Brindley’s can be found on a quiet residential street about a 10 minute walk along well-lit and pretty streets in the very centre of Bath. It’s an imposing yellow-stone house on the corner, which often has a pretty garden and a resident cat waiting to greet you as you walk through the wrought-iron gate.
Inside the B&B, its neat, clean and stylish. The rooms are light and bright – each decorated with a different calming colour scheme. It’s clear that a lot of love, care and attention has gone into the decorating and upkeep of the property.
The rooms come with lots of little extra touches, kitkats by the kettle, lavender on your pillow, magazines to read in the bath, plus everything you’d expect from a boutique B&B – modern bathrooms, fluffy towels, fresh flowers and an enormous and incredibly comfortable bed.
The little touches aren’t just found in the bedrooms, either. Friendly, live-in managers Dave and Laura are on hand to help you park your car (they provide a street permit for the surrounding area) and supply you with maps to find your way to the main attractions. They’ll even happily go through their personal restaurant, bar and pub recommendations with you. And you should listen to their advice – they know what they are talking about!
Brindley’s isn’t always staffed, you’ll be given a key to the front door so you can come and go as you please during the evening. It’s like a home from home.
Dining: For such a small establishment, Brindley’s puts on an impressive breakfast. Think fresh strawberries and raspberries, nuts, muesli, yoghurt and pastries as well as a swiftly-served home-cooked breakfast menu comprising of eggs on toast, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and a full English. The B&B aims to source all their ingredients locally too, so you can be sure you’re getting fresh and seasonal ingredients.
It’s all served on pretty plates and mugs in a light and airy breakfast room overlooking the garden. A brilliant way to kick off a day’s sight-seeing in Jane Austen’s favourite city.
Price: Rooms start at £110
Address: 14 Pulteney Gardens, Bath, BA2 4HG
Radio Times Travel rating: 10/10
Ellie was hosted by Brindleys B&B. All of our contributors maintain editorial independence at all times and conduct first-hand research.