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The Salamander

#54 of 420 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food from Pat the chef who was attentive and informative; friendly relaxed service and a fantastic evening. Thank you all!

Thank lbwood89
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Try the Bounders cider, unfortunately only now available in bottles, food is also good, especially the fish and chips!

Thank P_SWiltshire
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although hopefully not into the CAMRA-nerd part of the spectrum, we tend to be a bit picky on pubs and asked that nice Mr Google re best-pubs-in-Bath. The Salamander appears on many of them and deserves its rating. Good range of beers (apparently a Bath Ales pub), enough customers for atmosphere but not packed and not pissed-and-boorish, good service, good... More 

Thank Richard G
Didcot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best pubs in Bath, this pub is tucked away at the top of town. Looks a small pub from the outside but when you go in there are plenty of nooks and alcoves to eat and drink in, cosy wooden floored pub that's well worth a visit. Very friendly staff serving great Bath ales, when next in... More 

Thank Simon B
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234 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to like about this side street bar? Well no a lot. A warm welcome from Anouska behind the bar led us on a pleasant journey through their fab range of hand pulled Bath Ales. Definitely dog friendly and a real cosy find. Make sure you go to a web browser to ok the t&cs for the free wifi... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have just had one of the best Sunday roast dinners ever. Fantastic chef Great pub with a very friendly atmosphere. Recommended to everyone.

Thank Happy-northerners
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Salamander quite a few times. Busy, friendly and great little place to stop off in the centre. Offers food and bar snacks. Definitely worth a visit - gets busy!

Thank Widget12
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Bath for the day and came across this pub. The barman was was very friendly and made us really welcome. We decided to eat in the bar and had pear and blue cheese salad and lamb roast and I had fishcake to start and then chicken roast. lovely presented and tasted lovely. Staff very polite and helpful and... More 

Thank bevkitkat
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was shocking and food overpriced. Some of us finished eating before others had theirs given!

Thank Jack H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous pub and great staff, food is superb and it was lovely to be cared for, customer service is 2nd to none

Thank Clive B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?