The Bath Priory Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
“Confident country house cooking with an Asian twist” - 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
Our Inspector's view
What is now Bath Priory Hotel was built in 1835 on land owned by the priory of Bath Abbey. These days it’s a family-owned hotel and spa in a tranquil area on the western side of this Georgian city, dedicated to the full range of creature comforts, from massages to classic country house dining cuisine with modern Asian influences. An elegant dish of squab pigeon with confit leg tart, cherry and braised kohlrabi in a superb madeira jus starts the meal, followed by Cornish wild turbot with scallop mousse, sliced morels and caviar. For a light finish try the apricot soufflé with yoghurt ice cream.
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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