Bath a historic Roman City, a World Heritage Site, and one of blighty’s oldest tourist destinations. Famous for it’s hot springs, Roman baths, stately Georgian architecture and authoress Jane Austen, It’s the perfect place to get a little bit cultural, take in the sites and enjoy a drink or three.
With a population of 800,000 residents 12,000 students and 3.7 million visitors each year, it would be criminal if Bath hadn’t monopolised on it’s appeal by having a drinking establishment for all taste’s and every occasion.
Bath certainly measures up to the challenge bestowed upon her by offering a lean mix of city centre pubs, bars, cocktail lounges and gastro pubs. With Bath being such a hit with the tourists - most of the aforementioned have maximised on their appeal by being family friendly. The outskirts of town and the surrounding countryside are also bursting with family friendly pubs, traditional inns and real ale hideouts all of which make provide great spots for a quality pub lunch or a cracking Sunday Roast.
The Saracens Head in Broad Street, claims to be the oldest pub in Bath, It’s very popular with tourists, as it was with Charles Dickens, who regularly stayed here. It’s still has a traditional feel with a very lively atmosphere.
Camra’s real ale pub of the year - three years running is the The Royal Oak on Lower Bristol Road, it’s a proper traditional pub with 10 hand pumps dispensing the finest esoteric ales from micro-breweries and with Bath being the little sister of Cider Heavyweight Bristol your guaranteed to find some cracking locally produced cider and Perry.