The Chequers Bath

The Chequers Bath

Serving locals since 1776, this cosy pub is a dining destination in its own right thanks to award-winning chef Leigh Evans and his contemporary British menu: think curried lamb Scotch egg and duck pie and chips.

thechequersbath.com
Colonna & Hunter

Colonna & Hunter

The coffee connoisseurs that brought us Colonna & Smalls have opened up a second outpost on Milsom Place ‒ this time introducing a new partner (James Hunt) and great craft beer to the mix. On one side of the store you can get your daily caffeine fix, and on the other, a post-work drink or two. They've even whipped up some locally-sourced snacks to go with each. Brilliant.

colonnaandhunter.co.uk
The Bath Priory

The Bath Priory

The coffee connoisseurs that brought us Croquet on the lawn, tea on the terrace, board games in the library: this is a quintessentially British hotel with personality. Just a short stroll from the city ‒ through lush parkland (be sure to pack your wellies) ‒ it boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant supplied with fresh produce from its very own secret kitchen garden. Stay for a night, stay for a weekend ‒ you won't be disappointed.

thebathpriory.co.uk
The Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum

Housing works from the collection of Sir William Holburne and paintings by the likes of Gainsborough, this Grade 1 listed building is the perfect place to soak up some local culture. As well as showcasing contemporary artwork, it also plays host to classical concerts and art workshops. Its glass-fronted café ‒ sat within its impressive garden ‒ is well worth a visit, too.

holburne.org
Sam's Kitchen

Sam's Kitchen

You'll find this smart café sitting proudly on Walcot Street ‒ a boho area of independent shops and restaurants. Its rainbow-coloured salads, warm quiches and melt-in-your-mouth charcuterie arrive daily from local artisan suppliers and taste as delicious as they look. If you find yourself there on a Friday afternoon stick around for the live acoustic night: it's fantastic.

samskitchendeli.co.uk
Topping & CompanyBooksellers

Topping & CompanyBooksellers

This little blue bookshop is the perfect place to while away a rainy afternoon in the city. As soon as you step inside, you'll be greeted with a warm cup of tea or coffee to enjoy while you leisurely browse its 45,000 titles. It also plays host to weekly author events with local and famous (think Stephen Fry, Will Self and Rose Tremain) writers taking part.

toppingbooks.co.uk
Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa

This is the only place in Britain where you can do as they Romans did 2000 years ago and take a dip in natural thermal waters. We love the rooftop pool (fitted with air seats and bubbling jets) overlooking the city.

holburne.org

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