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“Great food”
Review of The Curfew

The Curfew
Ranked #202 of 587 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$16
Cuisines: Pub
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Description: The Curfew is a building that has seen many changes over its' near 200 years of standing. It was built in the 1820s by accomplished local architect Henry Edmund Goodridge who also built The Dispensary opposite, the nearby Cleveland Bridge, The Corridor in town and the stunning Beckford's Tower at Lansdown. In fact the novelist William Thomas Beckford appears on the original property deeds. The building was originally a bookshop before becoming a wine merchants in 1837 and eventually a public house named The Curfew Inn around 1960. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in August 2016, and whilst uniquely modern and stylish, has re-introduced the traditional high ceilings and pays tribute to the building's original features. You will find a selection of beer and ale from the Wadworth Brewery (based just a few miles away in Devizes), as well as a fine offering of carefully selected wines and spirits. On the first floor, (also extensively refurbished in August 2016, including the introduction of an additional bar) you will find a beautiful lounge to enjoy and soak up the natural atmosphere created by the high ceilings, original sash windows and imaginative decor (the huge bookshelf and 'chesterfield-esque' sofa are particularly popular features). For those wishing to spend time with friends and family in welcoming and informal surroundings, The Curfew's upstairs lounge is also available for group bookings as well as exclusive hire! And finally, a rare treat for Bathonians and visitors alike is our south facing garden, complete with terrace, to enjoy some drinks and food, al fresco style.
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Having dined here a few weeks ago, we decided to re-visit as the experience had been a very pleasant one. We took some other friends too confident of the quality of food & we weren't disappointed. We had various starters & mains between the 6 of us & I can personally recommend the scallops & the fish & chips as both were delicious. The people working there were helpful & attentive & I can't understand why the restaurant wasn't packed out as we had a lovely time. We can only think that people haven't been fortunate to discover it yet.

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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

We have been to the curfew many times and have raved about the food to all our friends. However this time we felt let down. The quality of food was generally below average, very oily potatoes, burnt and greasy Yorkies and cold veg. I don't understand what has happened to this amazing place that until recently served the most delicious roasts in Bath.

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Thank Katblondie2
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is an unusual pub/restaurant from the outside and the position but it makes up for it with delicious food. we ate in the bar area but there is a lovely dining room upstairs. The food was freshly cooked and the portions if anything too generous. I sadly, hadn't got room for the Creme brûlée!
This little restaurant is well worth a visit for its top notch food and ambience.

Thank hippoqueen1
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

I went here on a Sunday to sample their roast dinner. Food was OK, but I was slightly disappointed by the service. We had to ask for simple things, such as new cutlery after each course, and it seemed that the staff were a little over-whelmed (even though it wasnt very busy..). Better trained staff would greatly improve the overall experience, but until then I would give this place a miss.

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Thank Tess T
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Had a lovely evening last night at The Curfew. Really nice atmosphere and good food. My only reservation would be is that the menu is fairly limited, which is why this is a four star review and not a five star. Having said that what they do do they do really well. It worked out at really good value too so well worth a visit.

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Thank SpursFan_Bristol
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