This week, The Pig is mostly…
REMINDING all piggies that the Eat Out to Help Out scheme – which aims to provide a government-funded boost to the struggling hospitality industry – is in full force right now, and all the way up until 31 August. Participating restaurants/food establishments will offer customers a 50% discount on food or soft drinks (up to a maximum of £10pp) every Monday-Wednesday. Take full advantage, Piggies; this is a win-win for all (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-discount-with-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme)
THRILLED to see the super-glamorous Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel reopen its doors – yet another positive sign of Bath’s comeback! Measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests and employees are, of course, firmly in place alongside a new restaurant menu, new weekend yoga sessions (open to both guests and non-guests) and a sparkling selection of reopening offers, one of which allows guests to take the Thermae waters in the privacy of their own rooms (https://www.thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk)
DISCOVERING the delights of Popinjays: a brand new, highly imaginative alfresco paradise courtesy of The Bird (Pulteney Road), featuring spacious, lounge-around seating areas, exotic Balinese parasols, stunning cityscape views and fabulously flamboyant touches everywhere, not least of all on the summer-infused cocktail menu (https://www.thebirdbath.co.uk/popinjays/)
WISHING the very best of luck to the head honchos at the helm of a flurry of new ventures that are opening their doors in Bath over the coming months, including new Bath Pub Co hostelry The Moorfields on Third Avenue (near Moorland Road), the swanky Hotel Indigo (South Parade) and brand new owners (with brand new, exciting plans) for The Chequers (Rivers Street).
DIGESTING and discussing the result of the most recent Pig Guide Twitter survey, which ‘took the temperature’ of how PG Twitter followers feel about eating and drinking out now that lockdown is easing. When asked if they’ll be eating/drinking out in Bath this week, 38% said definitely yes, 30% said definitely no, 6% said yes, specifically to take advantage of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, and 25% are still undecided. Got an opinion on the subject? You know where I am!
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