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The Hop Pole

#77 of 415 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub
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7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
+44 1225 446327
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this for our annual get together for Christmas. The service was great and the food was lovely! We're be coming back next year!

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Thank Adrian C
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub was close to where we were staying in Crescent Gardens, so we didn't expect much, but the food was vey good and the staff were very pleasant and fiendly.

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Thank Susan M
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi Susan M, Many Thanks for your kind words. Hope you enjoyed your stay in our wonderful city. Regards James More 

Bath, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Wanted to have a nice pre Christmas family lunch with my wife, one of my 3 daughters and our 1+ grandaughter and ,we were not disappointed, on entering the bar area we were greeted warmly by members of staff , we have been here before and loved it and already the ambience was friendly and welcoming.We found a convenient corner... More 

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1 Thank Michael J
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi Michael J, Many thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to serve you and your family, hope you enjoyed the Thatchers Gold too. Hope to see you again soon James More 

UK
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have eaten here several times before. But, today, Sunday, was very disappointing. Despite being at the door at opening time .....midday, after ordering our food we had to wait 40 minutes for it in a very noisy bar area where children outnumbered adults. The food was plentiful enough, but otherwise underwhelming in quality. Only one vegetarian option. Butter that... More 

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1 Thank oliveruk
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi oliveruk, I can only apologise for your experience yesterday, as you'll see from many a glowing review this is not how we like to do things here at the Hop Pole. We do try our best to serve people much quicker than that. The bar area was very busy as we were fully booked in our restaurant also, must... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Fantastic food, good range of wines and spirits, friendly welcoming landlord and staff. Good old fashioned pub atmosphere

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Thank Angie G
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi Angie, Thank you so much for your kind words, you ladies were an absolute delight to meet and serve. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and that you'll come visit us again soon. James More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Twenty minutes walk each way from our B&B was time well spent. The pub is part of the Bath Ales chain and serves all of its great beers including the seasonal special 'Festivity'. The bar staff were cheerful and obliging and we found a comfortable corner table. My partner ordered the Special from the chalkboard which was Venison steak with... More 

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1 Thank Andrew B
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi Andrew B, Many thanks for your kind words here sir, was a pleasure serving you. Hope to see you again soon James More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My boyfriend and I went to this pub because we wanted some ordinary food for a good price and it really was far from ordinary. We walked up the the pub and thought it looked really small, but as we walked through it just seemed to get bigger and bigger. There's a pub area at the top and some stairs... More 

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1 Thank Frankegga
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi Frankegga, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this. Am delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves here, it really does make it all worth it. Hopefully we'll see you again soon James More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Hop Pole is a brilliant pub for food & drink. Bath Ales on tap and expertly prepared meals await. Three adults and a child enjoyed a very fine meal: mussels; a burger; a meat pie--pub grub done to perfection. On a previous visit, my wife and I had the fish & chips--probably the best fish & chips we've ever... More 

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istanbul
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Dined here on a Monday night two weeks ago. The pub was not busy and there were not too many diners. Ambience was pleasant and I guess on a Friday night the place is buzzing. My wife was not over hungry and merely had a starter with a side of fries. I had a shin beef pie which I can... More 

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1 Thank jimbohoughton
James D, General Manager at The Hop Pole, responded to this review

Hi jimbroughton, Thank you for the kind words. It really is a pretty epic pie and really filling too. Be great if you can visit us on a Friday and see, its a lot of fun Thanks once again James More 

Sprowston, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had dinner here one evening. We hadn't booked but as it was early in the week the place was not overfull for dining. We ate in the basement area which is very near the kitchen and I enjoyed their duck which was very tasty. Good staff and the wine list is not bad. We had no problems with the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 446327
Description
The Hop Pole is a comfortable, spacious and friendly pub serving good food and top-notch beer. During summer months and periods of fine weather, the garden comes into its own and is the perfect place for mellow afternoon quaffing.Situated opposite Victoria Park, The Hop Pole is welcoming to all, including well-behaved children and dogs alike. It is a must-visit for anyone who enjoys fine food accompanied by equally enjoyable cask ales, or wine from a selection designed to suit all tastes (and all pockets!).

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?