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The Canon

1 Barton Street
Bath
BA1 1HQ
Phone: 01225789106
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Canon

Refurbished and renamed since my previous visit, it’s a little smaller than I remember and obviously doesn’t have the Irish theme that was present last time, but nor does it have anything of any real note having a slightly chainy feel to it, although I’m not sure who it is actually owned by.

Décor wise there are sanded wooden boards on the floor with some inlaid mosaic tiles in the centre, whilst the paint scheme was a real multitude of colours with mauve, pink, burnt orange, battleship grey and salmon colours, plus I’m sure a few others as well. The backdrop behind the bar was clad with butcher’s tiles, whilst a couple of TV’s in the corner were showing a sports channel, although the volume was muted so this was not too intrusive. A notice board advertised regular quiz nights, open mic nights, and so on.

Although there were four hand pumps on the bar, three of these appeared unused and the fourth had it’s label reversed so unfortunately no real ales on tap. There were also five numbered “craft ale” taps, with a corresponding menu behind the bar, but even with these only two were in use offering Longhorn IPA and Punk IPA, so a pretty disappointing selection overall. Ciders fared slightly better with Thatcher’s Gold and Strongbow Dark Fruit on tap, along with further taps and a menu on the back wall. Of these, they’d managed to keep on all but two, although the choice was mostly of the fruit variety rather than anything more traditional – Merry Monkey, Fruit Bat in either raspberry, strawberry or blackcurrant flavours, and two others described simply as Mango and Pear & Raspberry.

On 28th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Molloy's

A fairly formulaic Irish pub just opposite the Theatre Royal, it is nonetheless not unpleasant and is in some ways quite cosy with it's low ceiling. Mrs. B. raised a valid point though in asking what made it an Irish pub - apart from the name, and the fact that they sell Guinness (which of course most pubs do), I couldn't really come up with much.

The flooring is mostly wood, although with some colourful inlaid tiles in places and the paintwork is a mixture of red, green and yellow. Fortunately these were in fairly pastel shades and so wasn't as lurid as you might expect. Dark wood panelling was on the lower part of the walls and a couple of plasmas were showing the football although the volume was off and instead there was piped music. Seating was mostly tables and stools, many of them quite high. There was also apparently further seating upstairs.

The menu was extensive and looked to be a fairly typical, low end, pub grub offering. Options such as Ham Egg & Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lasagne and "Chip Shop Style" Battered Sausages were joined by several grills, burgers and pies and most of the mains were around the £6 mark, although many were also available as a "2 for £6.95" deal.

Beer choice was better than might have been expected for an establishment such as this and consisted of Doom Bar, Dorset Brewing Company's Jurassic and Hobgoblin. A fourth pump had a clip for Bath's Spa, but this was apparently coming soon. Ciders were also well represented with Magner's Golden Draught, Stowford Press, Strongbow and Weston's Old Rosie, although it was somewhat disappointing that I had to drink the Stowford Press out of a Strongbow glass.

On 22nd April 2013 - rating: 5
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 28 July 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - My smart WiFi - last updated 19 March 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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Last inspected: March 29th 2017
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