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The Salamander

3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
01225 428889
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Ranked #56 of 459 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Pewsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Waited over ten minutes to get a drink at the bar. The pub was not crowded (now I know why)and the bar tender struggled to make three cappucinos having to fetch milk from upstairs. No sense of urgency here.A warm pint of Bath Festival had been sitting in the pipe since last night. Bath Ales please rescue this once great... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Title says it all really. I'm sure they don't need another person to tell them, but they really did offer great food. Their card machine was down due to weather, but hardly their fault. Mon-Tues-Wed they offer one selected main and a pint for £10 which I will definitely be back to try.

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Harlow, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friends are I stopped here before we left Bath to go back to London and I'm so glad we did. It is a wonderful little place. Great atmosphere and the staff was amazing, so friendly and accommodating. We had to rush to catch our bus and they took our order right away and we got our food quickly. Our... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

My second time here while renovating a flat in Bath. A friend brought me here last week. It's one of his old student haunts. As the title states, Great Ale! Especially the GEM! Great pie! And.... Northern Soul & Motown blasting through the music system on both visits... All I can say SALAMANDER... Is " KEEP THE FAITH ✊

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fantastic atmosphere, lovely staff and brilliant ales. The starters were excellent and boded well for the main courses. Unfortunately, although it was busy, waiting 40 mins for a main course without explanation is very poor. The fish and chips was excellent. I had the hunters' stew and it was so poor I sent it back. To me, a stew should... More 

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Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped off here before an afternoon shopping in Bath, and Chris loved his meat and ale pie. We were looking for somewhere to eat away from the main shopping area and saw a sign for this place, which is just around the corner from the shops. The pub stocks beers from Bath Ales, and offers a good range of... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Booked Sunday lunch and it was explained that a large party could mean a little wait, but they could oblige. Seated next to the most horrendous, cold draft but fortunately another table came free. Eventually my rare beef arrived. It was straight out of the fridge and hadn't visited the micro wave for long enough. Stone cold. It went back... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you get the chance to retreat to the Salamander for a few hours you won't regret it! Its a great place to escape the bustle of town, especially with the build up to Christmas well underway. With a choice of 3 great Bath Ales beers - Gem, Barnsey and Spa plus changing guest ales, a range of mainstream and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I really liked the look and feel of the bar, usual Bath Ales style. A good variety of bath Ales including the seasonal beer 'Festival'. The food was average / good on taste but way over priced. I had a stew which tasted ok but it wasn't hot, clearly not enough time in the microwave. We paid £26 for two... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Not the cheapest but the food was awesome, beer battered cod, chips and mushy peas which were buttery goodness. Haddock kedgeree was also amazing. And to top it off some amazing ales!

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Additional Information about The Salamander

Address: 3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
Phone Number: 01225 428889
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25

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