This week, The Pig is mostly… keeping up with developments in Bath’s food and drink world!
Both branches (Saw Close and Walcot Street) of legendary gourmet burger emporium Schwartz Bros are poised to reopen on Tuesday 14th May – click’n’collect/pay by card over the phone (https://www.schwartzbros.co.uk)
Fish (or pies, or sausages, or scampi, or seafood boxes…. or the legendary bubble and squeak Scotch egg!) and chips from The Oyster Shell (Moorland Road) are back on the menu! Limited home delivery slots for between Thursday-Saturday 4pm-9pm are up for grabs NOW, via the app or online (https://www.theoystershell.co.uk)
If you haven’t asked Eveleigh’s Cafe to deliver a DIY Jimmy Muffin Kit (just £7 for two) to your door in time for Sunday lunch you haven’t lived! DIY chicken kebab kits have also been added to Eveleigh’s ever-expanding home delivery menu, perfect for a Friday/Saturday feast (http://www.eveleighscafe.co.uk)
The terrific Homewood team are volunteering their time every Saturday to rustle up a feast featuring real ale battered haddock, chunky chips, garden mushy peas and tartare sauce ready to collect from their glorious pastoral paradise hotel near Freshford. To order, call 01225 723731 by 4pm on Friday and choose a collection slot between 6-8pm on Saturday. And get this: all profits – yup, all profits – will go directly to the RUH Forever Friends Appeal; now that’s what we call a fabulous fish supper (https://www.homewoodbath.co.uk)
Wolf Wine’s Green Park Station cabin is now back open for social distancing business as new normal, from 11am-4pm (home delivery service still available) (https://www.wolfwine.co.uk)
Bath Fish and Chips (Terrace Walk, Bog Island) have reopened for click’n’collection or home delivery services Tuesday-Saturday 4.30-9pm; call 01225 975967 to order (http://www.bathfishandchips.co.uk)
If you’d like to thank a key worker or a local hero who has helped in these difficult times you can them a Bath Ales pint (which can be redeemed as soon as social distancing restrictions have been lifted and pubs reopen) via Bath Ales’ Cheers to Heroes initiative. For every pint bought, St Austell Brewery’s Charitable Trust – of which Bath Ales is part of the family – will match-donate £4.50 to NHS Charities Together. Visit Bath Ales’ online shop, add a ‘hero pint’ to your basket and draft a short message for your nominee; the brewery will then email the recipient a single-use voucher with details on how, and where, they can redeem their pint (https://bathales.com/shop/)
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