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The Hop Pole

#56 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
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7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
01225 446327
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Hop Pole is a comfortable, spacious and friendly pub serving good food...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Friendly welcome with excellent food and drink

We visited here (Sat 14th March) as we were staying at the hotel over the road. The pub is under new management, who had just started that week, and they were keen to make us feel very welcome. The warm and friendly service we received was excellent. We ordered meals from the new menu which were a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
tracyandben2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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237 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited here (Sat 14th March) as we were staying at the hotel over the road. The pub is under new management, who had just started that week, and they were keen to make us feel very welcome. The warm and friendly service we received was excellent. We ordered meals from the new menu which were a good size and... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time out to post this lovely review for us, tracyandben2015 - it means a lot to all of the guys both on the front and back of house side of things. We're glad you enjoyed everything and that your praise will be a delight to pass on to all who were on shift during your... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Hop Pole has a traditional pub atmosphere. The food is delicious, there are Bath beers to try and service was prompt.

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

Thank you very much for your short but sweet review - we hope we will be able to welcome you once more to try what we have to offer! More 

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went to The Hop Pole following the reviews on here but we were very disappointed. We had a 35 minute wait for the Roast beef to be served. After 30 minutes I looked for someone to ask what had happened to our food and down near the kitchen asked a waitress and they said were we not advised before... More 

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

I'm very sorry to read of your disappointing visit with us on your Sunday lunch. After having spoken to my team, they do feel a little aggrieved as they believe all walk-in diners were warned of a wait time for their food due to the extensive amount of bookings and food already on order at the peak time during a... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Good place to try Bath beer with fresh British food. Garden was really nice. Good mix of locals and tourists alike. Staff were very accomodating

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

Many thanks for your kind words, Allison. I'll be pleased to pass on your post to the rest of the team and we hope it's not the last time we get to welcome you here! More 

Luton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Visited The Hop Pole last Saturday whilst away in Bath. We did originally sit in the pub area but moved downstairs to the restaurant area which was very nice and cosy. We had a nice Chicken Pie each and ordered a couple of extra sides;onion rings and the braised vegetables. My only comment would be is that the pie could... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review - it means a lot to all the team that you enjoyed your time with us. Our chef has been notified of your comments regarding the pie filling and we will be looking at the portion size. Any feedback is welcome as it does help us to improve and see where we... More 

Valletta, Malta
2 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lovely pub with friendly staff and equally lovely and food.. Came for lunch with the dogs and friends. Very enjoyable and would highly recommend

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

Thank you very much for your lovely and kind words - they're very much appreciated and we hope it's not too long before we see you (and the pooch) again! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We found The Hop Pole by chance as the place which had been recommended to us was fully booked. A stroke of luck! Friendly and helpful service and a pleasant ambiance. Good music too and not too loud. We both went for the haddock fish cake and aioli starter and the evening special, beef in a cocoa crust (sounds odd... More 

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

It's great to hear you managed to find us in the end! I'm thrilled to hear everything we had to offer was to your liking - it will be a pleasure to pass this praise on to the rest of the team. We do have some very interesting and varied wine list, so it's no surprise we managed to find... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Food to die for. Friendly staff and even allowed my puppy in. What more could I say accept get down here and see for your self. Fantastic little pub.

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

Many thanks for your kind words, Zoetheluckypup - it's very much appreciated you taking the time out to post some online feedback for us! We're thrilled to hear a good time was certainly had and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We came to The Hop Pole after seeing that it welcomed dogs. We found a gorgeous little hidden gem. The food is delicious the service is spot on and you receive a warm welcome. Our puppy was able to sit with us quite nicely and was the centre of attention. We will definitely be visiting multiple times in the future.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely words, Michael. We're delighted you found us and gave us a go - it's great to read such a wonderful review! As ever, we're always welcoming of dogs, with plenty of water bowls on hand too! Hope it's not too long at all before we see you all once more! More 

lancs,england
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Every visit to Bath seems to involve a pleasant walk through the park to this modern yet cosy pub. On a freezing february day the mussels in a chorizo broth were an ideal way to warm up. ( The delicious festivity porter ale helped too! ). Very friendly and helpful staff are the norm in this place.

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

Many thanks for your kind words, jammyammy - it's very much appreciated by us all here! It's great to hear you enjoyed everything from the food and the beer to the service. We hope it's not too long before you're back down to visit again from sunny Lancashire! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: 01225 446327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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!).
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?