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The Hop Pole

#47 of 412 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub
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7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
+44 1225 446327
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Quick Bites, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Dont tell anyone about this Pub! ;)

Because its too blinking good! In walking distance from the Royal Cresent, has to be one of my favourite cental pubs. Has great selection of Local Beers and a nice warm Pub/ Gastro environment. I have eaten here three time and all those times have been very good quality pub food. It isnt fancy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
cbert1987
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Because its too blinking good! In walking distance from the Royal Cresent, has to be one of my favourite cental pubs. Has great selection of Local Beers and a nice warm Pub/ Gastro environment. I have eaten here three time and all those times have been very good quality pub food. It isnt fancy or pretentious, just hearty home cooked... More 

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

Thank you for such a cracking review, cbert1987! It's always great to hear such feedback and we're pleased to be hitting all the right notes on your visits. We look forward to seeing you again in the (hopefully very near) future! More 

Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I moved to Bath about 18 months ago and am kicking myself that I only discovered the Hop Pole in the last few months! As soon as you walk in you get the immediate proper pub feeling, cosy and friendly, and the beers and ciders on offer are just top notch! Over 3 occasions my partner and I have sampled... More 

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

Thank you very much for your amazingly kind words, Lucy! We're thrilled to read such a glowing recommendation and it's always great to see you - better late than never after the eighteen months! It will be a pleasure to show the rest of the front of house and kitchen team as I'm sure they'll be as delighted to read... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A nice pub. But over pushy staff and overcooked food let it down. Neither of us enjoyed the food. It also seemed like all staff were trying overly hard to get a tip, their service didn't feel natural.

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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 your thoughts, Tom. We're glad you enjoyed our pub but I'm sorry we weren't up to scratch otherwise. I would be very appreciative if you could e-mail us on hoppole@bathales.co.uk to talk in more depth about how we could improve. Working with our front of house team, they have been trained... More 

Bath, UK
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We booked ahead as a group of four adults with three very young children, and the staff were great! They had reserved a table for us opposite the bar with lots of space for buggies, high chairs and assorted accessories. The two bartenders were really friendly, welcoming and helpful, even suggesting ordering the children's food first so they would be... 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 post this review for us, Rosie. We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, and it pleases me greatly that the staff were that impressive! It will be a joy to show them all your wonderfully kind words. It will also please the chefs to learn their dishes went down... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place kind staff members very easy chilled place and lovely food I would only say the portion sizes where very poor had about 4 very small potatoes and two slices of beef they where very thin and small like a child in fact my child was and I hungry still after and for 14 pound a dinner I would... More 

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

Thank you for your review, Louise - I'm really pleased with all the positives of your review and glad that the service, atmosphere and taste of the food was to your liking. I can only apologise you felt the portion sizes weren't up to scratch, though. We do understand that many different people will have different appetites so we always... More 

Highworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our B&B thought we might like The Hop Pole and they were right! Only five minutes on the bus (you don't know how lucky you are in Bath!) Mum and I rocked up for our table reserved in the bar. The place was heaving with several big groups and I was worried about noise but Mark (who came and introduced... More 

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

Hello again Sarah - thank you very much for your lovely review! It was our pleasure to look after you both and we're delighted you enjoyed everything we had to offer on your visit. I'm thrilled you were well-looked after by your waitress, Sedona, who's already proved how valuable she is to us with her lovely and positive nature. It... More 

Bristol, UK
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The pub is easy to find, being on the Upper Bristol Road just opposite Royal Victoria Park and on the main bus routes from Bristol. It has a lovely garden and is well kept inside. My wife and I went there to eat one early evening midweek on a beautiful day when most people were in the garden and indoors... More 

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

Thank you very much for your wonderfully kind words, they're very much appreciated by everybody here. I'm delighted to hear all aspects of your visit were to a high standard and it will be a pleasure to pass on your feedback to the rest of the team. Hopefully, as you don't live too far away, it won't be long before... More 

Braintree, Essex UK
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Visited with my husband on good Friday. Food was plentiful, delicious, served quickly. Helpful waitress. This place serves real ale, if that's your thing. Nice wines too. I had mushrooms and feta Wellington, yum, my husband had mussels. A really loved meal. Recommended. 😊

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

Thank you very much for your lovely words - we're thrilled you enjoyed your visit here and it's great to receive such feedback during one of our busiest weekends of the year! We will be launching our new Spring Menu in the coming few days so hopefully you we will be able to see you soon to see if we... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 

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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: +44 1225 446327

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 22
  • Cuisine: Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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