Tucked away on James St West is one of my favourite drinking holes. As soon as you walk in you can’t miss the huge window onto the pub’s in-house microbrewery – a unique feature in Bath.
The interior is welcoming with wooden floors, overflowing armchairs and mismatched furniture. A table football in one corner draws a small crowd while an acoustic band is busy setting up in the other corner.
It’s a Saturday when we go but we time it perfectly to miss the pre-match rugby crowds and manage to get a seat. This place also has the perfect beer garden out the back – definitely a hidden gem and one to keep in mind for the summer!
We’re there just to wile away a Saturday afternoon over a late lunch and a couple of drinks. The menu was right up my street featuring American classics like buttermilk-fried chicken wings and I was eyeing up the sharing boards but I do eat quite fast so thought I probably wasn’t the best person to share with!
I was tempted by the smoked brisket but in the end I opted for the smoked pork bap which comes with a delicious apple slaw and tangy pickled red onion. Of course I took the option to add fries for an extra £1.50!!
I really like the fact that they brew and sell their own beer – and you can even go on a brewery tour or book onto a brewery experience day. Maybe they could name naone of their seasonal ales after me?!
Open every day from 11am.