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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“sunday roast” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid, no frills pub decor. Gem brewery heavy beer selection, as to be expected in Bath I guess. Having read the reviews I was expecting much better food. I can’t fault the value; portions were generous but the quality wasn’t up to much. Staff also...More

Thank StevenRobertson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to book a table in the bar area on a Saturday evening (the restaurant was fully booked). Our starters were all excellent - fishcake, terrine, creamy mushrooms (x2) - but the star was the baked Camembert which oozed everywhere! Mains were equally delicious:...More

Thank JackieAin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a couple of months now The Hop Pole has been a bit of a hit or miss, lack of staff showing up therefore fewer crew to man the boat and food wasn't as good as I had found it previously. Today on the other...More

Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 31 October 2017

As we now have a new granddaughter,we decided to go to lunch for my wife and daughters joint birthday rather than dinner. We decided that the Hop Pole, which is within a reasonable walk from where we live would make an ideal lunchtime venue. My...More

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Nice staff and clientele will be found here. Pub in good condition like the drinks. Toilets clean, open plan kitchen the same. It’s busy on a Sunday so would recommend booking a table. Two chicken and three pork roasts ordered (Pork roast pictured). I had...More

1  Thank restaurantsinbath
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stayed in a fairly restaurant poor area of Bath, but found the Hop Pole on Google maps. It had pretty fair reviews on Tripadvisor so we decided to give it a go. We weren't disappointed. James told us that they had a very large...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Good beer. Local Bath Ales - although would be nice to have a few more on tap. Simple but good food . Friendly staff. Like the decor and the ambience. Will come again .

Thank petemorgy
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A really good place for lunch after a walk around the Botanical Gardens. Extremely excellent friendly staff - James & Jack in particular, and a nice pub so sit in, either inside or out. Water offered for our dog on arrival. Delicious ham hock terrine...More

Thank caldavies
Reviewed 2 October 2017

finally found somewhere that served food after lunch on a Friday, some of us just had a starter with people eating mains but everyone was happy with quality and taste, only problem I had was the car park next door but luckily we had a...More

Thank michellefisher2002
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I went there with my partner after the head chef (that used to work with us) recommended us to try it. Such a lovely place! The staff at the bar is so lovely and friendly!! We had a really good chat with the bartender. The...More

Thank Ellie B
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Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
Response from James D | 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 19
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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