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- .. Great pubs if you enjoy knocking the granny out of one and other!
- The Trinity.... a proper pub with a proper atmosphere
- the bell & the porter
- GREEN TREE, THE STRAR, ROYAL OAK WIDCOMBE
- The Royal Oak freehouse on Lower Bristol Road is the best pub in bath. Ten real ale handpumps, cider, lager etc. Regular live local music in the main bar, food served most days and weekend evenings. Great crowd, some oldies but goodies and a fab student crowd from bath spa uni.
- In the last year or so The Hobgoblin has turned into the best pub in Bath BY FAR. Wicked staff, great tunes on the jukebox, live music, DJs on a Saturday night. The place OWNS - unless you're a chav or a trendy, in which case ignore what I just said because you'll hate it.
- MAY 2006 The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay DO NOT GO if you are over30,not trendy and like super fancy posh food that tastes nice but you need a takeaway on the way home!!
- Rat & Parrot, St Christophers are the gd student places
- The Hobgoblin
The Bath Tap
The Crystal Palace
- you can get served in the riser
- Ahhh, the Bell, Porter & Green Tree are my favourites
- The ONLY pub in bath the Hob motherfu**in' Goblin.x
- Stunning stunning stunning, wow a real pub caters for cyclists with a special menu, couldnt recommend it more my wife and I regularly cycle across mendip cutting through Chewton mendip to west harptree, Tony
- The Bell, it's perfect, friendly and full of fun. Most importantly it's not a chain bar or some souless, light saturated wine bar.
- The Bell, The Porter, The King William, The Hop Hole and Doolallys (not technically a pub but it does have a beer on tap now) are all great. Nearly everywhere else in the city is owned by a major coporation or is just plain dull.
- The Star (Paragon), the Bell (Walcot Street)
- Hop Pole Inn Limpley stoke, 17th century character fun locals, great beer.
- the assembly inn is cheap and is your typical pub, the boater has a nice garden next to the river and has fairy lights at night, st christophers is good and quite cheap, wheatherspoonsis very very cheap also does cheap food. for a more classy night out head to rsvp, revolution, pulp, the slug and lettuce, the blue rooms or bar ha ha, bar ha ha is particularly nice with a good atmosphere and monday to thursday does cocktails for £2 (also nice food and nibbles) the rat and parrot is also good for cocktails and does good food
- for you pub beginners-the boater serves a good pint
- Avoid the new Wetherspoons at ALL costs
- rat and parrot and now we have a weatherspoons very cheap bu dull
- The Firlas near the Larkhall BMX jumps is a favourite, as it really slakes a thirst after a day jumping and getting hurt.
And the Wheelrights Arms in Monkton Coombe is belting - good beer, good food. All a man needs.
- Rat and Parrot. Visited in late October 2004. Very obliging staff allow you to clean your own tables if you are not keen on ruining your clothes.Very friendly bar staff who talk (to boy friends) while you wait to be served. Easily managed portions of food leave room for a take away on the way home. A great place and highly recommended for hard up students who are speeding up the decay of their vital organs and living in poor conditions. Not an appropriate venue for tourists above the age of 19 years old.
- Enjoy a pint of Bellringer in The Bell on Walcot st or maybe read the paper over a quiet pint of Gem in The green Tree.
- The Pig and the Fiddle!
- rsvp has the best qulity for drinks
- hobgoblin sucks nowadays the bell is kinna lovely but borring and middle aged
can get silly busy!!
- OLD PEOPLES PUB but ladies darts MONDAYS/Tuesdays - Fairfield Arms
- Hat and Feather
Belvedere Wine Vaults
- TheHat n Feather and then The bell on Walcot street
- Check out Doolally's on Walcot Street, Bath - cafe by day and bar/venue by night - they have everything from Stickiton DIY DJ nights to It's Hip To Knit classes, live music, ace vibe & beer!
- The Piccadilly Inn on the London Road. Many a time have I whiled away life with their cheap doubles (ooh the vodka run on the London Road rules, most pubs it's £2 a double woo hoo!). The Picadilly is gorgeous! Lovely owners and cute dogs!
