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The Crystal Palace, Bath

11 Abbey Green
Bath
BA1 1NW
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Moby Duck left this review about The Crystal Palace

Three roomed Fullers pub with little pub ambiance, typical Fullers lineup , though my Wild River was decent this is one for the tourists.

On 30th March 2022 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Crystal Palace

An historic Fuller’s pub which is still much as described below. The rear conservatory was open, which allowed smoke to drift in and mingle with the scent of stale chip fat from the kitchen and the aroma from the open disabled toilet to make the atmosphere less pleasant than it could have been. The staff were not at all welcoming, rather officious and fairly inefficient. The clientele seemed to consist mainly of elderly tourists, one of whom spent rather too long whining at the waitress about an unwelcome piece of lemon in her diet coke. Ales on were Oliver’s Island, ESB and Pride plus a guest, Butcombe Bitter. The prices are extortionately high, even for Bath. I find this pub falls short on many levels and I shan’t be returning.

On 9th July 2021 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Crystal Palace Tavern

A traditional pub located in an attractive square just next to the abbey, this is one of three pubs in bath that have recently benefited from a combined £7.5m refurbishment. It’s a good sized, inverse U-shape layout with a couple of bars each side joining at the back in to a conservatory overlooking the courtyard. A picture of the Crystal Palace is just inside the door, although I’m not entirely clear on the connection between the venue for the Great Exhibition and the pub.

The left hand bar has something of a hotel drawing room feel with wood panelling all down one wall and there was also wood flooring, the usual Farrow & Ball paintwork and plenty of pictures hung on the walls. A stone fire-place was off to the left, although this was not is use even in January, so is perhaps, merely decorative. There was a gold gilded mirror up above it, and a plasma screen perched somewhat incongruously in the corner, although fortunately this was not in use. The bar to the right looks to be more geared up for dining with a number of the tables being reserved. The décor here was a little softer with a carpeted floor and a large stone bust in the corner.

The conservatory at the rear had a sloping wooden roof and a lighting level that may either be described as atmospheric or gloomy depending on your point of view. There were large bi-folding glass doors covering the entire back wall and this leads out to a pleasant, tiled courtyard. This is almost entirely covered by two large umbrellas, making a suitable outdoor refuge for the smokers. Besides the wicker furniture, there was plenty of foliage and some atmospheric lighting on the stone wall at the rear.

Food wise, the menu offered a decent looking selection of “pub grub” dishes such as Faggots, Haddock & Chips, Burger, Roast Chicken, etc., and these were mostly priced somewhere around the £10 - £12 mark, so perhaps slightly above your usual pub prices. In addition to this there was a selection of sandwiches and a small specials board. A sign also advertised some type of burger deal on Monday nights.

Beers on tap were predominantly from Fullers, with their ESB, London Pride and the seasonal Jack Frost. The only other offering was Butcombe. Ciders were Thatcher’s Gold and Cornish Orchards Cornish Gold. Prices seemed a little steep though with a pint of the Thatchers and a G&T costing £9.10. Overall I quite liked this pub though, and felt that the sympathetic refurbishment has brought it up a notch or two. It was only really let down by a group of somewhat rowdy guys breaking in to song every few minutes. Not entirely the pub’s fault, but it took one of the punters to ask them to keep it down a bit rather than any of the bar staff.

On 6th January 2014 - rating: 7
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Bath Spa, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.5 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
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30th Mar 2022, 10:55
Review submitted by Moby Duck
 
9th Jul 2021, 07:43
Review submitted by E TA

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No - Guide dogs only. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 December 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes - Fuller's. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes - O2 wifi - last updated 17 April 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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