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The Salamander

) #56 of 423 Restaurants in Bath $$ - $$$ , British,
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
+44 1225 428889
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL, England
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1 - 10 of 492 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Exceptionally good dinner, the Sunday roasts are first class and the best we've eaten out. The staff were very friendly staff and service very good.

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had my fair share of roasts in Bath but the food here is amazing. Went for 3 courses and none disappointed. Squid special was so full of flavour and fresh, lamb roast was excellent and plenty going on the plate. An old classic cookies...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to have lunch there with the family. We made our orders and were told that there'd be 30min wait, however after over one hour wait, they didn't serve us. Upon asking, the waiter said he'd ask, but never bothered to get back to us...More

Thank silvia m
Salamander B, General Manager at The Salamander, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hello Silvia Firstly I would like to apologise for your service. The way you described it, I am not shocked at all you felt like you wanted to leave. I have investigated this morning about what happened with your visit and it seems your order...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pub on a very hot day in June for lunch. At that time Bath was totally overcrowded with tourists and consequently all restaurants were pretty full. Eventually we found this pub in a quiet side street and lo and behold - we...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am in this area most Thursdays when in the UK but as there is a choice of other pubs that I prefer close by I tend not to visit.However,I called in this week for a change and saw that as well as the usual...More

Thank KenPBATH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch here. The food was absolutely stunning, tasted amazing and looked awesome too. Plenty of menu options to choose from, some slightly more unusual choices as well as the usual offerings. The roast lamb as out of this world, we...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice quiet pub on the outskirts of the city. Great for an afternoon pint or evening drinks. They had a good choice of ales, wines and spirits. The bar staff had a great knowledge of the gin selection! Would definitely return.

Thank Emily_W96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat upstairs in the Salamander's cosy dining room, the walls of which were adorned with pictures depicting English country life. The service was friendly and the barman knowledgeable. He offered us a taste of the beer we selected before we ordered it as we...More

Thank Tweet G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food at a good price. James was very welcoming and friendly. The beer is great but moorish 🍻 😂 very drinkable. Highly recommended

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with lovely friendly staff. The roast dinner was lovely far better than any normal roast dinner. Much to my surprise they had lamb on the menu so i went for that. It was cooked perfectly. The red cabbage i was unsure of as...More

Thank Kasia M
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Gerry H
8 September 2016|
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Response from nicnacnoo999 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the table we had was upstairs. I'm unsure if there was a lift. It is spread across a few levels. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
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