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King William

€€ - €€€, British,
36 Thomas Street, Bath BA1 5NN, England
+44 1225 428096
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
36 Thomas Street, Bath BA1 5NN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a new low in dining out for our party of four, booked a table and meal took over 90 mins to arrive! They obviously book more people than their “little kitchen” can handle. Terrible service and no communication. Spoilt a Saturday night out...More

Thank kevin o
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Sunday lunch was excellent. Starters were great and mains just as good. Only criticism was the cramped dining room upstairs. We were seated in a small corner at the back of the room and if people had been seated behind us it would have proved...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a drink ended up staying longer for the wonderful team and the wonderful food. Priced excellently for the quality you get and the wine list is to die for. Izzy and Val were the lovely ladies that looked after me and I...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Although this pub is on a very busy road, you cannot hear the road noise from inside. The bar maid, Izzy, was extremely welcoming and friendly. The food was much better than normal pub grub, in fact it was all delicious. Good selection of beer...More

Thank Tessie76
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Staying for one night in Bath as a family group of 5 - 30's to 70 yrs young! Arrived hungry & tired from a full day of Jane Austen tripping! Googled mapped our way to King William and early enough that we got seated but...More

Thank kkcatz
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

On Sunday we have decided to finally visit the King William for his good reputation. Without having a reservation, the friendly staff welcomed us at 2pm, advising that the food order will be taken in 15 minutes because they had few table to order at...More

1  Thank SunnyDL23
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Was in bath for one night, came to the king William because the reviews were good. The service was great, staff were really friendly and nice. However the food just didn’t live up to expectations. The steak was ridiculously tough. The duck was tiny, walked...More

Thank danshonestreview
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited having read recent reviews. Nice atmosphere In upstairs dining room. Food was good but unfortunately service was incredibly slow between courses. Staff were very friendly, and apologetic for the delay.

Thank Lollybucket1
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Quirky relaxed atmosphere, delicious food especially the spiced prawn starter. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful especially front of house Megan. Will definitely go again when we are in the area.

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely little place, with great food and very friendly staff. Had the Sunday roast on Easter Sunday and it was delicious. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Andyg123455
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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
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Response from OakhillManager | Property representative |
While we don't have a specific gluten free menu all of our dishes are freshly prepared from scratch and so we can adapt them as required. We have lots of gluten free customers so you'll be in good company. Looking forward to... More
8 May 2017|
Response from OakhillManager | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes we are very dog friendly in our bar areas but we don't generally allow dogs upstairs in the dining rooms. Hope this helps but if you have any other questions please give us a call on 01225 428 096. Many thanks... More
David M
3 February 2017|
Response from Ginna W | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure I would definitely call the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Thomas Street, Bath BA1 5NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 428096
  • E-mail
When the King William restaurant in Bath was converted from the knackered pub it used to be, it became it gastronomic hotspot for Bath-ites who adore the excellent food and relaxed setting. The ground floor is a pub, with the fine dining room upstairs, all now eclectically kitted out with in shades of mauve with antiques, chandeliers and daily blackboard specials. Seasonal, free-range, organic and local sum up the provenance perfectly, for dishes like fried squid with fennel, ruby chard and green sauce and main of fantastic braised lamb for two with herb broth, mash and local greens. Superb small-producer beers and ales and a blistering wine list crown King William a top restaurant in Bath.
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