Bath Baths

WEEKEND ROUND UP #2

Just dropping in for a weekend round up and my last daily blog of the month!

I’ll be going down to two blogs a week from now on and I’ll see how that goes – hopefully that will be a good balance to ensure quality AND quantity for you all! I’ll be recapping on how this month’s challenges went, and what I’m to for February, in my next post. For now though I want to share my weekend with you!

It was the boyfriend’s boyfriend on Thursday so I treated him to a weekend in Bath this weekend. I think he enjoyed it and I definitely had a lot of fun!

We headed over on Saturday morning and other than having to get a rail replacement bus between Richmond and Twickenham we had a great journey and arrived to glorious sunshine.

I’d booked the Francis Hotel on Queen Square which turned out to be absolutely brilliant! Despite arriving 2 hours before check-in opened they already had our room ready for us and some chocolates waiting for my bf for his birthday.

The room was gorgeous, decorated in a modern regency style.

Francis Hotel bedroom

How cute was the room phone?!

Francis Hotel phone

I loved the bathroom decor!

Francis Hotel bathroom

Francis Hotel sink

Francis Hotel toiletries

After a quick lunch we walked round the city, taking in the beautiful architecture (I didn’t expect the whole city to be so gorgeous!), getting to see the famous Royal Crescent and King’s Circus. We also went to see the Pulteney bridge (which was stunning_, the Guildhall Markets, the Abbey and a whole heap of other sights.

Royal Crescent Bath

Royal Crescent Bath

Kings Circus Bath

Kings Circus Bath street sign

Bath Assembly Rooms

Bath florist

It was pretty (read: very) chilly so we ended up warming up in a coffee shop before heading back to the hotel to get ready for dinner.

I’d done some research into the best restaurants in Bath and the one that came up consistently was the Eastern Eye. When we arrived I got a bit nervous as from the street it looks – well – pretty dodgy! However, never judge a book by its cover, as when you get upstairs to the restaurant it’s absolutely beautiful!. And the food was great (it has an AA rosette)! My bf had the chicken tikka masala and had nothing but praise (and he knows his chicken tikkas!). I had the mushroom lagan which was also super yummy.

Eastern Eye Bath

Eastern Eye Bath decor

Today, after a great night’s sleep, we headed to the Wild Cafe (again, chosen from online recommendations). It was super busy but we got lucky and had only a couple of minutes wait for a table. And my oh my- it is the CUTEST place! Little wooden tables with cute decor and on the rainy, wintery day it was so cosy.

Wild Cafe socks

Wild Cafe Jane Austen quote: "The bestest full English I've had in town"

We went all out for brunch! I had the veggie breakfast which was grilled tomatoes and mushrooms with poached eggs and THE BEST avocado on toast, and my bf had eggs hollandaise. We also shared a stack of american pancakes with fruit and maple syrup. It was safe to say we were completely stuffed by the end of it!

Wild Cafe brunch

I also had a fresh mint tea which was declicious, and my bf had a latte.

Wild Cafe drinks

I can highy recommend it – delicious, great atmoshpere, and super friendly staff.

After brunch we headed over to the Roman Baths. I wasn’t really expecting anything much but they completely blew my mind! They were beautiful and huge and it was crazy knowing people had stood on those stones hundreds and hundreds of years ago. It took us a good couple of hours to get around with a pretty in depth audioguide, and I felt like I learnt a lot.

Roman Baths in Bath

Roman Baths in Bath

Right at the end you get to try some of the supposedly healing spring water. It tastes a little funky (and it’s steaming and warm) but it was interesting I was hoping it would heal my ongoing cough…but so far no luck!

We headed to the Baths’ Pump Room for tea and a snack (I had the Bath bun with cinnamon butter and a delicious spiced tea and my bf had the rarebit which smelt amazing!). It quickly swept away my expectations of being an overly touristy tea room and I instantly fell in love with the grandeur, the live classical music, and the wonderful food.

Bath bun at the Pump Room

Bath Pump Room

Bath Pump Room restaurant

I’m now typing this on our (delayed!) train home. I had such a great weekend and am feeling so refreshed after some time out of London!

What did you get up to this weekend?

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