Nestled within four acres of mature award-winning gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory sets itself apart as a peaceful haven in a bustling city. The Georgian house of honey-coloured Bath stone enjoys a tranquil location just a short walk through Royal Victoria Park to Bath’s city centre and is proud to hold the city’s only Michelin Star for its exceptional cuisine. Welcoming guests as if to a private home, The Bath Priory is where much of Andrew and Christina Brownsword’s private art collection fills the walls.
Built in 1835 as a private residence, on land once owned by The Priory of Bath Abbey, The Bath Priory with its architecturally gothic characteristics is discreetly situated on a tree-lined residential road on the west side of the city of Bath. The house was a private home until the 1960s when it was converted into the dormitory wing for The Park School.
In 1969 the house was bought and converted into a seven bedroom hotel. The following 25 years saw The Bath Priory prosper as a hotel and in September 1994 it was the first hotel purchased by the Brownsword family.
At the heart of the hotel is the celebrated Michelin-starred restaurant, an intimate dining area with magnificent views across the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Executive Chef, Sam Moody, offers a memorable culinary experience with a focus on fresh local produce, flavour and balance to create exciting, modern British cuisine.
Alongside the fine dining restaurant, The Pantry adopts a much simpler, casual dining experience spilling out onto the Terrace Bar in warmer months.
The gardens are an integral feature of The Bath Priory, covering over three acres, including a kitchen garden, meadow and lawns with plenty of private nooks for relaxing. Lovingly tended by Jane Moore (a Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal winner), every season is a celebration of colour.
The Garden Spa also offers a haven in which to escape and indulge. Designed to complement its natural surroundings, the Garden Spa has four treatment rooms, including one couple’s suite opening directly onto the sunken garden. This award-winning spa has a selection of luxurious treatments by British spa and skincare brand Elemis, an indoor pool, pool-side sauna, elliptical steam pod and shower, as well as a fitness suite.
Below is a list of our awards and achievements at The Bath Priory (from 2012).
|One Michelin Star - Executive Chef Sam Moody||2015, 2014, 2013, 2012|
AA 4 Red Stars / 5 Black Stars Inspector's Choice
|2015, 2014, 2013|
|AA Three Rosettes||2015, 2014, 2013|
|Harden's Sunday Times Food List - 33rd in the UK, 3rd in South West||2014-2015|
|Good Spa Guide Four Bubbles of Excellence||2014|
|Star Travel Russia Spa Hotel of the Year||2014|
|The Good Hotel Guide - César Luxury Hotel of the Year||2013|
|AA Wine Awards - Notable Wine List||2013, 2012|
|Visit England - Gold Award||2013|
|Visit England - Breakfast Award||2013|
|Hotel Cateys - Hotel Chef of the Year (under 250 covers) - Executive Chef Sam Moody||2013|
|Relais et Chateaux Ròzes Garden Trophy - Garden of the Year||2013|
|Visit England Awards for Excellence - Best Small Hotel||2012|
Bath Good Food Awards
|Best Front of House Team||2014|
|Best Chef - Sam Moody||2014, 2013 highly commended, 2012 highly commended|
|Best Fine Dining Wine List||2013|
|Best Ambassador for Bath Food - Sam Moody||2013, 2012|
|Best Bath Restaurant, Highly Commended||2013|
|Best Locally Sourced Produce, Highly Commended||2013|
|Best Hotel Restaurant||2012|
|Best Fine Dining Wine List||2012|
|Best Sommelier, Highly Commended - Alex Hristov||2012|
South West Tourism Excellence Awards
|Best Small Hotel, Gold||2012|
|Taste of the South West, Gold||2012|