Food and Drink

Bath is packed full of fantastic places to eat and drink, from stylish cocktail bars and cool coffee shops to traditional British pubs and restaurants that offer global cuisine. There’s something to cater for all budgets and tastes, cheap meals to fine dining! Here’s some of our favourites below…

10 places to eat 

  1. The Bath Brew House

As well as brewing their own beer, the Bath Brew House offers a really tasty menu too, with much of the meat cured in their own smokehouse on site. Take a look at their food here and also book a table online.

  1. Absurd Bird

Bringing the spirit of the deep American South to Bath, the Absurd Bird group serves soul warming comfort food in a funky environment. Why not take a look at their  menu here?

  1. Hudson Steakhouse

The team at John Wood all think that this might just be the best place in Bath for steak. An insider tip for you – head down there before 7pm in the week and enjoy their cheaper early evening special for just £15.95 per person. Check it out here.

  1. Sally Lunns

You can’t really leave Bath without trying a local delicacy… either a Sally Lunn bun, or a Bath bun. Or why not both? Sally Lunn’s is one of the oldest houses in Bath and certainly worth a visit, for either a sweet or savoury bun.

  1. The Bath Bun

If you’ve still got space after your Sally Lunn bun, why not pop over the road and compare with the traditional Bath bun? This sweet treat is perfect as part of a traditional afternoon tea. Check out some of their delicious treats.

  1. The Raven

If you’re looking for a traditional English pub serving hearty fare, this is it! The Raven’s pies are pretty famous here in Bath, best washed down with a pint of local ale or cider.

  1. Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto is incredibly popular with visitors and locals alike having won awards for the best Italian in Bath. Needless to say, it’s worth booking ahead as it’s very popular.

  1. Opa

If you like Greek food, or are feeling adventurous, Opa’s meze dishes are perfect. They have a great meze special Monday to Friday for just £15 It also turns into a lively nightspot later on.

  1. Café Lucca

There’s so many fantastic cafes and coffee shops in Bath to choose from, but Café Lucca’s delicious homemade cakes and elegant interior bump it to the top of the list.

  1. Yak Yeti Yak

Enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine in a friendly atmosphere, with traditional low tables and floor cushions to get comfy on.

10 places to enjoy a drink

  1. Canary Gin Bar

If gin is your favourite tipple, don’t leave Bath without a visit here. They have a huge variety of gins to choose from, including Bath Gin, created in the distillery below the bar.

  1. Sub 13

This has got to be one of the best cocktail bars in Bath; the team at John Wood can recommend the mojito! There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping one of these whilst sat in the sunny garden.

  1. Couer de Lion

The Couer de Lion is Bath’s smallest pub, serving locally brewed Abbey Ales. It’s certainly worth a visit here if you can squeeze in! Why not try the Bellringer ale? It’s a favourite here in John Wood!

  1. The Star Inn

A traditional, cosy 16th century pub that serves real ales and often has live music.

  1. The Bell Inn

A must for lovers of live music, with everything from jazz, folk, blues and DJ sets, three nights a week. Interestingly The Bell Inn is owned by 536 of its customers, fans and workers and actively engages the wider community for fresh ideas about the pub.

  1. Pig and Fiddle

Cosy up to the fire inside during the winter, or soak up some rays on the tables outside. Don’t miss the open mic nights and pub quizzes too!

  1. The West Gate

Relax on the sofas in the West Gate with a pint of proper Somerset scrumpy cider, another local treat.

  1. The Boater

Located just next to the Bath Rugby ground, The Boater’s weir-side bar and terrace is a great spot to enjoy a drink and watch sport in the summer.

  1. Common Rooms

This quirky late night bar is full of character – and the city’s smallest dance floor. A great spot whether you’re in for a swift pint or dancing the night away.

  1. Hall & Woodhouse

A stylish pub / restaurant located in a beautiful old building that was once an auction house. There’s also a rooftop bar that’s a great sun trap in the warmer months.