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The Pump Room

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THE PUMP ROOM RESTAURANT IS OPEN FOR DAILY MORNING TEA AND CAKE AND OUR FAMOUS AFTERNOON TEA FROM 10 AUGUST 2020.

MORNING AND AFTERNOON TEA TICKETS SHOULD BE PURCHASED ONLINE ON www.thepumproombath.co.uk.

Built in the early 1790s, The Pump Room is one of the city’s most elegant places to enjoy stylish, modern-British cuisine. Offering brunch, lunch and traditional teas, it remains the destination to meet, dine and soak up the entertainment. Historically frequented by Bath high society, the splendid Georgian features are almost unchanged, creating a timeless feel, enhanced by the famous Pump Room Trio and resident pianists.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 10:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    01225 444477

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mark Pearson

  • Catering

    We offer predominantly British Modern Cuisine catering for simple cocktail receptions from cocktail receptions to large banquets.

  • Area

    Bath

  • Parking Details

    The Podium - good for short stay. Southgate and Charlotte St - for long stay. Visit: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk Disabled Badge Holders: Parking bays for disabled guests are in a number of central locations but the nearest three hour parking is on Cheap Street, BA1 1NA. Please contact Shopmobility on 01225 481744.

  • Public Transit

    By bus or coach. National Express operates regular services from London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The dropping-off point is at the bus station, five minutes walk away.By Car Most straightforward route approaching via the M5 and M4 is using Lansdown Park and Ride, marked Park and Ride North.By Train Bath Spa Station, 10 minutes walk

  • Entertainment

    The Pump Room Trio and pianist play daily

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Smoked Bacon Roll

  • Smoked Bacon Roll£5.25

    with homemade ketchup

    Two Poached Eggs

    lightly toasted muffin and hollandaise sauce with a choice of:

    • Grilled Wiltshire Ham£8.95

      • Wilted Spinach£8.00

        • Scottish Smoked Salmon£9.50

          • Grilled Mushroom£8.00

            Sweet Pancakes and Maple Syrup

            with a choice of:

            • Crispy Streaky Bacon£7.50

              • Crème Fraîche and Berries£7.50

                • Croissant£3.25

                  with strawberry jam

                  • Traditional Bath Bun£3.75

                    with cinnamon butter

                    • Mature Cheddar Cheese and Chive Scones£3.95

                      with butter

                      • Butter Milk Fruit Scones£3.50

                        with butter and strawberry jam

                        • Hot Buttered Crumpets£3.25

                          with local honey

                          Featured Items

                          • Pump Room Cakes£4.25

                            Choose from: Poppy seed and lemon drizzle, chocolate, carrot and walnut, Victoria sponge

                            • Pump Room Tray Bakes and Biscuits£2.65

                              Choose from: Caramel pecan shortbread, Trio of biscuits and Sticky date and apricot flapjack

                              Last updated: 4 March 2020

                              What 817 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                              4.5
                              4.5 based on all time ratings
                              • 4.4Food
                              • 4.4Service
                              • 4.6Ambience
                              • 4.2Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              1. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Exclusive

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The best food, service and atmosphere. Couldn’t have asked for more for my partner’s birthday

                              2. HW

                                HollyW

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 17 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely wonderful experience. Lunch was incredible, such a great price for the 2 course lunch meal. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was beyond perfect. Service was impeccable and the drinks choice they had was so broad.

                              3. CC

                                ChloeC

                                Bath

                                2 reviews

                                4.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 17 March 2020

                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                The food was fantastic 5* one of the beat meals I’ve had in a long time. I took my mother there for an early Mother’s Day treat and she loved it. Thank you

                              4. SB

                                StephenB

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 March 2020

                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                It was a wonderful experience, the food was fantastic we had champagne. I think the most lacking was service their appeared to be enough staff but it was difficult to be waited on, our server was very nice but I felt that she just reallywa Ted get through this quickly.

                              5. JH

                                JaninaH

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 March 2020

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Realy enjoyed the background music, the pianist and the trio. The afternoon tea was tasty and a good selection.

                              6. KG

                                KazG

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 13 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Lovely experience staff very professional but friendly, relaxing environment with background music provided by talented musicians. My only criticism having ordered the traditional afternoon tea I would have liked my tea served in a bone china cup and saucer not a plain white thick heavy cup the kind I normally get served coffee in.

