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The Hop Pole

$$ - $$$, , British
7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
+44 1225 446327
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (40 reviews)
“sunday roast” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of space in the pub, very child friendly. Very nice interior! Highly recommended, as very close to children’s play area.

Thank isaacmitchell10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time that we have been here and we thoroughly enjoy it! The service is great and staff extremely friendly. We were served by owner Chris and he bent over backwards to tend to our needs. We asked for different vegetables and...More

Thank BathgirlGarcia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was part of the family group that went for Sunday lunch. All our food was lukewarm or cold when it came out to the table. It was not "one of your meals" it was every meal on the table including the sides. When we...More

Thank DecSim
ChrisH11269, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi DecSim, Whilst this account is very different to the one fedback to me originally, hence my original management response to your previous 3star review below , I do not wish to start a war of words nor do I think it is required. Clearly...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Ummm, I don't want to damm the Hop Pole as it was our first visit. We organised a family Sunday lunch at the Pole. 5 of us went for the Sunday roast, chicken or beef, and one of our party ordered the faggots. ( stop...More

1  Thank O7622XUpetere
ChrisH11269, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Peter, Thank you for your review although it is a shame that you felt it necessary to write a review of your experience today considering everything was handled and dealt with promptly and professionally and everyone left full and happy. I understand there was...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Went here as a group of 6 adults and 2 babies for Saturday lunch. The food was good and we enjoyed the Bath ales. Staff were all very friendly and helpful with dietary requirements. The special pulled pork burger was delicious! Children's menu was good...More

Thank green_eyes_2787
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Sadly this visit was a bit of a disappointment after our last. It appears to have been taken over by a chain and although the dinner was adequate, it was by no means as good as the price would suggest. I had a nut roast...More

2  Thank 47k
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Visited for evening meal and drinks on bank holiday Monday. The staff were very pleasant and the pub had a great atmosphere. The food was good and prices were fair. A couple of beers on tap from Bath Ales. Only a short walk from the...More

1  Thank Will C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

At long last!!!!! Truly triple cooked chips, which were absolutely delicious, as was the fish! Last week I was there with my friend and her two kids, who were served quickly, and ate everything......I enjoyed the Crispy Pork Belly starter, which was yummy, accompanied by...More

1  Thank RosyCaswell
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to go for a pint and some food after a long day playing with the kids in the park. Food was really nice Landlord / Manager went over the top with my Son's food to make sure everything was perfect. Lots of games...More

1  Thank iangrin
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We had a table for three on Tuesday evening and we absolutely loved the relaxed atmosphere with really friendly staff. The food was great… classic fish and chips and two lots of different steak with piles of hot chips and dressed salad, all washed down...More

Thank pinkwindsor2015
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Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
Response from packhorsebath | Property representative |
They absolutely are, the more the merrier
24 September 2016|
Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay on this answer. We do have baby changing facilities - but only in the Ladies'.
11 June 2016|
Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hello there, Yes we do! I cannot include a link, but if you search for the Bath Ales webpage and then select The Hop Pole from 'Visit Our Pubs' you'll find us. On this page, there will be our current Main and Sunday Menus... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 446327
The Hop Pole is a comfortable, spacious and friendly pub serving good food and top-notch beer. During summer months and periods of fine weather, the garden comes into its own and is the perfect place for mellow afternoon quaffing.Situated opposite Victoria Park, The Hop Pole is welcoming to all, including well-behaved children and dogs alike. It is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys fine food accompanied by equally enjoyable cask ales, or wine from a selection designed to suit all tastes (and all pockets!).
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