One of Bath's rarest and oldest buildings has been refurbished to bring it back to its historic splendour.
Now a freehouse, and recently awarded Best Bar in Bath 2020, The Grapes serves local, independent ales and ciders, plus a curated selection of beer and wine. The bar is a welcoming and quirky space, free from sports, gaming machines and televisions. On most nights you can find music sessions, bands or a DJ playing.
Head upstairs to see their ornate plaster ceiling, constructed between 1602 and 1610, in Pococks Living Room – an event space and Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar – the Budo Ba – on Friday and Saturday nights. During the week the space serves as a yoga, pilates and life drawing studio as well as hosting regular lectures and a philosphical debating society. If you're lucky enough to go there when nothing is going on, the owners will be more than happy to take you up for a tour.
The pub is also home to five rooms packed with original features, Pococks Lodgings, if you fancy staying the night in the centre of town.