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The ArtBar & Lounge
Bath Comedy Festival - recommended pubs and bars

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   The Assembly Inn - 16 Alfred Street, Bath BA1 2QU - 01225 333639
Abbey Ales pub serving Bellringer ale. Hearty food available 12pm -7pm.
Artbar   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   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   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   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   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   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 Wine Vaults - St James Square, Bath BA1 2TW - 01225 310335
A friendly welcome and great atmosphere, regular live music.
White Hart Inn   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.

For more choices visit  visitbath.co.uk and bathpubs.co.uk