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The Salamander

) #49 of 416 Restaurants in Bath $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late into the evening we were looking for somewhere to eat as we hadn't booked a table. The manageress of the Salamander said it was no problem for us group of 10. We were amazed the manageress took our group of 10 people's drinks orders...More

Thank cralex2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal stop off for beer and wine and food. Lovely selection of wines. Good place to sit and people watch. Comfy seating and helpful staff. Traditional pub with no airs and graces. Not over priced either.

Thank Spike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for a business trip and had a real fantastic dinner there. The main course was absolutely perfect (lamb) in a very nice place, but we didn't succeed in getting the recipe ;-) Congratulation to the Salamander team. You have to stop there!

Thank ymahefr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here. Generous portions, well presented. Very helpful staff. Would definitely return next time we're in Bath.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a meal and a beer. The service was great, they recommended beers and ciders to suit individual tastes. The food was also good and reasonably priced - we had the bean burger and the fish. It's a pretty small space downstairs, I...More

Thank Libby H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this pub by accident, very quiet but a good selection of ales and a reasonable menu, we only had the sandwiches but they where very good. Friendly Bar staff resulted in a return visit the next day and unlike some other reviews on here,...More

Thank Garth100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and lovely atmosphere but the service at times was very slow. Thankfully we weren't in a rush but it took 20mins from requesting our bill (long after our desert bowl were taken away) to getting our bill. The meal (2 courses) took 2.5...More

Thank exploring_brit87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my vegan girlfriend when they started doing the vegan menu, and she got the vegan potato pie with apple mash. I ordered the duck which whilst I enjoyed, after trying my girlfriends meal it was so good I wish I'd ordered the same....More

Thank Silver T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group of 5 on Saturday night of the May bank holiday weekend. After ordering our drinks from the waitress a different waiter came to tell us that the one item on the menu that 4 of us wanted was...More

Thank Alana C
Salamander B, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Alana Sorry to hear your experience with us on Saturday wasn't great! As our menu is all made with fresh, seasonal food it changes monthly, and over the bank holiday the same few dishes being changed over and phased in/out were also incredibly popular!...More

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Gerry H
Is it wheel chair friendly ? Visiting Bath with my wife and granddaughter, who wants to see where we met 53 years ago
7 September 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
US$6 - US$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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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.