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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” (24 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mother's Day lunch. Mum had fish and chips and enjoyed it and her husband and I had the roast lamb. We waited a long time for it to arrive (and the pudding). When it did the meal was lukewarm. The Yorkshire pudding was soggy and...More

Thank LKWilts
Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in here for a light lunch , made to feel really welcome by a great barman who knew his stuff on the beers sold there and was genuinely interested in helping us enjoy the wonders of the fantastic city Bath is by giving us...More

Thank jollygoodcarspares
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were visiting Bath for the first time and stumbled across this pub by chance, and what a happy accident it turned out to be! Staff were warm, friendly and knowledgeable able to answer any questions we had about the menu. The...More

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Booked late Sunday lunch after weekend in Bath - admittedly on the same day. Booking was accepted, but had a call 45 mins before we were due to sit down to say they weren’t taking any more food orders as they’d run out of everything....More

Thank milessa186
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We arrived for Sunday lunch and had the pub entirely to ourselves for a while, allowing us to enjoy the peaceful traditional pub atmosphere. The bar and waiting staff were very friendly and we chose our meals from the short Sunday menu: roast beef, fish...More

Thank T1m0te1
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

A little gem of a find. A lovely selection of drinks on show and the manager was the most accommodating and friendly of people. Only popped in for a quick one but stayed for a few hours.

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a lovely old pub featuring Bath Ales. The beer we drank was Bath Gem, one of our favourites, and it was perfect; clear, perfect temperature and a very cosy environment.

Thank Kayserchief
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Am a regular visitor to The Salamander, and went on Friday 19th January for a pub meal and a couple of drinks. The food was excellent as usual, being the toad-in-the-hole with a side order of triple cooked chips. Both cooked to perfection and thoroughly...More

Thank RichieBach
Reviewed 17 January 2018

I visited Bath the week before Xmas and sampled all of the Real Ales on offer. They were all in excellent quality and I spent an afternoon and an evening here on consecutive days. The Pub is clean and was busy both times I was...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Bath has no shortage of good small pubs . but this one is a little Jewel. Bath ales , Thatchers gold and a real feel of history. Its easy to miss it - off quiet street . Worth seeking out .

Thank Merlin1946
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Gerry H
8 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$14 - US$27
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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