Bath has a reputation for great hospitality and even better food. The beautiful Georgian city is always buzzing on a weekend, and if you’re hungry after all that shopping, we’ve uncovered some foodie hotspots where you can rest and refuel.
Tucked away amid the medieval streets of the city of Wells, Goodfellows takes the essence of Mediterranean cuisine and cleverly combines it with the best West Country produce. Inspired by his training and travels around Europe, head chef Adam Fellows creates dishes that are inventive yet uncomplicated. With a menu that appeals to all tastes, Goodfellows is the perfect venue for everyday dining – proving superb food needn’t be reserved for special occasions.
Burgers and Barrels is renowned in Bath as the ultimate place to go for a burger and drink – as the name hints. This intimate eatery is the ideal place for meat-lovers. Whether it’s the 12 Monkeys burger, smothered in their unique bourbon sauce or the Hulk challenge (2kg meat in 30 minutes sounds easy right?) their burgers are monstrously delicious. Vegetarians don’t be put off – the Phat Patty will rival any of the burgers and is enough to persuade even the most faithful carnivores.
Sitting just around the corner from Pulteney Bridge, this popular haunt is a great spot to stop off and refuel with a bite to eat and hot brew. Bath Coffee House makes a lip-smacking breakfast – there’s full English, classics eggs Royale and eggs Benedict, to name a few. They have a wide range of speciality teas and expertly made coffees on offer, which paired with a slice of homemade cake or scone provide the perfect afternoon nibble.
Set within 1.5 acres of rolling Wiltshire countryside, The Tollgate Inn has built a well-deserved reputation for fine food and second-to-none service. With only fresh, local produce getting through the kitchen door, the menu flows from season to season depending what’s on offer. This is the perfect place to while away Sunday afternoon and spend the summer months making the most of the glorious gardens.
The Nog Inn, situated in the small Somerset town of Wincanton, has everything a proper pub should: excellent homemade food, great beer and friendly service. The edible offering is traditional pub grub that lets seasonal and local produce shine. And if you’re still hungry, their indulgent desserts deserve some attention. Curl up next to the roaring fire or enjoy a pint of local beer in the garden when the sun is shining.