- Hatchetts is by far the best pub in Bath. fantastic staff, cheap doubles, a kicking juke box, & none of the fake-ass pseudo goths/rockers that you find in The Hobgoblin. Keep it real!
- The Bell - the finest ever
Pig and Fiddle - the 'Paddy Ashdown' pub
Boater - for the rugger chaps
- the bell is the best, hands down. (unless you feel like pretending you're posh and then the moon and sixpence has got the niceness even though the clientel are shits.)
- no one seems to have remembered tha very jolly RSVP's bar...always has a good atmosphere and a good place to spot some nice hotties!
- the porter is good, mostly young people and students..but not trevvy students more your alternative type where the beautiful people go.
we always used to go to the rising sun by pulteney bridge.they lend you board games in there and playing cards and theres a pool table.and its full of old people.
the hobgoblin is where the college arty people go for lunch.its also where baths whole gothic community hang out.they play the pixies in there though.
- lamb and lion cossa Vicki the bar maid
pig and fiddle cos of fosters amber!
rat and parrot
slug and lettuce so you can laugh at the posers spending 'daddies' credit card!!
battys 4 nice shots! yummy squashed frogs!
huntsman 4 a drink when the rest of the pubs r closed, but watch out 4 those twerton people! they r the ones going around lifting your half empty glasses with a fag butt in it, and downing it!
the boater...just 4 the beer garden!
the boat house! towards B.S.U.C lovely 4 a relaxing day out by the water!
- Slug and Lettuce attracts all the best looking girls in Bath
Crystal Palace nice in the summer
The Litten Tree and Smiths are for the townies from Trowbridge who want to deck a couple of students
- Pub by the canal in Batheaston. Worth the walk/cycle.
- The Curfew - The best pub I have ever been to watch a football match in. Comfy Sofa's, chilled out sunday afternoons with pool table when Birmingham are playing. The only thing I miss about Bath !
- The Boater is the classic option for those not up to facing bigger bouncers...and if you don't get in, there's always the Maze next door to hang out in and drink cider or something else suitable.
- Hat and Feather on a wednesday night, fantastic atmosphere with DJ Derek spinning reg/ska music,also the best selection of bottled ciders i have ever seen in a pub!
- See above re the brilliant veggie food, but they also do fairtrade organic coffees, organic beers, real ale, supercold guiness, plus live music four days a week and comedy at the weekends! Just a brilliant pub all round.
- The Hop Pole opposite Victoria Park on Upper Bristol Road is great
- The Hobgoblin. It just can't be beat. They even serve me - the most young-looking 18 year old I've ever seen. The Horseshoe in Combe Down is nice, and it has the longest Bar in Bath.
- If you want to meet Pat, go to The Longacre Tavern on the London Road. He wont be pleased to see you.
- The Hop Pole, Upper Bristol Road. Top real beers and weird lagers. Nice garden. Do not sit near Julian.
- Hatchetts - monsterously great sunday roasts for only four quid
- don't go in Huntsman, townies, old slappers and karaoke. nuff said.
- Warning, despite some of the praise on this site for Flans, it is not a real pub! Just the usual Irish chain nonsense, if you want real try The Salamander, or Green Tree. Fantastic!!!!
- hat & feather. not so much a pub, more a way of life. if they're over 30 (or if they're succesful) they also drink in The Bell (same place, OK 100yds down the road, yes, a little quieter... sometimes... stick with the independents, smallbrains
- Green Tree (in Green Street of course)
- Don't know why everyone loves the boater so much, seems to me to be full of Rather fresh faced individuals. Did i mention that Bath has many many private schools, two of whom seems to live inside the boater at most times.
- THE HAT AND FEATHER IT'S A GREAT PLACE FOR A DRINK AND MUSIC, THE WHITE SHIRT AND CHINOS POSSE HEAD FOR THE SLUG AND LETTUCE, THE MOLES/PORTER COALITION GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, LOOKING GOOD HEAD FOR THE LITTEN TREE WEEKENDS ARE KICKING LITERALLY SOMETIMES.
