries have welcomed us back with open arms, these are still strange times and they’ll appreciate us continuing to be especially kind and patient!
  • Please drink responsibly. To clarify, this is just a Portishead pub round-up guide – not a to-do list!

If you have any specific concerns or requirements, it’s worth checking directly with the pub before you visit using the contact details included below.

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Click a link in the contents table below if you already know the pub you’re after. Otherwise, just scroll down to see all the options.

PUBS & BARS IN OR NEAR PORTISHEAD

Whether you’re after a glass of wine overlooking Portishead Marina, a G & T with a sea view, a couple of pints in a traditional inn on the high street or a family-friendly Portishead pub garden, you’ll find the perfect venue for it here.

Scroll down for all the latest on our hostelries:-

Don’t fancy cooking? Also check out the
Portishead Takeaway Ultimate Guide
and our pre-covid restaurant guide:
Portishead Restaurants: Where to Eat in Portishead and Nearby

PUBS AND BARS ON PORTISHEAD MARINA

Portishead pubs on Portishead Marina

THE SIREN’S CALLING – PORTISHEAD MARINA

Beer and wine bar on the marina.
Reopened in May and is now back to hosting live music sessions.

Siren’s Calling on Facebook
Siren’s Calling phone number – 01275 268278

HALL & WOODHOUSE – PORTISHEAD MARINA

Contemporary pub-restaurant with award-winning shipping container design on The Quay’s Marina in Portishead. H&W offers real fires, a bar with relaxed dining, coffee and cake, a large restaurant upstairs and parking spaces for eight cars at the front.

They welcome dogs throughout, apart from in the restaurant upstairs. Water bowls and treats are laid on for canine visitors!

Serving drinks, coffee and cake from 9 am every day and serving food from 12 pm till 9 pm, with the exception of Sundays.

Reopened in May. Bookings welcome.

Hall & Woodhouse, Portishead on Facebook
H & W phone number – 01275 848685

AQUA – PORTISHEAD MARINA

Italian restaurant and bar on the marina.

Covered outside area with heaters.

Dogs are welcome in the conservatory area.

Aqua Portishead on Facebook
Phone number for Aqua Portishead – 01275 842590
Aqua Spinnaker, Harbour Road, Portishead

PORTISHEAD PUBS OVERLOOKING THE SEA

Portishead beach overlooking sea

THE ROYAL INN, PORTISHEAD – PIER ROAD

The Royal Inn is a family-run pub-restaurant set above the Marina offering fresh home-cooked food and outdoor seating overlooking the Bristol Channel. Dogs are allowed in the pub garden.

Now taking bookings for inside as well as outside however they will not be taking function bookings or large group bookings in the garden or inside until all restrictions have been lifted.

The Royal beer garden opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 11.30 am-10.30 pm (main food menu served 12-9 pm)
Sundays 12-10 pm, (Sunday lunch menu from 12-3 and main food menu from 5-8 pm)

The Royal Inn, Pier Road, Portishead BS20 7HG
The Royal Portishead Phone number 01275 843944
Royal Inn Portishead Facebook Page

THE WINDMILL INN, PORTISHEAD – NORE ROAD

The Windmill Inn on Nore Road has a family-friendly tiered Portishead pub garden with a fabulous view over The Bristol Channel.

Dog-friendly outside and some inside areas.

The Windmill Inn Portishead on Facebook
Windmill Pub Portishead phone number 01275 818483

THE SHIP INN, PORTISHEAD – DOWN ROAD

The Ship, Portishead has views over the channeland a large outside space.

The Ship on Facebook
Ship Inn Portishead phone number 01275 848400
The Ship, Down Rd, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8LF

PORTISHEAD HIGH STREET PUBS

pub open sign

IMPERO LOUNGE, PORTISHEAD HIGH STREET

Café/bar on Portishead High Street with pavement outdoor seating area.

Dogs allowed.

No bookings – it’s first come first served.

Impero phone number 01275 840174
Facebook – Impero Lounge, Portishead

THE PLOUGH INN, PORTISHEAD HIGH STREET

Traditional high street hostelry with large seating area at the front.

Dog-friendly.

The Plough phone number 01275 842433
Plough Inn on Facebook

PHOENIX, VICTORIA SQUARE

The Phoenix Bar – set back from the high street in Victoria Square.

Dog-friendly.

Reopened on May 17th.

We will not be taking bookings – so you can spend as long as you like with us🍺🥳
Thank you for all your support. 🧡

Phoenix phone number 01275 817263
The Phoenix Bar, Victoria Square, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6AQ
Phoenix Bar Portishead on Facebook

VENGA – PORTISHEAD HIGH STREET

Tapas bar and restaurant on the high street with secret Portishead pub garden at the rear.

Call Venga on 01275 814 391
Venga Facebook

THE PORT BAR IN THE PRECINCT

Portishead micro-brewery, bar and restaurant with indoor and covered outdoor seating – tucked away just off the high street in Portishead precinct.

Port Bar, 3 The Precinct, Portishead, Bristol BS20 6AH
Telephone – 07526 636167
Port Bar Facebook Page

THE POACHER PUB – PORTISHEAD HIGH STREET

Traditional inn and restaurant on the High Street with seating at the front and a garden behind.

