Sally Lunn's Museum
Sally Lunn's Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The home of the "Sally Lunn Bun" is the oldest house in Bath, which features a kitchen museum reflecting Roman, Saxon and medieval heritage.
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  • Ann H
    119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sally Lunns Buns are amazing
    Was recommended to visit here by a friend. So glad we did. It’s the cutest little place full of character and history . Staff were very friendly. Buns were incredible ! So yummy and so many options! Definitely worth a visit when in Bath.
    Dear Ann H, Thank you for the 5* review! I am pleased to hear that you have a great time and would recommend us to other. I really hope that you'll be able to visit us again in the future, we look forward to seeing you when you do! Kind regards from all the team here at Sally Lunn's.
    Written February 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 17, 2023
  • HCB0103
    Dartford, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    It’s well worth visiting the shop and museum to learn some of the history of the Sally Lunn bun and to see this historic building. It is small but very interesting and the lady in the shop was very knowledgable of the history. We purchased some Sally Lunn buns from the shop and some cinnamon butter to toast at home and they were delicious! The lady recommended the cinnamon butter and told us how best to eat it at home which was great advice. Great experience, thank you!
    Thank so much for your feedback, Hannah B. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Museum Shop! We hope you'll return to us in the future. Thanks again!
    Written May 20, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 3, 2024
  • Merve Ince
    Warrington, United Kingdom91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deserves to try
    It says “world-famous bun” but i think its a bit exaggerated. We tried cinnamon butter bun with jam which was tasty. But i couldnt see any world-famous taste though. Still deserves to have a look due to pretty old building they serve.
    Dear mervedemiralll, Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit to the Bunn House. We are glad to read that you enjoyed visiting the oldest house in Bath and that you found the bunn to be tasty. We hope you'll visit again in the future. Many thanks from the Bunn House Team.
    Written May 20, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 22, 2024
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Sarah
285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We didn’t have time to sit down for something to eat but just wanted to visit the museum at Sally Lunn’s. Slight confusion of thinking we had to queue with two other couples but they wanted food so we were able to go straight in and downstairs. There are two rooms set up how it might have been in the 18th century. Very interesting and you can purchase the famous buns there, which we did at the special rate of four for the price of three, and also some cinnamon butter. Make sure that you look up closely at the top of the house and spot the owl.
Written September 24, 2020
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Lydia V
Wolverhampton, UK736 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Visited here after lunch and was sadly disappointed. Only visited museum which was extremely tiny and poorly informative. It consisted of walking down some harzardous staircase to one room with tiny shop.
Sadly would not recommend visiting the museum
Written July 20, 2021
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Liquidaria
Basildon, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Always a favorite with my fiancé and I. Had a lovely time but very disappointed that the shop/museum was closed. I understand due to circumstances it was shut however they should have offered to sell items in the restaurant which was still open. We drove 3 hours and were dreaming of the cinnamon butter to take home but left disappointed. Cest La Vie
Written March 20, 2020
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK5,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Everyone has heard of Sally Lunn's, allegedly the oldest house in Bath and there is always a queue to go in the tea room.

Down below in the cellar is the original kitchen where young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn baked a rich round bread cake now named after her. It rapidly became popular as its special taste and light texture went well with both sweet or savoury toppings.

The Sally Lunn is still as popular today and can be bought in the small shop in the 'museum' in the cellar.
Written April 17, 2022
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Beth Bradley
West Yorkshire, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Me and my partner visited here on our trip to Bath. We both had the evening menu and opted for the beef trencher which was delicious, served with new potatoes and vegetables the portion was generous and food was hot and tasty.
The staff were very friendly and attentive and couldn’t do enough for you. The restaurant was clean and well sanitised between each customer.
We missed the museum as its only open during the day but if we could have returned we would have loved to have seen it.
Written August 8, 2021
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Europeanfemaleshere
Istria, Croatia187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
When in Bath you have to call in here for a bite to eat.

I went mid week but still had to queue a while to get inside the restaurant.

I had the Sally Lunn bun with lemon curd and cream, with a coffee - it was delicious.

I've visited the attraction before many years ago, and I'm still amazed by the wonkyness of the building and how old it is.

The staff were great but super busy, waiting to be served gives you time to appreciate the fabulous old building.
Written October 23, 2021
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Steve P
Southampton, UK777 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
For us no trip to Bath is complete without a visit to Sally Lunn's to buy some of Sally Lunn's buns. Ignore the queue outside waiting for a table in the restaurant. Go straight in, down the corridor and descend the stairs on the left. In the basement is where the original bakery was, and there is a little display, which will take only a few minutes to look over. And then you can buy some boxed buns at the counter. They have a deal where you can buy four for the price of three, and it is well worth it because the buns are so delightful and versatile. And the boxes (two designs in three different colours) are beautiful, and useful for keeping for storage.
Written July 19, 2022
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Poppy D
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Absolutely loved the buns here, great spread of choices and had this delicious jam and chocolate bun. Also tried the savoury salted beef and horseradish bun too, also delicious. Great tea to go alongside it. It is a small place so you may have to queue for a bit to get in as it gets very popular from many visiting tourists.
Written July 7, 2023
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Dear poppyd920, What a fabulous review - thank you so much! It's great to read that you enjoyed all the aspects of your visit to us, we are super proud to read your feedback. Please do come back and see us soon, we'd love to have you! Many thanks
Written July 10, 2023
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Bev S
Milton Keynes, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Sally Lunn's is the perfect place to eat in Bath. The food is delicious and served on trenchers made of the famous Sally Lunn bun . The restaurant is tucked away on a small cobbled street, not far from the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey and has a small museum downstairs in the cellar, which is well worth a visit. As you sit next to the fireplace, you are transported to another age, especially when it begins to get dark outside and the lamps go on. Great atmosphere, lovely wholesome food and friendly service. A memorable dining experience!
Written October 10, 2021
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Chris S
Oxford, UK14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The website tempted us enough to visit for lunch which was basically an open sandwich on a Sally Lunn bun which could easily be mistaken for brioche. The rarebit topping on one and chicken salad in the other were fine but nothing outstanding. The low score simply down to the indifference shown by the staff. No attempt at engaging with us (or anyone else), no greeting, no enquiry to check we were happy with the food. Basically, no interaction with customers at all which made us feel we were an inconvenience by being there. Very cramped, which is understandable in such an old building, but there was absolutely no atmosphere in the place with many customers, like us, just whispering to each other! Would not visit again.
Written April 29, 2023
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Dear chrissX9086HQ, I am so sad to read your review. I am shocked that the service you received was so poor. I will have a full debrief with the team at the Bunn House to ensure this does not happen again. If you would like to discuss your visit with me further then please do not hesitate to contact me at jennifer@sallylunns.co.uk. Again, please accept our sincerest apologies.
Written May 9, 2023
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