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“Hideous Landlady”
Review of The Hobgoblin

The Hobgoblin
Ranked #24 of 45 Nightlife in Bath
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hideous Landlady”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Extremely rude landlay. Made to feel most unwelcome. Has no idea about real rock bars. Will stick to london rock bars thanks. Wont be recomending to my london chums.

Visited November 2013
7 Thank lilyinmysoul
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heavy Metal Pub”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

This is a heavy metal pub, plain and simple. You should expect to see metalheads of all ages and some goths that probably had nowhere else to go in Bath. Reasonable prices and variety of beers. The music stays mostly on the classics like Maiden, Metallica, Sabbath etc but you may hear something more extreme once in a while. Generally, if you like this music and scene, a pint at Hobgoblin is a good way to go.

Visited September 2013
6 Thank Sky333
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

We went in for a drink, and was refused saying we was under the influence of alcohol. We had only had a couple of drinks. My dad is diabetic for one so can't go over the top. We are disgusted, we have spent alot of money in there in the past. We will not be going back again.

Visited August 2013
8 Thank barbadosbeach
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Make sure you fit the bill!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Myself,Friends and family (aged between 30 & 50) decided to visit Bath, for some of us a regular event but for the family members a first. As we all enjoy our real ales we thought our own attempt at the "Bath half marathon" (13 halves in 13 different pubs) would be a great way to visit some great pubs, try some great ales, see the city and have some fun.
We started at two in the afternoon and had a great day until some 8 hours later we entered the 13th and final pub, The Hobgoblin.
Seven adults who had drunk 6 pints in 8 hours, and eaten,(hardly excessive drinking) entered and ordered our last round of halves, only to be informed that we were being refused on the grounds of being drunk! Had this been the case I would have happily put my hands up and walked away, but it wasn't and I initially thought he was joking but the stern glare I received confirmed otherwise!
What really annoyed me was the fact that the majority of KIDS that were being served at the bar were drinking anything but ale, quickly and in volume which was obviously acceptable, where as 7 mature adults ordering halves of ale in an ale pub is obviously deplorable behaviour!
I know this may sound like sour grapes but the double standards shown indicated that fuelling kids with mass produced chemical liquid takes far more precedence than visitors asking for half a pint of ale! What a shame when the pub carries such a great ale name.

Visited August 2013
4 Thank Pip140267
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great staff and atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Ok, it looks a bit rough, but the staff and clientel and great. Just as student/biker/rocker pubs used to be. Good beer and just really friendly. Hunt it out and get in there for an evening

Visited December 2012
3 Thank harleegirl
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