Open for food and drinks.

Taking bookings and walk-ins. Dogs allowed

Poacher Pub Facebook Page
The Poacher, 106 High Street, Portishead BS20 6AJ
Poacher pub Portishead telephone number – 01275 818678

THE OLD MILL

The large Old Mill pub on Portishead High Street has a dog-friendly pub garden at the rear.


Open indoors and out since May.

The Old Mill, 1 High St, Portishead BS20 6AF
Old Mill Portishead telephone number – 01275 844666

PUBS NOT ON THE HIGH STREET

THE ALBION

A traditional, family-friendly Portishead pub with a beer garden, regular meal deals and a focus on sports, the Albion is located just beyond the High Street on Bristol Road.

Open indoors and out since May. Booking suggested.

15 Bristol Road, Portishead BS20 6PZ
The Albion phone number – 01275 817906
The Albion Facebook Page

POSSET CUP

Wetherspoons pub-restaurant is set amongst the shops near Home Bargains and just across the road from Portishead Marina: child-friendly with extended outdoor seating.

No table bookings.

Mustard Way, Portishead
Posset Cup Telephone – 01275 848008
Posset Cup Facebook Page

GORDANO GATE

A large pub next to the Premier Inn hotel with an extensive family-friendly menu, soft play centre and quite possibly the largest Portishead pub garden!

Brewers Fayre Gordano Gate, Wyndham Way, Portishead
Gordano Gate phone number – 01275 846 526

PORTISHEAD SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUBS

PORTISHEAD WORKMAN’S CLUB SPORTS BAR

The Workman’s is set behind the high street, accessed via a lane off Slade Road.

New garden and seating area.

Re-opened in May to members AND non-members.

PWMC The BS20, Slade Road, Portishead BS20 6BW
Telephone – 01275 842428
PWMC – The BS20 Facebook Page

CLARENCE HOUSE SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB

Clarence House Sports & Social Club is a bar and events venue in Portishead with two bars, pool & snooker tables, skittle alleys and a function room.

Sunday night quiz resumed – starting at 8 pm.

Reopened 17th May. No booking is required.

Clarence House Sports & Social Club
High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PY
Tel: 01275 847051
Clarence House Facebook Page

PUBS NEAR PORTISHEAD

THE BLACK HORSE INN – CLAPTON IN GORDANO

The Black Horse, AKA The Kicker, is a traditional village pub.

It has a pub garden, plenty of outdoor seating and extensive covered areas outside.

Car parking at rear.

No need to book.

We’re not operating a table booking service because we don’t believe it fits with the ethos of the Black Horse. We don’t think that people who visit us want to be limited to a time slot and so it would be near impossible to work.

John & Allison, The Kicker

Black Horse Inn – The Kicker, Clapton on Facebook
Black Horse phone number 01275 842105

THE PRIORY, PORTBURY

Rustic pub dating back to 1822, not far from Prior’s Wood with its swathes of pretty bluebells and wild garlic and nearby Windmill Hill. Underground passages have been discovered linking the building to Portbury Monastery.

The Priory serves contemporary food and drink.

Tables at the front and a large pub garden at the rear.

Dogs allowed.

Taking bookings.

The Priory on Facebook
The Priory phone number 01275 376307

THE GEORGE, ABBOTS LEIGH

Traditional eighteenth-century country pub and restaurant near Abbots Pool & Leigh Woods.

Suntrap beer garden, pizza oven and real fires.

The George on Facebook
The George phone number 01275 376985
Manor Road, Abbots Leigh, North Somerset, BS8 3RP

FAILAND INN, FAILAND

Family-run pub serving home-cooked food.

Large garden with new heated undercover areas.

Failand Inn on Facebook
Failand Inn phone number 01275 392220
Clevedon Rd, Failand, Bristol, North Somerset BS8 3TU

THE STAR, TICKENHAM

Somerset pub with sports bar, large garden, homemade food and B&B rooms.

The Star at Tickenham on Facebook
The Star phone number 01275 858836
Stone Edge Batch, Clevedon Road, Tickenham, BS21 6SE

THE RUDGLEIGH, EASTON IN GORDANO

Rudgleigh restaurant in Easton in Gordano is just the other side of Gordano roundabout from Portishead.

Their large beer garden withnewly built gazebos overlooks the local cricket pitch.

Disabled access, family-friendly and there’s ample parking.

Dogs are allowed in the garden only.

Rudgleigh Restaurant pub garden near Portishead

The Rudgleigh on Facebook
The Rudgleigh phone number 01275 372363

WHITE HART, WESTON IN GORDANO – CLOSED

Closed at time of writing. Please drop me a line if you have additional info!

PORTISHEAD PUB AND BAR UPDATES

Now I’ve rounded them all up together in this guide, I’m surprised to see how many pubs there are in Portishead. Did you count them? I feel I must reiterate the, “please drink responsibly” advice and also add a link to the Drink Aware website at this point!

The hospitality situation is constantly evolving, so please do check back here for further updates.

Please remember to share this article generously and let’s keep supporting our local businesses!

Although I’ve been to all of them, when we used to go out back in the olden days pre-Covid, we tended to gravitate towards one or two of these pubs. How about you? Do you share the love around or do you think of one of these pubs in particular as your local?

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