One of Bath's rarest and oldest buildings has been refurbished to bring it back to its historic splendour.
Now a freehouse serving local, independent ales and ciders, plus a curated selection of beer and wine, The Grapes 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.
The food is fresh, informal sharing plates made using only local, ethically sourced ingredients, making for a tasty lunch or something more filling to share with friends.
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 Budō Bā – on Friday and Saturday nights. Even if there’s nothing happening when you visit, 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.