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We are a traditional pub based in Widcombe offering a fantastic selection of real ales, ciders, largers and wines. Fantastic for families of all sizes, a great spot for Bath rugby fans on match day and a super menu offering lovely home cooked food.
PRICE RANGE
£9 - £18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Sports bars
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Dreadful end to the evening. We went to watch the six nations and spent £150 on drinks between us. At 9pm we were asked to leave as we had not bought a drink for an hour, by the 'welcoming' owner who i found out is...called Nathan. The lower bar area was a third full at best, with many free seats. We were standing and apparently wasting valuable space! Utterly rude. We could not understand what we had done wrong.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Last minute decision to go out for Sunday roast, encouraged by reviews, did not disappoint. Lovely staff, proper pub, fantastic Sunday roast- good portions, really delicious food, large selection of vegetables and all the usual trimmings for a roast. Great service and food came quickly....Will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 August 2023 via mobile

Perfection! Three of us visited this rustic pub one Sunday for lunch. We all chose a roast: beef, chicken and lamb respectively. They were simply delicious - served a roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, some vegetables and gravy. (All around £15.) Service was excellent. We had...booked which was lucky as every other table was also reserved. An absolute must!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Stopped here on the way back to Devon and we were pleasantly surprised at how lovely and welcoming the staff at Ring O’ Bells were. We had the calamari as a starter to share and the portion size was amazing. It was plenty to share...between two. The beef burger was delectable and the salad was delicious. Would 100% come back here again if we ever passing. Thankyou so much to the lovey staffMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023 via mobile

Great beers, wine and lovely food - landlady and staff are very friendly and welcoming, super fast Wi-Fi too - highly recommend ☺️

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023 via mobile

Been here a few times and it’s always been a bit pricy but acceptable, today ordered some drinks and the children forced us to get some chips, £4,95 (so £5) for a portion of chips and it’s barely a portion - basically £5 for 3/4...of a potato. Not justifiable. Good luckMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

I can’t rate the Ring ‘O’ Bells highly enough. An absolute gem in the community. Jenny is the most personable and attentive pub landlady, she embodies the best of the British local pub. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Good pub food. Lively and trendy atmosphere. Friendly staff, fast service and good value. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

What has happened to Ring O Bells? Regular visitor every 6-8 weeks with friends ….. but menu has changed. Very restricted. Very boring. Very basic. Chips were mushy and tasteless. Coffee was absolutely appalling. So very disappointing. Have previously had lovely meals - changed hands?...Cutting costs?More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023 via mobile

What a find! Arranged a lunch with friends, unfortunately the place we were meant to eat was Closed....but...we were very happy to find this place instead. What an amazing place...Menu excellent, Bar well stocked. Food choices were all enjoyed by our table. Henry, was amazing,...he was extremely welcoming, very attentive and a great member of staff. Fish and Chips lovely, Ploughman's was well thought out. THANKYOU.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Half way round an 8 mile walk over the hills of Bath we had an arranged stop for lunch here. A traditional pub atmosphere. The staff were lovely, so friendly and on the ball. Food was good pub grub and the dirty chips were amazing!...Beers were very good too. Great place, highly recommended. Will be returning soon I hope.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2023

A very friendly and welcoming pub, good food, excellent value and a lovely feel about the place, we went back 3 times! Big shout out to Jennifer who made our visits extra special, she is a real credit to this pub.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2022

Had the Christmas dinner here yesterday - food was fantastic, pub was busy with a lovely atmosphere, service was fab and with a smile. Rounded off a lovely day spent in Bath.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 8 December 2022

This looked a nice pub and we made a special effort to come quite some distance to have lunch here only to by told they weren't serving 'walk ins'. Very disappointing. Perhaps we would have had more luck if we'd flown in through the window....Seriously though, how can pubs expect to survive if they are turning good business away? I'm not in the habit of giving one star ratings but they were not particularly busy and there were plenty of vacant tables so could have easily fitted us in. I can accept that restaurants may be bookings driven but this place is most certainly a traditional pub, not a restaurant - the whole point of a pub is that you should be able to visit spontaneously. It's probably a throwback from Covid restrictions, but things have to go back to normal now. Pubs are having a tough time at the moment so surely they should be welcoming whoever comes through the door.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 December 2022 via mobile

Great food and drink, the staff are friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was very good. Will definitely be coming back!

Date of visit: November 2022
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