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Coeur de Lion

17 Northumberland Place
Bath
BA1 5AR

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 12.30 am
SundayMidday - 6.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 6
12 - 6 Sat
12 - 5 Sun

Owner

Patron Capital

About the Pub

The Coeur de Lion, situated in a narrow street in the centre of the city, is Bath's smallest pub and an absolute gem. The building is believed to date from 1749 and was originally known as Marchants Court. In around 1860 a public house known as the Avondown Stores (presumably because the beer came from the long closed Avondown brewery at Batheaston) was established at 4 Northumberland Place and in around 1880 the name of the pub was changed to the Coeur de Lion. Nobody knows the reason for the change but the name is though to be unique to the UK. In 1886 the pub moved to its present premises at 17 Northumberland Place. Many years later the Devenish brewery acquired the Coeur. In 1990 Devenish attempted to close the pub but it was saved (and its future as a pub effectively secured) when Bath City council rejected planning permission to turn the pub into a shop following a major local campaign supported by the then Bath MP Chris Patten. More recently the pub has been acquired by the local Abbey Ales brewery and forms part of the brewery's estate of four pubs across the city centre. One of the most striking features of the pub is its stained glass window featuring (ironically given the brewery's attempts to close the pub and its own eventual demise) the Devenish brewery name and crest.

Historic Interest

Regional inventory.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Abbey --seasonal--
  • Abbey Bath Best
  • Abbey Bath Pale Ale
  • Abbey Bellringer

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Thatchers Orchard Pig Applestone Guests.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Not when serving food.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Upstairs room when not otherwise in use.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Upstairs room.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Coeur de Lion

17 Northumberland Place
Bath
BA1 5AR

Sat Nav Reference

51.382384, -2.359751

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Various routes

Nearby Station (550m)

Bath Spa

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