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The Westgate, Bath Central, Bath

38 Westgate Street
Bath
BA1 1EL
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Greene King

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Reviews of The Westgate (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

E TA left this review about The Westgate

Well described by others, below, this busy Greene King town pub feels a bit like a Wetherspoon but without the sophistication. Two large banks of megakeg taps frame an array of handpumps dispensing Hardy’s and Hanson’s Rock On, Wadworth’s 6X, Old Mulled Hen and Tribute, plus a pump with a reversed GK IPA clip and a dry one. The beers were awful, badly kept and served too cold, while the food was the usual GK factory produced stuff. Children were roaming freely, congregating at the bar and screaming loudly. The staff were apathetic, and the atmosphere was depressing. Not looking to revisit any time soon.

On 25th January 2019 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Westgate

After a morning spent looking around the nearby Roman Baths, we decided to give this gastro style pub a try for a spot of lunch. The interior is very spacious, with some expensive looking tables and chairs in the front area and high tables and stools to the rear near the long, curved bar counter. There seemed to be an upstairs area as well, but I didn't venture up there to explore. The wooden floors, pastel shaded walls and roman themed decor fit in nicely with the gastro look the pub is going for.
The food was not the cheapest but my steak sandwich was pretty good. There was just the one ale on, perhaps as a result of high consumption over the New Year's weekend, but the Box Steam Dark Box (£3.20) was in great shape. An Abbey Bellringer clip was turned. The pub's speciality seems to be foreign beers, with a very good selection on draught including, Kirin, Grolsch, Krombacher, Krombacher Weizen, Duval Green and Paulaner. Bottled beer was well represented and included Brooklyn Lager and Sierra Nevada Pale. I also spotted some real cider including one called Sheep Dip. We were treated to table service, which came as a bit of a surprise and I thought the staff were very helpful and attentive.
I wasn't really expecting a great deal from this place, but I thought it was pretty good at what it sets out to do and it certainly served its purpose for us.

On 18th January 2011 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about Westgate

The pub has that modern messed around gastro look from the outside with its grey frontage and peculiar lettering for the name. A modern stripped out feel inside, a long deep room on entering then with ramped access up to the bar area. Beyond the bar around to the left, another area had sofas, armchairs and large overhead orange lightshades. Part wood floor, part carpeted, unusual but vaguely Roman themed decor with a Centurion standing guard and large ceramics of Roman coins on one wall. A line of different clocks showed such information as opening time, closing, food orders timing etc. Mixed seating, some traditional, clipboard menus on tables. It goes without saying that there were fairy lights and twigs.
Beers were Box Steam Funnel Blower, Blindman's Buff, Wickwar Bankers Draft plus real cider from Cheddar Valley and Janet's Jungle Juice. A good selection of foreign bottled beers were advertised.
It's not really my style of pub if truth be told, but it was friendly and the beer was good.

On 18th November 2010 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bath Spa, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.64 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Westgate, Bath
25th Jan 2019, 06:42
Review submitted by E TA
 
9th Aug 2015, 11:56
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 22 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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