Enjoy A Golden Autumn With Grosvenor Apartments

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We are warm and cosy here at Grosvenor Apartments in Bath, enjoying the autumn colours.

We are happy to say that we renewed the lease and Modern Georgian Apartment is bookable again. Cosy and bright, it is a great option for a couple with a child or a small group of friends. Up on the second floor, the apartment has nice views and offers a king size bed and a sofa bed.

Another good news is that we finally got the landlord to replace the washing machine in the Classic Georgian Apartment, so now all our apartments have a functioning washer and dryer. We supplied two new irons and ironing boards and now offer ironing facilities in all apartments. Finally, we have repainted the bathroom wall in the Classic Georgian and are looking to replace the lighting fixture in the Oriental Chic to make it better lit. It is amazing how big of a change a light can made!

Bath is lovely any time of the year, but with the Christmas lights already up and the shop windows changing their theme for the festive season, it is full of magic. The Christmas market is opening up soon and so the rooms fill in rather quickly. Hurry up to book with your special returning guest discount – just quote the subject line of this letter.

Call us at 01225 442 491 or email at info@grosvenorapartmentsbath.co.uk

Santa is coming! XO XO XO

VELVET SEASON IN BATH

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The summer has officially gone, but we bring you another superb offering of some of the most thought after pubs around our city to spend warm September evenings. See what catches your eye from this month’s inspirational selection below.
Sunday lunch with all the trimmings or a glass of wine in a sunny beer garden, we think we’ve covered every base.
Any favourites we’ve missed off our list?


The Inn at Freshford 

Where is it?
On the banks of the River Frome at Freshford, not far from Bath.

What’s on the menu?
This is gastro pub fare at its finest with melt-in-the-mouth house smoked chicken and lamb both currently featuring on the menu (The Inn has its very own smoke house tucked away in a corner of the garden). The sides make pretty good reading too: grilled summer veg, truffled Parmesan fries, purple sprouting broccoli with chilli and sesame seeds, not forgetting The Inn’s trademark bar snack: shards of crispy pork crackling, dunked in cider and apple sauce. Sunday brings a choice of roast beef, lamb, chicken or fish, Yorkshire puddings, crispy, duck fat roast potatoes and lashings of gravy. Veggies are well catered for, with options that include the buddha bowl: a happy marriage of spiced butterbean, roasted sweet potato, broccoli, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, radishes, charred shallot and a carrot sambal.

What do we love about it?
Great food, local guest real ales, a beer garden with a view, plus open fires as the nights draw in …what’s not to like? 15 September sees Folk by Candlelight with authentic folk tales and live acoustic music to welcome in those autumnal evenings. Kick start your night with a house cocktail – we especially love the Freshford Fizz, made using lemon-and-thyme-infused gin.


The Hope and Anchor, Midford

Where is it?
Tucked away in the Cam valley and just a 10-minute drive from Bath – or for the more energetic, a scenic ride along the Colliers Way cycle path.

What’s on the menu?
Old favourites such as steak, ale and mushroom pie sit happily alongside Cajun-spiced chicken salad and deep-fried whitebait. Quality ingredients are the order of the day here, with a daily changing specials board designed to celebrate locally sourced produce.

What do we love about it?
There’s a catch of the day, delivered regularly straight from the Cornish coast; we especially love the Provençal fish soup, served with a classic French rouille, cheese and croutons.


The Sign of the Angel, Lacock

Where is it?A timbered, 15th-century coaching inn in picturesque Lacock, which once doubled up as the Babberton Arms in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

What’s on the menu?
The beautiful, beamed dining room bears testament to the inn’s historical past, but the menu here is firmly in the 21st century with modern British classics such as lamp rump and smoked garlic potato cake, and monkfish with pomegranate, shrimps and a sesame seed dressing. For dessert, try the peach crumble made with honey oats, almonds and served with milk ice cream, and then retire to the oak-panelled sitting room with its antique furniture and huge, inglenook fireplace to recover.

What do we love about it?
The setting alone is hard to beat, but the menu here really is sublime. Elegant and hearty: you won’t go wrong.


The New Inn, Westwood

Where is it?
The pretty little village of Westwood, a few minutes from Bradford on Avon.

What’s on the menu?
Proprietor and chef, David Philpott, has worked under Pierre White and Tom Kerridge in the past, so you know you’re in good hands here. Highlights on the seasonal menu include everything from pan-fried Megrim sole with caper butter to pub classics such as Ploughman’s and fish and chips.

What do we love about it?
The location is ideal – Westwood Manor and Iford Manor are both just a short stroll away – and there’s a pretty little sun-drenched garden, tucked away round the back and perfect for a glass of cider or two. Real ale lovers will also appreciate the Bath Gem on tap.


