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This Victorian mansion near Bath's city centre has recently been given a new lease of life as a vibrantly-furnished boutique hotel, with its unusual name reflected in the art and artefacts. The 31 bedrooms come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and are individually decorated with bold pieces of art and soft furnishings. Many have far-reaching views across the city, and all have access to a complimentary larder of snacks and soft drinks. Hearty, accomplished and great-value food is on offer in Plate, with the restaurant's emphasis squarely on local West Country ingredients. An elaborate outdoor terrace is used in summer and winter for eating and drinking. It's a lovely 10-minute walk into the centre of Bath along Great Pulteney Street, the city's grandest Georgian street.



Facing a bustling road just east of Bath's centre, The Bird is flanked by a bowling club on one side and Bath Recreation Ground, a spacious area encompassing Bath Rugby's stadium, at the back. Nearby, you'll find Bath's premier art gallery, The Holburne Museum and Bathwick Meadow - a part of the National Trust's Bath Skyline walk.

The city centre is around ten minutes away on foot and the train station is about a 15-minute walk.
By car: the hotel is just 40 mins from Bristol, around 2 hours from Southampton or Coventry, and 2 hours 30 mins from London. Paid on-site parking available.
By train: Bath Spa station is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride away, serviced by trains from London Paddington (1 hour 20 mins), Portsmouth Harbour (2 hours 15 mins) and Cardiff Central (1 hour). Book trains to Bath Spa.

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Housed in a once-staid Victorian mansion, The Bird has undergone a complete transformation into a visually captivating boutique hotel and owners Ian and Christa Taylor have adorned the property with an eclectic collection of captivating art and artefacts.


Thoughtful offerings include a daily news sheet titled "The Daily Squawk: A Bird's Eye View of Bath" and a parting gift of homemade biscuits. Furry friends are invited with a nightly charge of £25, which incorporates a special gift in the room.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • On-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


Bedrooms offer a distinct charm, individually adorned with unique artwork and plush furnishings. Rooms located at the back of the property are best, away from the bustling road and showcasing expansive city views. The pricier rooms boast sophisticated bathrooms adorned with vibrant tiling.

Room types: Comfy, Comfy Luxe, Splendid, Splendid Luxe, Feature, Feature Hot Tub

Key amenities: ensuite with Malin & Goetz toiletries, hairdryer, dressing table, TV, bottled water, coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi


Chef Leon Smith crafts West Country-inspired dishes that are both refined and hearty to serve up at Plate, The Bird's relaxed, open-layout restaurant. Alongside two indoor bars, a vibrant outdoor terrace transforms into a beach bar in summer and a cosy winter wonderland with seasonal heated 'dining domes'. The chicken liver parfait - one of the substantial 'West Country tapas' served as starters on the dinner menu - was silky smooth.

Plate: local produce, modern British cuisine, small plates, outdoor dining. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Large plates from £16, three-course set menu £25.

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