Food for Thought

Casual Dining Restaurant & Bar

Food For Thought is our casual dining restaurant and bar, we have a conservatory and terrace in which we are able to serve lunches or dinners in the summer months where you can take in the beautiful views. We have a casual relaxed style menu serving mostly the traditional pub classics. Our drinks range is varied and have a specially selected wines to suit all different tastes, a selection of local hand crafted products along with a number of the popular favourites.


With our Breakfast, you will enjoy Waterhouse’s country Breakfast – served in our ‘Food for Thought’ room or request breakfast brought up to your room with an additional tray charge fee. We offer to a buffet serving fresh fruit salad, selection of yoghurt, cheeses, cold meats, pastries, cereals and juices. Our cooked breakfast is A La Carte and you will also be able to choose from our menu. We also offer oatmeal and gluten free items.

Breakfast serving times:

  • Monday – Friday 7:30am – 10.00am
  • Saturday & Sunday and Bank Holidays 8:30am – 10.30am

Breakfast Menu

Continental includes;

  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Fresh Pastries 
  • Yoghurt Selection
  • Fruit Juices
  • Selection of Cheeses
  • Selection of Cold Meats
  • Selection of Cereals
  • Gluten Free Cereal & Soya Milk

Cooked Breakfast

  • Waterhouse Traditional English Breakfast, have all or choose from…  Bacon,  Sausage, Black Pudding, Free Range Egg (Scrambled, Poached or Fried), Baked Beans, Flat Mushrooms, Grilled Tomato, & Toast
  • Vegetarian / Gluten Free Cooked Breakfast (on request)
  • Eggs on Toast
  • Egg’s Benedict
  • Egg’s Royal
  • Mushrooms on Toast
  • Omelette
  • Porridge with Maple or Golden Syrup

Casual Dining Sample Menu

Served until 9PM, last orders 8:30PM please be aware that dishes are subject to change

Light Bites & Starters

Spring Rolls  (V)with sweet chilli dip


Sandwiches (Ask waiter for selection) – served with crisps and side salad

£5.00 (Salmon supp. £2)

Scones (G) with jam and whipped cream


Jacket Potato with your choice of  tuna, baked beans or cheese


Deep Fried King Prawn – with sweet chilli dip


Calamari  – with  tartar or garlic mayo sauce


Smoked Salmon Salad – served with a French vinaigrette

Chicken Gounjons- with salsa or garlic mayo sauce

Vegan Chia Nuggets (G)                                                                                             







Vegan Veg. Curry (G)- Served with white Rice and Pita Bread (Pita not gluten free)


Chicken  Tikka (G)- served with White rice and Pita Bread (Pita not gluten free)


100% 8oz Beef Burger & Chips- served with relish & side salad


Sausage & Mash -with peas and gravy 

Vegan Saussage with baked potato and gravy                                                                                                               



Traditional Battered Fish & Chips served with peas

Fish Pie (G)- served with peas



Beef Lasagne -with garlic pita bread and garnish


Chicken Leak and Mushroom Pie and chips with garnish

Butternut squash spinach and vegan feta pasty














Chocolate Brownie (G)- with Ice cream



Ice-cream- (topped with chocolate sauce)



Sticky Toffee (G)- (with ice cream or custard please be aware not gluten free)



Apple Tart- (with ice cream)



Scones (G) with jam and whipped cream

Vegan mini frozen cheesecake selection (lemon & blueberry, Caramelized Biscuit & Chocolate & salted caramel) 






  • Just returned from an enjoyable 2 day break with my wife in Bath. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable hotel in a beautiful secluded setting. Excellent breakfast menu offers a wide choice of hot and continental fayre. Manager Ian was very welcoming and catered to our every need. Definitely visit again. Read More »

  • We stayed as a last minute thing as a birthday treat , we made a last minute booking about 3:30 in the afternoon we dealt with an absolutely wonderful gentleman called Martin he could not of been more helpful, he was super patient with me and very friendly he really went out of his way to make our stay amazing, can’t thank him enough, he is a real credit to the industry. Everything was clean and tidy and the bed was super comfy. Breakfast was delicious and a lovely choice of things. I would highly recommend this hotel, it’s in a great location for visiting Bath . Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend this hotel Read More »

  • My mum and I stayed at Waterhouse for one night during our 'Best of British' road trip (she was visiting from Australia). It was the penultimate night of our 11 nights on the road and, whilst we had been very fortunate with all of our accommodation on the previous evenings, this one absolutely took the cake, providing a 5 star experience in every aspect. Read More »

  • We arrived in the dark & it was raining so we weren't in the best of moods. Ed showed us to our room & was really welcoming & informative. The room was very comfortable with crisp white cotton bed linen and big inviting pillows! The quality of the furnishings was high & it ensured a good nights sleep. On our... Read More »

