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The Salamander

) #57 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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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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21 - 30 of 504 reviews

Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food at a good price. James was very welcoming and friendly. The beer is great but moorish 🍻 😂 very drinkable. Highly recommended

Thank Susan H
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Great food with lovely friendly staff. The roast dinner was lovely far better than any normal roast dinner. Much to my surprise they had lamb on the menu so i went for that. It was cooked perfectly. The red cabbage i was unsure of as...More

Thank Kasia M
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Son ordered a Bloody Mary which they promoted with a bijou bottle of tomato juice. No tomato juice but would get. 10 mins later someone came down and asked the barman what it was he had to get. He returned eventually with two cartons of...More

Thank Baseby
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Best fish and chips! The fish was cooked perfectly and the outside was super crispy. Also loved the tartar sauce and mashed peas that came with it. Fries were cooked well, too. Also got a soup which was ok. Typical bar / pub vibe.

Thank Shch25
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

If I lived in Bath it would definitely be one of my regular places to be!!! Loved it! I tried the Thatchers Haze cider they have and loved it. I hope I will find it again somewhere in a near future.

Thank Simelaki
Reviewed June 9, 2017

A cosy back street pub with good local beer and friendly staff that made us most welcome. The food is excellent far above normal bar fare. All home made with great local ingredients, no catering mass produced blandness here.

Thank rhossydd
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Comfortable pub with very friendly, knowledgeable staff and well-kept beers. A slim menu but good portions of delicious food. We had sandwiches with a shared side of chips - his BLT was well-filled and tasty, though his request for crispy bacon was ignored. My fish...More

Thank MissVixStar
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Popped in for a quick drink. Great range of beers on offer, friendly bar staff, not surroundings and not to busy (at least early in the evening)

Thank Sean M
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Lovely bar tucked away in back street.Food is served downstairs in bar or upstairs in the light and airy restaurant.The roast cod loin on crab and lemon risotto was delicious and very filling .Sadly too full to sample the dessert menu .Highly recommend a visit...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Whilst looking for somewhere to eat for a group of 10, we came across this lovely bar and restaurant on a Saturday night. Without a prior booking, we were welcomed upstairs to a lovely table, our orders were taken by Sally (without pen and paper)...More

Thank Joanne E
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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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