The History of The Bath Bun Teashoppe

Step back in time to this traditional and elegant tea shoppe in the historic centre of Bath, still serving the famous Bath Bun with origins dating back to 1761.

Our History

The Bath Bun is descended from the 18th century ‘Bath Cake’.  References to Bath Buns date from 1761, with origins closely linked with Dr. William Oliver.

Dr. Oliver first invented the Bath Bun for his patients at The Royal Hospital.  Their rich, sweet flavour proved to be very popular for many of his patients. 

The Bun, laced with a sugar cube and fruit was so delicious and many people who had heard about these Buns wanted to purchase them.  Therefore Dr. Oliver revealed his secret recipe for the Bath Bun and the bun continues to be produced to this very day.

The Bath Bun Teashoppe is the home of the original Bath Bun! 

Come and try one today!

Our History