Bristol pub enters Michelin Guide only seven months after opening

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It's one of only 20 restaurants in the UK to be handed the accolade in the 2024 guide

A Bristol pub that only opened a few months ago has been recognised in the prestigious Michelin Guide.

The Clifton in Clifton Village has been awarded a Bib Gourmand - one of only 20 new venues to be handed the accolade in the 2024 Michelin Guide.

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A Bib Gourmand is given to restaurants and pubs that offer ‘great quality, great value cooking’.

The Michelin inspectors said The Clifton chefs ‘serve rustic, generous dishes including some over an open fire’.

The Clifton opened in July 2023 and was taken over by Sarah Watts-Jones and her husband Tom, who run the acclaimed Heathcock gastropub in Cardiff and the Michelin-rated Hare & Hounds in Aberthin near Cowbridge.

Speaking at the time, Sarah said: “It feels like the natural progression for us as a business to move to Bristol, the foodie capital of the UK, with our unique style of local and seasonal cooking within a local pub environment.

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“We concentrate on good quality local and seasonal food, with a daily changing menu using the very best of what local suppliers have to offer. The Heathcock has done that in Cardiff, and we’ll be doing exactly the same in Bristol.”

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