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Sally Lunn's, Bath

Bath, England, Europe: has it that 17th-century Frenchwoman Sally Lunn moved into the oldest house in Bath, England,
4 North Parade Passage
England BA1 1NX
Tel: 44 1225 461 634's insider take:

There's no point pretending this funny little place in the heart of Bath is anything other than a tourist trap—but it's actually worth a visit. According to a legend of dubious authenticity, a French refugee girl moved into this, the oldest house in Bath (dating from 1482) sometime in the 17th century, and started baking rich buns a foot in diameter. (There's a museum in the basement with displays explaining all this.) Nowadays, half a toasted Sally Lunn with a topping (preferably Welsh rarebit) still makes a fabulous lunch, and the busy scene with grannies in their coats sipping tea hasn't changed in decades.

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