Sally Lunn's House, Bath
Built in 1482, Sally Lunns is the oldest house in Bath. It's a great little place to visit, downstairs there's a museum showing Sally Lunn in her kitchen cooking her famous buns and another exhibition showing the difference in ground levels over the ages.
There is a lovely looking restaurant and coffee shop upstairs which serves lunches and dinners throughout the day. The menus offer historic refreshment based on the original Sally Lunn bun - still baked to a secret recipe - and rich in local cuisine and authentic historic dishes.
You can purchase your very own Sally lunn bun from the little gift shop downstairs. We had ours with cooked breakfast the next morning - it was truly delicious.
No trip to Bath can be complete with out a trip to Sally Lunn's, there is something here for everybody, we called in to have a look downstairs at the Museum in the Cellars you can see the Roman and Medieval foundations of the house and the original street levels marked out by cardboard cutouts of a Roman soldier and a knight. there are finds from recent excavations on display and of course the original kitchen with it's faggot oven, great Cooking range and many old baking utensils. There is a small shop here and this is where you can buy one of the famous sally Lunn Buns. We bought one and had it for breakfast in the morning, it was lovely with Egg, Beans and Sausage.
On the right when you enter are the 'Refreshment rooms' where you can enjoy morning coffee, light meals and cream teas. In the evening candlelit dinners are served (booking is advised)
Sally Lunn was a french refugee who arrived in England over 300 years ago, She baked a rich round large bread that is now known as The Sally Lunn Bun, This bun became a popular delicacy in Georgian England and it's great taste and lightness allow it to be enjoyed with either sweet or savoury foods. The original and very secret recipe is passed on with the deeds to Sally Lunn’s house and is still made by hand.
Their website has some great info, not only about themselves though. You can download their menu's as well as the timetable for the city tour bus's, Travel guides, event listings and much more, Even listings of other restaurants in Bath that you could try.
Sally Lunn was a young French refugee who arrived in England in over 300 years ago. She began to bake a round bread which is now known as the Sally Lunn Bun. The Bun became a very popular delicacy in Georgian England.
Sally Lunn's house has been in Bath ever since 1482 making it the oldest house in Bath.
From morning coffee to light meals and cream teas to a candlelit dinner, you'll have a reason to visit Sally Lunn's house. If not for the food, then visit the museum in the cellars, where you can see the Roman and Medieval foundations of the house and finds from recent excavations.
See the original kitchen with its faggot oven, Georgian range and old baking utensils.
Open 7 days a week from 10am (11 am on Sunday)
Info taken from a leaflet I got from the place, which surprisingly I still have after 4 years of moving houses, towns, states, and countries.
First I must confess I didn't go in Sally Lunn's -- dating back to 1482 it's the oldest house in the city and is now a museum and, being home to the Sally Lun Bun, it's also a refreshment room.
Full details on the below website
Sally Lunn's is housed in the oldest house in Bath. Come here to taste her famous buns, which can be served as a sweet or savoury dish, and you can come just for afternoon tea or a full meal. It's a very busy place, but table turnover is fast, so there shouldn't be a long wait.
In the 17th century, a french immigrant came to Bath and opened a restaurant. From France, she brought a recipe with her: A brioche-style bread which was later known as the Sally Lunn bun.
Today, her restaurant still exists and the Sally Lunn bun became famous. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, but many visitors (like me) just visit the “museum” in the basement.
The “museum” is rather small and, in my opinion, nice but not exciting. You can see the kitchen where Sally Lunn used to work, together with some old kitchen utensils. Excavations in this house also brought earlier kitchens from medieval times and even roman times to the light. In the basement, you will also find the shop, where you can buy a couple of Sally Lunn products, including the famous bun. There is a small entry fee (30 p as far as I can remember), but the friendly lady at the shop told me that I don’t need to pay it.
The Sally Lunn house is also the oldest private house in Bath, being built in 1482.
This little street near the Baths and Bath Abbey, besides being quite picturesque, holds three cute little places to eat--Demuth's (vegetarian), Sally Lunn's (famous for Lunn Buns), and Tilley's Bistro (see my restaurant tips). All three looked good, but Tilley's was heavenly!