Review: Brunch at The Pump Room
My future Mother and Sister in-law live in Sidmouth and after being taken to some fabulous places with them in Devon, I wanted to do something extra special when they came to visit me last weekend. So when Emily our content Editor mentioned that Searcy?s had asked us to write a review for Brunch at the fabulous Pump Rooms I thought this would be just perfect!
Brunch on a Sunny Devon coast is hard to beat but despite the pouring rain in Bath on Saturday, our visit to The Pump Rooms was definitely right up there and I’ve already made plans to go again.
After a wet and windy walk through the cobbled streets of Bath, we arrived bang on 10.30am and the warm greeting from the staff and beautiful décor was most welcome! We were shown to our table which was located right in the middle of the restaurant so we could all see and take in what was going on around us; which was a feast for the eyes and ears as well as our stomachs!
The grand room with all the Georgian features and high ceilings is breath-taking and the Trio on the stage performing beautiful classical music made it an incredible experience; that’s what visiting The Pump Rooms is; it’s not just a meal out – it’s a memorable quintessentially British experience.
The staff were extremely friendly and attentive and the service was very quick. Although a small choice, it was very hard to decide on what breakfast to go for as all sounded delicious. Being that we were there to write a review, we all went for something different. I was feeling rather peckish so went for the Beau Nash Brunch which included fresh orange juice, eggs Benedict with wilted spinach, toast and fruit preserves and a cappuccino which was £14.25. The orange juice really was fresh and the eggs were cooked to absolute perfection, although it was a large brunch and very satisfying it didn’t feel heavy and unhealthy and was a perfect start to our day of walking around beautiful Bath. Veryan opted for the Roman Bath Breakfast The Orchard Pig “Apple Rambler” apple juice, local Bath-baked breakfast roll filled with char-grilled Wiltshire smoked bacon and vine tomato with a cappuccino for £9.95. Sarah had the Cornish smoked salmon and free range poached egg with hollandaise sauce on toasted Irish soda bread for £8.75 and as much as it pained her to have Cornish rather the Devonian smoked salmon (joke) she thought it was one of the best Brunch’s she’s had!
Our plates were cleared and I’d forgotten that mine also came with toast and preserves which was served after our brunch and the waiter very generously bought extra toast, jam and marmalade for Veryan and Sarah free of charge so I wouldn’t be eating on my own.
We then sat and took in the atmosphere while finishing our coffees and Sarah and I sampled some of the Roman Baths Hot Spa Water, it certainly has an unusual taste which means.it must be as good for you as the claims!
Although it was nicely busy, I think that although it’s famous for Afternoon Tea, it’s still a bit of a secret that The Pump Rooms have Brunch and Lunch sittings as well. The different sittings are a great ideas as it means you can visit whenever and whatever the occasion.
The Pump Rooms is incredible value, it was no more expensive than any other Brunch venues in the area but you have the added bonus of wonderful music and surroundings which sets this apart from all the others. I think it’s fair to say that I succeeded in impressing the in-laws!
Thank you Searcy’s and the staff at Searcy’s for a wonderful experience.