When I first decided to add Bath to our English Countryside agenda, I had no idea what to expect. I somehow felt obligated to spend one night there as a bit of a history lesson. Talk about being uninformed! I never expected such amazing modern restaurants—all focused on local ingredients—or such beautifully curated home shops and art galleries that could rival any major city.
After checking into our incredible hotel, we set out on foot and managed to see the entire city on our way to have a Sunday roast at the most charming little gastropub that looked like it belonged in The Holiday. Whether you have one day or several days, scroll down for my guide to the best of Bath.
Where to lay your head in luxury and experience the mineral waters of Bath: The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Where to have an incredible meal with cozy ambiance: Clayton’s Kitchen
Where to have a Sunday Roast in a gastropub that looks like it belongs in The Holiday: The Chequers
Where to have lunch (we loved this place so much we went twice): Cafe Lucca
The reason you came in the first place: Roman Baths
A less expensive alternative to The Gainsborough hotel spa if you still want to experience the Baths: The Cross Bath
What not to miss on a walk around town: Pulteney Bridge
Where to get designer cashmere half price (I scored the cutest Chinti & Parker cashmere sweater): Kilver Court Designer Village
Where to have a cocktail: Sub 13