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The Hop Pole

$$ - $$$, , British
7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
+44 1225 446327
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (38 reviews)
“sunday roast” (22 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Gastropub, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Albion Buildings | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 3AR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our short break in Bath was enhanced by visits to this pub. Staff at the hotel we were staying in recommended eating there and we were not disappointed. It is a lovely pub with a good range of real ales, and very friendly staff. The...More

2  Thank willisgj55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely pub one evening last week while we were on a short break in Bath. The food we had was delicious, the manager was extremely attentive, and we even joined in the weekly pub quiz! What a gem.

1  Thank MorgantheMoon
Reviewed 12 February 2018

After a fun, but tiring, trip to the wonderful Victoria park, my children and I had all worked up healthy appetites so decided to try The Hop Pole across the road. I had heard it has recently changed hands, but was amazed at the difference!...More

2  Thank maxbell72
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Maxbell, What a great review! Thank you. We certainly are dog and family friendly. I always think these little touches go a long way and they clearly do! I really am grateful when a customer takes the time to review us on any social...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Hop Pole has a new manager and it shows. The beer is well kept, the food is good and the staff are friendly and helpful. Much better than our last visit. We wish the new regime well - keep up the good work :DMore

2  Thank goldfishnot
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Goldfishnot, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I really appreciate it. I've got big things planned for this great pub and so far all of my changes are paying off. Be sure to pop in to see us...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Roast pork, fish & chips. All cooked perfectly. We booked at the last minute really because the website said “dog friendly “ - and they were! Several dogs there but all no trouble - possibly helped by the bonio supplied from the bar! Not just...More

1  Thank Bizzymum62
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bizzymum, Thank you for leaving us such a great review. It means the world to my team and I when our hard work is recognised by a customer. We launch new menus in the coming weeks which I am really excited about. Embracing the...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

We were looking for a place in Bath to meet up with family to celebrate my special birthday with a meal. We needed somewhere that we could take two dogs and came across the Hop Pole. Even though the new manager, Chris, had only been...More

Thank Cathy S
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Cathy, I am so pleased you had a good birthday here at The Hop Pole. It was an absolute pleasure to meet all of your family and I have to say that you all created such a lovely atmosphere in that area of the...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

Very impressed with Chris and his helpful staff. Came on a Saturday night with the family having booked a couple of days before. Very welcoming and good food in room with attractive lighting and bunting. We wish Chris and his team all the best on...More

Thank anthonyrona
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Anthony, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. Our main restaurant is a fantastic room and I'm so pleased you got to experience it. If I remember rightly your wife loved the decor so I'll be sure to embrace the existing...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Visited the Hop Pole several times over the last few years and always been impressed. Good food, good beer....Bath Ales and St Austell.....and consistently friendly service. Visit this week and even better. New Tenant Chris really seems to be moving the food on to another...More

1  Thank PeterC777
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Hop Pole. It really means a lot to me that a customer takes the time to review us. You are right. I have big plans for the food here as well as the pub...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Wow!!! All I can say is get there!!!!!! On a weekend trip so had the hassle of “trip advising” trying and hoping to pick somewhere good/ reasonably priced/relaxing and that takes dogs. NAILED IT. Complete start to finish service from Chris the new owner who...More

2  Thank david b
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Hi Dave, Thank you for this fantastic review. I think perhaps my best so far over my career. I am so grateful for you taking the time to log on and tell me about your experience. I take great pride in this job which I...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

What can i say.... so pleased we found this lovely gastro pub today on our drive back from Bristol to London. Recently taken over my a wonderful couple Chris & Naomi.... good was superb & recently priced. The ham hock terrine & mushroom starter was...More

2  Thank Michelle S
Chris H, Owner at The Hop Pole, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Michelle & Don, Firstly, can I just say thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I work so hard to ensure my customers have the best possible experience at any pub in my ownership and whilst I...More

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Questions & Answers
3 August 2017|
Response from James D | Property representative |
They absolutely are, the more the merrier
23 September 2016|
Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay on this answer. We do have baby changing facilities - but only in the Ladies'.
11 June 2016|
Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hello there, Yes we do! I cannot include a link, but if you search for the Bath Ales webpage and then select The Hop Pole from 'Visit Our Pubs' you'll find us. On this page, there will be our current Main and Sunday Menus... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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