An Insiders Guide to Bath

Here we give you a look at some of our favourite spots


Breakfast & Brunch

Cafe Lucca – a breakfast and brunch spot within an interiors and clothing shop. Be sure to get a table outside when the sun shines

Green Bird Cafe – nestled between The Circus and Royal Crescent in Margaret’s Buildings, great for breakfast, brunch, coffee and cake

Jaq at The Provenist – perfectly located in the corner of Neptune interiors stylish showroom, this laid back cafe is headed by local chef Jaq Brewer offering field-to-fork vegetarian brunch & lunch

WatchHouse – new to Bath, located at the bottom of Milsom Street – great for a long lazy breakfast and people watching

The Walcot – stylish and delicious for brunch. They also serve a fantastic lunch and dinner menu and are open for cocktails

Lunch & Dinner

Pinxto – authentic Basque-style tapas served in a laid back, relaxed setting with a courtyard

Beckford Canteen – nostalgia-inspired modern dishes a served in a former Georgian greenhouse. Check out their sister establishment – The Beckford Bottle Shop if you get the chance, which is just further up the street

Bosco Pizzeria – uber casual interiors, the tastiest pizza, pasta and other Italian favourites

Corkage – just around the corner from The Yard, serving rustic small plates with exquisite wine to match

The Scallop Shell – the best fish and chips in Bath! Just a minutes walk from The Yard

Noya’s Kitchen – serving mouth-watering authentic Vietnamese cuisine and super popular monthly supper club

The Circus – located between The Circus and The Royal Crescent this award winning independent is a Bath institution, serving modern European food and old world wines

Henry’s – a seasonal tasting menu and great value two course set lunch menu. Also great for vegetarians

The Elder – a sumptuous yet informal menu with an emphasis on sustainably sourced game meats

Clayton’s Kitchen – locally sourced British food in a relaxed environment. Great for Sunday lunch too

Oak – a sustainable artisan restaurant with plant based small plates and natural wines

Robun – authentic Japanese food with a modern twist

Wine & Cocktails

The Dark Horse – this hidden gem is tucked away in the vaults of Kingsmead Square mixing seasonal cocktails until late

Vino Vino – a laid back wine bar also serving small plates with a large street-side outdoor seating area. Also check out their sister bar ‘The Other Room‘ for a more intimate vibe

Square Piano Bar – serving wine and cocktails as well as food accompanied by live piano and jazz music, next to the picturesque Bath Abbey

The Canary Gin Bar – Bath’s very own gin palace – an impressive stock of 230 gins as well as their very own ‘Bath Gin’ overlooking a quaint cobbled street

Bread and Jam – relaxed cocktails beneath The Walcot restaurant, transforming into a bar with DJ later on in the evening

Circo – creative cocktails and decadent decor. An intimate and relaxed bar in a vaulted cellar on George Street


The Royal Crescent, Circus and Roman Baths are all must-sees of Bath, but the city boasts some lesser known and equally magnificent locations

Botanical Gardens at Royal Victoria Park – a tranquil spot to enjoy a picnic just a short walk out of the city centre

Alexandra Park – worth the hike for a fabulous panoramic view of the city. Grab a choux bun and coffee from ‘The Choux Box’ stall there Friday – Sunday

Pulteney Bridge – a historic Georgian bridge overlooking Pulteney Weir. One of only four bridges in the world to have shops span across both sides.

Prior Park Gardens – a beautiful landscape garden on the edge of Bath featuring an unusual Palladian bridge. As seen in Netflix’s Bridgerton

Margaret’s Buildings – the sweetest shopping street home to art galleries, cafes and interior shops

Lansdown Crescent – about halfway up Lansdown hill (North of the city) but the climb is worth it. Built on a smaller scale than the Royal Crescent but just as beautiful

Walcot Street Steps – picturesque centuries-old steps leading down to Bath’s artisan quarter – Walcot Street

Skyline Walk – only a short stroll out of the city centre, this 6 mile loop of the Bath hills covers meadowland, forest and secluded valleys

Hop On – Hop Off Bus – the best way to see all of the city and learn interesting facts about the many unique landmarks. The closest stop to The Yard is Queen’s Square


Frome – this small market town is full of independent shops, delicious food and creative people. Check out the Frome Independent – one of the largest curated markets in the South West on the first Sunday of every month

Bruton – the much hyped Somerset town boasts a handful of foodie spots like At The Chapel and Osip with Hauser & Wirth gallery and gardens on the outskirts. The Newt estate is a short drive out of the town centre, if you’re lucky to have a membership.

Bradford on Avon – a quintessential Cotswold town. If you’re feeling active take the 8 mile (entirely flat) walk there along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath

Castle Combe – a postcard Cotswold village which has been the backdrop to many films and TV series

Iford – the most idyllic little hamlet with a beautiful manor house, Edwardian garden and award winning restaurant and garden kitchen