July 3 2018

Summer in the city! Keep cool out there…

Feeling the heat? Don’t get grumpy! We have plenty of reasons to be cheerful…

The fully-refurbished bar at the lovely Locksbrook Inn is now open for business and fully-stocked with a diverse range of wines, draft beers and cocktail making facilities. Spoiled for choice? The House Royal (sparkling wine with strawberry and rose vermouth – see pic) can’t fail to put a summer-infused spring in your step.

The Scallop Shell have recently launched their new upstairs bar and alfresco terrace, and have introduced a weekly-changing special cocktail to the already buoyant menu.

Works to the junction outside the Marlborough Tavern are finally finished, so peace has been restored. Meanwhile, head chef Jack Scaterfield has rustled up a brand new, summery menu to include dishes such as Chicken Kiev with rosemary and chilli butter; Tandoori fish with chickpea and coconut curry, cumin rice, cockle pakora and a poppadum; and North African stuffed aubergine with spiced tomato stew, grilled halloumi, harissa rice and coriander salad. Yum!

The Inn at Freshford are hosting an Alfresco Dining Club on Friday 27 July

Edge-of-the-city pastoral paradise Hare and Hounds have launched a brand new cocktail menu to include the Summer Cup: a stimulating blend of Hendricks gin, St.Germain elderflower liqueur and Aperol, topped with Fever Tree ginger ale.

Le Vignoble (Milsom Place) have introduced a trio of offers all in perfect keeping with the chilled out summertime vibe: 20% discounts on all tipples from the Enomatic wine machines from 6pm every Thursday, sparkling wine in the lounge without paying the £8 corkage fee every Sunday and menu deals from 6-9pm every day

Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel head chef Dan Moon has rustled up a spectacular Wimbledon-themed Afternoon Tea, available all the way through until Sunday 15 July

The fabulous family-friendly food festival frenzy that is Valley Fest takes place on a working organic farm in the utterly gorgeous surroundings of Chew Valley Lake across the weekend of Friday 3-Sunday 5 August

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