Pubs in Bath
Whether you're after a cold pint or some "pub grub" we've rounded up some must-visit pubs in Bath.
St James Wine Vaults offeres everything you want from a proper pub. From the offering behind the bar, which includes draught ales, ciders, spirits and wines, to the pool table and hosting some truly amazing live music acts. They also do a weekly charity quiz if you want to test your wits and raise money for a good cause.
A: St. James Square, Bath, BA1 2TW
T: 01225 310335
A mere stone's throw away from Milsom Street, is The Raven. A small, traditional pub, located on a quiet cobbled street in the centre of Bath. The Raven specialises in real ales, fine wines and delicious pies - all of which are made with the best local meat and vegetables available. Since 2006, the pub has been included in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide every year.
A: Queen Street, Bath, Avon BA1 1HE
T: 01225 425045
The King William is one of the finest public houses that Bath has to offer. The popular venue specialises in award winning seasonal British dishes, fine wines, real ales and refreshing Somerset cider from local microbreweries. To avoid disappointment, booking is advised.
A: 36 Thomas Street, Bath, BA1 5NN
T: 01225 428096
A fantastic city-centre escape, The Salamander is tucked neatly away just off Queen Square in the heart of the city. Renowned for its great food and a fine selection of Bath Ales, this popular local boozer attracts a friendly and eclectic audience from all over the city.
A: 3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL
T: 01225 428 889
The Coeur de Lion
The Coeur de Lion is Bath's smallest, cosiest and prettiest pub. During the winter months The Coeur de Lion is a favourite of those searching for mulled wine and log fire. However, come summer patrons flock to the pub's charming flower-filled flagstoned pedestrian alley for al fresco drinks in the sun.
A: 17 Northumberland Place, Bath, BA1 5AR
T: 01225 463 568
The Marlborough Tavern
Located in a beautiful spot near to the centre of the city, The Marlborough Tavern can be found just round the corner from The Royal Crescent. Fine wines, real ales, sumptuous cocktails and friendly, attentive service are just some of reasons why patrons go back time and time again.
A: 35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LY
T: 01225 423731
Crystal Palace is a traditional family run pub moments away from the famous Roman Baths. One of the city’s true gems, Crystal Palace is a fantastic venue for sampling real ales, eating delicious meals and enjoying great company.
A: 10 Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NW
The Hop Pole
Often referred to as Bath's secret oasis The Hop Pole is a comfortable, spacious, friendly pub serving good food and top-notch beer. The Hop Pole is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys fine food accompanied by equally fine cask ales and wine. During the summer, the venues beautiful garden comes into its own and is the perfect place for a mellow afternoon in the sunshine.
A: Albion Buildings, Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR
T: 01225 446 327
Situated in Bath's bustling city centre The Cork is the perfect spot to socialise, relax and simply enjoy your surroundings. Whether you're looking to enjoy a couple of al fresco cocktails on the heated roof terrace or shelter from the rain with a pint in the conservatory The Cork is an ideal place to kick back and catch up with friends.
A: 11-12 Westgate Buildings, Bath BA1 1EB
T: 01225 333582
The Boathouse is an informal riverside pub, fantastic for meeting, eating, drinking and chatting in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With landscaped gardens and picturesque views over the River Avon, The Boathouse offers some of the best al fresco drinking in Bath. Central Bath can be reached in under 10 minutes.
A: Newbridge Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 3NB
T: 01225 482584
The Pig & Fiddle
Despite only being 20 years old, The Pig & Fiddle feels like a proper British pub. Famed for its hand pulled local real ales this popular watering hole may be a bit of a tight squeeze on a Saturday night but still well worth a visit. From live sport coverage to live music, The Pig really does have something for everyone.
A: 2, Saracen Street, Bath, BA1 5BR
T: 01225 460868
Following a complete refurbishment, The Huntsman now boasts spacious and modern surroundings where customers can enjoy fresh ales, fine dining and a fabulous ambience across two floors. With a fantastic range of bottled beers and wines from around the world, the authentic Brewery Shop lets you take a little slice of The Huntsman home with you.
A: 1 Terrace Walk, North Parade, Bath, BA1 1LY
T: 01225 482900