Fodor's Expert Review Pump Room

$$ Bath British

The 18th-century Pump Room, with views over the Roman baths, serves morning coffee, lunches, and afternoon tea, to music by a pianist or string trio who play every day. The stately setting is the selling point rather than the food, but do sample the West Country cheese board and the housemade cakes and pastries. Light or full lunches are on offer, and the place is usually open for dinners in February, July, August, and during the major festivals (reservations are essential). Be prepared to wait in line for a table during the day.

British Historical Sophisticated Lunch Coffee $$

Quick Facts

Abbey Churchyard
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset  BA1 1LZ, England


Known For:
  • Gorgeous setting from a bygone era
  • Classic afternoon tea, coffee, and cakes
  • Long waits during the day and reservations required for dinner
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sept.–Jan. and Mar.–June

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