The Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House and Museum The Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House and Museum The Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House and Museum

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Timings : 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekdays 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekends

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : INR 350 to INR 1750

Sally Lunn’s House, Bath Overview

The Sally Lunn’s House is the oldest building of Bath dating back to the 13th century. Located on the North Parade Passage, it is an archaic restaurant serving the Bath bun, an age-old delight of the region. The exclusive Bath bun or Sally Lunn is a big, fluffy and light savoury that is a mixture of a muffin, bread and cake made with flour, cream and eggs, relished with warm or burnt butter. The Sally Lunn’s House also has a room dedicated to Jane Austen, who held the Sally Lunn buns as one of her favourites. Today, visitors and Jane Austen fans can pay a visit and dine at the same place their idol took delight in the Bath Bun.

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Quick facts about this ancient restaurant

  • The bun has been replicated all over the world, but the taste has been unmatchable, Sally Lung set a benchmark for the cuisine of Bath that has lasted for centuries.
  • One may confuse the London Bath bun for the original Bath bun, but experts and restaurant owners firmly deny the hoax.
  • To relish the Bath bun, one must dine at Sally Lunn’s House, which has integrated worldwide cuisines today.

History of Sally Lunn

  • Legend has it that a Huguenot refugee took shelter in the place under the pseudonym Sally Lunn and began the restaurant making this special bun in the 15th Century. She is said to have handed down the secret recipe to the upcoming chefs and restaurant owners which explains why you cannot find the Bath bun anywhere else in the world
  • Formerly a random building, parts of this old eating house was damaged by a fire way back in the 12th Century; you may notice the ruins.

Architecture found here

  • The restaurant sustains the pre-Georgian Bath style of architecture, which is almost impossible to find today.
  • One would find aspects of the Palladian architectural style in this eating house.
  • A perfect outing for history-addicts, as you could relish an age-old savoury in the atmosphere of an ancient heritage preserved as a museum for decades.
  • The Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House and Museum, it is popularly known as The Sally Lunn's House in short.
  • One would witness fire ruins in the kitchen that compose the Kitchen Museum, which has been in the process of reconstruction.

Tips

  • The Bath bun, although a light snack, is said to be very rich and may not suit every taste bud, especially delicate digestive systems. Do take care.
  • Try visiting the restaurant for dinner if you are planning to spend a reasonable amount of time, as they are jam-packed during the day; especially between noon and 3:00 PM.

How To Reach Sally Lunns House

On foot:
Begin at the city centre and walk towards Westgate Street and take a right turn onto the street.
As you continue walking, take a right turn onto Stall Street.
Further, turn left onto York Street, which would eventually take you to the Church Street; take a right onto that street.
Walk for 112 ft approximately, and you would reach the Sally Lunn’s House which would be to your left.

By road:
Car:
Start at the Bath City Center.
Drive onto Monmouth Street heading towards Kingsmead Square.
Take a left onto Charles Street and further take a left onto St. James’ Parade.
Further, you would come across a crossroad, take the left turn that leads onto Dorchester Street.
Continue driving and take a left onto Manvers Street and further, a left onto Terrace Street. You would find the Sally Lunn’s House to your right.

Bus:
Many buses are operating from different locations in the city. It is a 5-minute walk to the restaurant from the Southgate Street Bus Station.

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