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The Assembly Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar
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16-17 Alfred Street, Bath BA1 2QU, England
01225333639
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Too Loud!

Perhaps it's an age thing, but every time we have visited this pub we find the music much too loud and intrusive. After just one drink we have to leave which is a shame as the beer is good and the menu, though basic pub grub, could be interesting. Maybe some ear plugs next time?!

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
Chris H
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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

you will need this as the likelihood of getting served within twenty minutes, even if you are the only person in the pub, are virtually NIL. The manager will sit and ignore you for as long as he can. The beer is overpriced and staff openly smoke/vape behind the bar whilst ignoring you.

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Caroline W, General Manager at The Assembly Inn, responded to this review

Hello Tim from Bournemouth, the Assembly Inn is getting busier every month that I have been in charge. I apologise for the wait of over twenty minutes. Our pies are baked in an oven and this process takes about 20 minutes! That is if it was a pie that you ordered, we were so busy over the entire weekend with... More 

UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We, unfortunately, were there the same day as the England/Australia match. We arrived early and were able to order food (well most of us) but he was some what disgruntled that 10 of us arrived and wanted to eat (how dare we bring him custom). The final member of my party arrived and was told she couldn't order food despite... More 

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Larnaka, Cyprus
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Oh dear, but what a match! We went to the Assembly Inn Sports Bar to watch the England v Australia international. This was our first visit and we weren't sure what to expect. Kick off was at 14.30. We arrived at 13.15 hoping to enjoy a little lunch before the game. On arrival the pub was busy and the single... More 

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Caroline W, General Manager at The Assembly Inn, responded to this review

ENTITLED "Common sense these days? You just cant win can you" In response to the 'Take your own sandwiches' and 'Dont expect decent customer service' both written about the same day at the same time, just before England v Australia rugby. The Assembly Inn is a very popular rugby pub. We are and always expect to be packed out to... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Perhaps it's an age thing, but every time we have visited this pub we find the music much too loud and intrusive. After just one drink we have to leave which is a shame as the beer is good and the menu, though basic pub grub, could be interesting. Maybe some ear plugs next time?!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Let down by lukewarm soft drinks and one rather grumpy member of bar staff. However saved vy other staff who were far more attentive and the food served was very good

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Poole, United Kingdom
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513 reviews 513 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Food looked good as well. The local Abbey beers were good and my US friend seemed to enjoy them. It was a lovely day so we spilled out onto the pavement. Nice.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Although this pub is a little off the city centre that has advantages when it comes to a Saturday when Bath Rugby are playing at home. Most city centre pubs will be full to bursting and although the Assembly was full it was not a squeeze. Beer from a local brewery was an added bonus. Plenty of screens so you... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We've been visiting The Assembly ever since it re-opened, whenever we are in BathI.It has gone through various stages of updating etc, riendliest of places at times - the staff are polite AND welcoming, and the music is great not too intrusive

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great place to meet and have a drink. On this occasion we didn't eat here but have done in the past and never been disappointed.

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London, UK
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189 reviews 189 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

An interesting refurbished pub that has not been turned into a modern clone; it seems to be a quirky bar that still acts as a pub for locals, probably normals rather than Hooray Henrys and Harriets despite being at the side of the Assembly Rooms. It makes no pretence of being a gastro pub but serves a limited range of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16-17 Alfred Street, Bath BA1 2QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225333639

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?