Living in Bath for your university degree, you know by now that Bath’s pricing is leaning towards the more expensive sides. But fortunately there are quite a few affordable and cheap pubs that allow you to have a pint without breaking the bank. They often serve great food and a wide-range of drinks too, so if you enjoy the pub atmosphere but don’t fancy a beer, you’re still in luck! So whether you’re a university student, a local resident, or a tourist, you’ll find a multitude of cheap, budget-friendly pubs you can visit in Bath.

1. The Royal Oak

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Located near the train station in Oldfield park, the Royal Oak is a favourite of the students as most students live in Oldfield park anyway. The Royal Oak has a standard British Pub atmosphere and serves the classics just for your taste.

Location: Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 3BW

2. Pig and Fiddle

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The Pig and Fiddle pub is much more central, located near Walcot street and Milsom Place. They have both outside and inside seating. The atmosphere is great, and you will find they also have live music on some days.

Location: 2 Saracen St, Bath BA1 5BR

3. The Bell Inn

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Also located around Walcot street, The Bell Inn is one of the favourite of Bath’s resident. The interior design gives you groovy feels, and you are bound to fall in love. To make it all better, the place has table football, pool tables and chess and even backgammon! You can also catch events like live music and other entertainment.

Location: 103 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BW

4. Belushi’s

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For those much more appreciative of sports, Belushi’s is one of the favourites for all types of sports fan. The atmosphere is very free, and all ages will find themselves something to their liking in the place. It is also located very centrally, right near the Waitrose shop.

Location: 9 Green St, Bath BA1 2JY

5. The Cork

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Who could forget the Cork! Favourite of the students and the locals, the Cork is always full on most nights. Their outside and inside seating provides loads of space for your friends to all sit together and enjoy a Friday night. There are some games inside, too, making everything all the more enjoyable.

Location: 11-12 Westgate Buildings, Bath BA1 1EB

6. The Lamb and Lion

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The classic by its name, the pub serves all day every day. The quirky interiors are bound to make you fall in love. You can also enjoy yourself in the large garden in the back of the place.

Location: 15 Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QU

7. The Crystal Palace

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This is the ultimate gem of the city. The Crystal Palace serves everything, making it great for indecisive individuals or people who like a bit of everything. It features many of the original structures of the building from 1654. It is certainly one of our favourites, too!

Location: 10-11 Abbey Green, Bath BA1 1NW

Knowing where to go in Bath can pay off, especially if you’re trying to save money. We’ve got lots more tips on budgeting for students, as well as more guides on what to do and where to go in Bath to help you out!