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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  • Wonderluster
    United Kingdom1,279 contributions
    Mixed feelings
    I visited as my first stop off after my arrival in Bath. It was fairly late in the day, around 3:30pm, and I wasn’t expecting any buns to be left. On entry, it wasn’t clear which way to go; a lady on the phone pointed me in the direction of the museum. I noticed a sign saying the buns had sold out, more ready at 10am the next day. I carried on down, to what I expected to be the museum. I was greeted by a lady who again told me the buns were all gone. I expected a little more from the museum, and I actually expected to be charged for the entry. I was only in Bath for a short while, so didn’t have time to return early the next morning.
    Dear inmyopinions, thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I have spoken with the team at the Bunn House to make sure that we are much more considerate when explaining that our Bunn's have all be sold out. I am sad to read that the museum curator was not more welcoming and explained to you a bit about the history and artefacts on display in our museum. I do hope that you will give us another opportunity when you are next in Bath. Thank you again for your review.
    Written 9 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Poppy D
    10 contributions
    Delicious buns
    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.
    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 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    Sally Lunn the creator of Bath Bun!
    I believe that Bath Town has had it’s share of culinary artists. From bakers to chocolatiers you have them all. One such talented person was a Huguenot refugee baker called Solange Luyon. She was the creator of the famous bath buns. These buns can be eaten with sweet or savory dressings or with just butter. They used to be baked in Faggot ovens and sold in baskets during those days. This building in itself is unique as it is one of the oldest houses of the city built in 1482. Solange lived here in 1680. Her name got changed to Sally Lunn because very few people in Bath knew French so they could not pronounce Solange Luyon. I loved both the buns and the story behind them.
    Dear HINAWASEEM, What a great read - your knowledge is excellent! I really enjoyed reading it! Our Museum Curators are incredibly passionate about Sally Lunn and are full to the brim with interesting stories and information. I know they would have loved talking with you. We do hope that you will return to us in the future. If you are keen to enjoy the bunns before you have a chance to return to Bath, then we do have an online shop which delivers fresh bunns, handmade butters, and tea across the UK (apologies, we are unable to send internationally due to the fresh nature of the bunns)! Many thanks again, from all of us at Sally Lunn's House!
    Written 19 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Ann H
    45 contributions
    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.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 November 2023
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Ann H
45 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 18 November 2023
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MerseysideTinkerbell
Merseyside, UK4,997 contributions
Sep 2022
We were advised to go here on the bus tour of Bath and we went around the museum and then decided to come back for evening meal which was very nice and have the buns as part of the meal.
Written 11 August 2023
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Dear MerseysideTinkerbell, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so pleased that you visited both the Museum and enjoyed dinner with us that evening. We hope you'll return to Bath and visit us again in the future. Again, many thanks for your kind review.
Written 23 August 2023
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
I believe that Bath Town has had it’s share of culinary artists. From bakers to chocolatiers you have them all. One such talented person was a Huguenot refugee baker called Solange Luyon. She was the creator of the famous bath buns. These buns can be eaten with sweet or savory dressings or with just butter. They used to be baked in Faggot ovens and sold in baskets during those days. This building in itself is unique as it is one of the oldest houses of the city built in 1482. Solange lived here in 1680. Her name got changed to Sally Lunn because very few people in Bath knew French so they could not pronounce Solange Luyon. I loved both the buns and the story behind them.
Written 16 July 2023
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Dear HINAWASEEM, What a great read - your knowledge is excellent! I really enjoyed reading it! Our Museum Curators are incredibly passionate about Sally Lunn and are full to the brim with interesting stories and information. I know they would have loved talking with you. We do hope that you will return to us in the future. If you are keen to enjoy the bunns before you have a chance to return to Bath, then we do have an online shop which delivers fresh bunns, handmade butters, and tea across the UK (apologies, we are unable to send internationally due to the fresh nature of the bunns)! Many thanks again, from all of us at Sally Lunn's House!
