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The Hop Pole (Bath Ales)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - Gem BitterGood1
Bath Ales - Rare HareGood2
Bath Ales - Summer's HareGood1
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Bath Ales - SPANot Tried0
Bath Ales - BarnstormerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hop Pole, Bath, Somerset

Visits Details

19 Jun 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Quiet inside as most people outside in the pleasant garden on a warm day.
Bath Ales - Summer's Hare3.90GoodPale summer type beer with a fairly sweet fruity hoppiness and a little malt balance. My score 15/20.
14 Apr 2007 (Andrew)
Not sure what I made of this place. It felt a bit impersonal with all that navy-blue woodwork and chrome hand pumps.
Bath Ales - Rare Hare5.20GoodPeaty body and bit of creosote. Touch of brown sugar and long mild burnt sugar finish
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Bath Ales - SPA3.70Not Tried
Bath Ales - Barnstormer4.50Not Tried
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10Not Tried
14 Apr 2007 (Tony)
There was a Charlie at the bar demanding a jug of Pimms and Ginger Beer with lemon/lime/strawberrys/ mint and mango which was offputting. The bar staff are obviously used to this kind of abuse and took it al in their strides. Maybe the Navy Blue woodwork attracts the boaty set. We did have a chuckle.
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10GoodSweet toasty caramel. Smoooooth. Andy says "a classy beer" and I agree.
Bath Ales - Rare Hare5.20GoodThick, treackly, leathery and strong. It's the Hawaiian Burger of beer, couldn't have too many but nice.
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Bath Ales - SPA3.70Not Tried
Bath Ales - Barnstormer4.50Not Tried

About The Hop Pole

The pub sign. The Hop Pole, Bath, Somerset

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bath, Somerset, BA1 3AR.

A 15 minute stroll from the centre of Bath in Upper Bristol Road, opposite Royal Victoria Park. Three large rooms with navy blue painted wood gives it a slightly nautical feel. Also has a garden.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BA1 3AR