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Pig and Fiddle is a corner pub with a small front and a long side stretching down the road and becoming a beer garden and rear entrance. From the front there is a long wooden floored room with a few steps half way downs it and then the room continues to patio doors opening onto the beer garden. At the front there is a mixture of styles of tables and seating on both sides with the right side having a glass ceiling letting in lots of light to what would otherwise be a dark room. Up the steps and the beamed ceiling is closer.  Along to the right just after the steps is the servery, which is in dark narrow space which is also the path to another room round to the right.  Food is served and is family friendly.

Good Beer Guide

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Real ale: Butcomble Original;;  Big Cheese (Redemption);  London Pride;  Once bitten (Woodfordes);  

                       Hakka (Butcombe)

keg: Bohemian ;  Goram (Butcombe)

Lager: 1664;  Carling; San Miguel;  Mahou

Cider: Ashton Press;  Thatcher’s Gold Guinness

Sam Wellers  is a two roomed traditional bar and offers traditional pub grub. There is seating and small tables at the front of the room then the servery on the back right wall with more seating opposite it. Then there is a second room through from this area with seven tables for ding or sitting quietly.

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Real ale:  Bombadier Pale Ale; Landlord;  Doom Bar;  Butcombe Gold

Lager:        Fosters;  Heiniken

Cider:   Stowford press;  Blackthorn Guinness

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Bath  is a large city in Somerset with a population of about 89,000 augmented by over a million staying visitors a year and a further 3 million day visitors. These tourists are attracted by the historical and cultural activities in Bath. The Romans built baths and a temple here and bath Abbey was founded in the 1600s. Bath’s real rise to prominence was in the Georgian era when the spa waters were believed to help cure disease. During this time the Georgian city was built and the population increased, and Beau Nash organised the social life for the city. Jane Austen famously lived here in the early 1800s.

Among the sites to see are The Assembly Rooms, The Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey  and the Roman Baths  . Bath is also a centre for retail therapy should it be required. There are also two  open top bus tours and the Bizarre Bath walk is good evening’s entertainment.

The Old Green Tree is much as it was when refurbished in 1926. It consists of two rooms either side of the servery. These rooms are connected via a wide corridor where the main servery counter is with some stools but rest standing. Each of the panelled rooms can be served via the end of the counter or through the door. The first room is first on the left, then the lobby bar and further on to the left the back lounge. The first room has bench seating along window and three tables and the only window to the street while the lobby area has light from above . Lunchtime meals

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Described in Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs

Good Beer Guide

Real ale: Exmoor Gold;  Butcombe Original;  Incognito (Plains);  Maverick (Blindman’s);   Butcomble Bitter

Lager: Veltins;  Budweisser

Cider: Ashton Press;  Honey’s Midford cider


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Saracen’s Head is a Green King pub which has two entrances as it stretches between two different streets. It claims to be the oldest pub in Bath running since 1713. Entering from the door on the higher up of the streets there is a central servery in the middle of the room. There is seating either side of the door and down the right hand side opposite the servery. The left side is mainly for standing. Beyond the servery there is a smaller area with dark wood tables and chairs.

It would be better if staff quietened down rowdy customers.

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Real ale:            Green King IPA;Abbot;  Amplified;  London Glory; Otter;  Doom Bar

Bitter: East Coast

Lager: High and Dry;  Estrella

Cider: Thatcher’s haze;  Thatcher’s Gold;  Kopparberg Guinness

26 pubs split into two rings of 13 and each trail will start from the Pulteney Bridge - the one with shops on it - that crosses the river Avon


Bath - upper ring (RED ICONS)

From Pulteney Bridge walk directly away from the bridge towards the city centre. Turn right at the top and then go quickly left on to Upper Borough Walls. Walk up here to find Sam Wellers just before the cross roads. From here walk back and turn up an alley just to the left of it On this alley is The Volunteer Rifleman's Arms. At the end of the alley turn left onto New Bond St then curve right up Milsom St and turn right again into Green St. Down here on the right is The Old Green Tree. Continue down Green St and turn left and a little along, across the road, is The Saracen’s Head.  Continue along this street to the corner where there is The Pig and Fiddle.

Leave here by the garden exit and walk down then left along Walcot St. this is your longest walk to a next pub. As the street eventually rises a little on the left side is The Bell. Continue up Walcot St to the busy junction and turn round to the left and walk up to reach a row of Georgian houses. You should see across the road The Star Inn.

Continue walking along The Paragon and turn first right up the short but steep Hay Hill. At the top cross over and veer right to go down Alfred St to The Assembly Inn. Now cross over and to the right go down the lane to reach George St. Across on the left is Revolution and along to the right is the Slug and Lettuce.

After the Slug & Lettuce walk to the corner and turn down Gay St. Turn first left into Old King St and at the end is Hall & Woodhouse. Leaving here turn down to the right and find The Salamander on the left and further down on the corner The Raven. 

Walk down to the second intersection and you are back on Upper Borough Walls where the first pub was.


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The Bell is a community pub owned by 536 of its regulars since 2013. Entrance has door to right to bar and left to lounge although once inside the two are not separate and the servery runs between them.  This lounge looks as if it is up on a big stage and is rather sparse but music is on Mon, Wed and Sunday lunchtime.  Covered outside seating space.

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Good Beer Guide regular including 2021

CAMRA Bath and Borders pub of the year 2014; IndependentBath Awards POTY 2015; Bath Chronicle POTY 2013

Real ale: Otter;  Butcombe Origimnal; Abbor Oz Bomb; Summer Lightning; Golden Bold (Box);  Great Bustard (Stonehenge Ales); Dagger’s edge (three daggers)

Lager: 1664; Fosters; Kosel;  Birra Moretti

Cider: Wildside ; Ashton  Press

The Volunteer Riflemans Arms is up an alley and has some outside seating in front of the pub. The pub itself is a small one room bar with the servery in the centre of the right wall. It has a cluttered and a busy well lived in feel to it.  Prominent colour is red and walls have some military memorabilia.

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Real ale: Lighthouse (red Rock);  Exmoor Gold;  The Volunteer

                    Rifleman Arms Best Bitter;   Butcombe Original

Lager: Amstel;  Heineken;  Peroni

Cider: Dry Blackthorn;  Thatcher’s Gold; Skorryon Cider (real) Guinness

Bath Pub notes


Bath has a wide variety of pubs catering for all tastes ranging from Cocktail bars to old corner  beer pubs;  four storey monsters to four tiny rooms.; touristy places to locals only (preferable); young and old.


The Star and The Old Green Tree are both featured in "Britain's Best real Heritage Pubs"

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 I certainly do not drink all the time. I have to sleep you know.

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Volunteer Rifleman's Arms (bit crowded), Pig & Fiddle, Bell, Assembly Inn and Salamander