The Raven

Our historic pub comprises two Georgian townhouses nestled on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of Bath, just steps away from the renowned Milsom Street. (See map for directions.) With the recent expansion into the adjoining building, The Raven now boasts four distinct bars, including a wide craft selection, and an expanded menu featuring a wider array of delectable options. 

We offer a selection of ten cask ales and an impressive array of at least seven mouthwatering pie flavors. For over 19 years, we've been honored to be included in the Campaign for Real Ale’s esteemed Good Beer Guide.

At The Raven, we invite you to engage in conversation with both familiar faces and those you're yet to meet. 

We offer free WiFi for your convenience. 

Please note that we do not accept reservations for tables; simply come in and we'll do our utmost to accommodate you.


While the exact history of the Roman and Pre-Roman settlements remains uncertain, we do know that in the 17th century, the area where The Raven now stands was part of Barton Farm's farmland, just a short distance to the north.

According to a 1735 map, our location was once a narrow garden. It's likely this garden was lower than the surrounding streets because the Georgians had a clever way of building cellars at ground level and then adding a new street on top, saving themselves from extensive digging.

The walls of the underground section today match the recorded shape of the old garden wall, not the house that was built over it. The cellars under the street, which form vaults, appear to be a later addition. They snugly fit against the building's wall instead of seamlessly integrating. This suggests they likely built on top of the garden wall, rather than tearing it down. 

So, in essence, the entire building rests on an ancient garden wall. A classic Georgian construction approach!

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What are your opening hours?

The Raven Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 10.30pm

11am – 9pm Monday – Saturday
11am – 8.30pm Sunday

Do you serve food?

Yes, we serve a variety of pub favorites, with our speciality pie. We also have a selection of vegetarian and vegan options. Our kitchen typically closes one hour before the pub. View our menu here: MENU

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are not required - just come on down and we'll find you a space.

Can I hire the pub for a private event?

Absolutely, our pub is available for private hire. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements and availability.

Do you have a range of craft beers?

Yes, we pride ourselves on our diverse range of local and international craft beers. Ask our staff for recommendations.