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Pump Room

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Pump Room
Stall Street
Bath
BA1 1LZ
The Pump Room Restaurant

About

With its grand columns, magnificent interior and ornate decoration, The Pump Room truly embodies what was once the heart of the Georgian social scene, when high society flocked here to take the waters. 

Now home to one of the most magnificent restaurants in Bath, this Grade I listed building constructed of Bath’s signature golden stone, began creation in 1789 by local surveyor and architect Thomas Baldwin. This was continued in 1793 by John Palmer, eventually being completed in 1799.

Within The Pump Room and overlooking the Roman Baths, you’ll find the King’s Spring water fountain, where you can purchase a glass of the warm spa water to drink. This mineral rich water has been used for curative and medical purposes for over 2,000 years. Those with various medical conditions once bathed in the thermal waters, then began drinking it in the late 17th century to improve certain ailments. Today, the hot spa water is used to heat the Roman Baths and Pump Room site in the winter.

Just inside the entrance to The Pump Room is a Bath Chair, once used to carry invalid visitors from their residence in order to take the waters. Once a common sight in Bath during the Georgian era, the Bath Chair was replaced with the two-man Sedan Chair, and eventually lightweight wheelchairs when they became affordable enough to be privately owned.

Also note the statue of Richard ‘Beau’ Nash within the wall, a legendary gambler and socialite that played a key role in the shaping of Bath’s society and culture in the 1700s. Alongside his daring style and foppish behaviour, Nash was also known as the ‘Master of Ceremonies,’ introducing a new form of social conduct to the city. Including major changes to men’s fashion and pushing for greater social integration, Nash was a great influencer in Bath’s changing social platform. 

Find out more here about dining and afternoon tea in The Pump Room, one of the finest restaurants in Bath, plus the different packages available.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled

Catering

  • Restaurant

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

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Tel: 01225 477782

Opening Times

Open All Year
Opening (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)
DayTimes
Monday09:0016:30
Tuesday09:0016:30
Wednesday09:0016:30
Thursday09:0016:30
Friday09:0016:30
Saturday09:0016:30
Sunday09:0016:30

* Open 7 days a week: Winter (Oct 1st - March 31st) 09.30 - 16.30 Summer (April 1st - September 30th) 09.30 - 17.30 Evening Summer dining during July and August. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day. Times may vary.

Events

Tuesday, 4th November 2014 - Tuesday, 4th November 2014

Bath Young Musician of the Year
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Friday, 5th December 2014 - Friday, 5th December 2014

Shared Christmas Party Night at the Roman Baths & Pump Room
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Wednesday, 17th December 2014 - Saturday, 20th December 2014

Carols by Candlelight
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Thursday, 18th December 2014 - Thursday, 18th December 2014

Friday, 19th December 2014 - Friday, 19th December 2014

Pop Goes Jazz at the Roman Baths
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Saturday, 3rd January 2015 - Saturday, 3rd January 2015

January Party Night at the Roman Baths & Pump Room
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Friday, 23rd January 2015 - Friday, 23rd January 2015

Burns' Night at the Pump Room 2015
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