The Old Crown's new menu went live last month, bringing all manner of tantalising fresh-faced options including BBQ Miso Chicken Breast, homemade hot dogs and the Vegan Buddha Bowl to a party that already has us going wild in the (nearby) country at every opportunity. But just to prove that a good... Read more >
Piggies who are keeping up at the back will have noticed that we recently reviewed the new menu at the glorious Inn at Freshford (if you're not with the programme, click here to catch yourself up) which went live last month, bringing a bountiful array of meat, fish, vegetarian and fascinating vegan... Read more >
The season for congratulations and celebrations is here, as students across the land put lengthy lectures, arduous course work and stressful exams behind them and prepare to venture out into the big wide world. So, honour this momentous event in style at Country Living Lansdown Grove, who have put... Read more >
Issues around homelessness, financial insecurity and social isolation are reaching an all-time high across the UK; the harsh reality is that our beautiful little Heritage City has become a segregated city, with five areas in the top 20% of most deprived neighbourhoods in the country and one area in... Read more >
If you're not familiar with (or would like to learn more about) Aberlour – a collection of single malts made from expertly-crafted new spirit, usually double-cask matured for at least 12 years in Oloroso sherry butts and American oak casks - then get yourself along to The Dark Horse on Wednesday... Read more >
Hooray, hoorah and yay! The Scallop Shell has unveiled plans for its latest venture, The Oyster Shell, a new fish and chip shop at 5 Moorland Road, Bath.
“Moorland Road was a massive part of where we shopped when Lisa and I were bringing up our children Dan and Becky,” explains Garry Rosser,... Read more >
If you still need inspiration regarding how to treat dad like the king he is on Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June - aka imminent!), your brow is about to unfurrow fast: treat him to a special afternoon tea for two at the Country Living Lansdown Grove, where a selection of traditional British savouries... Read more >
We're absolutely delighted that the head honchos behind Tales of the Cocktail's illustrious Spirited Awards (one of the most prestigious bar-related gong-givers in the world) agree with us on the fact that The Dark Horse (Kingsmead Square) is one of the top 10 best bars in Europe.
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Live music courtesy of the likes of Texas, Will Young, Gabrielle and the Soul II Soul Sound System. Dedicated Champagne, gin, prosecco, Campari, cocktail and Pimms bars. Super-foodie eat to the beat opportunities at every turn, special guest appearances from the UKs hottest superstar chefs and Fred... Read more >
Ñ Organic produces and sells exclusively organic extra virgin olive oils of different varieties made from olive farms located in the mountain ranges of Jaén, south-central Spain. The company have merged three centuries of family tradition, painstaking production and demanding quality with... Read more >
Highly regarded among some of the world's most famous chefs (Alain Ducasse is a huge fan,) Master Tanahashi enjoys cult status in Japan and has hosted his Temple Cuisine pop-up in some of the world's best known restaurants including the Four Seasons and Carousel, London. His discipline is the Zen... Read more >
The Swan (Swineford, around halfway along the Bath-Bristol A431) is a very special pub that makes you realise how very un-special most contemporary pubs actually are.
You know how loads of pubs these days train their staff to be 'welcoming' (as in, apparently, call everybody “guys” and take... Read more >
Tickets for this year's Valley Fest - “the best-tasting music festival in the South West” (Friday 2-Sunday 4 August) - are selling out fast... not least of all because the fabulous festival folk are offering Pig Guide followers a whopping 10% discount on ticket prices! All you need to do to... Read more >
The Bird (Pulteney Road) has launched its latest summer season pop-up, the Nook Garden. Open to all throughout the summer months, this south-facing chill out zone is full of flamboyant touches from creative planting to life-size sculptures and bright Balinese parasols, and offers beautiful views... Read more >
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