The Raven of Bath

The Raven is a lovely family-owned free house with a strong sense of its own indie spirit – “we can do exactly what we want to do, and we do!” they cry on the website. Straddling two Georgian town houses on a quiet cobbled lane a few steps from bustling Milsom Street, it’s a traditional sort of place – you won’t find loud music, slot machines or giant TV screens here. Fancy a bite? Go with a piping-hot pie made with the best local meat and veg, on a bed of buttery mustard mash and gravy. There are the classics, of course, like beef and Raven ale, steak and blue, and chicken and mushroom, as well as the amusingly named Kevin Vegan (mushroom, tomato and red wine with baby onions and thyme) and gluten-free options to boot.

6–7 Queen Street, Bath BA1 1HE
Tel: 01225 425045 Web: