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The Salamander

#50 of 415 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
01225 428889
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10:00 am - 12:00 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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Delicious

We dined upstairs and our dinner was absolutely delicious - try the steak & ale pie. Waitstaff was helpful and friendly. Wanted to return but had to try other restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Harriet R
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Summerville, South Carolina
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Summerville, South Carolina
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We dined upstairs and our dinner was absolutely delicious - try the steak & ale pie. Waitstaff was helpful and friendly. Wanted to return but had to try other restaurants.

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Deana18, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Harriet, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself! The steak & ale pie (Beef & Barnsey to the locals) has become a Salamander signature and we are happy you enjoyed it. As for the team we thank you for your kind feedback on their performance. We hope you manage to get some free... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were in the main very happy with this lovely pub/restaurant, but my wife's dish was really not edible, for which there was no offer of compensation. As it was her birthday I felt especially bad for her.

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Deana18, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

We were in the main very happy with this lovely pub/restaurant, but my wife's dish was really not edible, for which there was no offer of compensation. As it was her birthday I felt especially bad for her. Hi Andrew, Firstly I'd like to say I'm glad you enjoyed our pub and restaurant. We are very proud of our cosy... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On staying at bath for weekend in b&b we found this lovely little pub (a bath ale pub ) proper old fashioned inn great staff .will be back in July .

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Washington, DC
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I came upon this place while waiting for our room to be ready at the hotel. We walked in and were immediately greeted by the friendly staff at the bar. They gave us beer recommendations, which turned out great, and then we both ordered the fish and chips. This was probably about the best fish and chips... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is everything you want from a pub. A good selection of beer and cider on tap. No blaring music or TV so you can have a conversation. Friendly, efficient staff. Available seating, at least on a weeknight.

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NorthYorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Very well kept ales and comfortable surroundings. Easy to pop in for a pint or more!! The staff were very friendly and efficient. No blaring music or television so you can actually talk to people.

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Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Phil Thank you for your view and we hope to see you again soon More 

Steeple Morden, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lovely little pub with a restaurant upstairs. Great ale, great service and great food. We both had the frittata that was great. Perhaps a little more blue cheese in it please chef! Great chips great salad!!

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Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Our pride goes in the why we present our food and drink right from the cellar to the suppliers, until it reaches your glass or plate We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon Many thanks for the review More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had an excellent meal. The staff was courteous and fast. The food was delicious to eat and look at. I plan on returning again soon.

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Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Our chef loves his work and it shows with the tastes and looks that he comes up with. We thank you for your review and hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a lovely meal here and the beer was just as it should be. We both had a flat iron steak which was good and cooked well and the 'proper chips' were fab. There was a lovely atmosphere upstairs in the restaurant part and our waiter was very welcoming and helpful.

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Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Thank you for you review, we take pride in our delivery of our great beers, from the cellar to your glass. Our chef cooks with passion and service to match. We hope to see you again soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A local recommended The Salamander's Sunday Roast and it didn't disappoint. I highly recommend the lamb roast, and my boyfriend loved the Yorkshire pudding with his roast beef.

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Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Recommendations are great to hear. Thank you for spending your Sunday with us and please say a big thank you to who recommended us. See you Sunday? More 

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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 to $25
Cuisine: Pub

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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 to $25
  • Cuisine: Pub

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?