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    • Qype User shaker…
    • Bristol
    • 1 friend
    • 9 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    11/8/2009

    My favourite pub in the whole Bath and Bristol region, there is no better place for a Sunday lunch or dinner! The pub itself is a period building located in a quiet, picturesque nestling of a leafy village that immediately conveys warmth, character and a quaint, English charm. Indoors is a well-spaced yet homely feel, adorned with wooden beams and a fireplace too. Most of the pub is open plan yet cosy, and seating in an enclosed area is available too. In warmer climes however, you can dine on the terrace or out at the front. Not all tables are provided with sun-brellas though, and those without can leave you exposed to the sun. The staff tends to be locals or Bath Uni students, all of whom are polite.

    A varied menu offers generous portions of home-cooked British favourites, steaks and salads as well as a specials board featuring more contemporary and upmarket dishes. The food is very satisfying indeed, and desserts are equally sumptuous. What differentiates this pub from the rest though is its wonderful location, being situated by a canal towpath. During the summer there are few lovelier places to be. After lunch/dinner, you can work off the meal by going for a leisurely stroll along the canal or sit on the banks. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. This is somewhere you'd always look forward to coming back again and again.

  • 2.0 star rating
    11/6/2010
    First to Review

    Used to be a fantastic, simple country pub - ploughmans lunches, ale etc.  

    Now it is some kind of weird hybrid between a restaurant, a chippy and a pub.  The Cesar Salad is perhaps one of the worst I have had...perhaps the Fish & Chips are better?

    • Qype User Rutche…
    • Bristol
    • 24 friends
    • 253 reviews
    2.0 star rating
    3/4/2011

    I am not surprised to learn that this is a chain. I was very disappointed. The inside of the pub has been ruined and the food was diabolical and not cooked from scratch, which is what I'd expect from a pub that is known for its food.
    Still, the building is beautiful on the outside and the location could not be more pleasant. There are lots of tables inside and out and the staff is very nice. Not one single local beer on tap!
    I am only giving it ** because despite all the lovely things it has going for it, the food is what it is known for and it was tasteless and not cooked from scratch. The soup tasted as though it was out of a tin but i discovered that it came from a packet. Soup is so easy to make. It was horrid.

    • Qype User blondi…
    • Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    • 3 friends
    • 102 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    30/1/2009

    The George at Bathampton is perhaps best known in the summer months, as most people of walk or cycle along the canal will stop there for a drink or some food at some point! In the summer it is lovely as it has a large seating area outside and a large expanse of grass right next to the canal where you can stop and lie on the grass with a beer. It's also lovely and cosy in the winter too though! Inside the pub is all wood and traditional features, it's welcoming and friendly and a large place so there is usually a table free. The menu is good, and the food hearty and a good selection of beers and wine are available.

    • Qype User msamue…
    • Coventry, West Midlands
    • 2 friends
    • 52 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    30/1/2009

    Chef and Brewer chain pub.

    Above average, consistent food. Great canalside location.

    Not too expensive, but there are better places to go in the area.

    Good for a stop off if walking/cycling to Bradford along the canal.

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