The Bird – Bath’s wholly unique, thoroughly welcoming merrymaking zone on Pulteney Road – has created a magical pop-up Christmas Tavern for the festive season, opening on Thursday 28 November.
Described as “a more grown up take on last year’s Winter Wonderland setting,” the relaxed festive retreat is the perfect place to gather with family, friends and/or colleagues. Tree-lined walkways and snow-capped mountain scenes set the (wintery) scene, while a cosy wood burner with vast fireplace surround laden with decorations and twinkling fairy lights at the heart of the log-cabin style venue complete the cosy-but-chic Christmas vibe.
Festive food menu offerings range from seasonal snacks (think, turkey and cranberry sausage rolls and creamy parsnip soup) to Christmas afternoon teas, sourdough pizzas, and sweet treats such as warm mince pies with Bailey’s cream and churros with spiced cinnamon sugar, while cocktails take their cue from the classics with a Christmassy twist.
Meanwhile, cocktail sharers (served in “Christmas Puddings”, giant martini glasses and disco balls) as well as local beers and ciders, fine wines and plenty of soft drink options keep attention levels up across various bars alongside warming hot chocolate and mulled drinks – all in all, there’s definitely no shortage of Christmas cheer on offer.
As well as special join-a-party nights and the option to hire the venue for a private party, there’s a Faulty Towers dining experience on the calendar for Monday 2 December, a fondue lunch party in the diary for Thursday 12 December, Christmas Day lunch, and a New Year’s Eve Birdhouse party with cocktails, a three-course dinner with wine, DJ and dancing into the early hours to see out the festive season in style – for the full line-up of enticing events, menus and all kinds of everything else, clickety-click right here, right now.
The Christmas Tavern is open to all every day from 28 November to 31 December excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Christmas party dates. Bring your flock – but be warned: booking is strongly advised.