Can anyone recommend a nice and somewhat cheap bed and breakfast in Bath.Any recommendations on restaurants would also be heplful.
Rick's London book also includes sleeping and eating recommendations for Bath. We enjoyed Holly Villa Guest House in Bath in 2005. Another website for B&Bs is: www.bedandbreakfast.com/. Given what has happened to the dollar vs the pound in recent weeks/months, the challenge will be to find any lodging that is "somewhat cheap." Good luck and enjoy.
I stayed at The Henry (B&B) in Bath last fall and loved it. It's in Rick's book and you can look it up at www.thehenry.com. It was very easy to make reservations by internet: email@example.com. The small hotel is a short walk from the train station, bus depot, shops, and central city.
For a really nice tea, try the Regency Tearoom on the top floor of the Jane Austen Centre. The cream teas are lovely. They also serve Afternoon Teas.
For something more substantial, try Sally Lunn's. Their sandwhiches made on Sally Lunn Buns are FANTASTIC! Very filling, and around £6.
There's a Pret A Manger on Stall Street. Pret's are excellent for a quick lunch. All their food is fresh and healthy. They have really nice sandwhiches and wraps for £4 and less. Drinks, crips (chips), salads, desserts, fruit, and so on.
Naturally, there's a Starbucks. Though I much prefer Costa.
As for a sit-down restaurant, there are plenty of pubs, cafes and so on. Most of them post their menus in the window or on a board out front. If not, step inside and ask to see the menu!
Don't know if it qualifies as cheap, but I stayed at a fantastic B&B in Bath last summer.
Cornerways Bath B&B
Price ranges are on the website. Location is convenient, reviews on Trip Advisor are excellent. This is the nicest place I've ever stayed. Sue Black is the wonderful proprietress. She has lots of suggestions for day trips and restuarants.
If you've never had a real English tea before, suggest you take a ride to Bradford-on-Avon, a small town not far away, and have tea at The Bridge House.