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The Salamander

#63 of 464 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: 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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  • 89
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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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
No complaints!

Great staff, great food, great ales and great wine selection! Nothing at all to pick fault with. Will be back if we visit Bath again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great staff, great food, great ales and great wine selection! Nothing at all to pick fault with. Will be back if we visit Bath again!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stumbled across this pub on a windy afternoon in Bath and sampled some of the wonderful ales. We then returned for a drink in the evening AND for lunch the next day, The Salamander received a lot of our business over the course of a weekend! The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is tasty and the atmosphere... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'm a regular visitor to the UK but this was my first ever visit to Bath. I could go on about how much I loved the town (really beautiful place) but I mostly need to congratulate the Salamander on the quality of its food and the Bath Ales they serve. I had a special of ocean trout which was cooked... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Hi Rankinfoodie here. Salamander is just the place for a special local brew, Bath Ale. Tucked away in Queen Street just a few minutes from the tourist haunts. Bath Spa ale is delicate and hoppy.

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

Hi Rankinfoodie Thank you for your kind words and the time you took for your review. Greatly appreciated. Come back soon More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Visited on Recomendation from a friend, it has a decent selection of Ale and the food they served was good pub grub. We had a fish sandwich and the pie of the day, it took some time but was worth the wait.

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

Please thank who ever recommended our place and I am glad we stood up to the recommendation :) Our classics are very popular and will never change Come back soon Thank you for the review More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The range of beers ... wonderful, the food is fabulous especially the Sunday roasts. It is a cosy, very relaxing bar for a lovely romantic evening or after shopping for lunch and Prosecco. Best of all it is THE place to be pre rugby matches, such a great atmosphere. One of my very favourite pubs in Bath where the staff... More 

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

Thank you very much for the nice review. Our Sunday roasts are getting more and more popular, even with all the offerings in Bath we are now getting noticed and booking is recommended. Lamb, Chicken or Beef come and try for yourself :) Many thanks More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Not that I am a regular but I visit this place quite often and it never disappoints. Bath Ales certainly deserve their credit but there is a little beer treat you never expect to find in an English pub specialising in local ales - Steen Brugge, a proper Belgian beer. And, just by coincidence, I am Belgian too who loves... More 

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

Very nicely put. I love your review and we are very happy that you join us to enjoy our Belgium offerings along side the Bath Ales. What a great combo :) See you again soon The Sal team More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Husband and son are fans of Bath Ales so this was an ideal choice for a meal. Excellent food and service coupled with good beer and a very nice glass of NZ Sauvingon Blanc.

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

Owned by Bath Ales, you are always going to get a great pint :) We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and drink offerings. Come back soon More 

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

Hi Gus, thank you for the kind words and I am glad to hear you enjoy our food offering. We do a seasonal menu so stop by again to see what we are offering now with our spring menu. In May we will be starting Sunday night Pub quizzes. Please join us to make it a success Many thanks More 

northamptonshire uk
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Rugby is our fav time of year. Our crowds are great and the nights have a great atmosphere with the banter going on. Glad to hear you had a great visit and please come again. Thank you for the review The Sal team More 

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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?