We were in Bath last weekend, just the two of us thanks to my lovely parents in law bravely stepping in to look after the kids. We spent our time wandering all the historic lanes as well as browsing some gorgeous high st shops and taking in the culture, history (and food).
Once the kids were safely strapped in to the car by the in-laws, we set on our, hour and a half journey. As we neared the hotel we drove up and down hills and through the lush greenery of the Combe Grove Manor Hotel, parked up and headed inside. We were itching to explore Bath (and get some lunch) so hopped in a cab and headed into town after dropping off our luggage.
Once we hopped out of the cab in town we had a brief browse of the shops and looked for a good place to eat. Happily we quickly stumbled upon The Pump Room Restaurant which had been recommended to us. There was a small wait for a table but it was absolutely worth it. We both couldn’t resist the roast chicken which was absolutely delicious, (it’s unusual we order the same thing as I usually like to try lots of things on the menu). It was perfectly tender, rich in flavour and the perfect size. Topped off with a glass of fizz and a gin and tonic in Neil’s case we really felt like we were in the lap of luxury! After sampling the spa water, (hot water with a sweet acquired taste is how I’d describe it), it was time to properly hit the shops. I was practically jumping with joy at the idea of browsing in peace, with no children to bribe into pushchair compliance. Despite being child free I always end up in Children’s shops, and I had to stop off at One Small Step One Giant Leap, a delicious children’s shoe shop and an amazing children’s toy shop called My Small World Toy Store. Hello beautiful, quality toys. I couldn’t resist the dejeco dinosaur stickers or this Le Toy Van Dolls House Furniture Set to add to the Dolls House we have bought as a Christmas Present for the children.
Day 2 was Spa Day. A quick ride into town and a dash to the Spa (we were running late of course). We booked our package in advance and it included lunch in the on sight cafe. I’ve been wanting to go to the Bath Thermae Spa since I first heard about it years ago. We loved the open air pool on the roof and the herbal steam rooms but it was certainly much busier than any of the Spa’s we have been to before. I still think it’s a must visit and I’m glad I’ve been, sadly however as purifying as it was, it failed to clear out my dreadful cold. Sorry Cesar, minus one point to the Romans. Next there was a pit stop at Ben’s cookies, who knew there was one in Bath!? Coffee and cookies, and then off to the Sofa.com showroom and Anthropology who were handing out fizz. I just loved the display arrangements, it was hard to resist picking up a million things that I don’t need! But oh so pretty.
Hope you’ve enjoyed our little insight into our weekend in Bath. What are your top places to visit on a kid free weekend?