places to eat
King William's Pub
Much praised pub with great real ales and good food. Carnivore heaven though there are some veggie options
The Marlborough Tavern
Great and hospitable gastro pub with seasonal menu that changes daily just near The Royal Crescent. It also has a courtyard for al fresco dining.
Small but smart veggie cafe in town above the fab Bloomsbury gift shop. Get a place by the window and a coffee and indulge in a little people watching.
Owned by the same team as the King William. Same good food in a slightly more glitzy setting.
Part of the Bath establishment and run by Jean-Pierre Auge, one of the biggest characters in town.
Head chef Chris Horridge creates some unusual and wonderful flavour combinations including lots of fabulous fresh produce and herbs from the Priory's own kitchen garden.
Wonderful new French Bistro serving classic Provencal dishes in a light pleasant room. A new favourite of ours.
Particularly good in the summer when you can eat outside.
A great pub about 5 miles south of Bath and well worth the trip. Expect properly muddy landrovers in the carpark, a range of real ales, a suberb wine list and good cooking. They also have 3 rooms if you want to make a weekend of it.
Things to do
On a fine summer's evening the only thing better than watching the balloons go up in Royal Victoria park is being in one.
The long awaited spa has finally opened in Summer 2006. We are yet to try it but all the talk is that it is really rather good.