The Pump Room in Bath has reopened from today, Monday 10th August, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the menu with a 50% discount thanks to the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Residents are invited to enjoy a ‘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.
A visit to Bath would not be complete without Afternoon Tea at The Pump Room, a Georgian treasure that inspired the likes of Jane Austin and Mary Shelley.
Built in the 1790s with its Corinthian columns, glittering chandeliers and spa fountain, it soon became the destination for high society to meet and ‘take the waters’ from the hot springs.
Today, over 200 years later, most of the neo-classical style features remain unchanged, creating the perfect ambience for special occasions.
Guests at The Pump Room will be serenaded by musicians from England’s oldest professional orchestra, as they enter the restaurant, setting the tone for a relaxing experience.
From 10am until 11.45am, the morning menu will be serving famous Bath buns and cakes with tea or coffee (full price £7.75).
The afternoon tea menu will be served from noon until 5.45pm, Monday to Sunday with savoury and sweet selections to enjoy (full price £28 per person).
The afternoon tea menu, created by Searcys’ pastry team, using seasonal ingredients and inspired by the region of Somerset, features Mini Pump Room prawn cocktail, local ale and cheddar rarebit, onion chutney, smoked salmon and cucumber pikelet, mini Yorkshire and rare beef.
Cakes include fruit and plain buttermilk scones with Dorset clotted cream and jam, freshly made on the day and a daily selection of The Pump Room pastries (chocolate opera cake, fruit tarts, cream choux bun).
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
This summer, the menu is being supported and accompanied by a glass of English ‘grand marque’ Nyetimber Classic Cuvee MV sparkling wine (£12.75 per 125ml glass, £15.25 per 150ml glass, £75 per bottle).
A number of packages are available, including:
- Morning Menu tickets – £7.75
- Afternoon Tea tickets – £28.00
- Children’s High Tea tickets – £8.00.
Pre-booking is required. Visit www.searcys.co.uk/pump-room-tickets to purchase your package.
The Pump Room is taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out Government scheme throughout August, offering customers 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to £10 per person, Monday to Wednesday until 31st August.