Food and wine being served at the King William.

King William

A Pub Since 1867

For over 150 years the King William has welcomed residents and visitors to historic Bath. Charlie and Amanda Digney took over the King William back in 2004 with the focus then as it is now on being the best a Great British pub can be. Recommended for the quality of its food for over 12 years in the Waitrose Good Food Guide and now in the Trencherman’s guide, King William remains one of Bath’s most popular real ale pubs.

Private Dining

Upstairs at King William is the perfect place for a private celebration . Two Georgian dining rooms seat up to 16 and 22. Our experienced and knowledgeable team offer an unrivalled dining experience with wines matched to your meal, sensational local produce and friendly discrete service.

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See our Spring Party Menu

Book a Table

For parties of 1-7 you can book a table here, for larger parties please email us on [email protected]. If you have any specific dietry requirements please advise us as soon as possible, as all our food is produced on site we can cater for pretty much anything.

Opening Times

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

James Harris working as head chef at the King William.

Charlie & Amanda Digney

We’d just got married, both liked spending time in well run pubs and found them hard to find. So the idea was to do it ourselves and create a pub that showcased the best of everything from Ale to Bloody Marys, from crisps to dauphinoise.
We also wanted our pub to be the sort of place that a single woman would feel comfortable visiting alone or with friends.
The King William was to us a jewel of a pub although its reputation in Bath before we bought it was slightly more infamous.
The refurbishment was more of a transformation and the opening day was an exercise in pulling a rabbit from a not quite touch dry hat.
But we did it.
From the outset love for the King William was clearly in evidence
The food started with Sunday lunch and soon demanded a reshuffle of our space to create a dining room on the first floor.
So our first year in business was pretty busy especially as we had our first child Charlotte nine months after we opened?
Fifteen years later we still feel the love for the King William and surprisingly for each other too.


Lunch Menu

Wednesday to Saturday - 12pm to 2:30pm

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Modern fine-dining food served at a table in the King William pub.

Our Suppliers

Larkhall Butchers
Bath's no.1 butcher supply us with local lamb, pork, dry aged beef, free range chickens and game.
Local greengrocer supply us with amazing fruit and veg.
New Wave Seafood
Fresh as it comes seafood from Cornwall
Harvey and Brocklees
Charcuterie, cheese, specialities
Les Caves de Pyrene
Talking Wines

Social Media

In the Press

King William has been recommended by the Good Food Guide for the last 13 years. Over the years we have received many accolades; several Bath good food awards, a metro food hero award, great reviews from Giles Coren, Mathew Fort and Mark Tylor. Here are some of the more recent reviews:

Western Daily Press
Western Daily Press - Feb 2019.pdf - Click here to read
The Bath Magazine
Sals Kitchen Blog
Six Best Pubs
The Culture Trip
Cool Places

Blog & Recipes

Roast Venison

Roast Venison, served rare, potato puree, garlic confit, wild mushrooms, roast onion, chard, roast bone marrow and red wine sauce

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