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The Garricks Head, Bath - pub details

Address: 8 St Johns Place, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1ET [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12069) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bath Spa (0.4 miles), Oldfield Park (0.8 miles), Freshford (4.2 miles)

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As previously mentioned this pub is situated right next to the Theatre Royal and is an ideal spot to start a pub crawl.

Large outside area which would be nice in the better weather.

This was my first pub of 8 in a day during a short visit. Dining room to the left as you enter with the bar and less formal eating area to the right.

A few patrons were waiting for their food and the service did seem slow with one couple co9mplaining about the waiting time. Netherless this is a busy bar, comfy sofas dotted along the back wall.

4 pumps dispensing 3 locals ales. The pints I had were Stonehenge's Pigswill and Glastonbury's Holy Thorn, both were very good.

Nice friendly place but maybe a little bit too upright for me.
lezford - 18 Feb 2013 13:20
Located right next to the theatre this is a two-roomed pub that has a suitably arty feel to it, perhaps at the expense of it�s �pubiness�. In many ways it has more of a wine bar feel to it. Ceilings are high, and there are large dual aspect windows with black and white tie-back curtains. A fire was roaring away on a recent January afternoon visit which was very pleasant. It was also very busy, with barely any standing room. This made it very difficult to get to the bar as there was a group of punters stood at one end and another group sat up on stools at the other, leaving one small gap in the middle. Fortunately the barmaid was able to see beyond the front row and service was prompt enough.

Paintwork is a rather plain cream with some black woodwork. Four large silver serving platter covers were stuck on the wall above the fireplace. There was a large board listing some menu choices, but in spite of the size of the board there were only about half a dozen choices. Whether this was just a specials board I�m not sure. Other boards listed the wines that were available and a dozen or so �beers� available by the bottle, although many of these appeared to be lagers. There were a couple of leather sofa�s at the front, and candles on all the tables. A smaller room to the right looked as though it may have been more geared up for dining, although we didn�t investigate this.

An unusual selection of beers on tap with Palmer�s Best, Redemption Ale and Green Laner. Ciders on tap were Pheasant Plucker and Orchard Pig, although a board also listed Kingston Black and Broadoak Perry. I�m not sure if this was draught or not. In addition to this, hot mulled cider was available from a barrel at the end of the bar.
Blackthorn - 30 Jan 2012 20:08
Good perry, didn't try the ales or food, though have eaten here before and meals expensive, even for Bath.
biggles221 - 7 Aug 2011 21:03
It's a while since I reviewed this, so just an update. A pleasant bar serving good beer and comfy seats. The outside drinking area has increaed dramatically, which is a good thing if we ever get any sunshine. The food is expensive and not really worth it in my opinion - try the Vaults if you're going to the theatre. The last time I ate here the service was very slow - not a problem for some but it does irk me.
MrBlue - 8 Jul 2011 14:56
Thought I'd pop in here on a Saturday evening before going for something to eat. Seems like the interior is split down the middle - half bar, half restaurant. friendly enough service although the pint I had (three were on offer) was unremarkable.
fazerblue - 12 Jun 2011 21:27

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