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Kingsmead Street Bottle, Bath

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2 Kingsmead Street
Bath
BA1 2AA
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Quinno _ left this review about Kingsmead Street Bottle

Side street craft micro-cum-offy. Fairly minimalist stylings but stays on the right side of inviting; bay window bench seating and some simple decals, plus a wood strip bar. Easy on the ear piped music from the late 60s. Very friendly, talkative and knowledge barman - maybe the same one Blackthorn encountered. 10 keg with a good mixture of styles. My Pastore Berliner was a very nice drop, so I decided to have another on the barman’s recommendation, the Newbarns Stout, which was also very good. I'm normally sceptical of these kind of places but this one won me over and I’d pop in again.

On 4th May 2023 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Kingsmead Street Bottle

A recently opened pub just off Kingsmead Square and a sister branch of the Palmer Street Bottle in Frome, it’s name suggests that it is perhaps more of a bottle shop than your normal bar, but unlike some other establishments where the off sales can rather dominate, this wasn’t the case here and the bottles and cans for sale were limited to a small shelving unit on the left hand wall and an adjacent ’fridge. We must have encountered a different barman from the previous reviewers, as he seemed quite helpful in explaining the different options and offering samples when requested.

It's all one open plan room internally, although there is apparently also further seating downstairs. Flooring is some type of concrete screed whilst both the walls and the ceilings have been whitewashed giving a rather utilitarian and minimalist appearance. This was though softened somewhat by various items of foliage, both in pots on the floor, troughs in the window and on a shelving unit to the right. A wall to the right had a number of black stencil style drawings on it and a small selection of merchandise such as tee shirts and tote bags bearing the pub’s logo were for sale. Seating was a mixture of basic wooden benches fitted in the bay windows and dressed with rugs and a large number of cushions, along with tables and chairs elsewhere. Food options were basic snacks presumably designed to compliment or soak up the beer such as a cheese platter, toasties and sausage rolls.

Beers on tap were all keg rather than cask, and as is the vogue in such establishments were listed on a blackboard to the right of the bar with all the taps being unlabelled and lined up along the back wall. The options on this occasion were predominantly from Reading’s Double Barrelled with their Parka, I Always Wanted You to go in to Space, Number Seventeen, Punnet and Succulent along with Twisted Wheel’s Cosmic Haze, Wiper & True Milk Stout and their own Down to the Woods brewed from them by Left Handed Giant. The solitary cider meanwhile was Ross on Wye’s Birdbarker which was a new one on me and went down very well. Prices seemed steep though with a pint and a half coming in at £8.50. Alternatively, a flight of any four thirds was a bargain at £11 (T&C's apply apparently, although I've no idea what these were). Overall, whilst this certainly isn’t your traditional pub, I quite liked it here and would happily pop in again.

On 19th June 2022 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about Kingsmead Street Bottle

Disappointment of the week goes to what should have been a good visit but was actually not.  Five craft beers on keg, all over-priced and over-chilled, and an insistence that one of them was a ‘session IPA’ just didn’t wash.  Much like the barman, who apart from that was rude, unhelpful and over-familiar.  The other customers in were indeed the hipster breed mentioned by BF, below, and there was none of the conviviality or atmosphere that one might ordinarily expect in a micro.  No cash payments were accepted either.  I shan’t rush back. 

On 6th May 2022 - rating: 4
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4th May 2023, 16:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 14 March 2022 by Moby Duck
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes - 'real' in the technical sense says Bath CAMRA - last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 March 2022 by E TA
  • WiFi : No last updated 04 May 2023 by Quinno _
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