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“A Real Pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Salamander

The Salamander
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
01225 428889
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Ranked #57 of 459 Restaurants in Bath
Price range: $5 - $25
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Salamander is great city-centre pub with none of the social stigma attached to some of the bars in Bath. ‘The Sally’ serves good food and a fine choice of beers from Bath Ales and beyond, and welcomes a friendly, eclectic audience.It’s small, it’s snug but it’s oh so special! The Salamander is tucked neatly away just off Queen Square in the heart of the Georgian city of Bath. Historically a ‘steak and chop house’, it now consists of a wonderfully simple bar on the ground floor and an impressive dining room complete with galley kitchen upstairs.Using the finest produce from local suppliers, ‘The Sally’ is renowned for its imaginative and varied menu, available both downstairs in the bar and upstairs.
Bath, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Real Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Only went in to beat the storm on Saturday after the Rugby. Beer is well kept, staff are friendly, didn't hear the music so couldn't be too loud allowing for conversation, great atmosphere, can't wait to go back some time! didn't eat but will do next time. Wonderful

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JoeF2255, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank heavens you've found us now! Look forward to seeing you back!
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Another Proper Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Arrived on a hot sunny Sunday, the welcome was really nice and we were soon seated with a selection of great beers lined up. We had the set meal of roast chicken and roast beef with loads of well cooked veg. The puds were of a really high standard and very much recommended. Again this is a proper pub, nothing fancy but as they used to be. Well worth a visit

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JoeF2255, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thanks for the positive review Mark. Really glad you enjoyed our roasts!
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great pies and great pints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is what you look for when you're looking for a modern style but traditional pub to enjoy a pie and a pint of local ale. We came here as a group of 4 and stayed for several hours and left in very high spirits. We haven't visited too many pubs in Bath yet so the salamander has set a very high bench mark to be compared with.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JoeF2255, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!
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“My new favourite pub!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

During a great day out in Bath, were lucky enough to find this place for lunch. Everything from the food to the décor was perfect, with staff that couldn't have been nicer. Keep up the good work, guys. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JoeF2255, Front Office Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bath and your time with us. Please drop in next time you're in the area.
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“Beer and sausage haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was in Bath during a torrential downpour. Came in here for a pint or two of the excellent S.P.A. and a bowl of delicious mini sausages. Friendly barman. Music inobtrusive so I was able to get some work done. I shall return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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JoeF2255, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again!
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