A weekend in Bath
Set in the basin of the Avon valley is the historic city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bath has long been known as a site of pilgrimage, as alluring today as it was to the Celts, Romans and Georgians. The city blends architecture from across the centuries, from the neoclassical Pulteney Bridge, to the Gothic Abbey, and the renowned Royal Crescent, crafted in golden limestone. Bath has an impressive literary pedigree, being home to Jane Austen for several years. Austen knew the city as a thriving hub, popular with fashionable society, and she published Northanger Abbey and Persuasion here.
Bath today is a vibrant city, host to a cornucopia of delights from wonderful shopping and dining, to the arts, making it the perfect setting for our newest store. Located at the top of Milsom Street and set over two levels, the store is filled with our unique range of furniture and characterful accessories. Housing all you need to infuse a home with style, our expert team are on hand to welcome you, and it’s the perfect place to rest weary feet after a day sightseeing.
When you’ve recovered enough to contemplate supper, then the Circus Restaurant a short stroll away is the perfect place to dine in comfort and style. Situated in an iconic location, this family-run restaurant has a menu that changes monthly, so there’s always something new and seasonal to savour.
For a nightcap, the Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge, named after famous literary hostess and original bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, is just the ticket. Ask their award-winning barman Orlando to mix up your favourite tipple – sip, relax and enjoy.
Step back in time by taking up a suite at the luxurious Royal Crescent Hotel, with authentic Georgian décor and views overlooking the lawns. When you awake, take time to visit the delightful Mr B’s, a delightful reading emporium on a less traversed street before indulging in afternoon tea at Searcy’s in the Pump Room, once the heart of the Georgian social scene.
Once you’re replete, why not explore a little farther afield? The nearby Prior Park is home to the elegant Palladian Bridge, designed in 1755 by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, under advice from architect ‘Capability’ Brown and the poet Alexander Pope.
So there you have it, a concise guide to a weekend in Bath. If you have time, feel free to pop into our Bath store, where you’ll receive a warm welcome.