Tea in the Pump Room #WeekendCooking
As I promised yesterday in my post about the Roman Baths in Bath, today I’m sharing photos from the Pump Room where we ordered a full tea for a late lunch. The tour of the Roman Baths finishes in the Pump Room. The Pump Room, now a restaurant, was featured in Persuasion and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (not to mention countless Regency novels). Travel websites and books recommend the traditional English tea at the Pump Room — a historic setting, a good spread, and cheaper than taking tea in London.
The famous Beau Nash presides over the Pump Room, even now.
The Georgian architecture provides the perfect ambiance for tea.
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Was it good? My mother and I want to go there but she points out that in the Regency novels they always say that the tea isn’t good. I think that because we’re American we won’t know any better!
It’s very good! I think the management has changed since the Regency.
Oh I wouldn’t have missed tea in the Pump Room for anything — we book lovers have our priorities. That tray looks wonderful! And the interior of the building looks beautiful. Wow.
When I was in Bath, we had tea at the Jane Austen museum, and I still begin to salivate at the thought of the luscious orange cake served there.
What a lot of fun! We didn’t make it out of London when I visited years ago but on my next visit I’d love to head to Bath and Brighton and some of the other more seaside type resorts. I’m not big on tea but I could go for some clotted cream! 😉
The English make the best ham sandwiches!!!
Very cool! What a fun opportunity!
Great photos! I’m a big fan of English Breakfast tea, but don’t drink it at breakfast!
Tea in the Pump Room — looks fab! I’ve been to Bath but didn’t have tea there. Sigh. Next time.
This looks like so much fun! Now I want to throw a tea party for my kids!
What a wonderful thing to do- thanks for taking us along.
Fabulous to visit the pump room and think of all those old ladies heroically drinking the waters! Cheers
It’s all so beautiful! I would love to try tea like that some time.
Oh what a fun thing to do. I’d love to experience a real English Tea one day 🙂 What a lovely spot 🙂
I was there a few years ago. We didn’t have time to stop for tea, but we did go in and have some of the bath water. It was disgusting! Pretty spot though. I looove Austen.
I’ve been to Bath and the short time I spent there I loved! I didn’t get to do this but I want to go back and have tea.
I’ve never been to Bath, what a wonderful thing to do, to visit the pump room and have high tea- it’s gone straight to the wish list.