How To Visit Bath During COVID 19

The World Heritage listed city of Bath in the United Kingdom offers visitors a journey into pleasure and relaxation. The original wellbeing destination traces its origins back to Roman times and has provided rest and repose for pleasure seekers for hundreds of years. The good news is that you too can now visit this beautiful destination as the city reopens following COVID-19 travel restrictions. In this article we provide you with some practical tips and up to date advice on how to enjoy the historic city.

This helpful guide was prepared with the most current available information. To find the most accurate information in an everchanging situation, head to www.visitbath.co.uk and www.gov.uk/coronavirus. For personal health information, visit the National Health Service site www.111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19.

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Bath Spa

A visit to Bath centres on the thermal baths. Visitors have two primary options: The Roman Baths or the Thermae Bath Spa. The Roman Baths surround the visitor with history and tradition, while the Thermae Bath Spa promises modernity and sophistication. According to the latest official advice, The Roman Baths require pre booking, so jump online at www.romanbaths.co.uk and secure your place. While booking your ticket and browsing the various ticket options, read the most current social distancing guidelines. At the time of publication, The Thermae Bath Spa was closed, but keep an eye on their website www.thermaebathspa.com for updates. An alternative is The Soul Spa, which offers therapies promoting mental and emotional wellbeing, and can be found at www.thesoulspa.co.uk.

Gardens

Bath is also home to many beautiful and popular gardens, which complement perfectly an indulgent dip in a thermal bath. A number of gardens are currently open to visitors and these include the American Museum and Gardens, The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens and Prior Park Landscape Garden. Revel in the gorgeous surrounds of these manicured masterpieces, and take home some inspiration for your own garden.

Another enticing attraction is Dyrham Park, an Ancient Deer Park, 17th century house and garden. The park is open only to visitors who pre book, and booking must be made by 3pm the day before the visit. To ensure you don’t miss out, visit here.

Walking tours

A walking tour of Bath is a great way to take some pleasant exercise in the sun and fresh air. What’s more, the certified tours from Bath Walking Tours provide an insight into the fascinating history of the city. Due to COVID-19 procedures, the socially distanced walks are currently limited to groups of 6 people or less, so go to www.bathwalkingtours.co.uk in order to claim a spot on an informative stroll around the city.  As an added bonus, a walking tour is a sound way to work up an appetite before devouring a meal at one of the commendable cafes and restaurants in the city.

Delve further into the history of the ancient city at The Holborne Museum and Bath Abbey. The guidelines for The Holborne Museum are similar to those suggested at many sites throughout Bath, and they include:

  • Avoiding a visit if you show any symptoms associated with COVID-19
  • Sanitising your hands upon entry
  • Maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other visitors
  • Wearing a face covering inside the museum
  • Refraining from touching cases and other surfaces
  • Paying by credit card or other cashless option
  • Sneezing or coughing into your elbow
  • Following the directions of staff at all times

Accommodation

Bath spoils guests with its choice and quality of accommodation. Most accommodation providers have reopened and official advice suggests researching and enquiring directly with the accommodation providers to find out about vacancies and health and safety procedures. New industry standard marks demonstrate which businesses, including accommodation providers, have made necessary changes to their operations to maximise the health and safety of guests. Look for these marks on relevant websites, including on www.super-host.co.uk.

Visitors can rest assured that their stay will be as safe as possible. Accommodation providers in Bath are taking measures to protect guests, such as placing extra sanitiser, hand gel and soap in rooms. Rooms are also being left vacant for 24 hours after the cleaners finish and before the next guests check in to the room. In addition, cleaning staff are wearing PPE while they clean. Precautions such as these are being taken by many providers, and a comprehensive list of accommodation in Bath can be found at www.super-host.co.uk. Check the website for last minute deals, then start packing your bags.

Selection of Holiday Homes with Strict Cleaning Procedures

We present you and your family a selection of holiday homes with strict guidelines on cleaning.

Grand Sally Lunn’s Maisonette – 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Maisonette Sleeps 9 People – to know more visit here

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Dining

Bath is a genuine foodie city. The good news is that most of the cafes, restaurants and bars are open so you can start and end your day with a sumptuous delight. Eateries are also following COVID-19 guidelines so you may need to pre book a table and leave your contact details upon entry. Many venues are offering take away and expanding their outdoor seating so you can dine al fresco and engage in some people watching. While you may notice reduced menu options, you can still partake of the food and drink that has earned Bath a reputation as a culinary destination, and you can inject some money into an industry hit hard by the corona lockdowns.

If you plan to treat yourself to a fine dining experience, reserve a table at Bouvardia Restaurant, Hondo Sushi or Cloisters Restaurant. If you are craving local cuisine try a dish at Menu Gordon Jones, The Olive Tree, The Circus Restaurant or The Bathwick Boatman Riverside Restaurant. For meals which reward your taste buds but leave some pounds in your wallet, check out Sotto Sotto, Eight or Noya’s Kitchen, and for a quick, cheap and tasty delight, grab a bite at Jc’s Kitchen, LJ Hugs, Juno Bar and Kitchen or The Grocer Café.

