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The Salamander

#58 of 405 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Bath Ales pub has a good selection of Bath Ales beers on tap. The Silvertip from Beerd was particularly nice, I went back a couple of times on our short stay in Bath. It's quite small downstairs but is split into several even more intimate areas.

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Thank Steve D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Never mind the excellent selection of Bath Ales on tap, the food is delicious. Had the best ox cheek ever here, with a scrumptious horseradish mash. My wife had a delicious fan-fried cod. The prices are reasonable, and, of course, the drink is superb. If ever in Bath, do make your way to this cozy pub.

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Thank civic466
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellently beer, excellent service from Sally and excellent atmosphere, hands down the best pub in Bath.

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Thank Ben S
U.K.
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191 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar reminds me of the small bars that can be found in the Little Italy area of Manhattan. If I owned a bar, this would be it. Today's visit, my girlfriend and me, a pre-theatre shared steak sandwich and chips, a pint of Amstel beer and a Cappuccino, all in less that £25, great service, friendly service, I will... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived early before the Bath / Bristol rugby game. Serves good ales - the Bath Gem gets a special mention- and a wonderful cold meats starter board. Staff friendly and attentive even when busy and the atmosphere is fantastic and noisy especially about an hour to go before the 'kick-off' of the rugby game with lots of rugby followers and... More 

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Thank nocuinneagain
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't eat here on our recent visit, but of all the pubs we did sample- this was the best for drinks! Nice surroundings and great choice of well kept beer. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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Thank WeLoveHoney
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after a wonder around bath and needed a drink! Loverly place, we didn't eat however the olives where lush! My partner enjoyed his pint and my wine hit the spot! The price is that bit more than most places but I found that bath was quite expensive but I am from up north! Haha x we would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Not sure about the restaurant but the bar had a great atmosphere and a good place to have a drink. Prices good and bar staff friendly.

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Nunney, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We ate here as our usual choice for a pre match meal was full. Pleasant surroundings in an upstairs eating area but the prices were expensive even for Bath. A round of drinks, two orange and lemonade and a beer were over £10 which was not a good start! My cheeseburger came with chips but at £12 was very expensive,... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We had a good pint of beer, but 1 pint and 175ml glass of wine cost us over £10. The most expensive round we have had by far while on holiday in Bath. We left to find somewhere a little cheaper. The loos were not too brilliant either and the bar staff not very friendly. I could not understand why... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428889
Description
The Salamander is great city-centre pub, '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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?