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The Salamander

#56 of 415 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
11:00 - 23:30
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Great staff, great food, great ales and great wine selection! Nothing at all to pick fault with. Will be back if we visit Bath again!

Thank kjclements
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

This was very nice of you to write. Yes, please come back anytime More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

We stumbled across this pub on a windy afternoon in Bath and sampled some of the wonderful ales. We then returned for a drink in the evening AND for lunch the next day, The Salamander received a lot of our business over the course of a weekend! The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is tasty and the atmosphere... More 

1 Thank Emily-Rose M
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Emily It was very nice to see you over your weekend in Bath. It was nice to have a chat and make your time here rememberable. We keep doing what we love and happy people we get Thank you for your kind words More 

Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

I'm a regular visitor to the UK but this was my first ever visit to Bath. I could go on about how much I loved the town (really beautiful place) but I mostly need to congratulate the Salamander on the quality of its food and the Bath Ales they serve. I had a special of ocean trout which was cooked... More 

Thank Barratt67
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

This review is very kind and we all thank you for taking the time to write it. We hope to see you again at the Salamander More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Hi Rankinfoodie here. Salamander is just the place for a special local brew, Bath Ale. Tucked away in Queen Street just a few minutes from the tourist haunts. Bath Spa ale is delicate and hoppy.

1 Thank rankinfoodie
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Rankinfoodie Thank you for your kind words and the time you took for your review. Greatly appreciated. Come back soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Visited on Recomendation from a friend, it has a decent selection of Ale and the food they served was good pub grub. We had a fish sandwich and the pie of the day, it took some time but was worth the wait.

Thank CHandGT
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Please thank who ever recommended our place and I am glad we stood up to the recommendation :) Our classics are very popular and will never change Come back soon Thank you for the review More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

The range of beers ... wonderful, the food is fabulous especially the Sunday roasts. It is a cosy, very relaxing bar for a lovely romantic evening or after shopping for lunch and Prosecco. Best of all it is THE place to be pre rugby matches, such a great atmosphere. One of my very favourite pubs in Bath where the staff... More 

Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review. Our Sunday roasts are getting more and more popular, even with all the offerings in Bath we are now getting noticed and booking is recommended. Lamb, Chicken or Beef come and try for yourself :) Many thanks More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Not that I am a regular but I visit this place quite often and it never disappoints. Bath Ales certainly deserve their credit but there is a little beer treat you never expect to find in an English pub specialising in local ales - Steen Brugge, a proper Belgian beer. And, just by coincidence, I am Belgian too who loves... More 

Thank Val V
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Very nicely put. I love your review and we are very happy that you join us to enjoy our Belgium offerings along side the Bath Ales. What a great combo :) See you again soon The Sal team More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Husband and son are fans of Bath Ales so this was an ideal choice for a meal. Excellent food and service coupled with good beer and a very nice glass of NZ Sauvingon Blanc.

Thank Oldcrow59
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Owned by Bath Ales, you are always going to get a great pint :) We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and drink offerings. Come back soon More 

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Perfect for the Bath Ale fan. I have eaten here before also and it is well worth a trip. Close to the Raven so you can flit between the two.

Thank Gus A
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Hi Gus, thank you for the kind words and I am glad to hear you enjoy our food offering. We do a seasonal menu so stop by again to see what we are offering now with our spring menu. In May we will be starting Sunday night Pub quizzes. Please join us to make it a success Many thanks More 

northamptonshire uk
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Visited Saturday lunchtime prior to the Rugby! Delicious Welsh rarebit, onion rings and hand cut chips devoured with a well kept pint of Bath Gem to wash it down! Good bit of rugby banter! The Salamander is one of my favourite pubs to visit when in Bath!

Thank treesrbrown
Deana18, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this review

Rugby is our fav time of year. Our crowds are great and the nights have a great atmosphere with the banter going on. Glad to hear you had a great visit and please come again. Thank you for the review The Sal team More 

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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$24
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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 wonderfully simple 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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