About Us

Formerly known as The Hanover Hotel, The Britannia Inn, The Piccadilly Ale House and most recently The Hive – this particular building has been a pub since it was built in the early 1800s.

Now Michael and Emma Heap, passionate explorers of high quality flavours and unique experiences, have taken the leap and are proud to bring you Chapter One. They have travelled the UK and the world to search out the best independent craft beers to offer customers, with a focus on local and independent breweries but not ignoring quality brews from further afield.

This pub is proudly independent! Tied to no brewery nor distributor, Michael and Emma will choose drinks based on quality alone and are keen to support as many independent businesses as possible.

We don’t have a kitchen but we encourage our customers to order their favourite takeaway to be delivered to the pub.

If you’re in Bath, love craft beers, tasty snacks, quality board games and a friendly atmosphere then you’ve found the right place!