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The Salamander

$$ - $$$, 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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“cheeseburger” (7 reviews)
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“mash” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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141 - 150 of 569 reviews

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Good range of Bath ales. Staff pleasant. Fish and chips was a great mess. Still suffering the next day. Much better meals all over Bath.

Thank alanontravels
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fish pie was a slab of salmon, and one small piece of white fish, which hadn't been boned, and bland potato. Crab fishcakes tasted of nothing. Nothing seemed to be seasoned, and had to go and hunt for salt and pepper as nobody offered us...More

1  Thank Jo N
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Reliable beer and good lunch menu. I rather liked the fish finger sandwich on lovely doughy white bread. Soup was good too. Nice and relaxed and excellent male (?) shopping relief in the city.

Thank johnnyprs2016
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Old interior with local Bath ales. Not a bad pint at all. Nice staff and a pleasant lunch. (Fish was given high marks by my veggie friend). Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Small historic pub in one of Bath's lovel!Y back streets, the beer is local with lots of choice. Floor is good, recommend the fish finger sandwich! Been here many times, and hopefully many more!

Thank P_SWiltshire
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a beer and lunch on a recent trip to Bath. Had two pints of the Bath Gem Ale and a very tasty fish finger sandwich Lovely pub with friendly staff.

Thank piggywiggy01
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very Welcoming Pub. Staff we're very friendly, Small Down stairs bar but upstairs resturant was very peaceful for a chat and food was great :)

Thank 47834FireFly
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Oh, and Bath's most awesome sausage rolls. But it's about the beer. Well kept ales, served by welcoming staff. A cosy retreat from a damp new year's eve day. Make mine another Barnsey please/

Thank Heidbummer
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and warm pub! Nice beers ( try the dark side, it's worth it) and nice selection of drinks!

Thank Arman S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have used this pub/restaurant a few times the pub side of things is good with a good selection of beers sadly the toilets are upstairs which is not good for older people. I would not recommend the food as it's expensive small portions it's...More

Thank James B
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Gerry H
8 September 2016|
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Response from lizzie a | Reviewed this property |
Hey. There are two extract doors and both have a small step, so I wouldn't say it's wheelchair friendly. You can see the front door on google maps which gives you a better idea of space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 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, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 - 12:00 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
  • 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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