This week, The Pig is mostly…
CONGRATULATING Joe Cussens – MD of the Bath Pub Company – on making a brilliant short video detailing exactly how his pubs’ reopening plans will work, filmed at the Hare and Hounds (just one of the BPC three pubs, the other two being the Locksbrook Inn and the Marlborough Tavern.) Looking for a clear explanation of the ‘new normal’ code of conduct? Joe’s video is the textbook blueprint. Good work, Joe! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCzxVJeDEFs)
THRILLED that the long-established Peking Restaurant (Kingsmead Square) is back open for takeaway collection; we’ve sorely missed our regular Peking fix! And forget ye not that a 15% discount on menu prices applies on all takeaway orders (http://www.pekingrestaurantbath.co.uk)
GOING ga ga for goulash in traditional, panini, wrap and bap form at Pete and Pat’s (aptly named) Goulash in Green Park Station. The secret family goulash recipes are freshly made to order using locally sourced, organic ingredients, veggie options proliferate, and right now you can grab 10% off online orders plus free delivery. Top tip! Goulash is also the place to grab fresh Bone Broth for just £2 a shot (https://www.goulash.life/)
SPLASHING around at The Scallop Shell (Monmouth Street), which has ceased its takeaway/fishmonger service as it opens for full, sit-in business from Thursday of this week. To take up the ‘slack’, SS sister venture The Oyster Shell (Moorland Road) has extended its opening hours – dive in, Piggies! (https://www.thescallopshell.co.uk; https://www.theoystershell.co.uk)
REMINDING all Piggies that there are still very limited tickets left for the Drive and Dine experience at Bath Racecourse between Wednesday 8-Sunday 12 July. There are multiple screenings of family-friendly films to choose from alongside the option of comedian Mark Watson’s Comedy Carpool Club… oh, and the food menus have been curated by Tom Kerridge; rev yourself up today! (https://driveanddinetheatre.com/bath)
WISHING the very best of luck to the (probably already exhausted) business owners and staff who are working VERY hard to open their doors as lockdown eases. For sure, offer them your full support, but please, please, please: stay safe and follow the ‘new normal’ rules, however tricky they may be to negotiate; we’re all in this together.
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