Pig & Fiddle (Butcombe)

2 Saracen Street
Bath, Somerset England BA1 5PL
bar (Butcombe)  3.1/5.0 8 reviews
11:00 - 23:30 Mon-Thu & Sat, 11:00-00:00 Fri, 12:00-22:30 Sun

Taps: 12 | Bottles: ?
Permanent cask beers are Butcombe Bitter, Fuller’s London Pride and Wadworth Henry’s IPA. In addition there are also up to three cask guest beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001  (293) Portlethen, Scotland | November 19, 2016
Shabby chic might sort of describe this place, not a lot of excitement on the beer front, a couple of Butcombe if you’re lucky. Busy for music and sport.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub  (1003) Banbury, England | April 9, 2014
Down at heel, rambling pub on the edge of town. The clientelle seemed to have a tattoo covering competition going on. Low quality beer and experience. This won’t be revisited unless it improves.
Apr ’14. Well we did re visit, absolutely crammed with people watching sport on a Saturday afternoon. The busiest pub in Bath, but again nothing interesting on the beer front.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Leighton  (1027) London, England | March 4, 2013
A dynamic, fairly funky bar just outside the central part of Bath (it’s 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 timing’s right, to watch a match.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
chriso  (713) London, England | December 16, 2012| Updated December 17, 2012
Update 17/12/12 This pub is now owned by Butcombe Brewery. I haven’t visited since they took over so I don’t know what changes they have made (and how the beer range has changed.).

Visited in 2006. Doesn’t 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. There’s 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 there’s more inventive fare, such as Kangaroo and Bison burger too. It won’t be everyone’s 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 don’t like crowds.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Oakes  (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 2, 2010
Big town centre pub gets pretty busy. They’ve 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 city’s best.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
Beershine  (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | September 1, 2010
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 :)
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
downender  (434) Bristol, England | May 8, 2009| Updated April 16, 2011
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
Gazza  (164) Worcester, England | June 4, 2007
Used to be the tap of the un-lamented Ash Vine brewery and it’s 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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