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The Salamander

#64 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
01225 428889
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Salamander is great city-centre pub with none of the social stigma...
The Salamander is great city-centre pub with none of the social stigma attached to some of the bars in Bath. ‘The Sally’ serves good food and a fine choice of beers from Bath Ales and beyond, and welcomes a friendly, eclectic audience.It’s small, it’s snug but it’s oh so special! The Salamander is tucked neatly away just off Queen Square in the heart of the Georgian city of Bath. Historically a ‘steak and chop house’, it now consists of a wonderfully simple bar on the ground floor and an impressive dining room complete with galley kitchen upstairs.Using the finest produce from local suppliers, ‘The Sally’ is renowned for its imaginative and varied menu, available both downstairs in the bar and upstairs.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
fishy on a dishy

Great service, good wine list, decent ales, great fish and chips. Only slight downer was that for Londoners it was a bit quiet

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Stewart W
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Great service, good wine list, decent ales, great fish and chips. Only slight downer was that for Londoners it was a bit quiet

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Came here whilst on a works course with colleagues after being recommended by the staff at the hotel I was staying at. Really can't complain, the local Bath Ales served were very nice, the menu comfortably had enough food to pick from and it was very reasonably priced with great quality food. £78 for 3 starters, mains, side orders and... More 

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Fak Fak, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to The Salamander several times, both to eat and for a drink. The staff have always been extremely helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is very cosy. And the food is delicious and very reasonably priced! The service is good and the staff always smiling. If you want delicious food (I'd particularly recommend the roast) and a... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a place that I visit every time I am in Bath and it never disappoints. In some ways it is nothing special, just a quietism place for a pint while I read the paper or wait while my partner is shopping. But there is something extra special about the place that is hard to explain - just amazing... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wonderful pub classics, and always tasty. I've eaten here a number of times, its generally pretty quiet but the food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Worth a visit.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Had a lovely meal here, pretty reasonable, & enjoyed the bar downstairs. The staff were all friendly & helpful, thank you

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Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

we had an issue with our starter, it tasted "off" the manageress upstairs wasn't one bit interested in talking to us, no apology , nothing taken off our bill, she just took the plates back,didnt offer an alternative , (a bowl of soup would of done) 9 people had this issue so we weren't making it up ! very disappointed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited on recommendation from a friend and I wasn't disappointed. Bar staff were friendly and happy to give advice on the ales available. I wish I had stayed here for another instead of going to that place just down the road on the corner. Definitely be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to sit in the dining room but then there was an awkward conversation between the chef and the waiter about if the dinning room was open or not yet. A little bit strange but we sat down anyway. The food was nice with good flavour but was not filling for the price (Roman gnocchi). The onion rings were... More 

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Deana18, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had an enjoyable meal and it's always nice to have feedback on how we did. In regards to the awkward conversation with the chef. Unfortunately as you may have seen, we were dealing with a staff shortage due to sickness. This meant that there was only one member of the... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Extremely friendly staff, great chef serving top rate Sunday roasts (best roast I've ever tasted!). All round excellent dining experience. If you're looking for an exceptionally good value Sunday lunch then look no further. I cannot rate this venue highly enough. You will not be disappointed. Would definitely recommend & return here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225 428889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

Description

The Salamander is great city-centre pub with none of the social stigma attached to some of the bars in Bath. ‘The Sally’ serves good food and a fine choice of beers from Bath Ales and beyond, and welcomes a friendly, eclectic audience.It’s small, it’s snug but it’s oh so special! The Salamander is tucked neatly away just off Queen Square in the heart of the Georgian city of Bath. Historically a ‘steak and chop house’, it now consists of a wonderfully simple bar on the ground floor and an impressive dining room complete with galley kitchen upstairs.Using the finest produce from local suppliers, ‘The Sally’ is renowned for its imaginative and varied menu, available both downstairs in the bar and upstairs.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?