Old Green Tree
Tiny, unspoilt local with up to six real ales and lots of cheerful customers
The good pub guide review
A fixture of the city, loved by many because of its unpretentious straightforwardness, this charming little 18th-c tavern simply doesn't change ' and we're all very grateful for that. There's oak panelling and low ceilings of wood and plaster, and just three small rooms. These include a comfortable lounge on the left as you go in ' with walls decorated with wartime aircraft pictures (in winter) and local artists' work (in spring and summer) ' and a back bar. The big skylight lightens things attractively. Half a dozen beers on handpump might include Green Tree Bitter (named for the pub from Blindmans Brewery) and Butcombe Original with guests such as Pitchfork Ales Pitchfork and Plain Inntrigue; also, seven wines by the glass from a nice little list with helpful tasting notes, 26 malt whiskies and a farm cider. The gents' is basic and down steep steps. No children and no dogs.
The good pub guide food review
Lunchtime-only food includes doorstep sandwiches, soup, pâté, fish and chips, vegetable curry, burger with toppings and chips, ham, egg and chips, ploughman's, and sausage and mash with beer and onion gravy.
Old Green Tree, 12 Green Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2JZ
Winter: 12-4.30 Sun