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Garricks Head, Bath

8 St. Johns Place
Bath
BA1 1ET
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Reviews of Garricks Head (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Quinno _ left this review about Garricks Head

Inevitably has been done-over in the intervening years. It now sports an odd blue/turquoise interior and has gone rather upmarket, with a hard sell on bar snacks as I attempted to order a beer. Three cask, 2x from Stone Daisy and a house beer of uncertain provenance. My Stone Daisy Cow Down wasn't quite stone dead but had a very faint pulse (NBSS 2). Certainly not the tidy pub I remember from 13 years previously.

June 2010
A smart, two-bar boozer by the theatre. Three interesting ales for Bath (Milk Street Funky Monkey, Box Steam Dark and Palmers Best) available alongside four ciders. My Box Steam was in good nick. The pub is laid out with two rooms either side of a central bar, with a nice outside seating area too. It’s high-ceilinged and there’s a large area set over for diners. Based on this visit I’d say it’s worth popping in here, especially in the summer. Rated 7

On 5th December 2023 - rating: 4
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E TA left this review about Garricks Head

As described by others, below, in most respects.  Service was very slow, as were the wits of the barthing that eventually served us.  Or tried to.  It took considerable time to persuade it that it didn’t matter if we didn’t have the correct amount of money each and that our sums being correct would have meant we overpaid by 10p – it just didn’t get the concept.  Other customers waited considerably longer and with more patience than we did, and it reached the point with some where a simple act like buying a drink got too difficult so they walked out.  Ales on, when eventually delivered, weren’t in great condition but were very much over-priced even for Bath.  Hop Union Maiden Voyage should be a great pint; it wasn’t.  Nor was their own branded IPA, which was just generic bland beer.  I shan’t bother in future. 

On 18th May 2022 - rating: 4
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Garricks Head

I came in here on the back of it's listing in the 2017 GBG,and left wondering why I bothered.It's a very fine exterior and the building splits into a restaurant from the left entrance and a bar from the right.Small,open plan wood floor with a semicircular bar with bar stools ,there are a few tables dotted about but it fills quite easily.The silver salvers on the chimney breast were the only point of interest internally.
There are 5 handpumps offering on my trip Palmers 200,Plain Ales Inntrigue,a house beer of unknown provenance,and Clearwater Devon Darter (out of condition,horrible).
I sat outside and squinted at the menu,a total rip off with pub grub mains at £14 ,catering to the tourist throngs.
I wouldn't return and I dont know what the local CAMRA branch are doing by selecting this bar for the GBG.Beware.

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Philip Carter
Bath Spa, 0.66 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Freshford, 4.77 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
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5th Dec 2023, 20:40
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5th Dec 2023, 20:40
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No - some tables out front but usually diners on them - last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 December 2023 by Quinno _
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