Bath City Guide

 

A combination of my own recommendations, from 2 months living in Bath City Center, and recommendations from friends and readers I didn’t have the chance to try myself.

 

Where To Stay

My Recommendations:

 

Airbnb Apartment

We stayed in this apartment for our full two months in Bath. Located in the city center, a five to ten minute walk from Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, The Circus and The Royal Crescent. It’s beautifully decorated, ideal for short or long stays, and has a full kitchen if you wish to cook for yourself. Perfect for groups, sleeps up to 6 adults.

 

 

Grove Lodge

A beautifully decorated luxurious B&B, offering three themed suites (Georgian Suite pictured below). A five minute drive from the City center, with private off-road parking. Sam and I stayed here for our anniversary in 2016- It’s the perfect place for a special occasion, especially if you’re looking to stay somewhere quieter and more private.

The owners, Mary & Giovanni, are very welcoming and have lots of great recommendations for seasonal events and lesser known gems in Bath.

 

 

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is a five star hotel with an award-winning spa. We stayed here early last year, for work rather than pleasure so unfortunately we didn’t get to explore very much. We did pop down to the spa briefly and I would love to visit again. It’s a short walk from Bath Spa train station, and has valet parking (at an extra cost). They offer spa days, stays, and treatments. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for luxury and relaxation in the very city center.

 

 

 

 

Things To See And Do

 

My Recommendations:

The Royal Crescent

The Circus (Above, left)

Bath Abbey

You can climb the steps to the top of Bath Abbey (weather permitting) for the most stunning views over Bath.

The Roman Baths 

Fascinating. A must-see for Bath tourists.

Victoria Art Gallery 

A free public gallery, a great place to learn more about Bath’s history.

Crazy Golf, Victoria Park 

Very fun, highly recommend. 

Margaret’s Buildings 

A narrow lane of independent shops and cafe’s between The Circus & The Royal Crescent

Pulteney Bridge

A beautiful tourist sight over the River Avon. Cross the bridge to walk down picturesque Great Pulteney Street to The Holburne Museum, or stay city side and take a wander down into the Parade Gardens.

 

Recommended to Me:

Thermae Bath Spa 

Bath Fashion Museum

Pug & Puffin

The Jane Austen Museum

San Francisco Fudge Factory

Theatre Royal

 

 

 

Tea & Coffee – Cafe’s / Light Bites

 

My Recommendations:

Hunter & Sons

Great for brunch. (Vegetarian & Vegan food options – plant milks available.)

Society Cafe (Vegetarian food options – plant milks available.)

The Kingsmead Kitchen

Great for breakfast. (Vegetarian & Vegan food options – plant milks available.)

 

Recommended to Me:

Adventure Cafe

Boston Tea Party

Burano Cafe, Brissi

CASCARA

Colonna Coffee

Chapel Arts Cafe

Emily’s Tea Room, Francis Hotel

Mokoko (We tried Mokoko but the coffee wasn’t to our taste, still worth a try if you’re a coffee lover!)

Rosarios

 

 

 

Where To Eat

 

My Recommendations:

Beyond The Kale Open 8:30am – 7pm 

Completely Vegetarian / Vegan with gluten free options too. The food is delicious, I couldn’t recommend it more. Great for lunch. 

The Cornish Bakery – For Lunch

Delicious pasties and pastries, great service and prices. Opposite The Roman Baths, perfect if you’re in a rush or on the go. (Vegetarian options available)

DoughLunch & Dinner

My highest recommendation for dinner, if you’re only in Bath for one night you should go here. They offer a wide variety of pizza bases, including gluten free, and have lots of Vegetarian & Vegan options – they even have Vegan cheese! The perfect place if you have a mix of meat eaters and veggies. The owner is the most entertaining and charismatic host.

Framptons – All Day

Right by Pulteney Bridge, a great place for lunch or dinner. (Vegetarian & Vegan options available)

Bistrot Pierre – Lunch & Dinner

A chain that seems to be everywhere in Britain apart from the South-East. The food is good, the service is fantastic, and it’s really affordable. (Vegetarian options available)

Thai Basil Restaurant – Lunch & Dinner

Really tasty, you can eat in or order on Deliveroo if you fancy a takeaway. (Vegetarian options available)

 

Recommended to Me:

Aqua – Lunch & Dinner

Corkage – Lunch (Fridays and Saturdays only) & Dinner Tuesday-Saturday

Cosy Club – Lunch & Dinner 

The Eastern Eye – Lunch & Dinner

Ole Tapas – Lunch & Dinner

Sotto Sotto – Lunch & Dinner

Yak Yeti Yak – Lunch & Dinner

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. April 13, 2018 / 10:55 am

    Great post! I plan to go bath this summer, cant wait to try your recommendations xx

    • chloehelenmiles
      April 21, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you!

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