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The Hop Pole

7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
01225 446327
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Ranked #45 of 459 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Hop Pole is a comfortable, spacious and friendly pub serving good food and top-notch beer. During summer months and periods of fine weather, the garden comes into its own and is the perfect place for mellow afternoon quaffing.Situated opposite Victoria Park, The Hop Pole is welcoming to all, including well-behaved children and dogs alike. It is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys fine food accompanied by equally enjoyable cask ales, or wine from a selection designed to suit all tastes (and all pockets!).
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bath
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I was part of a group of 10 visiting on a Saturday evening. Christmas meals can be disappointing but this was by far the best I have ever had. The food was delicious, beer tasty and the service provided by Dennis friendly and fun. Full marks Hop Pole !

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

We're all thrilled you enjoyed your Christmas party with us, Paul. Your highest praise is certainly welcome and I know that Dennis and the rest of the front of house team along with all of our kitchen staff will be delighted to read your very kind words! Thank you once more, and we do hope it's not too long before... More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

After changing our B & B, we found the Hop Pole and Bath ales being one of my favourite beers we couldn't go wrong. The Hop Pole is a great pub with a friendly crowd and staff, food is lovely and you can just sit and relax and enjoy the atmosphere. This has become one of our favourite pubs in... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time out to leave this review for us - it is very much appreciated and we're all glad you enjoy visiting us when you get the chance! We hope it's not too long before you're up from Hertfordshire again. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Previously reviewed but forced to again. Mark, the manager, remembered my daughter liked only custard for dessert. Food excellent, half pint of custard delivered, with greatest of thanks. Fantastic service. A visit is essential. See you again soon.

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to see you when you're visiting Bath, Sarah! Already looking forward to the next time you're in, we hope it's not too long! More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

During a weekend trip to Bath recently, my boyfriend and I headed up to The Hop Pole after reading the great reviews here on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed! Really lovely staff, bloody amazing food (we had an early dinner as we were a little late for the lunch menu, I recommend the sweet potato gnocci if it's still available!)... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, Cate! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time with us and I'll be thrilled to pass on your comments to our chefs - they are very passionate people who put a tremendous amount of effort into their work, so I'm glad you relished your meal with us. Also pleased that the... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This has been my local for many years and will continue to remain this way. It has always been a good place to get good food, good beer and the staff are always really nice. Whether it is Mark, Dennis, Tom or Claudia behind the bar, there's always pleasant conversation and you're always made to feel welcome. Good job, Hop... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

We're thrilled you enjoy The Hop Pole as your local and long may that continue! It's great to hear our high standards are being matched time and again for you - it is always a pleasure to pass on such positive comments to the rest of the team! We hope to see you very soon. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Booked a table rather last minute on a Saturday. Very friendly waiter and bar staff, food hit the spot fish and chips lovely, and ham egg and chips Went down a treat. Not an extensive menu but the food they deliver is well presented and fresh. Generous portions and attentive service. Bath ales and good quaffable wine! Waiter also booked... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and for visiting us - we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Saturday night here. It's very pleasing to read that all areas were enjoyed and we do hope it's not too long before we see you here again! More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited last week with friends from work. I had the Fish and Chips, fabulous is the only word!! The fish was really fresh, batter light as a feather and crispy, chips delicious - crunchy and hot, minted mushy peas and a slice of lemon to top it all off. The presentation was great and service quick. Everyone who ate was... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your incredible review - we loved reading every part from the title right through to the end! Our chefs do have a lot of passion for cooking and no matter what the dish, they will always try their best to exceed expectations and do the best that they possibly can. It's great to read such... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Have used this pub when up in Bath for work a couple of times a year from about 2007. Have always liked it. Not disappointed this time either! In fact I would say it is the best it has ever been. Good ale, and very nice food, done in a imaginative way. The only thing I would say is I... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, Richard. We're so pleased you have returned to us many times over the years and it's great to know you feel we're at the top of our game! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your visit - we do try our best and it's good to see such positive... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
290 reviews 290 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was in and out in about 30 minutes as just wanted to get some quick, good food. And I got just that. It wasn't spectacular, but delivered on taste - much better than many restaurants and certainly better than most pubs that masquerade as a gastro joint. The soup came in a metal tankard and was tasty and the... More 

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, it is very much appreciated. Really pleased you enjoyed the food and service on your visit - we hope it's not too long before we see you once more! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Traditional old style British pub with unobtrusive background music. Unpretentious and friendly with game boards for a relaxing afternoon. Food is pub traditional and very good . Only downside is where to park. The answer is in the park and just a five minute walk from there.

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Mark T, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review, John. Parking has always been our major problem, especially now we have just lost some extra spaces from in front of Victoria Park. We're thrilled you enjoyed everything we have to offer and hope it's not too long before we welcome you here once more! More 

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Additional Information about The Hop Pole

Address: 7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
Phone Number: 01225 446327
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: British, Pub

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