Bath and the surrounding area is renowned for being a 'typically English' destination with a vast array of country hotels, stunning classical architecture and a reputation for genteel hospitality. This 'Englishness' is certainly reflected in the food available in the city. Many foods are considered to be British institutions, and as much a part of British culture as the monarchy! When you think English, you may think of the following foods, all of which are readily available in Bath and beyond..
Take the time to savour the experience of a leisurely afternoon tea - which may consist of various flavoured teas, a selection of cakes and clotted cream in one of the tea rooms or cafes in Bath.
Fish & Chips
This great British favourite is a popular take-away food which originated in the United Kingdom. Visit Seafoods - one of the best fish & chip shops in the South West where you can either dine in at the restaurant or take away a tasty treat. Fish & chips is also a main feature on many of the menus in Bath's pubs and restaurants.
There is nothing more traditionally British than a hearty roast dinner. Here in the West Country, in an area boasting bountiful landscapes and numerous local farms, roast dinners are sure to be made from only the freshest, local meats and vegetables.
This traditional meal tends to be a family affair served on Sundays consiting of a roasted joint and potatoes and is generally accompanied with a variety of fresh vegetables, yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy.
Traditional roast dinners are available throughout the city, and range in style and cost depending on the venue you chose.
There is no better start to the day than a full English breakfast. Many of the B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in Bath include a full English breakfast with the cost of accommodation per night. A number of restaurants and tea rooms throughout the city and surrounding area also serve breakfasts.
If you are planning to stay in self catering accommodation, and want to cook your own breakfast, why not pick up a range of local produce at your nearest farm shop or farmers’ market in Bath?