No.15 Great Pulteney – Bar 15

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Bar 15
Comfortable and elegant, Bar 15 makes a very beautiful, very modern statement in its classical Georgian surrounds and becomes the focus of No.15 after dark. A meeting place for Bath’s fashionable society, and locals and visitors alike, we’re serving up creative liquid libations alongside the carefully-crafted classics.

You’ll find everything from a perfectly-mixed G&T to local craft beers and fabulous fizz served in cut crystal flutes, whether your popping in post work, for a pre-dinner drink, or a leisurely aperitif.

Bar 15 is intriguing and unexpected in equal measure; it’s a place that’s very special and yet easy to become your own.

Afternoon Tea is served in the Bar and Cafe
This quintessentially English tradition has long been the preserve of Bath’s haute monde, and here at No.15 Great Pulteney, we’re elevating the tradition from the genteel to the curiously unexpected.
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HayleyP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for my mum's 70th birthday celebrations. Wonderful food, champagne and tea!

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BathExplorer
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall a very nice afternoon tea just in time for the festive menu. Everything was excellent but we specifically asked to change the crayfish for sausages due to my wife being pregnant and they brought olive bites instead (she doesn’t eat olives). It was then quite a wait for the sausages. I think the girl we told about the swap was a trainee though. Generally service was lovely otherwise.

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kaleighp
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have already bought my mother in law an afternoon tea voucher for Christmas. We had a lovely afternoon, stayed for a few hours! The food was impeccable and the service staff were wonderful. A fabulous venue with a few nice quirks- the venue was welcoming and all of the cutlery and crockery was really cute. Will definitely go again- it’s an expensive afternoon tea compared to some but I’d rather go less often and have an experience like this.

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VioletK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bar, staff, cocktails. Felt so sad that I found them on a trip as if I were local, they’d have instantly become my favourite.
Really cute bar for a date or girls night out or anything! Service was friendly and knowledgeable. And more than that, charming!
Best cocktails I’ve ever had. Delicious and got us drunk immediately. What more can you ask for?

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KateM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited No15 for afternoon tea to celebrate my daughters birthday. The service was great and the afternoon tea provided was lovely. I would definitely recommend.

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AlinaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic High Tea service, gorgeous location, delicious food! I highly recommend! the jewelry filled chandeliers and tables were exceptionally done.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a lovely time with my partner. Her first time to Bath, and a a surprise treat for her. I picked a good hotel and it so it proved. Service was polite, although not totally attentive at times in the bar, as we had to remind bar staff for tap water and it wasn't busy. Food was good, and setting and decor was opulent. Recommended for a cocktail. We had mocktails and they were excellent, and reasonable value at £7.

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vanessam
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here as special treat and had a wonderful time.

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LauraY
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For £30pp for afternoon tea I have to say I was disappointed with the selection of pastries and the service we received. The chocolate dessert was grainy. We ate the macaroons and the banoffee pie from the top tier but that was it. I am pregnant and found the tea selection limiting as there was only one option of decaf tea. The scones were nice. The service was slow and it was not a busy day. It was hot and on arrival we requested water it took asking again tens minutes later for the water to which the member of staff said, “Yes, I know!”. Could have been an off day but I certainly will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place wonderful food really attentive staff. We had a really lovely evening here

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Heidi86
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a quirky, yet elegant venue - lovely atmosphere and fab afternoon tea!

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NazifaA
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I booked the afternoon tea experience and it was very disappointing. The basement where we had our afternoon tea was lacking in grandeur in comparison to the the main ground floor rooms. But I wasn't going to let the cloud my judgement back then. After all, it's about the food too. However, the food itself was below decent. The finger sandwiches were stale, the selection of cakes tasted shop bought- and I mean your local corner shop type, not an actual patesserie. The lemon and raspberry posset was too runny, almost like yogurt (which it was probably was) , the opera cake had a strong artificial taste to it and the feta tomato tartlets were overcooked with rubbery filling. The only decent food on the plate were the scones.
I was really let down by the service too. Staff were discussing detergents and work as we were eating and the choice of Indie rock playing in the background did not help the situation either. I've been to really good afternoon teas in London , around similar price brackets, and so had a standard to compare it to. But No. 15 is way off the margins. I would not recommend at all.

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LisaK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Fantastic afternoon tea, we loved it so much we booked to go back for dinner

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AlexandraR
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful decor and a lovely, relaxed vibe. Whilst we were there I was impressed enough to look up the prices for their hotel and spa packages. Chef's table events sound really special, I look forward to attending in the future.

Afternoon tea was delicious, with a good range of flavours and pairings. We had the champagne and were still happy with the price we paid overall, despite the extra charge.

Have already recommended to several friends, and plan on returning on my next trip to Bath.

