Taking a Bath

Duke of Wellington Victoria and I went to Bath ( or Barth for you southerners ) at the weekend. It was our, now becoming annual, weekend away for our anniversary and Victoria’s birthday.
We stayed at the Apsley House Hotel just on the outskirts of the city. The hotel was lovely. We stayed in the Duke of Wellington room ( click on picture ) which was comfortable without being too austere. Breakfast was great which is becoming more and more of a problem with Hotels and B&B’s; people just don’t know how to cook a good breakfast nowdays. If you are every staying in Bath then I would highly recommend it.
We dined at the Fish Works on Friday night. It was nice, I can’t say much more than that. I enjoyed it and we had a good meal, but to be honest it was just so so. We did however have with our deserts which were absolutley fab! One was a Pedro Ximenez Gutierrez Colosia which Victoria had with a chocolate pudding thingy and the other was a delightful La Hitaire Jardin d’Hiver which I had with Creme Brulee.
Thermae SpaSaturday we went to the Thermae Spa. It isn’t cheap at £20 each for 2 hours, plus any rental of robes and towels. But it was a great way to idle away a few hours after a heavy night before! The roof top pool was great; lounging around in the sun while relaxing in hot bubbly spring water helped by that
water softener shower head! All I needed was a cold glass of wine and I would have been sorted. The other great thing was the steam rooms and showers, excellent skin detox! 🙂
Ate at Wagamama on Saturday which is always a pleasure. Strange that it is nearly 10 years since I first visited one yet they seem so new. We also ate afternoon tea at the Pump Room on Sunday. As a general rule I liked Bath, however it was just Ok. I wonder if the fact that I live in the New Forest surrounded by so many lovely locations, makes other places not as decidedly fantastic as other people might find them? We had a great weekend that was for sure! 🙂

Here’s some pictures… ( click on all pictures on the page for higher resolution images ).

The Circus Royal Crescent
The Circus Royal Crescent
Royal Crescent

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