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The Coeur de Lion, Bath

Had a quick lunchtime pint here, having learnt about its existence in the Star the previous night (both being Abbey Ales-tied). Even with a half-dozen regulars in at 3pm or so, it seemed busy, but bagged the last remaining table for a decent Bellringer and a Mild, if my memory serves. Tiny bar in a tiny room - brought to mind the King's Head in Bristol. Rugby schmutter over the walls, a headache-inducing carpet (I seem to recall), and pretty stained glass frontage. Worth a visit.

16 Mar 2011 13:36

The Raven, Bath

Lodged nearby a few weeks ago and this became our temporary local for the weekend. Their own brews Raven & Raven Gold, Box Steam Funnel Blower porter, RCH Steam and a now-forgotten beer from the DBC stable were all delicious, with decent platters and Pieminister pies to eat and a lively mix of punters. Barman burned his arm on a hot plate, so I offered him a half to help numb the pain, such was my contentment with the surroundings. The kind of place you could sit in all day.

15 Mar 2011 18:55

The Star Inn, Bath

Visited Bath at end of January and popped into the Star, packed on a Thursday night. Unspoilt, traditionally laid-out pub with two main rooms but other nooks and crannies in which to sit - if you're lucky - stand, or lean. It's something special because even when it's standing room only, you're glad you're in there. Was offered nibbles from a cheese platter on bar while pints were poured. Think we had an Abbey Bellringer and possibly Bath Star, but missed out on the Bass this time. Perching on the pew by the door might require you to look after other drinkers' vestments at busy times, but you shouldn't mind, as an hour or so in the Star can be a quasi-religious experience for any drinker jaded by the majority of places trading as 'pubs' today. Splendid.

15 Mar 2011 13:54

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