The 18th-century Pump Room, with views over the Roman Baths, serves morning coffee, substantial lunches, and afternoon tea, to music by a pianist or string trio who play every day. The stately setting is the selling point rather than the food, but do sample the West Country cheese board and the homemade cakes and pastries. There's a fixed-price menu at lunchtime, and the place is usually open for dinners in July, August, and December and during the major festivals (reservations
are essential). Be prepared to wait in line for a table during the day.