The Pump Room

Back to Blog


With its grand columns, magnificent interior and ornate decoration, The Pump Room truly embodies what was once the heart of the Georgian social scene, when high society flocked here to take the waters. Now home to one of the most historic restaurants in Bath, this Grade-I listed building constructed of Bath’s signature golden stone, began creation in 1789 by local surveyor and architect Thomas Baldwin. This was continued in 1793 by John Palmer, eventually being completed in 1799. Within The Pump Room and overlooking the Roman Baths, you’ll find the King’s Spring water fountain, where you can purchase a glass of the warm spa water to drink – the waters have long been known for their healing properties, though we’ll warn you it’s an acquired taste! The Pump Room is open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Hours: Monday to Sunday 9am – 4.30pm October – March or 9.30am – 5.30pm April – September.