Ale House

Somerset - Bath

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

1 York Street
Bath
BA1 1NG

Tel: (01225) 571070

Real Ale: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Bath Spa

Station Distance: 370m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Bath Spa) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Built around 1816, the pub once consisted of the small public bar, an off-sales in the passage behind and a lounge at the rear which is now the beer cellar. The public bar retains its splendid decoratively carved and mirrored bar-back with a small return in the corner; it has been painted mauve. The upper shelves are held up by slender columns with decorative capitals, below which about two-thirds of the old bar shelves survive (the remainder removed for a fridge). The bar counter (painted bright purple) is from late Victorian times and has decorative brackets. All round the walls is old dado panelling with benches round the windows. In the passage behind the servery you can still see the former off-sales hatch with two small leaded windows. There is also a cellar bar with several vaulted rooms, but no old fittings. Upstairs, a small pool room has been brought into use and another room converted into a kitchen.

Built c.1816 and called the York Street Wine Vaults and a cider house in the past. The original plan was the small public bar, off sales in the passage behind and the lounge at the rear which is now the bee cellar, all on the ground floor. The small public bar retains its splendid original decoratively carved and mirrored bar back with a small return in the corner. The upper shelves are held up by slender columns with decorative capitals and below about two-thirds of the old bar shelves survive (the remainder removed for a fridge). The bar counter is also from late Victorian times and has decorative brackets. There is old dado panelling all round and oldish benches around the windows. The fireplace looks old but has modern tiles.

In the passage behind the servery you can still see the original off sales hatch with two small leaded windows. Unisex toilet on the ground floor. There is also a cellar bar with several vaulted rooms, but no old fittings. Upstairs is a small pool room brought into use and another room converted into a kitchen.

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