                              7. MG

                                MelissaG

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 12 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Food was lovely, beautifully presented and staff were very attentative. Nicest afternoon tea I have had xxx

                              8. s

                                sheilam

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 12 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                great food,really great service and the room was the delight to be in. we have already planned our next visit.

                              9. TL

                                TanyaL

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 11 March 2020

                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                I took my Mum to celebrate her birthday and it was great

                              10. RH

                                RachaelH

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 9 March 2020

                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                Took my mother for her birthday. Wonderful atmosphere! Great Service! Great food! Pianist played happy birthday as they brought out a cupcake with a candle. Nice touch! We are now going to be booking the pump rooms when we visit bath every three months.

                              11. NL

                                NL2021

                                New York Area

                                4 reviews

                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on 8 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Pleasant athmosphere, good food but on the more expensive side.

                              12. AB

                                AlexB

                                Kent

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 8 March 2020

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Delicious lunch in the beautiful Pump Rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience including the beautiful piano playing. Highly recommended.

                              13. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 8 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Superb Sunday breakfast in a gorgeous setting.

                              14. K

                                Kellie

                                Minneapolis

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 7 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                It is a very beautiful restaurant and I really enjoyed the live music.

                              15. FF

                                FromeForager

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 7 March 2020

                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                Nice ambience and generally good. The starters we ordered were uninspiring (prawn cocktail a kick back to the 70's) and the blue cheese tart more like a hunk of standard quiche, but the mains were good. My desert was not an egg custard and had no nutmeg, more like a vanilla tart so disappointing. A pleasant place to lunch, but the food could be better. Enjoyed the live music!

                              16. JC

                                JoC50

                                Birmingham

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 6 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Traditional afternoon tea with champagne for a birthday treat. The pianist played "happy birthday to you" which made it extra special and memorable for my friend. Always have a fabulous experience here.

                              17. MG

                                MaggieG

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 6 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                I was treated to a Somerset High Tea for 2 by my work colleagues. My husband and I decided to visit at lunchtime and we booked ahead as the voucher advised. The service was fantastic, the food delicious and the ambience was perfect especially as the pianist was playing and were several birthday groups in the room too. Lovely experience.

                              18. A

                                Abc123

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Had afternoon tea, was very tasty. Excellent service nice piano and strings trio playing in background. Thank you

                              19. S

                                Susan

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 5 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                What a lovely experience. The afternoon tea was really tasty and will definitely come again. The pianist was great despite the 30 min break. The environment was wonderful. Thank you

                              20. AM

                                AlanM

                                South Wales

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 4 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent quality food in a elegant setting and with good and unobtrusive service. The addition of music from an accomplished pianist and string trio contributed to a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

                              21. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Were in Bath for a few days and decided to treat ourselves to afternoon tea. Lovely experience from start to finish. Ambience was beautiful and the staff were wonderful. Can’t praise them enough. Our waitress asked about any dietary requirements and offered alternatives. Thank you all for making our experience thoroughly enjoyable.

                              22. IB

                                IsaacB

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 3 March 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Absolutely unreal, Amazing for my girlfriends birthday would definitely come again!

                              23. J

                                Jackattack

                                Yorkshire

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 2 March 2020

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Beautiful surroundings, delicious food and lovely ambiance.

                              24. RD

                                RDS1

                                1 review

                                3.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 1 March 2020

                                overall3food3service3ambience2

                                We enjoyed the experience but it felt like we had gone back in time where the decor and carpeting were all a little faded and tired. It was crowded and noisy and we could hear other conversations close to us - not very intimate. The tea was yummy but very expensive - were the scones home-made?

                              25. ID

                                IanD

                                London

                                9 reviews

                                4.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on 29 February 2020

                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                Waited to be seated although booked - very busy vibe, which was nice, however seemed others were prioritized over us. We opted for the traditional afternoon tea for two - tea arrived in teapots that had seen better days - not what you'd expect of a place like the Pump Room - overall it was average and certainly not worth the £27 EACH - needs updating

                              26. DH

                                DeborahH

                                Devon

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 28 February 2020

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                It was the treat that we had hoped for. Thank you very much.

                              27. RR

                                RichardR

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 28 February 2020

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                The Ambience at the Pump Room is quite special. You can imagine Jane Austen taking afternoon tea at the next table, listening to the same trio of musicians that entertain you. The service was impeccable, friendly and attentive. It's not cheap, but it is an unforgettable experience and well worth the money. Quitessentially English.

