Afternoon Tea at the Bath Pump Room

January 15, 2022
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Last Mother’s Day, my sister bought my mother an Afternoon Tea at the Bath Pump Room. But, with so many restrictions, lockdowns and general life stuff getting in the way, we couldn’t find the time to book it. Finally, we booked it for the 2nd of January as a little New Year treat. And what a great way it was to start 2022!

Bath is one of my favourite cities in the entire world. It’s definitely somewhere I’d like to live one day. Beautiful and historic, there’s always so much to do and see. And it’s got such an amazing vibe to it that can’t be beaten. I always feel at home in Bath and highly recommend you all visit whenever you get a chance. 

Bath Pump Room Afternoon Tea Review

Our Booking was at 2pm and we were shown to our table in the most fabulous room promptly. We were sat next to a water fountain, which is rumoured to have healing properties as it uses water from the Roman Baths. 

Afternoon Tea at the Bath Pump Room

Everything was still decorated for Christmas, so the fireplaces had beautiful garlands draped across them, and Christmas trees lined the balcony.

Afternoon Tea at the Bath Pump Room

What’s included in the Afternoon Tea?

The waiter came around asking for our drink orders. As I don’t drink tea, I ordered a hot chocolate. But, I then came across their cocktail menu and couldn’t resist getting one of those too. I ordered a Pomegranate Mimosa, which was absolutely delicious and definitely something I’d have again.

Afternoon Tea at the Bath Pump Room

Shortly after our drinks arrived, the afternoon tea was served. Of course, it all looked amazing. The bottom layer consisted of a turkey and ham miniature pie, local ale and cheddar rarebit, cranberry confit, hot-smoked salmon and crème fraîche brioche and a cucumber and chive cream cheese sandwich.

The second tier includes the scones, both fruit and plain, with jam and cream. And, lastly, the top tier was full of mini desserts, which included macarons, a slice of Battenberg, chocolate and caramel cake and a clementine iced bun. I’m always surprised by how full I am after an afternoon tea. It never seems like it will be enough, but after a couple of scones, I’m done haha.

Afternoon Tea at the Bath Pump Room

Final Thoughts on the Bath Pump Room Afternoon Tea

Everything was beautifully presented, from the tables and the room to the food. When it came to the food, I particularly liked the turkey and ham pie and the chocolate and caramel cake. The whole experience lasted around 2 hours which flew by. Musicians played in the background, the waiters were all very friendly and attentive, and everyone had a great time.

This is now the second time I’ve had afternoon tea at the Bath Pump Room, and both times have been perfection. It’s definitely a must-visit place if you’re planning a trip to Bath. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Looking for another amazing afternoon tea experience in London? Read my review of afternoon tea in the Aqua Shard.

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