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The Clifton Cellars

22 The Mall, Bristol BS8 4DS, England
+44 117 973 0287
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Alan knows his stuff

I have been to a number of wine tastings at other venues in the past but was really impressed with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sally W
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A fun and very educational evening out

My friend arrange an evening of wine tasting for our mutual friends 60th birthday. So six all ages... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Jet08205
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 how to taste.
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Gareth S
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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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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Recently visited as part of an 80th birthday party. Alan was a great host and very knowledgeable. The wine he selected for us was chosen based upon feedback received before the party and tailored to our requirements which was great. Cheese and biscuits were also...More

Thank Martin L
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

It was lovely to host your group Martin L. I am glad you enjoyed the evening and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I look forward to meeting you all again sometime - perhaps for the 90th???

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Perfect mix of knowledge and wine tasting! I have never appreciated wine like this before. Good, simple set up in a very rustic cellar. Alan was a great host who gave a good insight into tasting and appreciating fine wine. Would come again (maybe for...More

Thank Fiona C
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

You are very kind Fiona C, and thank you for recommending our tastings. You are correct in that we do get pretty booked up so booking in advance is essential, but I am glad you thought it worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing you again at...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The evening surpassed our expectations. Alan is down-to-earth and concentrates on teaching you how to taste, which is something anyone can try. I changed my mind about wines I thought I didn’t like and I resolved to be more adventurous, buy better wine and to...More

Thank ZNancy2018
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for that review ZNancy2018 and I am so glad you found the tasting interesting. I hope your resolution leads you further and further into the world of good wine and its enjoyment.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Lovely evening wine tasting, good wines and informative, nice present for my husband and I. Lovely evening with like minded people and wine and cheese went down very well, Alan was very enthusiastic and interesting to learn about the different wines, will definitely not gulp...More

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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you so much Alison for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed the present of the tasting. Here's to you enjoying every wine you drink from now on!!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

As always an absolute pleasure buying wine at the Clifton Cellars. We make it a habit to always call in whenever we’re in Clifton with friends who’ve all been more than impressed by Alan and his knowledge of wines and never disappointed by one of...More

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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Wow, that is a lot to live up to BenJ, and I am so glad you enjoy the wines we have on offer here. Of course, we have personally tasted most of the wines many times. (We have to do this many times to make...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Organised a wine evening for friends, Alan was incredibly knowledgable and funny throughout.. would definitrly recommend!More

1  Thank Jessica P
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Alan W, Owner at The Clifton Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

That is very kind of you JessicaP. My wife thinks I am funny throughout as well, although I 'm not sure she means it in the same way as you do. It is always so nice when people go out of their way to write...More

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