The Hop Pole

“An oasis of calm plus top notch beer and food” - AA Inspector



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A delightful pub in a great setting, just off the River Avon towpath and opposite Royal Victoria Park. Described as both ‘a country pub in the heart of a city’, and a ‘secret oasis’, it has a stripped-down, stylish interior and a spacious beer garden with a grapevine canopy. Bath Ales supplies many beers from its stable – here you’ll find Barnsey, Gem and Special Pale Ale. Home-cooked food is the order of the day.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Hop Pole
7 Albion Buildings,Upper Bristol Road,BATH,BA1 3AR
Phone : 01225 446327


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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