The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
“Confident modern cooking in perfect tranquillity” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Our Group's Operating Policy is being regularly benchmarked against our own risk assessments, best practice from various hospitality organisations & the CIEH and all gov.uk COVID-19 secure workplace guidelines. We've developed our own suite of e-learning for all employees and are crafting a discreet silver 'checkmark' pinbadge, worn by all staff as a symbol of them having been trained in our RA controls, cleaning, handwashing and symptom exclusion. https://www.thebathpriory.co.uk/coronavirus-update#reassurance
Built in 1835 on land owned by the priory of Bath Abbey, the present-day, family-owned hotel and spa is a tranquil place on the western side of the Georgian city, dedicated to the full range of creature comforts, from massages to modern cuisine, the latter courtesy of much-travelled executive chef Michael Nizzero. The dining room is all neutral hues and white linen, a relaxing setting for confident British cooking with a sense of style. A three-course meal might begin simply, with smoked Loch Duart salmon, avocado, crème fraîche and caviar, or Cornish crab with the fresh flavours of celery and lovage. A Dover sole main is accompanied by cauliflower, sea vegetables and sorrel, or perhaps you might choose fillet of beef with carrot purée, fondant potato, red wine and tarragon sauce. Finish with salted caramel fondant and banana, or the fresh spring flavours of poached rhubarb and vanilla cream with citrus croûtons and sorbet.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12.15
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9.15
- Wines under £30: 20
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 11
- Cuisine style: Modern European, French
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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