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Flan O'Briens, Bath

21 Westgate Street
Bath
BA1 1EP
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E TA left this review about Flan O'Briens

After a few disappointments it was nice to come into a relatively normal pub in Bath City centre. It’s a fake Irish bar as described by others below, but the reception was genuine enough, and the staff were welcoming and pleasant.  They were clearing out from behind the radiators on the raised area at the side and found a few old newspapers from both Mulligan’s (the pub’s previous incarnation) and Flan O’Brien’s dated 1990s.  Ales on were Tribute and Bath Best Bitter from Abbey Ales, both in very good condition.  An enjoyable visit, and one I should be happy to repeat.

On 11th May 2022 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about Flan O'Briens

An Oirish-type pub in the street food area, which seems to have acquired rather more Guinness ephemera since the last review. Still not much like a genuine Irish pub in my experience, but there were a few actual Irishmen in, so they must be doing something right and the outside tables were popular. The Butcombe Original was fair enough.

On 23rd August 2021 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Flan O'Briens

A prominent pub built of Bath stone and occupying a large corner plot just opposite the Theatre Royal, it doesn’t have quite as much of an “in your face” Irish theme as you might infer from the name, and as far as I could make out the only items representing the Emerald Isle were a few small flags and some Guinness ice buckets.

Inside it’s all one large, open room with very high ceilings and large windows on two sides giving a light and airy feel. The flooring is dark black boards whilst the paintwork is mostly a pale khaki green with dark brown paint on the timberwork. There are a few old black and white photos on the wall and a small fish tank behind the bar, but other than that there was little of any note. A large projector screen was showing the rugby as well as a plasma screen elsewhere and the volume was somewhat too loud making it difficult to escape from the commentary if you weren’t interested in it.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar and Butcombe, whilst the solitary cider was Thatcher’s Gold. Overall, this isn’t a bad pub, but it’s not especially great either. At least it’s not been gastrocised or otherwise tarted up, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of atmosphere and the beer choice is somewhat uninspiring.

On 3rd March 2014 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Conrad Heard
Bath Spa, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.72 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Flan O'Briens, Bath
11th May 2022, 06:17
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24th Aug 2021, 18:02
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No - Pavement tables outside - last updated 23 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 August 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 March 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 08 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT WiFi - last updated 12 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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