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King William

36 Thomas Street
Bath
BA1 5NN
Phone: 01225428096
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The King William

Cosmopolitan 2 roomed corner pub no longer a local but given a lease of life serving upmarket food from extensive menu. Wood floor and pine tables.

On 30th June 2013 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The King William

In many ways this is very much a gastro-pub, although fortunately not one that alienates drinkers. Whilst there was a copy of the daily changing menu on each table, that was as far as it went. The tables were not fully laid up for food like many other so called “pubs” that are in reality little more than restaurants.

Both the front and rear bars are quite small with only three of four tables in each. I assume there was probably a separate dining area elsewhere, otherwise the amount of space available seems to be somewhat out of kilter with the venue’s foodie aspirations. The floors are all reclaimed boards as is the vogue these days, there were good sized windows at the front of the bar, a selection of board games available and some art on the walls, much of it for sale.

Other indicators to the fact that it’s still a proper pub included an up and coming quiz night as well as details on the board about a wine club and a book club. Bar staff all seemed friendly, numerous candles around the place created a pleasant ambience and there was an extensive wine list chalked up on a board.

The menu was clearly of the gastro-pub genre as previously mentioned, although there was also a bar snack menu chalked up on a board. However, even though this included pub classics such as burgers and fish & chips, these were still mostly priced at around the £11 - £12 mark which I think is more than most people would expect to pay for bar snack. Some of the dishes such as a steak were nearer £20, and that was before you get on to the proper menu. This consisted of a reasonable selection of dishes, with most of the starters being around the £6.50 mark and the mains around £15. Whilst we enjoyed what we had, I couldn’t help feeling that they were perhaps trying a little too hard. Concentrating on the basics like lamb that wasn’t so fatty and avoiding fads like serving some of the dishes on wooden boards instead of plates would help – Jamie Oliver does this and it works well enough for a mixed platter of cold meat and cheese but when your pudding comes on one and the ice cream melts and dribbles off it’s not quite so effective.

Beers on tap were Keystone Large One, Dorset Gold, BBF No. 7 and Butcombe Gold. The solitary cider was Pheasant Plucker.

On 8th May 2011 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The King William

"Pub and Dining Room" the sign says outside, almost always in my experience the indicator of a gastro pub. Perhaps it is, certainly food is important, but there was not an issue with me just having a pint and the tables look like pub tables, ie not covered with cloths or made out of bounds to drinkers with "reserved" signs. The food menu did look good though and locally sourced produce is used.
The pub itself is a small street corner two roomed affair, the bar being in the middle. Another room upstairs is labelled as the dining room, I didn't look, but I did see a sign indicating that a book club meets there monthly. They also have a quiz night on the first Monday of the month, 7:30 start. Wooden floor, small rectangular tables in fours plus a couple of bar stools.
Four handpumps on the bar, three on, Palmers Dorset Gold, Cheddar Ales Gorge Best and Bristol Beer Factory Acer. A good selection of LocAle. There was a cider too but unfortunately I didn't record the name. For the wine drinkers, there is an extensive list in all price ranges.
I liked this place, a very laid back feel, my only slight criticism being that the beer was a touch too cold.

On 21st November 2010 - rating: 7
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 08 May 2011 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 November 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT wifi. - last updated 18 November 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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