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The Salamander

#63 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 - 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: 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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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 88
    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
Great Bath Ales

Perfect for the Bath Ale fan. I have eaten here before also and it is well worth a trip. Close to the Raven so you can flit between the two.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Gus A
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Perfect for the Bath Ale fan. I have eaten here before also and it is well worth a trip. Close to the Raven so you can flit between the two.

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northamptonshire uk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Saturday lunchtime prior to the Rugby! Delicious Welsh rarebit, onion rings and hand cut chips devoured with a well kept pint of Bath Gem to wash it down! Good bit of rugby banter! The Salamander is one of my favourite pubs to visit when in Bath!

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London, United Kingdom
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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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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?