Whichever options you chose in Bath, you are sure to leave satisfied.

Safari

Longleat Safari Park is near Bath, and is a great place to take the family. Animals from all over the world can be seen on a driving tour. The park hosts a majestic house and grounds as well as a main square, and accommodation is available on site. Pre-booking is essential, so check out www.longleat.co.uk.

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And more…

The historic city promises even more attractions and experiences. Visitors can enjoy everything from glassmaking to photography tours to cooking classes and treasure hunts. Hot air balloon tours and river cruises, as well as many free activities, will keep you and your family entertained for days.

A visit to Bath ensures relaxation and memories. The thermal baths and wellbeing experiences will leave you rejuvenated, and the dining and shopping options are world class. Of course, outside of the pampering experiences visitors can find a plethora of sightseeing attractions, from river tours to walks and even a visit to a safari park. Bath promises enjoyable experiences for young and old, single travellers and families, and is reopening for tourism after the recent COVID-19 lockdowns. To ensure your visit to Bath is pleasurable, do your research through official channels before you go, follow the health guidelines at each site you visit and check opening hours and possible restrictions directly with individual businesses. If you can do this, you will follow a long tradition of visitors who have left the World Heritage city of Bath feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

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With the latest developments in the country and the world, more people wish to go for staycation and travel within the UK. Staycations in Bath have become very popular for families in Somerset and far away. We have seen a sharp peak in demand for holiday homes in Bath and it is amazing to welcome guests again to our holiday homes. It is so liberating to see people fill the streets of Bath city center and we love to see and welcome all the tourists to the city.

It is more important than ever to provide our guests with peace of mind and support to keep safe both physically and mentally. More and more people wish to go out for cafes and restaurants which have outside sitting areas. It is natural for people to try and stay safe whilst enjoying their staycation.In this article we will be talking about the top breakfast places in Bath with outside seating area.

 

Rosarios  

Rosarios offers a great selection of food for your breakfast. It offers its breakfast all day long! That is very rare to find in Bath. It is situated in a busy arty street of Bath and located opposite the gallery so you can sit and enjoy the views of impressive paintings and witness busy morning Bath action. What is great about this place you can choose from vegetarian option to pescatarian option to normal chicken based option. It is great that it offers more variety than many other traditional breakfast only places. You can order traditional breakfast here too but if the other party wishes to enjoy their vegetarian breakfast they can do so. Definitely for a family or a couple with varied tastes, definitely recommend this beautiful place.

Café Luka

This place is very peaceful and elegant and its ambience enhances your experience with this place. For your breakfast you can choose to have croissant or toast with butter and jam or boiled eggs with toast or grilled eggs with toasts with option to add salmon, bacon or falafel to your breakfast. Their breakfast stop serving at 12:00pm however even if you miss their breakfast their brunch menu will not disappoint you.

Boston Tea Party

Boston tea party with its huge outside seating area and amazing selection of food cannot be missed from top places to eat outside in Bath city center. It has everything for everyone from teenage kids to adults to vegetarians to vegans. Moreover it is situated in a busy square of Bath that it gives a lot of action to watch. I love to sit here enjoy my cup of coffee and view the bustling life of Bath city.
Definitely recommend this lovely spot!

Kingsmead Kitchens

This café offers a great range of outside seating area and all day breakfast. You can have your breakfast in traditional way or you can have it The Kingsmead way. Also it offers vegetarian option and some interesting non-traditional foods such as “Shakshuka” and “Cowboy Beans”. It is located in a busy Kingsmead square and you and your thoughts would not be interrupted however you will enjoy to see the busy Bath square action.

Green Rocket

This is a little vegetarian place. Now…. Wait! …. Wait!… don’t close down your mind for this place. It might be vegetarian but it has a great food to offer. Look at the names of some of their breakfast items “Mixed mushrooms and spinach and cashew crumbs on sourdough bread”, “shakshuka with tofu ‘eggs’ with a slice of sourdough”. My partner is absolute non vegetarian however even he complimented the tofu eggs taste of this little café. If you are still not convinced, carry on with a list. At least I give it a good try!

Green Bird Café

This is voted as Bath’s best breakfast place. I think it is not exaggerating it. It does offer a great food selection and great tasting menu. Maybe portions are on a smaller size which is a minus for me as I love to eat my food and feel I had a breakfast of adult size. I know you might think I must be big and meaty )) no I am not, I just like good portion food. Well, if you are going to this place you will not regret your choice and that is all there to say!

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This place serves breakfast all day long. Great staff, lovely cheering you as you enter the door. Breakfast is good portion and tastes great as well. It has great sitting area and it also offers a quiet talking spots. I love this place for a chilled conversation place and a good breakfast place if I want one at 4pm in the afternoon.

Newton Farm

This is one of the best places to eat in Bath. It is located outside of city center but it is definitely worth the drive! Their portions are huge and their food is simply outstanding and delicious! I tried their Sunday roast, their beef burger, their breakfast! I must say that food tastes so different here, you feel that everything is organic and no mimicking of food but it is an actual food and how long you were deprived of taste of a real healthy organic food! I definitely recommend you trying this place!

