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“Lovely meal at The Garrick's Head” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Garricks Head

The Garricks Head
7 & 8 St Johns Place, Bath BA1 1ET, England
01225 318 368
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Ranked #111 of 458 Restaurants in Bath
Price range: $31 - $41
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situated next to the Theatre Royal in the centre of Bath, the Garrick's Head Pub and and Dining Room offers a delicious selection of locally inspired dishes. Using seasonal ingredients and making everything fresh on site the kitchen serves traditional pub dishes such as fresh cod in beer batter with triple cooked chips and "the best burger in Bath" to more complex creations, Venison steak with a mini cottage pie of venison or poached Guinea fowl with wild garlic both popular at the moment. The Garrick's Head is ideally situated for pre Theatre dining as it is directly next door to the theatre so you are only minutes from your seat. Often described as a country pub in the city centre the Garrick's Head has roaring fires, four real ales and over 50 whiskeys, very much a pub with a dining room there are also over 50 seats outside on the terrace, perfect for watching Baths beautiful people come and go.
Surrey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lovely meal at The Garrick's Head”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Came back to here after rude staff at Tilly's (where we were told earlier by a member of staff that we wouldn't need to book a table upstairs for a Tuesday night but when we returned just gone 7pm the only tables available were downstairs which weren't as nice. Our explanation for not booking was met with a shrug).

I digress. To The Garrick's Head where we were met with a friendly waitress and we got a table by the fire on a very chilly evening. My husband had scallops and black pudding starter followed by venison and I had duck wood and wood pigeon terrine followed by pheasant which were all absolutely delicious. After about an hour we were the only ones in the restaurant (its proximity to the theatre tends to get a pre-theatre crowd and we were early evening) but that suited us just fine. 2 courses with a bottle of red wine and 2 glasses of Prosecco came to £80 odd with service charge included which was quite reasonable (being used to London prices). I would recommend this restaurant.

Wouldn't hesitate to go back or recommend this restaurant. The pub on the other side had a lovely open fire too and was quite busy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We had lunch at The Garricks Head pub. My husband and I both had fish and chips, I must say this was delicious.Thick slab of fish, crispy beer batter and chunky chips, served with home made tartar sauce and a watercress side salad with a lemony dressing.
Very yummy indeed and washed bown with a cider for me and a beer for him, what more would you want on a rainy day in a lovely city!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth
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“Lovely dog friendly bar next to the theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We popped in here for a drink or three with our dog. We didnt eat but had the option to had we been hungry. Lovely atmosphere, candles on the tables, cosy and reasonably priced drinks. Would come again if in the area. Would recommend.

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“Fantastic Pub Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

We sat outside in the autumnal sun. Long wait but worth it; we're on holiday so happy to watch the world go by. Unbelievably good beef n oyster pie. Huge chunks of beef, a smattering of well cooked oysters in a rich gravy encased in crumbly, very short pastry. Served with crunchy perfectly cooked cale and unusual varieties of carrot - a nice touch, and creamy herby mash. That, with a well poured pint was excellent value. Highly recommend The Garrick's Head, Bath

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nashville tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We just happened to come across this pub by accident and were glad we did!! The manager and our server were very friendly. Try the fish and chips they were delicious!! The restaurant was clean and inviting. I would recommend it to everyone!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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