Patrons relaxing in front of Garrick's Head pub.

Garrick's Head

Welcome to the Garrick's Head! We have some exciting new additions to our offer in 2022; as well as Asahi lager on draught we have Inch's cider and our famous deep fried mac and cheese is back, see you soon!


Please note: We will only be accepting card payments 

Welcome to the Garrick's Head Pub and Dining Room

The Garrick’s Head pub and dining room was the former home of Beau Nash; unsurprisingly, it’s a grand building with stately proportions. Its location next to the Theatre Royal always makes for an interesting and colourful crowd. It is open every day from noon onwards, and lunch and dinner are served in the bar, on the terrace or in the beautiful dining room

The Garrick’s Head’s eponymous house ale is exclusively brewed by Danish master brewer Stig Anker Andersen and is available to take home in addition to being enjoyed from the hand pumps. The pub’s reputation for well-kept ale and cider doesn’t rule out the comprehensive wine and spirits list, with over 20 wines available by the glass and 50 whiskies.

Menus are bursting with fresh, seasonal ingredients and modern British dishes. The bar menu features top-notch pub classics that use the best regional ingredients, while the pre-theatre and à la carte menus are more fine dining in style. Everything is made from scratch, including the burgers and ice cream.

Outside, the spectacular floral displays in the hanging baskets and window boxes on the terrace catch the early afternoon and late evening sun – it is the perfect location in which to sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of Bath go by while enjoying a bite to eat or a glass of something delicious from the bar. Booking is always advisable – especially at the weekend.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the building the inside areas are not wheelchair accessible, however we do serve food and drink outside all year round.

Book A Table

Please use the booking form here to reserve a table online.

We are only taking bookings for our inside areas currently, if you would like to sit outside then we can almost always move the booking outside on arrival. 

 If you are booking for a Pre Theatre meal then please request this option when booking. 

If you wish to book for the same day please give us a call on 01225 318368 instead.


Open for food
Breakfast 10-12noon everyday
Monday to Friday
12 - 3.30 5.30 - 9.00
12 - 3.30  5.30 - 9.00
Sunday 12 - 3.30  5.30 - 9.00


Open for drinks 

10am till close everyday


Christmas Opening Hours

24th December - Open as Normal

25th & 26th December - Closed

27th - Open as Normal


Our Suppliers and Food

We are lucky to work with the best suppliers the south west has to offer, including:

  • Terry & Son - Award winning team who supply us with our meat
  • Lovejoys & Bristol Market - Who supply us with beautiful fresh seasonal vegetables
  • Ashton Farm, Trowbridge - Supply us with all our dairy needs  
  • Thoughtful Bakery - Where our amazing bread comes from
  • Celtic Fish and Game - Amazing award winning Saint Ives 



Click here for the full list of menus including our drinks and bar menu.


Our range of drinks at The Garrick’s Head is second to none, we always keep four real ales using local breweries such as:

  • Palmer’s
  • Bristol Beer Factory
  • Stonehenge ales
  • Arbor Ales
  • Moor Beer

We also have up to five local ciders, regular appearances from Orchard Pig and Broadoak’s Pheasant Plucker providing the laughs. Alongside these we have seven draught beers.

Our wine list has been chosen to complement our food and we also offer an exciting range of Eaux De Vie with many interesting types of local gins and a great selection of whiskys.

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The History of the Garrick's Head

The Garricks Head was constructed by Thomas Greenway for Richard ‘Beau’ Nash circa 1720. It stood in splendid isolation just outside the city walls and was evidence of the expansion of Bath in the early 18th century. The house was referred to locally as a palace and this further enhanced Nash’s image as the ‘King of Bath’. The building is grade II* listed.

To read more about our history, please visit the link below courtesy of our friends at CAMRA.