City centre pub with a dining room and outside terrace
At a glance
Once the home of Beau Nash, the celebrated dandy who put the spa city on the map, The Garricks Head is named after 18th-century theatrical powerhouse David Garrick, and is adjacent to the Theatre Royal, for whose customers it provides pre-show dining facilities. The bar has a lot to commend it: a selection of natural wines from Europe, four real ales, Somerset ciders, and the largest selection of single malt whiskies in Bath. The food, locally sourced as far as possible, includes pub classics such as steak and chips or pie of the day, while the carte features wood pigeon with compressed fennel, carrot and pomegranate; poached hake with cavolo nero; artichoke risotto with parmesan crisp and truffle oil; and rhubarb and ginger fool or lemon posset to finish.
Closed: 25–26 December
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5.30–10, Sunday 5.30–9
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
Adjacent to Theatre Royal. Follow Theatre Royal brown tourist signs.