Garrick's Head

Pub Closure

We have always set out to serve our customers and community with top notch food and drink in a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment.

As we all face these unprecedented times we feel a responsibility to our teams and customers to safeguard them from any possibility of further spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and as such we have been closely following and implementing government advice.

In line with the governments most recent advice it is with a heavy heart that we will be temporarily closing our pub with effect from Friday 20th March until further notice.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope that you will understand the need to put the wellbeing of our staff, customers and the wider community before business.

Thank you in anticipation of your support and understanding.

Take care and stay safe. 

Charlie and Amanda Digney

Patrons relaxing in front of Garrick's Head pub.

Garrick's Head

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.

Pre-Theatre Menu

Don’t miss our amazing lunch offer 2 courses for £15, and pre theatre dinner is just £20.95 for 3 courses!

This menu changes regularly and is created from the best seasonal produce.

Sample Pre-Theatre Menu

Book A Table

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

For groups of more than 7, please call us on 01225 318368

Monday to Friday
12:00pm - 3:00pm & 5:00pm - 11:30pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm


Food Served

Monday to Thursday
12:00pm - 2.30pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday
12:00pm - 2:30pm & 6:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 3:30pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Our Suppliers and Food

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

  • Bartlett and Sons - Who supply us with our meat
  • Lovejoys of Melksham ( - Who supply us with amazing seasonal vegetables 
  • Bertinet Bakery ( - Where our amazing bread comes from

Our fish comes direct from Cornwall as fresh as can be, which is why our fish and chips is the best in Bath.



Sample Bar Menu

Monday to Saturday - 10:00am - 23:00pm

Sample Sunday Menu

Sunday - 12:00pm - 3:00pm & 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Sample Evening Menu

Monday to Saturday - 12:00pm - 3:00pm & 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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
  • Milk Street
  • Stonehenge ales
  • Otter
  • Exmoor

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 four draught lagers.

Our wine list has been chosen to complement our food and we also offer an exciting range of Eaux De Vie with at least twenty types of whisky.

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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.