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The Salamander

#58 of 403 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sao Paulo
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410 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went here to try their cider. Did not enjoy it as there was no flavour. Tried the carbonated version. Still no joy.

Thank peter_glazier
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Salamander is basically a Pub but does do food... No food served when I was there but a Bath Pub with friendly staff... Only reason gave 3* was fact didn't offer food the day there and very quiet whilst over similar venues busy... Bit like my school reports in 'Could try harder'!

Thank BigBadBobbieBrown
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Owned by Bath Ales and showcasing their range which is well-kept and delicious. The bar staff are friendly and the ambience is relaxed traditional pub with a modern twist. We just had drinks before going to the Rotisserie next door and enjoyed the experience.

Thank Inspector_More
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Salamander is what I think of when I think of a pub: friendly people, comfortable and unpretentious space, good beer and good simple food.

Thank rallyp
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I visited the Salamander with a colleagues from work for a leaving do. There were about 15 of us so we managed to persuade them to reserve a table for us which was good as it was quite busy when we arrived. Most people had the Salamander cheeseburger which was served with pickle and chips however I had the chili... More 

Thank simdee2
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Came here for a drink and they have a good selection of Bath ales and ciders. I wasn't sure what to have and the server allowed us to try a few drinks and advised me on what to have. Quite a small pub but a really good atmosphere. The food looked great, though we didn't order any.

Thank Nicola Y
Warwick, United Kingdom
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209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Called here on a Tuesday lunchtime. Pleasant atmosphere but fairly quiet. A range of Bath Ales on tap. Both of us had fish finger butty, mine was excellent but one of the pieces of fish in my partner's butty was cold. Will return though.

Thank Warwickchef
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited with our toddler for late lunch, and had a delicious beef and ale pie, with lots of gravy, and the most delicious caramelised carrots I have ever had. We were seated up stairs, where it was quiet enough for us to have a peaceful and restful time with our little one, after a long walk in the city.

Thank Cavilin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Light dinner option for us. The meat pies, burgers and fish and chips were amazing. Bath Beer options didn't hurt either on a warm afternoon. Service friendly and prompt. Would eat here again!

Thank sox60
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Good service, well located pub. Nice and quiet upstairs seating area. Only thing was that the menu was very limited, but the burger & chips I had was yummy! Love the quirky name of the pub as well!

Thank Mizzy31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
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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