Pump Room Interior


Above the Roman Baths Temple, this elegant room was were the famous dandy Beau Nash made a name and a reputation for himself.

Designed by Thomas Baldwin, this building became a popular meeting place in the 18th century and under the leadership of the Master of Ceremonies Beau Nash, Bath became a leading resort for fashionable society.

Inside the present Pump Room there is now a restaurant where you can take morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas to the accompaniment of piano music or the Pump Room Trio.

You may also sample the hot spa water which still wells up from 3km below ground and has been drunk for centuries as a curative and general purpose panacea.

Pump Room Interior, sketch by John Palmer

Interior of the Pump Room
Aquatint, 1804, Victoria Art Gallery
By John Palmer