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The Sam Weller's, Bath

Upper Borough Walls
Bath
BA1 1RH
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Quinno _ left this review about The Sam Weller's

Sounds like either an upmarket bar or Britpop Dad hangout…but in reality, it's a standard boozer (WhatPub tells me the name is a character in Pickwick Papers, shows what I know). L shaped main bar with a room behind with the lights turned off. Quite nicely maintained; wood floor, rugs, magnolia walls, cast iron pillars with dark blue wood trim and plush red velveteen banquettes. Four sticks with two cask, Butcombe and Hop Union Moose River, the latter of which was pretty good (NBSS 3.5). Almost empty when nearby outlets were thriving - mind you, the main bar fly probably puts people off. Odd one, I liked the place and the beer was good but the vibe was off. I’d give it another go. 6.5

On 15th August 2023 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Sam Wellers

Refurbished since my last visit, this is a traditional and reasonably compact pub located just a stone’s throw from the main shopping area. It’s mostly just one open plan room inside, although there is a separate snug area at the rear. Décor wise it’s fairly unremarkable with dark wood on the floor that has been worn almost completely smooth over the years, cream paintwork on the upper part of the walls and dark green wood panelling down below, as well as dark green paint on all the timberwork and supporting columns. Seating was mostly fitted banquet seating around the permitter finished in burnt orange, and there were a few random pieces of artwork on the walls. The snug at the rear was broadly similar in style, but with dark, full height wood panelling in places and red patterned carpet on the floor.

Despite four handpumps on the bar, only two were in use dispensing Butcombe Original and Frome’s The Usual. The solitary cider meanwhile was Thatcher’s Gold. Barmaid was pleasant and friendly, and overall this seemed a decent enough pit-stop, although probably not worth making a special effort to get to.

On 9th September 2022 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about Sam Wellers

Signs outside proclaiming that this is a ‘proper boozer’ are not unreasonable.  The interior has been carved out of the old buildings to form a reasonable sized bar at the front and a smaller, cosier room at the back.  The architecture was worthy of note, if only for its practicality rather than beauty – iron columns supporting beams where the earlier supporting walls had been.  There were a couple of tables and chairs on the pavement outside, but these were unoccupied and not terribly inviting.  The welcome was genuine, the atmosphere was convivial, and dogs were welcomed.  The background music was enjoyable, for a change.  We didn’t try the food so can’t comment on it, but the process didn’t look excessive given the location.   Ales on were Purity Ubu and Oakham Citra, both in good condition.  A pleasant surprise, worth a visit and inclusion in a crawl.

On 14th August 2022 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Bath Spa, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.72 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
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15th Aug 2023, 21:05
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
6th Jul 2023, 00:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 05 November 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 November 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 August 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 April 2021 by Tris C
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