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The Salamander

) #43 of 421 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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“pie” (33 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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141 - 150 of 506 reviews

Reviewed 30 November 2015

Loved the roast here. Cooked to order and really tasty also great wine and good pub down stairs. Highly recommended

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

A decent sized pub serving some excellent ales including most if not all of the Bath Ales range. Plenty of places to sit or stand and excellent service.

Thank TheExile
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere downstairs with a lovely selection of wine & beers and fab staff. The restaurant upstairs was freezing cold and the food average (particularly the gravy which lacked flavour). It's a real shame the food let's the place down.

Thank Hlizg24
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

It's not very often I say this but the Sunday roast left a great taste in my mouth. I had the roast chicken which came with Sage and Onion stuffing, veggies and potatoes, gravy. All done well. I also like the cosy dining room upstairs...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 11 November 2015

There was a great atmosphere here on 31st Oct with staff dressed up. Very friendly (upstairs dining area). Group of four. Two meals were good and two not so good. Upmarket menu but I was disappointed with the standard of the meat in the recipes....More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch in Bath city centre. This is a pub where sandwiches are under a tenner and don't come with a handful of chips to judtify an inflated price, thank goodness! Hubby loved the choice of Bath ales and tried the Forest...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Superb selection of beer and clearly well kept. Cosy atmosphere and polite and helpful staff. We located this after Googling for a good pub. We're so delighted we were posted to the direction of this place.

Thank Barry D
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Overall it was a great experience. Waiter was exceptional however as we were the only table to dine upstairs it lacked atmosphere - no music or people. The family raved about the fish and chips and the pie - however the vegetarian crumble was so...More

Thank Katblondie2
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Hi Rankinfoodie here. Revisited the Salamander - and as good as before. In a nice street - opposite Bath's best bookshop. Good selection of Bath Ales. Nice for a pint before eating next door at the Firehouse - indeed nice for a pint any time!

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 1 November 2015

There are two things that you must do when you are in Bath, visit the cheese shop, Paxton and Whitfield, and just around the corner, The Salamander. If I owned a pub, this would be it. The staff a great, the beers are great and...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$25
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.
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