Pulteney Bridge


One of only two bridges in Europe to support shops, the majestic Pulteney Bridge crosses the river Avon uniting east and west Bath.

The eminent architect Robert Adam was commission by Sir William Pulteney to provide a fitting approach to the Pulteney estate, and the bridge, completed in 1770, was the impressive result.

Restaurants on or before Pulteney Bridge

The bridge today has many small eccentric shops, and a good variety of restaurants serving Italian, Thai, Indian (including the award wining Rajpoot Indian Restaurant) and French cuisine,  all two minutes walk from Carfax's front door.
The concentric sweeps of the weir you see in the foreground, were added much later in 1972.

Regular hourly boat trips up stream leave from the east bank, and reveal a seldom seen but remarkably beautiful side to Bath.
Pulteney Bridge at Night