- Suspectly young looking drinkers can be found in the Rising Sun, just off Pultney Bridge. Again, too many of the (younger) Prior Park students. I kind of weird land-lady aswell, try getting on to her good sides.
- There is a God, just when I thought Bath had lost the last real pub in the city centre, I walk though the doors at Flan O'Briens and find Myles and his crew have staged a come back. The Guinness is again the best in the UK, the music back to its rocking best and its clean again. There is hope for the drinkers of Bath now the A-Team are back at the pumps!!!!
- No Wetherspoons, Yates's or any of the cheap and cheerful pubs you find around the country. abysmal. Toilets are always too far awy in all the big pubs (rat and Starret, litten tree. Very expensive, unjustifiably so. Pints only 10/20p off london prices but at least it's good there.
- What have they done to Flan O'Briens. Once by far the best real pub in the city centre, now its over, the Guinness has gone right down hill, the music in now the same as the rest of palstic Irish bars, bring back Myles and his crew at least the place was rocking. Well now I'll have to find another watering hole. Pitty.
- New Slug and Lettuce - their potato wedges are the best ever!
- The Bell is swinging most nights of the week
- Hatchetts in Queen Street, easily the best pub in Bath, not for the faint hearted though
- The Rat and Parrot has one of the best atmospheres at the weekend, but during the week they close upstairs which is v. frustrating. Only go to the Slug and Lettuce if you like drinking in a whitewashed, yet dimly lit public toilet. RSVP attracts the rugby team and The Litten Tree a football crowd
- Bath has excellent bars and pubs. Check out Rat&Parrot, RSVP, Slug and Lettuce, Batys for nice bars but pretty expensive. Savilles is a nice cheap bar but appears to be overiden with pesky PriorPark students (although thats not a bad thing).
- The Bell - weird
- The Litten Tree is where all the squaddies go. Its a before Cadillacs place on the weekend. YUK. But when there's rugby on its got a good local atmosphere.
- Bell. Bell. Bell!!!!! - a classic pub catering for all sorts - if u want a laugh with your mates then it is the place to go.
- Has anyone else noticed that the Assembly is full of 14year olds. You can always find the Bath rugby players in the Boater and what used to be PJ Peppers.
- BEEHIVE....landsdown rd.
experience the ambience of local old men and women out of their tiny minds on scrumpy cyder...regular police visits, drunken misunderstandings and fights.
best juke box in the area and after a pint of the luminous orange stuff it all seems quite normal....really.
- Kings arms for music. Check out God Save The Queen. a very good punk tribute band. The Boater is a good all round pub with cheap spirits. u can get a double vodka and coke for around £2
- New Inn, convivial landlord, so long as he has the last word.
- The Westgate has now been refurbished and is now called the Rat & Parrott. It has a new look and a new crowd(great pub)
- Flan O'Briens now the only real Pub left in city centre.Great Guinness.
- The Sportsman in Lower Weston is a large pub which holds karaoke every friday night
- Bell, Walcot Street: free live music Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday lunch-time. Was home to Bath's Internet Cafe, but that's closed down.
- The best pubs are the Boater, Huntsman and Flan O'Briens. Only go to the Hat and Feather or the Bell if your interests are in things other than alcohol. For drinking purposes it is redundant.
- Boater, not bad but landlord is a touch rude. Can't agree with the Huntsman, it's two quid a pint in there. Best pub in town by a mile is the Bear, in Oldfield Park. And I agree with what was said about the Hat and Feather, it's an appalling pub, populated by acid-jazz misfits (and the Hub's the same as well).
- With beer gardens:
- Pig and Fiddle (Saracen Street) - guest real ales, pretty people.
- Crystal Palace (Abbey Green) - big pub, often very busy.
- The Boater (Argyle Street) - biggest garden, near riverside.
- There's also a beer garden at the Lamb and Lion pub.
- With open cellars:
- The Ale House (York Street) - big, students hangout, crap jukebox.
