ROMAN BATHS AND PUMP ROOM
The Roman Baths and Pump Room
Bath BA1 1LZ, UK
Situated at the centre of the World Heritage Site and dating back nearly 2000 years, the iconic Roman Baths consist of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The Great Bath was once covered by a vast roof, and, fed by Britain’s only naturally hot spring, it was the centrepiece of the public bathing complex. It was also an area for socialising and relaxing, a tradition which continues to this day.
Not only a visitor attraction, the Roman Baths and Pump Room is an award-winning event venue, available for private hire. Whilst the museum and restaurant are open during the day, two small rooms are available for meetings or lunches. In the evening, once the daytime visitors have left, these elegant buildings become stunning and atmospheric venues for private hire.
It is the perfect venue for a wedding or drinks reception prior to dinner in the Pump Room above. The building can cater for both large and small events due to the choice of spaces available to hire.
We are thrilled to have received the Traveller’s Choice Award 2023 from TripAdvisor. The award celebrates the consistent positive feedback from our valued clients throughout the past year.
At The Roman Baths and Pump Room
At The Roman Baths and Pump Room
- Dedicated event manager
- Entertainment licence
- Exclusive menus
- Exclusive use
- Grade 1 Listed
- In-house catering
- Outdoor space
- Stage included
- Voted the UK's top Historic Wedding Venue
- Wedding licence
- World Heritage site
THE PUMP ROOM RESTAURANT
PUMP ROOM AFTERNOON TEA
Enjoy our sumptuous interpretation of the ritual that began in the 1800s, when the 7th Duchess of Bedford found a way to fill the ‘hungry’ gap between lunch and supper. Afternoon Tea is served from 12 noon, Monday to Sunday. The menu features a selection of delicious savoury and sweet treats along with our homemade buttermilk scones.
FESTIVE EVENING DINING BY CANDLELIGHT
Join us at the Pump Room for Festive Evening Dining by Candlelight. Enjoy the wonderful sounds of our talented resident pianist while you feast on our delicious three-course menu, including dishes such as our free-range roast turkey with apricot stuffing, and braised lamb shoulder with buttered mash.
THE PUMP ROOM AND ROMAN BATHS EXPERIENCE
Enjoy your reservation at The Pump Room for Morning Brunch or Afternoon Tea, followed by a visit to the historic Roman Baths. Your visit will start with a delicious brunch or afternoon tea in the iconic Pump Room. Take a seat under the chandelier and enjoy your meal, accompanied by a glass of fizz or our strawberry mocktail, and the sounds of our resident pianist or the Pump Room Trio.
NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL AT THE ROMAN BATHS AND PUMP ROOM
Dust off your dancing shoes and join us at the Pump Room for a New Year’s celebration like no other! Enjoy a spectacular night filled with glamour, fizz and fun! Immerse yourself in the elegance of the Roman Baths, with a canape reception lit by flickering torchlight. Then join us upstairs in the Pump Room, for an indulgent four-course menu with wine. Dance the night away under our glittering chandelier, as we welcome the New Year in style!
SPA WATER FOUNTAIN
As described in Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey', people have been travelling to The Pump Room for centuries to 'take the waters' for it's believed curvative proporties. Originally treatments involved bathing in the hot waters, then in the late 17th Century drinking spa water also came to be a recognised treatment for certain conditions. Today we use the hot spa water to heat the Roman Baths and Pump Room site in winter. During your visit to The Pump Room, you can try the hot spa water at the fountain. It contains 43 minerals and has a rather unusual taste!
SEARCYS BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE
Enjoy our limited edition Searcys Champagne Blanc de Blancs, created to celebrate our 175th birthday. With a limited production of only 5000 bottles, it is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes and comes from an Ecocert-certified vineyard in Epernay in the heart of the Champagne region.
The newest arrival to the Searcys Gifting Collection, the new Searcys rum offers notes of orange, vanilla, and tobacco that lead to a sweet and nutty finish. Best served on the rocks or mixed in your favourite cocktails. The rich flavour comes from the finest sugar cane and molasses that the Caribbean has to offer, matured for five years and finished in bourbon oak casks, then blended to create this warming masterpiece, made by Hawkridge Distillers, especially for Searcys.
SEARCYS LONDON DRY GIN
Searcys exclusive London Dry Gin pays homage to the rich legacy of British gin-making. Drawing inspiration from the opulence of the Victorian era, this bespoke gin is carefully crafted using botanicals sourced from the idyllic Royal Berkshire countryside. The perfect tipple for any occasion, Searcys London Dry Gin comes in an elegant blue bottle with hand-carved wooden cork.
SEARCYS CHRISTMAS BAUBLE
The Searcys Christmas Bauble celebrates the essence of the festive season. For each bauble you purchase, we will donate £2 to a charity close to our hearts. Handcrafted in the classic round shape, adorned with an illustration showcasing Searcys locations, such as the iconic Pump Room in Bath, the elegant Searcys at The Gherkin, and the charming St Pancras by Searcys. Celebrate the spirit of giving and the magic of the season with this beautifully designed keepsake.