Definition of Bath bun in English:

Bath bun


  • A round yeast bun containing currants and topped with icing or sugar.

    • ‘I used to love Bath buns but clearly have no hope of finding them here.’
    • ‘Now, the true Bath bun is soft, like a marriage between a brioche and an Easter hot-cross, but encrusted with currants and gritty nibs of sugar.’
    • ‘In the 18th century, the original Bath buns were made from a rich, brioche like dough, strewn with caraway comfits.’
    • ‘On entering the building, each visitor is issued with an electronic wristband that operates lockers, records facilities used and even monitors how many Bath buns you consume in the first-floor cafe.’
    • ‘Up and down the country there are some great regional variations, too, featuring everything from Suffolk sweet-cured bacon or Cumberland sausages to Welsh pancakes or Bath buns.’


Named after the city of Bath, where it was originally made.


Bath bun

/ˌbɑːθ ˈbʌn/