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The Salamander

3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
01225 428889
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Ranked #70 of 463 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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English first
Cork, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Pewsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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