The Pump Room

Today’s Pump Room stands on the site of a smaller building built by John Harvey in 1706. Aristocrats came here to ‘take the waters’ – firmly believing in the curative powers of the hot springs.

As visitor numbers grew, Thomas Baldwin and Samuel Palmer built a larger Grand Pump Room in the early 1790s – its elegant, neo-classical style inspired by fragments of the Roman Temple discovered directly below during excavations. It soon became the destination for high society to meet and enjoy lavish entertainment. Jane Austen even mentioned it in her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion “Every creature in Bath was to be seen in the room at different periods of the fashionable hours”. The place inspired other authors too, such as Mary Shelley, who wrote the iconic Frankenstein while staying in lodgings next door.

Over 200 years later, most of the splendid Georgian features remain unchanged – including the marble vase, that still pours with rejuvenating spa water.

During the day the Pump Room operates as a restaurant and is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. At certain times of the year (July, August and Christmas) the restaurant opens in the evening for late tea and dinner.

The Pump Room Trio or Pianist plays every day throughout the year to add to your enjoyment while dining in the restaurant.

The Pump Room is available to hire for private events and weddings in the evening either independently, or alongside the Roman Baths.


Join us in the Pump Room to enjoy something from our entirely brand new menu collection!

With a whole selection of new dishes to choose from, using fresh seasonal ingredients, there is something for everyone, no matter what time of day.


Morning Menu

Lunch Menu

Afternoon Tea Packages

British Bites Menu

Drinks List

Summer Evening Menu

Bookings taken at all times Monday – Friday with limited availability at weekends.

Walk in tables available daily.

Reservations available for special Summer July & August Evening Dining.

Private Hire

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Voted as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Bath is the only city in Britain to be designated as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. The combination of stunning architecture, fabulous attractions, shopping and boutique accommodation make it a great host city for a private event or a wedding to remember in Bath.

Venue hire at the Roman Baths and Pump Room is managed by Bath’s Historic Venues and catering is managed by Searcys.

For venue hire information and availability please contact Bath’s Historic Venues on 01225 477786 and for catering information please use Searcys enquiry form below. 



If you’re looking for a wedding venue in central Bath then The Roman Baths and Pump Room could be the perfect venue for you

Whether you’d like a small and intimate wedding or something bigger the venue offers versatile space for a manner of events and functions. We pride ourselves on being flexible and have a range of wedding packages available. Alternatively we will be happy to put together a bespoke package tailored to your specific requirements.

The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths at the heart of the World Heritage city date back approximately 2000 years and make the most magical setting for a unique wedding. The Baths are licensed for civil ceremonies and are perhaps one of the most stunning and romantic locations in Bath and beyond for weddings.

The Pump Room
The Pump Room is one of the most elegant and atmospheric venues in Bath, providing a memorable setting for any dinner, party or reception. It partners perfectly with the Roman Baths, where pre-dinner drinks may be enjoyed.

Terrace and Reception Hall
The Terrace overlooks the Great Bath and is ideal for a wedding breakfast or dinner for up to 80 guests. Adjoined to the Terrace is the Victorian Reception Hall which provides a great space for a party or wedding reception. The central desk can be completely transformed into a bar in the evening and there is plenty of room for a band or disco.

Kingston Room and Drawing Room
The Kingston and Drawing Room are intimate and refined rooms Ideal for smaller ceremonies and private dinners for up to 40 guests with fabulous views across to Bath Abbey.

Every little detail covered

  • Wedding coordinator to help with the planning of your special day
  • Dedicated banqueting manager on the day
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Use of 14″ cake stand and cake knife



From Sunrise to Sunset
Special morning ceremonies beside the steaming waters of the torch lit Roman Baths are available at 8:30am, followed by a delicious Champagne breakfast in The Pump Room Restaurant. Alternatively evening ceremonies are available at 7.30pm followed by a wedding reception in the Pump Room or Terrace and Reception Hall.

Wedding Receptions
For your evening wedding reception there are many catering options and our experienced team will be happy to guide you and talk through what you’d like for your special day.

Seated Buffet menus start from £26.95 per guest + VAT
A seated buffet combines formality with a more relaxed feel compared to a dinner, there are two packages to choose from. All tables will be dressed with crisp white linen and laid with cutlery, crockery and glassware just as with a dinner.

Dinner menus start from £35.00 per guest + VAT
Perhaps you’d like to tailor your own wedding breakfast menu? You may wish to go for something quite seasonal and the layout of the dinner menu is designed to help you do this. Searcys work on three course set menus but can guide you further if you would like to offer your guests a choice.

Wedding packages start from £60.70 per guest + VAT
Searcys wedding packages are designed to make planning your wedding that little bit easier. Within each package is a sample dinner menu and a drinks package (to include one glass plus top up during the drinks reception, ½ a bottle of wine with dinner and a toast to the happy couple). The wines with each package vary.

Perhaps you have something else in mind?
We are very happy to discuss with you any catering ideas that you may have, whether you’re looking for something more informal or aren’t quite sure where to start please contact us on 01225 444477.


In Bath you can mix business and leisure. As a compact city, Bath’s Historic Venues and the main attractions can easily be reached on foot.
The Roman Baths and Pump Room is just a ten minute walk from Bath Spa train station and bus station. Direct trains run every 30 minutes from London Paddington to Bath Spa and take just 90 minutes making it an accessible location for a business meeting or event outside of London. Trains run from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa frequently and take just over 10 minutes.

These historic Bath venues offer a versatile space for business meetings and corporate dinners:

The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths are at the epicentre of this world heritage city and can be hired exclusively in the evening for private events.
Ideal for: drinks and canapé receptions, bowl food events.
Capacity: 320 for drinks reception.

The Pump Room
The Pump Room has long been the focal point for social gatherings in Bath so there couldn’t be a more suitable venue for an elegant gala dinner or dance. With its Corinthian columns, crystal chandelier and spa fountain the room needs little decoration to create an unforgettable event.
Ideal for: corporate and gala dinners, balls, drinks receptions, parties and award ceremonies.
Capacity: 200 for dinner or 160 for a dinner dance.

Terrace and Reception Hall
The Terrace overlooks the Great Bath and is ideal for a dinner for up to 80 guests. Adjoined to the Terrace is the Victorian Reception Hall which provides a great space for a party or reception. The central desk can be completely transformed into a bar in the evening and there is plenty of room for a band or disco.
Ideal for: drinks receptions, private dinners, Christmas parties.
Capacity: 200 for a drinks reception, 150 for dinner, 130 for a dinner dance.

Kingston Room and Drawing Room
The Kingston and Drawing Room are intimate and refined rooms with fabulous views across to Bath Abbey.
Ideal for: small drinks receptions, lunches and dinners, small meetings.
Capacity: 50 for a drinks reception, 40 for dinner.

Business Events
For meetings and conferences we offer a comprehensive day delegate package including refreshments and lunch options.
For corporate events we have formal and informal catering options, from a three course dinner to bowl food and all that’s in-between. We will discuss your requirements with you before suggesting a catering option to compliment your event.

We are also happy to put together unique catering concepts should you have ideas of your own or any particular theming that you’d like incorporated.


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