  • We stayed at this lovely boutique hotel for the night before and the night of our wedding held close by at Wick Farm Barn in December 2013. We booked out the majority of the rooms to accommodate both sets of families. The rooms were a great size and beautifully decorated with stylish and contemporary designs. The spacious lounges allowed everyone... Read More »

  • We had a short weekend stay at this beautiful hotel for Bath Christmas shopping. Lovely room, very comfortable bed, nice view. I think I may have fully tiled the bathroom. Rather than part tiled it, but just a small point on the decor. The room was decorated lovely. And the breakfast - cooked to order and delicious. Great service from... Read More »

  • “A perfect weekend” 5 of 5 stars. My experience of this hotel was slightly unusual...! But in the best way imaginable! A group of 23 of us have just spent the weekend here, that was all booked as a complete surprise for me for my Hen Weekend. We had the entire hotel exclusively from Friday evening to Sunday and I could not have been more impressed... Read More »

  • We spent a thoroughly enjoyable Bank Holiday Sunday at the Waterhouse at our friend's hen do. Thanks Steve and Timar for all your help in making it such a special day and night! Our rooms were wonderful and we received lots of compliments from the hens about the food - especially the 'packed lunch' breakfast we took on the canal boats and the scrummy cream/afternoon tea... Read More »

  • Booked the Waterhouse as we had a gig in Bath and wanted somewhere nice to stay so I found this gem of a hotel. Everything about out stay was pretty perfect from start to finish. We had room 2 (Shannon) which was beautifully decorated, not over the top so you feel awkward but comfortable and charming with a stunning view. We were given a very warm welcome and were made to feel right at home from the start. We opted for breakfast which was lovely (I wish I ate eggs because they looked delicious!) and the owners did everything to accomadate us. Read More »

  • I stayed at the Waterhouse hotel during a business trip and I can't wait to go back for a getaway weekend with my other half ! Lovely hotel in a beautiful place, 5 min away from Bath city centre. A feel home hotel with spotless rooms and very very comfortable bedding. Staff is very kind and helpful which makes the difference with other establishments. There is nothing wrong I can say about this place, I would highly recommend it ! Read More »

  • We have now visited Waterhouse...not quite in the centre of Bath but for good reason, as views like these are not available in the centre and they really are breathtaking...not a bad word to say about anything, the staff are available for your every need and we certainly will be going back on a regular basis. Great job guys, a true Gem!!! Read More »

  • My experience of this hotel was slightly unusual...! But in the best way imaginable! A group of 23 of us have just spent the weekend here, that was all booked as a complete surprise for me for my Hen Weekend. We had the entire hotel exclusively from Friday evening to Sunday and I could not have been more impressed... Read More »

  • Had an amazing 2 night stay at the waterhouse. The hospitality from Stephen & timar was out-standing, you made us feel so welcome & really couldn't do enough to make our stay so enjoyable. The room (No11) was OMG beautiful such a huge comfortable bed, clean & such a fantastic view of the vally. The food is out of this world, hats off to the amazing chefs catered to out every need, the chef even did a little art with the food to say happy birthday to my partner on the morning of his birthday (thank you) Overall an amazing rememberal stay & a 5 star rating from us. Myself & friends are already planning a return visit later on this year. Thank you to all who work there x Read More »

  • My wife and I spent two exceptional nights for our 30th anniversary in May at this superb hotel. The hotel is in a prime location amongst rambling countryside with great views. The staff could not do too much for you and were always friendly and helpful.The hotel was exceptionally clean and the rooms are tastefully decorated with very comfortable beds. The Breakfast and evening meal was of great quality and quantity. From the first moment we stepped into the hotel to when we left our experience was superb. Thank you to all at the hotel for making our special anniversary so memorable and we will no doubt be back. Gary & Susan Gibson Read More »

  • We stayed overnight at the Waterhouse as we were meeting family in Bath at the weekend. The hotel is outstanding, nothing is too much trouble, Steve and Timar are so friendly and welcoming. The bed was almost as comfortable as home - rarely does that happen! I would echo everything that has been said in praise of this hotel - and the views are fantastic. Read More »

  • Our decision to stay at the Waterhouse was a bit spontaneous but we were more than pleasantly surprised. We only spent one night for a quick visit to Bath; however, it turns out this Inn is a perfect "get-away" location and we wished we could have stayed longer. The picturesque countryside location (just outside Bath) sets the scene for a quiet retreat. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with great ensuites. The dining is fabulous. Both dinner and breakfast were elegant and 5 star. Stephen and Timar went way beyond in their hospitality. Given the opportunity, we would definitely stay here again; highly recommend. Read More »

  • “Loved this hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the rooms beautiful. This was our best accommodation after travelling all over England. We would highly recommend it.” Read More »