- The Huntsman (North Parade) - big, expensive, rock jukebox.
- The Festival Bar (Alfred Street) - new, small, pretty people.
- Open late:
- The Loft (Saw Close) - 'til 1, my choice.
- The Centre Stage (Saw Close) - 'til 1 as overflow for the Loft.
- The Huntsman (North Parade) - 'til 2, student crowd.
- The Westgate (Westgate Street) - 'til 2, rough crowd.
- PJ Peppers (George Street) - tacky and common, big, frosted glasses.
- Hobgoblin (St. James Parade) - wooden, weird ales, cyberpunks hangout.
- The Assembly (Alfred Street) - the upstairs of the Festival Bar, smokey with a (very) young crowd.
- The Saracens Head (Broad Street) - locals rather that students, tacky.
- Sam Wellers (Upper Borourh Walls) - ditto.
- The Roundhouse (Upper Borourh Walls) - ditto.
- The Grapes (Upper Borough Walls) - ditto.
- Bloomsburys (Pierrepont Street) - Unbelievably cheesy. Cheap all week.
- The Porter (George Street) - Funky pub, dark with club tunes.
- Coeur de Lion (Northumberland Passage) - Smallest in Bath?
- Further out:
- The George (Bathampton) - Canalside with good food, Olde English.
- The Cross Guns (Avoncliff) - Again canalside with good food.
- Wheatsheaf (Coombe Hay) - Nice country pub.
- Notable locals:
- Cross Keys (Fox Hill)
- Brain Surgery (Larkhall)
- Bear (Bear Flat)
- Hobgoblin's OK; The Bell and The Hat & Feather are full of dross.
- The Swan at Kingsdown - Gibbs Mew beers plus Bass, pretty stunning views of the valley down into Bath and live music on Tuesday evenings. This is the boozer that was nearly closed about a year ago and it could do with all the help it can get.
- Live music at King's Arms, Monmouth Place; Green Tree, Green Street, small and non-smoking, real ales; Star, Paragon, sells Bass by the jugful.
- I think think the country pubs section is a bit short. Bath is a superb centre for country pubs. How about adding:
- The Wheelwrights, Monkton Combe
- Hop Pole, Limpley Stoke
- Fox & Badger, Wellow
- The Inn, Freshford
- The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay
- The Boater's still looking like the best in town, stay out of Flan o'Briens since the brewery ruined it and put prices up. If you do venture to the University, ignore the student bar, as it's got a bad atmosphere and go in the Parade bar instead. A lot more relaxed. Avoid at all costs! - The Loft is an absolute dive.
- The Forum & Firkin in Sawclose is a new pub. In the best tradition of all Firkin pubs, it's wooden benches and floorboards. Wierd though, it's got a chandalier!! I think it's going to be a live venue. Could be good. It's on the same site as Joe Bananas, which means Joe's has gone.
- The Swan Inn, Kingsdown - It has the best pint of Bass in the area, a warm and friendly atmosphere and a great restaurant named Scallywags. As if that wasn't enough the bar is now fully refurbished. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed!
- The Crown, Bathwick Street. Excellent food at reasonable prices (most starters under £2, main course from £2-13) Friendly bar staff, Sky TV, beer garden and kiddies playground and occasional live music.
- The Ram Widcombe five minutes walk from the centre, great atmosphere, good landlord, Simon.
- The Old Farmhouse Lansdown Road has Jazz Live 2-3 nights per week FREE! and is soon to have Bath's first Brewery for nearly 40 years next door producing a real ale called Bellringer!
- Sam Weller's once
- the wheatsheaf pub at combe hay near bath. i have a web page for this nice pub at The Wheatsheaf Pub.
- By far the best pub/bar in Bath is Flan O'Briens on Westgate ST. A great pint of guinness good music and with out doubt the best staff in Bath. When you get there ask for Myles the landlord a very funny guy. I had a great time there it made my trip to Bath.
- `The Hush` ~ formally `The Hub` - chilled out late bar.
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