Savouring Bath, Food Heroes Tour (Part 1) - Bath

Food lovers and those who enjoy topping up their knowledge on local history, I have some very exciting news for you!

Savouring Bath, a recently launched venture offering artisanal food and drink tours in Bath, may just be the hottest ticket in town for residents and visitors to the city. Founded by Californian-born Jennifer Dugdale, Savouring Bath offers insightful, informative tours around some of Bath's most celebrated foodie haunts.

Jennifer is certainly not new to the tourism industry, having established a highly successful food tour business in her previous hometown of Aix-en-Provence. Settling into the beautiful Provençal region with her family for a number of years, Jennifer soon realised that local gourmet tours could prove popular with tourists and locals. Thus, she launched her business 'Tastes of Provence.' The tour still continues today (Jennifer has since sold her business), and you can read up on all the rave TripAdvisor reviews here. As a result of the success of Tastes of Provence, Jennifer decided to replicate her triumphs here in Bath as a relatively new resident of the city. Personally, I think she is onto something very special here. Her approach is warm, engaging, informative and fun, and she has a wealth of knowledge about the food revolution and history of Bath. In addition, she introduces the business owners/employees into the tour, which I feel adds to your understanding and appreciation of the food and drink tastings on offer throughout.

At present, there is a 'Local Flavours' and a 'Food Heroes Tour' to choose from. I was recently invited along to the first ever Food Heroes Tour, and couldn't wait to discover more about the history of Bath and its local eateries. Armed with my trusty camera, I was excited to capture the tour through my lens. Rather than document each part of the tour here through text and spoil the delights for you, I have decided to let my pictures do the talking. So, welcome to 'Part One' of the Food Heroes Tour (there were too many photos for just one blog post!).

This post will see us head from the Roman Baths to Sally Lunns, Bertinet Bakery to Paxton & Whitfield, ending on delicious coffees from Colonna & Smalls! Pop back later this week for the second instalment; there will be Japanese tea drinking and Indian samosa sampling (to name but a few of the delicious treats in store!)...

The Pump Room Restaurant, the Roman Baths - Church Street, Bath...

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Sally Lunn's Bath - 4 North Parade Passage, Bath...

Bertinet Bakery - 1 New Bond Street Place, Bath...

Paxton & Whitfield - 1 John Street, Bath...

Colonna & Smalls - 6 Chapel Row, Bath...

See you later this week for more of the tour...