Bath has many great pubs and bars; here is Bath Comedy Festival's pick of favourite comedy-friendly establishments based in and around the city centre (in alphabetical order):
|The Assembly Inn - 16 Alfred Street, Bath BA1 2QU - 01225 333639
Abbey Ales pub serving Bellringer ale. Hearty food available 12pm -7pm.
|Artbar - Abbey Hotel, North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF - 01225 461603
Indulge in a wide selection of bespoke flavours and timeless favourites in the hotel's ArtBar. A talented team of mixologists are on-hand to deliver a time-tested drinks menu of cocktails, coffees and bar bites, perfect for some early-evening temptation. The comfortable and stylish bar also serves a wonderful afternoon tea from a dangling display in the lounge.
Drinks and cocktails served all day until 11pm (all night for residents of the hotel).
|The Bath Brew House - 14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX - 01225 805609
There's something for everyone at this cracking pub in bath, including the in-house brewery, huge main bar with carefully chosen local and international craft and cask beers, open kitchen with charcoal spit and smokehouse, plus a huge sun-trap garden with an outside bar and barbecue.
|The Bell Inn - 103 Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5BW - 01225 460426
Traditional freehouse with live music three times a week, open mic nights and vinyl DJs.
|GPT Smokehouse - 44-45 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3BD - 01225 429509
A vibrant, dynamic retaurant and bar venue with a focus on great, locally sourced food.
|The Ram - 20 Claverton Buildings, Widcombe, Bath BA2 4LD - 01225 421938
Traditional pub serving home cooked food, real ales, traditional ciders and quality wines.
|Ring O Bells - 10 Widcombe Parade, Bath BA2 4JT - 01225 448870
Wide variety of drinks including unusual lagers, well kept real ale and a good selection of wines. Live jazz on Sunday evenings. Prix fixe and a la carte menus available, plus tapas.
|St James Wine Vaults - St James Square, Bath BA1 2TW - 01225 310335
A friendly welcome and great atmosphere, regular live music.
|White Hart Inn - Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA - 01225 338053
Home cooked food with lunch and dinner menus plus specials. Extensive wine list plus real ales and continental lagers. Recommended in the Good Food Guide.