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Built in 1795 and now part of the city’s World Heritage Site, the Pump Room is a marvel of Georgian splendour and a magnet for tourists – with spa water still spewing from its famous fountain
overlooking the natural hot spring. Run by Searcys, the Pump Room restaurant offers daytime sustenance ranging from cooked breakfasts and elevenses with Bath buns to Champagne afternoon teas –
although there are also plenty of takers for lunch. Refuel with a bowl of soup or a Quicke’s Cheddar rarebit; otherwise go the whole hog with goats’ cheese and basil parfait followed by smoked
haddock and salmon fishcakes or leg of lamb with mint and caper sauce. The drinks list is loaded with celebratory bubbles, wines and smoothies, although a glass of spa water with strawberry or
lemon over ice is a must.