After a delightful introduction to meat pies in Rotorua, New Zealand, I was dead set on having a meat pie on my next trip to London. And I usually get my way 🙂 Just that it was on a day trip to wonderful Bath. The tourist office didn’t have any recommenda- tions, but they did have a flyer from a pub named The Raven of Bath, so on I went. The free public house is a few blocks outside the town centre, and catered to both locals and a couple of fellow tourists who had found their way there too. A quiet, low-key local pub – just up my alley. The Raven Ale Pie I went for was veeeery nice! The Raven ale and red onion gravy I chose to accompany it tasted a bit too much ale for my palate… In addition to serving me a great lunch, the pub had a small book sale – that is, you leave books you don’t need anymore on the bookshelf, the patron who find a book he/she likes takes the book and leaves a charity donation in the adjacent box. Super feature!
As said The Raven of Bath is a bit out of the way, but if you’re OK with a 5-10 min walk from the main streets you’re in for a treat.