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It is important to visit Bath city and experience an enjoyable cup of tea or coffee with cake or scone. It is the collection of those small experiences that make our memories about our trip unforgettable. When you come to visit Bath city it is important to enhance your experience with amazing food and coffees and cakes. Hence, I am writing today about the best places to have a cuppa in Bath so your experience of Bath city is unforgettable.

My experience of a new city starts with a lovely cup of a tea and a warm croissant or scone with jam and from that cup of tea or coffee I start the experience of the town. Understanding importance of your experience I don’t take the selection of coffee shops lightly. I research before going to new place the best cafes in that town. There are so many amazing coffee shops that choosing only top 10 is very difficult.

1. Rosarios

Being a big fan of a hot cup of tea, it is getting more and more challenging to find a place with a great cup of tea. When it comes to a lovely brewed hot cup of tea, Rosarios is far ahead of any café I have visited in Bath. It serves a loose tea in a pot of tea with tea strainer the tea is the best brewed tea you can find in Bath city center. Rosarios is not only famous for its best quality tea but also for its selection of cakes and unique pastries that you wont find anyone else. It also offers breakfast and vegetarian options and get this, they are only one of the few places which can offer you half portion of breakfast. It is so rare to find in Bath city centre half size breakfast.

2. Mokoko Coffee and Bakery

Let’s be fair towards the coffee lovers. The best coffees are much competitive to choose from.  At the end of the day there are more people ordering coffees than tea. Mokoko Coffee and Bakery is great place to have your first cup of coffee in Bath. There is a great attention to detail, many different milks to choose from and the coffee does taste rich and smooth. Not only that Mokoko Cofee comes with great selection of salads, coffees, pasties. It is mostly vegetarian food but it is delicious.  You will find a good range of comfy chairs to sit and enjoy your coffee. If you are here and you love chocolate taste you should try Mokoko’s Mocha which is an absolute delight!

3. Bath Bun

This beautiful place is located very close to Sally Lunn’s Building. We went for a afternoon tea and their sandwich platter to share. Their pot of tea was good size and sandwiches and scones were very tasty. What enhances your experience is the feel of the tea room, the staff wear aprons and call you “madam” and “sir” which makes you feel a little bit of the past tea experiences. I think it is a very good place to visit if you are visiting Bath

4. Café Luka

This is very contemporary café so you will find experience here very different from the Bath Bun’s place. But for many years in a row it served best breakfast in Bath city. It changed it slightly since Covid lockdown but it is pretty decent. The experience is enhanced with the interior design shop, the place itself is well designed and it makes you feel at ease. The staff is very attentive and nice. The food selection is wide, you can have a salad, cake, coffees or a meal. It has it all for every visitor

Green Bird Café

Well this spot is absolutely great. We have placed it lower on the list not due to its quality of coffee but due to its location. Of all the coffee shops maybe this one is a little out and challenging to find, where all else are right in the main street. But don’t be fooled with its location because it is absolutely popular place. It has a unique menu with really amazing food and it is absolutely popular café in Bath. It is popular for its food, coffee, cakes and everything they do is quality food.

6. The Colombian Company

This small spot is surprisingly great for their hot chocolate, coffees and cakes. As the name suggestst The Colombian Company, its coffees and chocolates are from Colombia. This is a small coffee shop opposite to the M&S foodhall and it has a beautiful selection of coffees. It has interesting distinct taste to it and if you love a hot chocolate, you should try The Colombian hot chocolate and you won’t regret your decision. What is not so great about this coffee shop is that it doesn’t have good comfy chairs which is a big minus for me. However, if you are on the go wanting to grab a coffee definitely give their coffee a try!

7. Green Rocket Café

This is a vegan café and they do really impressive cup of coffee and amazing cakes. The staff is very attentive and you will be surprised how busy this café is.

8. Nero

The Café Nero in Bath opposite HMV is a great place to visit. They do really good coffee but not only that they have a great selection of sandwiches and cakes and crossaints. I think it is all round a very good place to visit. The sofas are very comfortable, once you register for internet in Café Nero in any city it will recognise you in another which is so convenient.

9.Boston Tea Party

This little place in the Kingsmead square is beautiful and well situated. It has a great feel to it, great staff, great coffee and cakes and bakeries. It is perfect way to sit hav a cup of coffee and observe a busy life of Bath city. There is so much happening around you but at the same time you can enjoy your solitude and forget the busy life by observing a massive tree in the middle of the square. Lovely spot!

10. Soho Coffee

I cannot  NOT mention this coffee house. It is the quality of coffee and service and the comfy chairs. I would feel the list is not complete without this lovely coffee spot. I must mention they do amazing baked potatoes with beans and cheese. It is the best baked potatoes in Bath. It is located perfectly for your visit in Bath city center it is right in the middle of it. So you can start you walk through city and then come to this coffee house and after a break continue your lovely tour.

  1. M&S Café

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