                              28. L

                                Laney

                                Nottingham

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 24 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We had an afternoon tea for my mum in law and it exceeded expectations. We often avoid tourist places, but the atmosphere is worth the price with live classical music and a grand dining room. They also made our mum feel very special. Lovely.

                              29. TE

                                TeresaE

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 23 February 2020

                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                Received a voucher for champagne lunch as 60th birthday present ,nothing on menu we liked so offered alternative of afternoon tea ,not really an equivalent to a 3 course lunch ,very disappointed, would not recommend unfortunately

                              30. HP

                                HeatherP

                                Bristol

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 23 February 2020

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                Excellent loved the piano player in the corner - atmosphere lovely also

                              31. JG

                                JohnG

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 February 2020

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Atmosphere and food were of a really high standard. The music added to the whole experience Throughly enjoyed the afternoon tea.

                              32. HB

                                HannahB

                                Bath

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 21 February 2020

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                The pump room was beautiful, had a wonderful ambience and excellent service. The food was good but the menu lacked a little variety.

                              33. GS

                                GrahamS

                                London

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 20 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The pump room is exactly what you expect. The service is attentive and the produce is lovely. I personally like the music but I can imagine that some people find it over the top.

                              34. z

                                zoe11

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 20 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always such a treat! Visited for afternoon tea with a friend and had a really lovely time. The atmosphere is wonderful, the musicians are so talented and make it feel so special. The food is incredible, and the staff are all so friendly, kind and attentive. Couldn’t recommend more!

                              35. PJ

                                PaulJ

                                Manchester

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on 20 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                What a wonderful, quintessentially English venue. Outstanding food and surroundings, beautiful ambience with a pianist entertaining throughout an excellent lunch. The Pump Room is a must visit if you’re in Bath.

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Jersey

                                5 reviews

                                5.0

                                5 reviews

                                Dined on 19 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Excellent overall experience many thanks

                              37. EW

                                EstherW

                                London

                                6 reviews

                                vip
                                2.0

                                6 reviews

                                Dined on 19 February 2020

                                overall2food1service1ambience3

                                My daughter arrived first, placed orders and mentioned rest of the family would arrive in 10 minutes, so that the restaurant could prepare the food. We arrived with no one noticed, this no request about our drinks. And total waiting time was 45 minutes for the food. People arrived late was eating and we had to chase our food for them to come. The afternoon tea set was bad, other food eatable but wouldn’t say it’s good or tasty. And there is no tables with the view of the Roman Bath, if we knew that we wouldn’t have booked lunch here.

                              38. CM

                                ClareM

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 18 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A wonderful experience & I had the most fantastic gluten free scones & cakes. Looking forward to my next visit!

                              39. PD

                                PeterD

                                Glasgow

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on 18 February 2020

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Beautiful setting, attentive service, good selection of teas. Too much food for me though! One scone would have been enough. The orchestral trio provided a lovely atmosphere too. You MUST book!!

                              40. MG

                                MichaelG

                                Bath

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on 18 February 2020

                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                Memorable surroundings, classic high tea. Just what one would expect when visiting the historic of Bath.

                              FAQs

                              The Pump Room is rated 4.5 stars by 817 OpenTable diners

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

                              Make a booking

                              2 people

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                              Google Map for The Pump Room

                              Stall Street Bath, Somerset BA1 1LZ

                              • Area

                                Bath

                              • Hours of Operation

                                Daily 10:00–17:00

                              • Cuisines

                                British, Afternoon Tea

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Elegant

                              • Dress Code

                                Smart Casual

                              • Parking Details

                                The Podium - good for short stay. Southgate and Charlotte St - for long stay. Visit: https://en.parkopedia.co.uk Disabled Badge Holders: Parking bays for disabled guests are in a number of central locations but the nearest three hour parking is on Cheap Street, BA1 1NA. Please contact Shopmobility on 01225 481744.

                              • Public Transit

                                By bus or coach. National Express operates regular services from London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The dropping-off point is at the bus station, five minutes walk away.By Car Most straightforward route approaching via the M5 and M4 is using Lansdown Park and Ride, marked Park and Ride North.By Train Bath Spa Station, 10 minutes walk

                              • Payment Options

                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Executive Chef

                                Mark Pearson

                              • Entertainment

                                The Pump Room Trio and pianist play daily

                              • Additional

                                Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                01225 444477

                              • Catering

                                We offer predominantly British Modern Cuisine catering for simple cocktail receptions from cocktail receptions to large banquets.

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