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Ring O'Bells

Pub added by Blackthorn _
High Street
Priston
Postal town: Bath
BA2 9EE
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Ring O'Bells

A traditional stone-built country pub somewhat off the beaten track, albeit in the centre of this very small village. Years ago I always found the landlord to be a bit miserable, perhaps because we weren’t locals, but he has now left and the current incumbents seemed all together much friendlier.

The pub is split in to two halves either side of the bar counter with both halves sharing a flagstone floor. The smaller and cosier area is to the right with a low beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls and a blazing fire. The larger end to the left is still quite pleasant, but a little more contemporary. It looks as though it may have undergone some refurbishment with new beams on the ceiling and fresh plaster on the walls with salmon colour paint, although there was still some exposed stonework. A few pictures were dotted around, many of them of the pub. At the back of the pub was a skittle alley which is unusual these days in a country pub, and there was also a table football game in here. Piles of books along the side of the room were available to rent for 50p or purchase for £1 in aid of charity.

Food wise, the menu consisted of half a dozen or so dishes chalked up on a board, and these included Thai Red Curry, Ham Egg & Chips and Toad in the Hole. These were mostly priced in the £10 - £12 range, so slightly above your usual pub grub perhaps, but my toad in the hole was a very generous portion with three plump sausages and the plate completely covered in the batter. Chicken wrapped in Parma ham and served with dauphinoise potatoes was similarly well received and both the chicken and potatoes were very garlicky.

Somewhat surprisingly, the only real ale on tap was their own Ring of Bells brewed by the local Blindman’s Brewery, although they also had keg Gem and Dark Side from Bath Ales. Ciders were Bounders and Black Rat. Overall I really liked this pub and thought it was well worth seeking out.

On 9th February 2015 - rating: 8
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Richard Bottle left this review about Ring O'Bells

website now at www.priston.org.uk/ringobells.

On 26th November 2012 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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9th Feb 2015, 11:13
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12th Jan 2014, 09:54
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 11 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Code on the blackboard above the bar - last updated 16 July 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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