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The Salamander

) #58 of 423 Restaurants in Bath $$ - $$$ , British,
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best pubs in Bath. Good selection of beers, nice wines, food is excellent and the staff very accommodating. Well done to the management team keeping it all together!

Thank LondonMamaafrica
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a few drinks on a Monday afternoon. The barman made us feel very welcome and had a good knowledge of the beers on offer. He also made an outstanding Bloody Mary. I left several hours later a little the worse for wear,...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So hungry.... we have been waiting 60 minutes. By far the slowest service I have ever seen. In 60 minutes 4 entrees and 2 desserts have gone out. Unfortunately, none of them have been ours.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great roast beef - couldn't fault anything on the plate! Potentially the best I've ever eaten. The restaurant area was not at all busy when we were there, but unfortunately service wasn't great and it was hard to get the server's attention to get the...More

Thank balle2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the well kept beer but the food (we had a Roast dinner as it was a Sunday) was very disappointing.More

Thank MungoPungo
Salamander B, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hi Mungo. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent visit .We are very proud of our roast dinners and we are shocked to learn that you felt like it was disappointing. I would love the opportunity to learn from your experience. please email us:...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little pub in the centre of Bath, serving well kept Bath ales by welcoming and knowledgeable staff. The pub was very clean and it had a friendly atmosphere.

Thank Floydette9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been here for 40 years! Really impressed to see an excellent range of beers, wines and gins. Did not eat here, but the menu and food being served looked really good - will be back!

Thank MauriceIH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptionally good dinner, the Sunday roasts are first class and the best we've eaten out. The staff were very friendly staff and service very good.

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had my fair share of roasts in Bath but the food here is amazing. Went for 3 courses and none disappointed. Squid special was so full of flavour and fresh, lamb roast was excellent and plenty going on the plate. An old classic cookies...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to have lunch there with the family. We made our orders and were told that there'd be 30min wait, however after over one hour wait, they didn't serve us. Upon asking, the waiter said he'd ask, but never bothered to get back to us...More

Thank silvia m
Salamander B, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hello Silvia Firstly I would like to apologise for your service. The way you described it, I am not shocked at all you felt like you wanted to leave. I have investigated this morning about what happened with your visit and it seems your order...More

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Gerry H
September 7, 2016|
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Response from nicnacnoo999 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the table we had was upstairs. I'm unsure if there was a lift. It is spread across a few levels. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 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
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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 well-stocked 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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