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About: Situated in Northumberland Place, which leads off the High Street, just up from the Abbey and opposite the Guildhall is Bath's smallest pub, The Coeur De Lion.

Northumberland Place was originally known as Marchants Court, and was described by John Wood as "entirely new" in 1749.

Morris dancers outside the Coeur de Lion pub, Bath UKA woodcarver called William Batt acquired a license to sell beer around 1860 at number 4 Northumberland Place (across the road from the Coeur). A few years later he named his beer house the Avondale Stores and we assume he bought his beer from the Avondale Brewery at Batheaston. Around 1880, after many changes of licensee, it was re-christened the Coeur De Lion - a very unusual choice which has baffled many, as this is, as far as we know, the only pub of this name in the country, and possibly the whole of the UK.

In 1886 Stoffel and Co, grocers, who by then owned most of Northumberland Place, decided it made more sense to move the Coeur De Lion across the road to where it is now situated.

Described as a "gem", Bath's smallest pub is included in a CAMRA guide to Britain’s top 100 pubs.

Today, the Coeur de Lion is now thriving under the ownership of Bath's only Brewery, Abbey Ales - operators of that other classic Bath pub, the Star Inn - and is still going strong.
Our Details:

17 Northumberland Place

Tel: 01225 463 568

Location: Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom - England
Business Type: Pub
Products or Services: The Smallest Pub in Bath is included in CAMRA's top 100 pubs in Britain. Owned by Abbey Ales, Bath's only brewery.
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