The best Cornish pasties and cider in Bath
The Bath Stable
The Bath Stable is only a few minutes walk from the Roman Baths and is very easy to find in Bath. They have a relaxed vibe and you can sit inside or outside. Inside there is exposed brick and is very popular for locals and visitors alike. They also offer over 50 varieties of cider at the bar and employ local cider experts to help choose the best one to suit your taste buds. They also offer sourdough pizza that is freshly made onsite daily, that will pair very well!
Address: 1-3 Westgate Building Kingsmead Square Bath BA1 2AE
The West Cornwall Pasty Company
The West Cornwall Pasty Company truly strive for excellence and have been recognised for this at The World Pasty Championships where they have previously won the World Champion for their traditional pasty two years in a row. Each one of their pasties is handmade using traditional ways. This is to help seal in the flavours, tastes and textures as much as possible. Their aim is to preserve the heritage of a meal that was originally invented for mineworkers many years ago. They still follow the same procedure today of baking them fresh each morning and packing them full of high-quality ingredients to set you up for the day ahead. Today almost 3 million pasties are sold in their stores and at sporting fixtures all over the country a year, they are the UK's largest pasty operation. Their traditional pasty is a best seller - but they regularly introduce new products to their stores and most recently have added some very popular vegan options as well.
Address: 4/4a Burton Street Bath Avon BA1 1BN
The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace was opened in an old lodging house in the early 1850s and its name is in honour of the Great Exhibition held at The Crystal Palace. It is said that when a well was dug in the backyard, to supply the brewery with water, they also found a hot spring that got capped on the agreement that they would offer a free supply of the water. Also, In 1981, the landlord back then uncovered some skeletons and even a Roman mosaic down in the cellar. They eventually decided not to move the mosaic, but to preserve it instead and It’s still down there today. This pub has a constantly changing range of drinks such as craft lager, seasonal ales, international and domestic spirits, exclusive wines and of course a wide range of ciders for you to sample. Address: Bath, 10-11 Abbey Green, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1NW
The Raven of Bath
The Raven of Bath is a traditional old English pub that offers traditional food, ales, ciders and wine. They pride themselves on great customer service and are located just off Queen’s Square in the centre of the small city. The pub was formerly two Georgian townhouses on a tucked away cobbled street and they now have 2 fully stocked bars to cater for all tastes. The earliest reference to the site was found on a map of 1735 and it showed a long narrow garden. The garden was probably lower than the surrounding streets as the Georgians were well-known for building cellars at ground level. They have a wide range of both domestic and international ciders available.
Address: 7 Queen St, Bath BA1 1HE
The Cornish Bakery
The Cornish Bakery is where to go for proper local pasties, that are buttery, hand-roasted coffee, speciality pieces of bread and a wide variety to choose from for all diets and tastes. Cornwall is a unique part of England for artisan food producers, as they are well known for using both traditional farming and modern methods. Founder Steve Grocutt opened his first store in Mevagissey, where the pasties won over the extremely hard-to-please locals. They have received a Design Business Association (DBA) award, as well as a Food and Beverage (FAB) prize for their interiors and have also previously been named the makers of The World’s Best Pasty. Address: 7 Abbey Churchyard Bath BA1 1LY