As the weather cools off (perhaps not before time) there are few things we like better on a Sunday than a good roast to warm you up from the inside out. So if you’re coming to Bath for a weekend visit, or are here for a longer stay, and you want to know where to go for the best Yorkshire puddings or which pub has the nicest atmosphere, then we hope that our recommendations will prove helpful. When you come to stay in Bath, a little insider knowledge can make all the difference.
First off, The Chequers on Rivers Street in the city centre won an award for having the best Sunday lunch in Bath. They use the freshest of ingredients, and are an especially great place to go if you are a vegetarian – they do a fantastic chestnut mushroom, hazelnut and apricot roast. Main meals are served from 12:00pm – 5:00pm and child friendly portions are also available on request.
The Green Park Brasserie and Bar is one that is a favourite for many locals because of it’s incredibly relaxed and friendly environment. It’s menu is well stocked with organic options, and some more unusual selections such as venison sausages and mustard mash to name but two. It also boasts a fantastic range of wines to complement whatever you choose to eat.
Next is Gascoyne Place. Not your typical gastropub but it is one after our own heart. You can choose to dine in the elegant first floor Georgian dining rooms, a cosy snug, on the sunny mezzanine, or in the downstairs lounge which has made a real feature of it’s exposed section of Medieval city wall. It embodies Regency luxury but at the same time maintains an affordable menu.
For fans of Gascoyne Place, another gastropub that’s similar in style is The Pulteney Arms. More Georgian elegance (in the case of The Pulteney Arms from 1759) but with the added bonus of extra sofas, book-filled bookcases, and it is also dog friendly.
Sometimes a traditional pub atmosphere is what’s needed if you want to have a truly traditional Sunday lunch. For that we recommend either The Saracens Head on Broad Street who, in their dessert list, have one of the best apple pies we’ve ever tried, or The Boater which is only two minutes from our front door and stocks an impressive selection of beers (more than thirty global craft beers and six cask ales).
We hope this has whetted your appetite and enticed you to come to Bath, and for more than just a Sunday lunch too, but rather for a longer visit. Bath has so much to offer that you can’t see it all even in a month of Sundays, let alone one.
As always, whatever it is you’re looking for in Bath please do just ask us. The team here at Dukes Hotel are more than happy to help in whatever way we can.