Cool little that is pretty old and cozy. Pretty typical small English pub with a good mix of tourists and locals on a Thursday evening. The bartender was very nice and helpful; he gave my girlfriend and I a sample of each beer they had on tap and gave us all the info he knew about the beers. The selection is okay; they had some English beers I hadn’t seen before. The food looked delicious from what others were ordering but we didn’t get anything unfortunately. Prices were fair. Not an amazing place but pretty good.
Bath is surprising. For a two-university city it certainly has its share of ultra-traditional pubs with nary a craft keg in sight. The small and smart Raven is a slight improvement on the pubs I've seen thus far: the beers come from interesting breweries like Animal, and there's some Lost and Grounded on keg. The menu seems (almost) limited to pies, but I can live with that. A decent beer pub bordering on a destination.
A street corner, community pub in the city center. Cozy, relaxing and music free. Seven cask ales and some interesting ones among the seven taps. We had well-conditioned ales from Siren, Teignworthy and Blindmans which seem to be brewing a couple of house beers. Opens early. Friendly service. (Visited with Finn on a pub crawl in Bath 03.05.2017).
The Raven is a traditional 2-level freehouse with pub downstairs and dining room upstairs. The interior is does have a clean, contemporary edge to it though. They offer a decent selection of cask ale with 6 on offer on my last visit. They offer not only traditional styles, but also more unusual offerings. Last time I opted for a curry-spiced beer from Celt Experience. Better than expected. Food is above-average pub gear with pies taking pride of place on the menu. A place I always return to on visits to bath. Good pub all-round.
Very traditional pub, somewhat boring cask selection on each occasion I go there, mostly Bitters and Golden Ales, gets quite busy (even without rugby), very nice atmosphere though for which you should go (not necessarily for the beers).