An Insiders Guide to Bath
Here we give you a look at some of our favourite spots
Places to Eat & Drink
Bath has some really great independent spots, whether you’re looking for brunch, a long lazy lunch or tasty dinner.
Walcot House – equally delicious for brunch or evening cocktails and dinner.
Beckford Bottle Shop – a wine for every palette and the most delicious tapas style menu. Their outdoor seating is a sun trap in the summer months.
Hudson – the best steak in town.
Landrace Bakery – mouth watering freshly baked pastries and breads everyday, with a kitchen store that’s unrivalled.
Cafè Lucca – a brunch and lunch spot on one of the prettiest streets in Bath, be sure to bag a table on their sunny terrace.
When it comes to cosy pubs, Bath has plenty. Some favourites include The Marlborough Tavern, Hare and Hounds, The Salamander and The White Heart.
The Best Architecture and Views
The Royal Crescent, The Roman Bath’s and Pultney Bridge are must sees if you’re new to Bath, but the city boasts some lesser known but equally magnificent sites.
Lansdown Crescent – about half way up Lansdown Hill, it’s a 30 minute walk from the hotel, but the climb is worth it. Built on a smaller scale than The Royal Crescent it’s equally as beautiful.
Margarets Buildings – the sweetest shopping street leading to Catherine’s Place, also home to beautiful new interiors store and cafe Berdolat.
Walcot Street Steps – a steep flight of centuries old steps, leading down to one of the best shopping streets in Bath for independents.
Prior Park Gardens – a beautifully landscaped garden 10 minutes from the centre of Bath, with typical Georgian architecture… so typical the spot was used in Bridgerton.
If venturing further afield, there are some gems that make the short trip worth it.
Bruton – the much-hyped Somerset town has At The Chapel and Osip if you’re looking for restaurants and includes the Somerset outpost of Hauser & Wirth for a beautiful gallery and gardens.
The Ethicurean – a kitchen garden to table restaurant like no other. With the most beautiful conservatory.
Freshford – it’s about a hour cycle or 15 minute drive from the centre of Bath to this idyllic village, which is home to the quaint Inn at Freshford which has a large and pretty pub garden.