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The Boater, Bath

9 Argyle Street
Bath
BA2 4BQ
Phone: 01225464211
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E TA left this review about The Boater

Much as described below, still owned by Fuller’s. The young staff were mostly pleasant apart from the foreign barman who was completely clueless. Ales on were faux-HSB, ESB and Pride, plus Wild Beer Millionaire and Dark Star Hophead. Rosie’s Cider was also on draft. There were also 3 craft ales on keg and the usual bank of megakeg offerings. It was expensive even by Bath standards, so while it’s a relaxing and pleasant place to visit, you need deep pockets if you want to stay here for a protracted period.

On 9th August 2022 - rating: 7
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BobOs . left this review about The Boater

A traditional town centre pub with a long bar to the rear (bathukolpian barmaid!!! - loads of extra Brownie points) and set for dining at the front. There is another bar downstairs but that was full of rugby players on my last visit. Normally 3 or 4 well kept beers in six handpumps - my Bombardier was excellent - but the menu is a bit pedestrian although good value for money. Average.

On 16th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Boater

On first impressions when entering from street level off Pultney Bridge, this seems to be a traditional and pleasant but unremarkable pub. Investigate the narrow staircase near the entrance however, and you come first to a cellar bar before going on further to what I’m sure is Bath’s biggest beer garden.

The top bar as mentioned is a fairly traditional affair, with a long bar on the left, carpet on the floors and plenty of Bath Rugby photos on the walls. There were three plasma’s dotted around showing the rugby, although somehow this didn’t seem too intrusive.

The downstairs cellar bar has quite a different feel with an unusual tiled brick floor and an arched brick vaulted ceiling. There is a further bar counter here. Down a few steps at the other end and you come to a large terraced beer garden that leads down to a walkway adjacent to the weir. It’s a pleasant spot when the sun’s out, although unfortunately the view of the river and weir isn’t quite as good as it could be. It gets packed on sunny days and there is a projector screen which shows big sporting matches. This covered area in the corner looks as though it could also be used for bands on occasions, although whether this is actually the case I’m not sure.

Beers on this occasion were Courage Best, 6X, Gem and Bombadier. Ciders were Blackthorn and Gaymer’s Pear.

On 26th April 2011 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bath Spa, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.62 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
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9th Aug 2022, 11:46
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9th Aug 2015, 20:05
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Bath's largest. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 November 2010 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 18 May 2022 by E TA
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