King William pub and dining rooms is just a 15 minute walk from Bath Abbey and is a destination for lovers of great food and proper pubs. Having been independently owned for over ten years, this cosy little Georgian eatery is a favourite of locals and visitors alike, so it’s a good idea to book your table in advance.
The huge windows looking out onto the street bathe the bar in sunlight and are perfect for people-watching on a lazy afternoon. The two dining rooms on the ﬁrst ﬂoor offer a more intimate setting for private dining, special occasions or romantic dinners.
Head to the well-stocked bar and ﬁnd a range of drinks including locally brewed cask ales, thirty craft beers, Somerset ciders and an extensive and excellent wine list. The King William’s eponymous house ale is exclusively brewed by Danish master brewer, Stig Anker Andersen, and is available to take home, though it can also be enjoyed from the hand pumps. If you fancy a warming brew, coffee is freshly ground and tea is served in warmed pots.
Cooking at the King William is all about respect for ingredients, and the team sources ingredients from the wealth of artisan producers found in and around Bath and the South West. The daily changing menus always have a focus on fresh, seasonal and local produce. Meat and poultry is free-range, ﬁsh is delivered daily from the Cornish coast and the rest is homemade by the team. Dishes are modern British in style and arrive beautifully presented, and Sunday roasts are the stuff of legends. They are child-friendly too, with complimentary gifts to keep young minds occupied while the adults get to grips with a serious wine list and four real ales from local microbreweries on draught. King William is also known for serving the Georgian delicacy known as Bath chaps as a bar snack. Known by this name since an advertisement appeared in The Morning Chronicle in 1831, Bath chaps are cured pig’s cheek coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried, served with tangy apple sauce for dipping. They’re delicious, and a real speciality.
The King William continues to be a proud champion of quality produce from Somerset and the South West. No wonder it’s such a popular choice.