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Review: The Bath Bun

This month TGtB's Content Editor, and afternoon tea junkie, Emily Griffin went along to The Bath Bun to experience their ever popular traditional high tea. Read on to find out what she thought:

When I was invited to enjoy high tea at Bath’s famous tea shop The Bath Bun, to say I was excited was an understatement! It’s nestled in a quaint and quiet corner of the historic Abbey Green and is somewhere I’ve been dying to try out.

We were greeted by friendly faces in traditional waitress attire and the delicious smell of freshly baked cakes and scones. The tea shop itself is quintessentially English and fits perfectly in the idyllic setting of the Abbey Green, moments away from the beautiful Cathedral.

The atmosphere was calm and relaxed, with soft lighting and a keen attention to detail. It's the perfect setting for a catch up with friends as it's cosy and personable. There is something to see everywhere you look; from delicately painted china to a stunning mural map of historical Bath – you can even spy the traditional Bath Bun recipe which has origins dating back to 1761.

We were shown to a lovely seat near the window overlooking the square. Laurence the shop owner came over to introduce himself and tell us about his charming tea shops – the Bath Bun is currently undergoing an exciting extension which will boast another large tea room (this is due to be opened early May). I thought it was lovely to see an owner so involved and passionate about his business, it really shines through with the exceptional standard of the tea shop, it’s attention to detail, the staff and of course the delicious food and drink.

Our waitress Poppy was lovely. She came over and warmly introduced herself as we were gazing over the vintage inspired menus. We were spoilt for choice with an array of tantalisingly tasty treats. We opted for their famed high tea which included a pot of tea or coffee, a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked warm scones with jam and clotted cream, a slice of homemade cake and crunchy home baked biscuits.

I thought the sandwich choice was second to none, with traditional cream cheese and smoked salmon to roasted red pepper, humus and chorizo. There was something to please even the toughest of taste buds. The cakes were light, moist and simply scrumptious. We chose a lovely lemon cake and a traditional victoria sponge.

To go along with their vast sandwich and cake list, they had an impressive tea selection including (my personal favourite) Earl Grey, Spiced Chai, Egyptian Mint and Orange Pekoe. They also served up a selection of coffees, hot chocolate and cool drinks.

The sandwiches and cakes were delicious, but the highlight of the tea was definitely their warm scones. They were humbly perfect, fresh, light and simply mouth-watering. With dollops of strawberry jam and clotted cream they were heavenly - and not a crumb was left on our plates.

 The Bath Bun is a truly lovely tea shop, the whole experience was wonderful, the food and drink delightful, and we were all in agreement that we will be returning again soon. 


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