The Scallop Shell

“Simple seafood menu of exemplary freshness” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BATH, SOMERSET

Official Rating
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Behind a sky-blue frontage not far from Queen Square, this popular venue offers a versatile range of fish and seafood dishes in a relaxed café-style format where food is ordered at the counter. Freshness is everything at The Scallop Shell. There is no separate dessert menu, just one sweet thing per day.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Scallop Shell
22 Monmouth Place, BATH, SOMERSET, BA1 2AY
Phone : 01225 420928

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 85
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 8
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: British

About the area

Discover Somerset

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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