Written 19 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Poppy D
10 contributions
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 7 July 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 10 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scarletava210
Falmouth, UK87 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
I arrived at 4 to find you where open after 6pm for tea .
I booked a table for the early bird meal and headed downstairs to the museum the lady behind the till never spoke not even to mention any history or promote items.
I then went upstairs to the restaurant and asked if I could he seated just by the window - the lady with glasses and a long plait put her hands out in an aggressive stance and shouted wait there I need to sort!! Wow!
I was seated and left it wasn’t overly busy with about 12 other people in the room I choose the garlic bun it was okay nothing special, it wasn’t very garlicky. I then had the hunters chicken trencher and this took ages to arrive after my starter was cleared it was hot on arrival but again not that tasty or special - this is my first time visiting Bath and all the other places have been amazing but this was a huge letdown I regret going here
Written 30 May 2023
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Dear Scarletava210, Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review for us. I am so disappointed to read that you found your experience to be underwhelming and rude. We take feedback like this very seriously and I want to reassure you that we will be investigating it in detail. It is not acceptable for our team to be short tempered with our valued guests. I would be grateful if you would provide further detail regarding your visit so that I may investigate this effectively. My email address is jennifer@sallylunns.co.uk, if you would be so kind as to let me know which floor you were sitting on and any other detail you think it might be helpful for me to understand. Again, please accept our sincerest apologies. We are committed to ensuring that all guests have a 5* experience when visiting us. Thank you from all of us here at Sally Lunn's.
Written 31 May 2023
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Chris S
Oxford, UK15 contributions
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 29 April 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 9 May 2023
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Thegoodegg
Chicago, IL291 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
So interesting! The oven in the basement dating to about 1100 is incredible. The basement has that fun, weird, dank feeling that these ancients sites all have. I was so glad we stopped in. Didn’t try the buns as they didn’t seem worth the calories but the site is well worth a stop for a sense of history.
Written 31 March 2023
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Dear Thegoodegg, what a lovely review! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave it, we are so grateful! Please come and visit us again and enjoy the Bunn in the Eating House, or alternatively, you can buy them to takeaway in the Museum and toast at home with your own toppings! Again, thanks so much for your feedback.
Written 9 May 2023
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Wonderluster
United Kingdom1,279 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I visited as my first stop off after my arrival in Bath. It was fairly late in the day, around 3:30pm, and I wasn’t expecting any buns to be left. On entry, it wasn’t clear which way to go; a lady on the phone pointed me in the direction of the museum. I noticed a sign saying the buns had sold out, more ready at 10am the next day.
I carried on down, to what I expected to be the museum. I was greeted by a lady who again told me the buns were all gone. I expected a little more from the museum, and I actually expected to be charged for the entry.
I was only in Bath for a short while, so didn’t have time to return early the next morning.
Written 30 March 2023
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Dear inmyopinions, thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I have spoken with the team at the Bunn House to make sure that we are much more considerate when explaining that our Bunn's have all be sold out. I am sad to read that the museum curator was not more welcoming and explained to you a bit about the history and artefacts on display in our museum. I do hope that you will give us another opportunity when you are next in Bath. Thank you again for your review.
Written 9 May 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen B
Preston, UK927 contributions
Feb 2023
Watch your head when climbing the stairs. I am 6ft and gave my head an almighty crack on the stonework. Apart from that. all good and very atmospheric.
Written 12 March 2023
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Dear KarenB, thanks for your feedback. I hope your head has now fully recovered from its bump! Those stairs and our ceilings are very low! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the museum and we hope to have you back again in the future. Many thanks!!
Written 9 May 2023
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Carole R
12 contributions
Nov 2022
Visited Sally Lunns which was recommended to me by a friend, we had lunch there and could not move after.
The building is very atmospheric and interesting, the food was amazing, you will have to queue but it is worth it.
Written 5 December 2022
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