Grand Pump RoomCurrently Open
- Address: The Roman Baths, Stall St, Bath, Avon BA1 1LZ, United Kingdom
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +44-1225444477
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Family And Kids
Grand Pump Room - Review
Another of Bath’s historic buildings, a visit here is usually preceded by a visit to the Roman baths, which is right across the street. Built using bath stone and with Corinthian architecture influences, visitors usually come here to sample the waters that flows into the Roman Baths. The idea is that drinks the rather unsavoury tasting water and sees all your ills cured. Coming to the Pump Room itself is more about drinking in the ambience of the place, and that only happens if you’re having a cuppa along with. Yep, this place is famous for its tradition of drinking afternoon tea. Another quirk that many comment on is the music provided in the restaurant; it’s almost always performed live by the Pump Room Trio, the longest established resident ensemble that is the longest of its kind in Europe.
Grand Pump Room Information
Tips & Warnings: Make sure that you’re well dressed if you’re coming at all. The place is semi-formal.
Grand Pump Room Ticket Prices
- Summer (1 April – 30 Sept): Morning coffee & breakfast - 9:30 am - 12:00 noon; Lunch - 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm; Afternoon tea - 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (last orders 4:00 pm).
- July & August: The Pump Room extends its opening hours for afternoon tea & twilight dining; Afternoon tea - 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm; Dinner - 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm(Subject to availability).
- Winter (1 October – 31 March): Morning coffee and breakfast - 9:30 am - 12:00 noon; Lunch - 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm; Afternoon Tea - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
How To reach Grand Pump Room by Public Transport
- Bus Stop near N Parade
- Bus Stop near Rosenberg House
Restaurants Near Grand Pump Room
- The Roman Bath Kitchen
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Things to Know Before Visiting Grand Pump Room
95% of people who visit Bath include Grand Pump Room in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
73.82% of people start their Grand Pump Room visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Grand Pump Room
91.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach Grand Pump Room
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Grand Pump Room, Bath Reviews
Having visited the Pump Rooms about ten years ago, I decided it would be a good opportunity to take a couple of friends for an afternoon tea this week. However, my rather more discerning 'afternoon tea' palette was disappointed. There was no explanation of the tea that was presented to us (usually an explanation of the sandwiches and cakes is a courtesy), little attention from the waiting staff (until the last 20 minutes when some charming waiters appeared from the wings and replaced our crockery). The crockery overall was quite tired. Also, the pianist and cellist spent more time off-stage than on-stage in the two hours we were there. We had to ask repeatedly for more hot water and tea, and weren't asked until the end how our meal was going. For the price, I was deeply disappointed, and especially for my friends who I thought it was going to be a lovely experience. I am from the area, but I think I would only return if some of the staff were given a lot more training. Sorry, it ruined my nice memories of my previous experience there.
This was a beautiful dining room/restaurant. We didn't visit the Roman Baths but you do get a pretty good view if you decided to go in for a drink or something to eat. We had the afternoon tea & it was very tasty. Dining in such a grand room isn't something you do every day so to have afternoon tea there was a real treat. We were seated relatively quickly & the service was friendly enough. The artwork on the wall is awesome & they even had a classical music band playing on the small stage whilst everyone was dining. It was definitely worth the time & money.
Treated a friend to a selection of afternoon savouries, cakes, & drinks here. My second visit - some lovely, refreshing drinks (we were having an exceptionally hot spell at the time) - particularly liked Pear & Rosemary On The Rocks. Used to do lovely champagne taster trays with a selection of champagnes. Lovely Georgian environment, & good for rocking the Jane Austen vibe, especially with the live quartet playing.
Fantastic food here! We bought the 3 course lunch with the spa package, and it was quite impressive. Live music with silver service, one of the most relaxing meals I've had for a while. Highly recommended.
An essential visit for all who would time-travel to a more gentil age. Authentic English service and live light classical music turn tea, cakes and sandwiches into a positively traumatic life event. Please visit to confirm my happy opinion!