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The Hop Pole

#65 of 420 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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Quick Bites, Drinks, 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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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
Great food and drink

Starters - whitebait and terrine. Mains - pork roast and fish and chips. Yum! Honest good food reasonably priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
morag w
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Starters - whitebait and terrine. Mains - pork roast and fish and chips. Yum! Honest good food reasonably priced.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited as a 4 for Sunday Lunch in the bar, told there was a 45 min wait on food which wasn't a problem as it gave us time for a few ales (great selection) and a chat. We all ordered roast, except they were already out of pork at 1:30 which was dissapointing. The beef and chicken meat was... More 

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Bristol, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very conveniently situated opposite the fabulous play park in Bath we went here for sunday lunch. It was the best sunday roast we had this year - really excellent. Good childrens menu, nice interior, good atmosphere we are looking forward to coming back.

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

It's tremendous to hear such glowing feedback - thank you so much! I'll be delighted to pass this on to our kitchen team who will be extremely proud to read about your Sunday lunchtime visit. I'm glad we hit the spot and we too look forward to your return! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I'm a regular in here - and - I just want to commend the staff in here - they are all kinda young but have great maturity - I've NEVER seen them get grumpy / narky and are always polite to people..well done to everybody here, it's a great place and definitely right up there with THE best of it's... More 

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

Your wonderful words were a delight to read but also, more importantly, to be able to pass on to the rest of the team! They are incredibly hard-working and dedicated to what they do and take great pride in a job well done, so I'm thrilled that is all paying off! Thank you once again and we all look forward... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As far as I am concerned there is only one pub in Bath, and this is it. I live abroad and always make a special effort to come here once or twice when I come back because the beer is always great and the food never disappoints. The fact that in August you can get two main meals for the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your incredible review, SNB181. It is always a pleasure to see and serve you - it's great to be able to show the rest of the team such positive words and to be able to show them the pay-off of their hard work. The 2 Course £10/3 Course £15 Set Lunch Menu has always been... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Just arrived in Bath on holiday with the family, this was one of the nearest places to eat. What a lucky find! The quality of the food was superb, as was the service. The beer (Bath Ales) was also excellent. There's a lovely courtyard at the back, perfect for a summer's evening. Highly recommended!

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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 such a lovely review for us! It means a lot to the team that our customers enjoy their time with us, so it will be a pleasure to pass this on. We look forward to seeing you all here again soon. More 

Bath
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ate in the garden of this pub last night and it was just great. The food was really lovely and the service excellent.

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

Really glad you enjoyed everything we have to offer - hopefully it's not too long before we see you again! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Visited The Hop Pole for a family meal. Food is good! Beers are great. Would recommend to others and will be definitely booking again.

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

It is very much appreciated that you took the time to write this review on TripAdvisor for us - thank you. We're glad you all enjoyed your time here and hope it won't be too long before we see you all again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We've been to the Hop Pole before on a visit to Bath and when the sun came out on a Friday afternoon it was our first choice for lunch and a place to sit and read the newspaper. We had the cheese baguette which was really good, plus the muscles with sides of onion rings and chips. All of it... 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 feedback for us - it is very much appreciated! Without specific details, it is hard for us to fully gauge how we could improve the food offering which you had, but we are thrilled to hear our standards for service and atmosphere hit the spot for you. We'll... More 

Buderim, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

One of our best meals in 4 weeks in Europe. Jo the manager is a lovely guy ... Local cider and good white wine .. A good evening !

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

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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