The Pear Tree, Whitley

Where is it?
A hidden gem, tucked away in the village of Whitley and about a 25-minute drive from Bath city centre.

What’s on the menu?
Start with the Pearing board (it’s all in the name), ideal for sharing with its melt-in-the-mouth mini chicken and chorizo pasties, lemon and herb fish goujons, traditional Middle Eastern taboleuh and homemade dipping pots, chutneys and breads. For mains, there’s a 28-day chargrilled, dry-aged steak with roast shallots, wild mushrooms and fat chips, or our favourite, the Pear Tree burger, complete with gooey cheese, pickled cucumber and rosemary and sea salt skinny chips. There’s even a take out menu when you’re on your way home from work and just can’t face the kitchen…

What do we especially like about it?
As much as possible is grown or made on site here, from the garden herbs in your gin cocktail to the homemade biscuits next to the bar. We especially love the quaffing menu, a perfectly curated wine list designed to showcase small, independent vineyards (16 of the wines are also available by the glass). For dessert, there’s cherry baked Alaska with maple almonds, or try the chocolate and rock salted caramel tart with clotted cream – and that’s before we even get to the homemade ice cream…delicious.


The Long Arms, South Wraxall

Where is it?
Right in the heart of beautiful South Wraxall and only seven miles from Bath.

What’s on the menu?
Owner-chef Rob Allcock certainly knows his way round a kitchen. We’re talking sweet cured herrings with cucumber and radish, crispy pork belly with peanut and chilli pickle and lamp rump, broad beans, hazelnuts and mint. Sunday roast is a celebration of local produce, the real star of the show, the roast potatoes (crunchy, fluffy and pure heaven), while the puddings include an impressive list of homemade ice creams. Turkish delight, liquorice, apple pie or marmite anyone?

What do we love about it?
The pub has won countless awards, most recently the coveted title of Licensee of the Year in The Good Pub Guide 2018. And it’s easy to see why: fresh, carefully chosen ingredients treated with imagination and flair under Rob’s discerning eye, there is just so much to sing about here. Family get-together or quiet meal for two: whatever the occasion, if you haven’t been already, then put it to the top of your list. You won’t be disappointed.

Dates announced for The Bath Festival 2018: 11 to 27 May

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Next year marks an exciting moment for Bath Festivals – our 70th anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, we have created an incredible programme of events that build on our rich heritage and cements the festival as a highlight in the Bath calendar for residents and visitors alike. The Bath Festival will take place from 11 to 27 May 2018.

Bringing you more:

The festival has been extended from 10 to 17 days, with over 160 imaginative and innovative events.
A thrilling and diverse range of events in Bath’s iconic venues and spaces will engage the wider community and grow the festival experience in the city.

It will be highly visible with an increased number of staged, outdoor events.

We will bring international artists and emerging talent on the global stage to the city, performing alongside those starting out on their professional career.

The middle weekend (19 and 20 May) will be one of community engagement with collaborative events with partners, schools, venues and organisations across the city.

There will be a series of ‘New Meetings’ in which high profile artists will be invited to perform together for the first time. The launch of Bath Songs in 2017 is developed. In the literature programme, a series of keynote addresses and lectures will reflect urgent debates in society, politics, history and science.

Bath’s biggest celebration of free entertainment, known as ‘Party in the City’, continues to grow and will take place on Friday 18 May.

For more information visit web site – https://bathfestivals.org.uk/the-bath-festival/

Discover the Magic of Bath This Christmas

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The magical and award-winning Bath Christmas Market is back and it’s bigger and better than ever! There are over 200 twinkling chalets spread out across the picturesque Georgian streets of Bath selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.

Soak up the sights, smells and festive ambience of Bath at Christmas and enjoy more than a market. There’s a packed calendar of family friendly events, top restaurants, beautiful architecture and the UK’s only natural thermal day spa, Thermae Bath Spa. Continue reading Discover the Magic of Bath This Christmas

Bath Thai Festival 2017

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When: from 17 till 18th, June

Where: Royal Victoria Park, BA1 2NQ Bath, Somerset

We Bring Thailand back to Bath again!

Come and enjoy the spirit of Thailand and experience Thai culture for yourself, taste some of the wonderful traditional foods on offer and you’ll understand why Thailand is one of the worlds most popular destinations and why it is known as ‘The land of smiles’.

Here are what you expect to see:

  • Live cooking demonstrations
  • Authentic Thai Cuisine – Food Stalls
  • Thai Carving & Produce
  • Thai Boxing Demonstrations
  • Ladyboy Shows
  • Thai Traditional Costume Parade
  • Thai Beer Garden
  • Traditional Thai Music and Dancing
  • Thai Massage

See you soon x

For more details visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387240758023482/