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The Clifton Cellars

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We offer wine and gin tastings for your group in our beautiful wine cellar in the heart of Clifton Village, near the historic Clifton suspension bridge. Learn about wine in an informal, fun way and leave with a different perspective about wine and...more
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22 The Mall, Bristol BS8 4DS, England
+44 117 973 0287
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

We recently attended a wine tasting event here. As per the other reviews on here, Alan was fantastic host - funny, inspiring, informative, patient. I have previously bought wine from Alan, so I knew about the quality of the wines that we were to taste....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TomD675
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Unusually for me I don't know what to say Tom D, except thank you of course. We take great pride in selling good wines and I am pleased when people such as yourselves enjoy tasting them. Come on in again and say hi.

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

A great evening learning how to drink wine properly and finding out everything there is to know about grapes. Alan was funny, interesting and we had a great night.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

It was a good evening KateFayeBillington and thank you for your kind words - it makes all my efforts and drinking a lot so worthwhile!

Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a first class evening and drinking a glass of wine will never be the same again as it increases both the pleasure and enjoyment of an opened bottle. Delicious wines are served and savoured and you come away having a great deal more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth K
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

You are very kind ElizabethK and it was a pleasure to meet you. I hope you get plenty of opportunity to practise and practise and practise drinking wine - I mean tasting of course!!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Clifton cellars for a wine tasting as part of a hen do. Alan was informative, accommodating and entertaining- We had a hoot! Not only did we try some really fine wines he even threw in some cheese & biscuits too. What more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kirstDC
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

It certainly was a great afternoon Kirstlog87 and I know you travelled a long way to meet up with your friends here in Bristol, so it should be me saying 'Thanks' to you. I am so glad you all enjoyed the tasting and I am...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

My wife and I received this evening of wine tasting as a present and it was great. Having drunk much wine in many different countries over the years, what was there to learn, but learn I did. Alan made the learning process a enjoyment, great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurence H
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

That is very kind of you, Laurence H, to suggest to others that one of our tasting evenings might be for them. I wonder if they fully realise the implications - lots of wine to drink - self discipline (?) - a fun evening -...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018

I wanted to arrange something a little bit special for my husbands 60th having done a variety of wine tasting before, so Champagne was the obvious celebratory choice! As a smaller group we tasted 5 Champagnes so that we could just about finish the bottles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Her0n7
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you Her0n7 It was a lovely evening, although I am not too sure the walking out was all that steady!! it was as though I was with a group of friends and I had to constantly remind myself that for me, it was work....More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I have been to a number of wine tastings at other venues in the past but was really impressed with Alan's knowledge. For example, who knew white was best served at around 10-12 degrees and not straight from a fridge. Enjoyable evening, good value. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you Sally W; it was a lovely afternoon with your group of friends. If ever you are this way again please com in and say hi to us, we would love to see you again.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

My friend arrange an evening of wine tasting for our mutual friends 60th birthday. So six all ages women sat around the table whilst the excellent owner (Alan Wright) showed and explained the wonders of wine. It was informative interesting and we also had immense...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

I am blushing at your review, Jet08205. Our tastings would be nothing if it weren't for lovely people like you coming along, willing to learn a few facts and to have some fun whilst drinking some nice wines. When a group is like yours, my...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

I visited the cellars with a group of colleagues and we have a wonderful evening. The wine was fabulous and I think it’s fair to say that I have ever learned so much whilst having such a good time.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel J
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Wow - thank you Daniel J. It's so nice of you to say that, and to think all I do is to spend my life drinking and talking about wine! Whenever you next visit Clifton, make sure you come in and say hello to us...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Recently visited the Clifton Cellars with a group of friends. Alan was a fantastic host. Very knowledgeable but also engaging and fun. Usually the tasting takes about an hour and a half but Alan kindly condensed it down to an hour because we were pushed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gareth S
Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Gareth S, thank you for that kind review. My wife says she does not recognise me and the word 'patient' in the same sentence so she thinks you must have the wrong person! It was a great way to spend an hour or two...More

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