England > Somerset > Bath
Leighton (389) London, England | March 4, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A dynamic, fairly funky bar just outside the central part of Bath (itís still central, just not in what I would consider the very centre). The decor is eclectic but emphasises rugby kit. The beer range is simple but adequate and the golden ale I had was in great condition. The hamburger here seems to be quite popular; I saw no fewer than 15 people eating one during my visit (I only had beer, no food). Not a place for the hardcore ticker but probably a nice place to have a meal with an ale and, if the timingís right, to watch a match.
chriso (306) London, England | December 16, 2012| Updated December 17, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This pub is now owned by Butcombe Brewery. I havenít visited since they took over so I donít know what changes they have made (and how the beer range has changed.).
Visited in 2006. Doesnít have the history of many Bath pubs, having only opened as a conversion of a restaurant in the 1980s and expanded into an adjoining shop a few years later. Best descibed as eclectic in style, with a mixed clientele that varies according to the time of day. Thereís a very large patio. Definitely youth oriented later on on a Friday or Saturday night, but this is Bath so its not too chav dominated, nor will older people feel too uncomfortable. On a Sunday afternoon it was busy but not packed. Service was swift and efficient. Sunday roast lunch was decent and good value (£5.95) but thereís more inventive fare, such as Kangaroo and Bison burger too. It wonít be everyoneís cup of tea but I thought it had a good vibe. Half a dozen handpumps and a good chance of finding a very rare beer or two. Not far behind the Raven for esoteric scoops, so its an essential stop. Just go during the day if you donít like crowds.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | September 2, 2010| Updated December 17, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Big town centre pub gets pretty busy. Theyíve got a number of taps, food and a patio. I can see this place getting rowdy. Beers were okay, worth a stop once in a while but not one of the cityís best.
Beershine (593) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 1, 2010| Updated December 17, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Sports bar-type place, used to tourists, students, large groups of drunk ppl, etc. Corporate student bar type place. No character at all but does have a large beer garden and is loud so has its place versus the quieter character pubs. Could be a good place to watch sports too (although for rugby there are better pubs in Bath). Had Bellringer in great condition when we were there. Ate a jacket potato. Note: there is a very good cheese shop nearby :)
imdownthepub (253) Banbury, England | June 21, 2009| Updated December 17, 2012
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 7/20
Down at heel, rambling pub on the edge of town. The clientele seemed to have a tatoo covering competition going on. Low quality beer and experience. This wonít be revisited unless it improves.
downender (227) Bristol, England | May 8, 2009| Updated April 16, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Visited on 07/05/09. The beer range was more limited on my visit than in the earlier reviews, with nothing more interesting than standard brews from Wadworths, Bath Ales and Abbey. The experience was not improved by the winos gathered around the seats outside. UPDATE 16/04/2011 - now owned by Butcombe, which is probably an improvement.
Gazza (160) Worcester, England | June 4, 2007| Updated April 16, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Used to be the tap of the un-lamented Ash Vine brewery and itís not changed a lot since then, with the sticky carpets still a trap for the unwary. Dark and wood-panelled inside with a studenty vibe, yet sells five or so cask ales, mainly local, and so worthy of a visit.
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