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dianec
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We booked afternoon tea for my daughter on a baby shower weekend trip to Bath.Ite as very comfortable and civilised with a lovely ambiance. Good selection of tea but not all should be made with boiling water however all round the food was lovely except the scones a little hard.. Will say though bath was crazy busy and the day was hot so this fab little hotel was a welcome break

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JimP
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the high tea. Everything was great. The dining area was beautiful.

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BevL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I have been looking forward to visiting No.15 for sometime now and was underwhelmed unfortunately. Beautiful surroundings yes, but poor value afternoon tea. I would expect a very fanciful afternoon tea for £30, but this was not what we received. I have had wonderfully creative afternoon teas in London for this price so I don't think my expectations were too high.

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LynneD
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Bar 15. Beautiful surroundings, great service and delicious food. Cocktails were certainly on the pricey side but was well worth a visit.

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ClaireB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked afternoon tea with my daughter for her 21st Birthday on a visit to Bath for the day. The whole experience was lovely, very well looked after and the best afternoon tea I’ve had!

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URVAS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely lived our stay :)
The staff were ALL amazing.
Location is central and I would thoroughly recommend a weekend break.

HUGE THANKS to the staff.

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EmilyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing afternoon tea, we felt like nothing was too much trouble for the staff. As soon as we needed something they had already predicted and brought it to us. It was lovely and quiet and so many interesting quirky items to look at around the room. Such a special place to celebrate turning 30.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food in a lovely location for a 50th birthday treat.

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LaurenE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had afternoon tea here for a belated Mother's Day present with my mum and brother on Tuesday and we loved it! I emailed beforehand with dietary requirements and the staff were already aware of these when we arrived and the sandwiches we'd requested were ready for us! All the food was amazing and there was a lot of it for the price! Everything was presented beautifully and tasted great! Would definitely recommend!

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SimonB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bar area is a wonderful setting and the staff are kind and attentive!

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jocee99
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Fab place - decor amazing. Sandwiches had a huge amount of butter - way too much, but other than that food, tea & service were superb

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AngelaF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb venue for our romantic lunch. I thoroughly recommend it as a gem of Bath

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DeanW
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Pleasantly surprised with the style and ambience of this place. The service and cocktails were amazing!

LH
LucyH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful hotel and the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had! I would highly recommend it!

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vipAlexS
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A fantastic afternoon tea with wonderful food, atmosphere and service. Highly recommended.

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AndyB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A perfect location to while away a Saturday afternoon.

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Foodl
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food is not fresh. Place lovely so to stay for the night i would recommend but do not go there for afternoon tea because you can get way better elsewhere for a similar price.

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GeorginaN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The venue is lovely but my boyfriend and I weren’t fans of the cocktails. They were trying to hard to be different and out of the 6 we tried we didn’t really like any of them, they were all too bitter or sour. We were unsure on whether it was table service or not, and if it was then the service was terrible. We probably won’t go back

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AlexW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very charming boutique hotel with attentive service.

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Anthony
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for afternoon tea. Food was great, service was lovely. Highly recommended

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SallyT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked no 15 for a friend's 40th for a special time having afternoon tea, we all thoroughly enjoyed every minute. The service was relaxed but respectful, the food was delicate and delicious, with more sandwiches if needed, full size scones, and what we had left we could take home in a box. We all loved the decor and the amazing vintage jewelry tables, I particularly enjoyed all the different art works, hoping to go again soon.

JH
JayH
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been a number of times now and my last visit was disappointing. However, on this visit they redeemed themselves and had also tailored the cakes to a Christmas theme. Staff very lovely too in spite of being busy. Thank you.

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a day trip to the Christmas market and as you'd expect, Bath was rammed . Having been to the market before I new it would be busy so booked this well in advance. Bar 15 is across the bridge so away from the hustle and bustle. This is a very stylish place. Excellent staff and good food however we were booked for afternoons tea so can't comment on the other menus. Would definitely go again

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HeatherM
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience- beautiful selection of food and a very stylish setting.

JH
JayH
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Last time I went it was excellent. However, this time, very average. I am a vegetarian who does not eat fish. Sandwiches really unadventuous, scones were tasteless and when we asked for more tea, also had to ask for clean cups. Really disappointed. Already have another reservation for December but thinking of cancelling.

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YasminD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was quite disappointed by my afternoon tea at No.15 Great Pulteney.
When we arrived and were seated no one came over to us for about 15 minutes or acknowledged us at all. There were staff walking round but no one wanted to give eye contact to us.
There were also things missing from the afternoon tea - they hadn't told us that, I specifically had to ask where they were. Also the bread was slightly crusty so it had obviously been out a while.
The fruit scones were amazing and so were the macaroons and salted caramel tart.
However overall it was underwhelming, I think if the service had been better it would have improved the experience as a whole. I have had much better afternoon teas and this wasn't cheap.

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No.15 Great Pulteney – Bar 15 is rated 4.6 stars by 89 OpenTable diners.