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5 of the best places for pancakes in Bath

6th February 2018

It’s nearly time! In just a couple of short weeks, Pancake Day and all of its sweet treats will be upon us. Bath, as one of the nation’s best foodie cities, is of course one of the best places to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

When is Pancake Day?

The date of Shrove Tuesday does change every year, so it’s easy to miss it. This is because it depends when Easter falls. In 2018, Shrove Tuesday is on the 13th February – the day before Ash Wednesday and also Valentine’s Day.

5 of the best Bath pancakes hotspots

Now that you know when it is, here’s our guide to the best places for pancakes in Bath just in case you don’t feel like whipping up a batch yourself. There may not be a dedicated pancake house in Bath, but there are still plenty of places to indulge when the big day comes around!

1. Wild Café Bath

This hidden gem is the number one place for breakfast food in the city, so it’s only natural that the proprietors will outdo themselves on Pancake Day. Wild Café on Queen Street, tucked away from the busy main streets, serves up stacks of lovely fluffy pancakes served with banana, blueberries and maple syrup, or bacon and syrup if you’re really pushing the boat out.

2. The Canon Bar

This Barton Street pub isn’t where you’d expect to get your mitts on stacks of pancakes, but the venue is actually hosting a whole pancake week from 12th to the 18th February in celebration of Pancake Day. What’s more, you can get pancakes for the bargain price of just 25p each, making four of the beauties just £1.

3. Bill’s Restaurant

This eatery on Cheap Street is known for the extreme fluffiness of its buttermilk pancakes, which many would say are the best pancakes in Bath. All kinds of fruits, syrups and even bacon are available as toppings, and Bill’s is also known for having a great menu of healthy, energising smoothies to accompany your pancakes.

4. Boston Tea Party

There are not one but two branches of Boston Tea Party in Bath. The first is on Alfred Street – right next door to both our romantic Georgian Alfred Street apartment and our Scandi-style Artizan’s Nest flat – while the second is to be found on Kingsmead Square. Both venues serve a wide range of fabulous breakfast dishes all day long, including Scotch pancakes with unusual toppings such as seasonal compote and Greek yoghurt.

5. Adventure Café

If you think of American-style pancakes on Pancake Day, take a trip to Adventure Café on George Street. This laid-back eatery describes its food as “hangover soaking breakfasts” served until noon, which includes pancakes with syrup and streaky bacon.

If you’ve overindulged, make sure you have somewhere cosy and comfortable to return to for rest and recover. Take a look here at our fabulous range of Bath self-catering properties.