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.
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.
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.
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.
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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:
Makes a large tart about 10/12 inches – halve the recipe for a smaller one
Roast Venison, served rare, potato puree, garlic confit, wild mushrooms, roast onion, chard, roast bone marrow and red wine sauce
Cured mackerel, shaved fennel, smoked eel and apple.
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