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“Excellent Service and Food”
Review of The Salamander

The Salamander
Ranked #50 of 571 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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“Excellent Service and Food”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We had the pleasure of visiting the Salamander while in Bath this past spring. The pub itself is very attractive. We sat upstairs and had a view out the window. Our waiter was fantastic. I wish I remembered his name, but he was ironically from Torquay, which happened to be our destination for the next several days. My husband and I were unsure of which ale to order so he brought us samples to try which was very helpful. All of the Bath Ales were very good. Our meals were delicious too. We had pies and my daughter had pea soup. Everything was great. Very nice Pub and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Bath.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank MandGBollinger
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SalamanderBath428889, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, 29 September 2012
Hi,

I remember you... Hope you had a good trip to Torquay!

Thank you for a great review, it's nice to know that even after all this time writing this review must have been at the back of your mind. Thank you.

Hope to see you if you're up in Bath again.

Kind regards,

Salamander team
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“What a gem”
Reviewed 31 August 2012 via mobile

Just visited the salamander and enjoyed top quality food, drink and service. A little apprehensive due to it being an ale house with a restaurant however it was a wonderful experience would certainly visit again and recommend it to family and friends.

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1 Thank maddosj
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SalamanderBath428889, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, 5 September 2012
So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Sal and we're glad we over delivered on your expectations. We are a pub at heart but we want to be the best at it!

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards

Salamander team
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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“The Salamander”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

We always have some really tasty food here. That is presented in an original way with great attention to flavour by professional pleasant staff. The ales are top class and a good selection. For the standard of food and ales offered the cost is very good. We look forward to returning and recommend the Salamander to all, knowing they will enjoy.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Gavin D
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SalamanderBath428889, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, 31 August 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We take a lot of pride in our little pub/restaurant and it means the world to get good feedabck. Hope to see you soon.

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“Beautiful food.”
Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

We visited The Salamander for lunch during our visit to Bath. I had a delicious welsh rarebit and the biggest yummiest chocolate fudge brownie ever. We received an absolutely outstanding warm and friendly service from the staff. We will be back.

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1 Thank Donna R
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SalamanderBath428889, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, 31 August 2012
So glad you enjoyed your food and by the sounds of it especially the chocolate brownie!

Hope to see you again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“My favourite pub”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I always stop off here on the way to the rugby as it's the best pub for my favourite beer. Rugby days are busy (but we are a friendly bunch - unlike some other sports...). If you've never had Bath Ales beer before try a pint of Gem, it's simply divine. The fish finger sandwiches are great too. I've never eaten upstairs but imagine that food + service would be very good as with the other Bath Ales pubs.

  • Visited August 2012
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SalamanderBath428889, Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review, 31 August 2012
Thank you for your kind words.., Rugby season is nearly upon us so here's to more fun filled days at the Salamander! Hope to see you soon.

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