This week, The Pig is mostly…
ABSOLUTELY lovin’ The Grapes in The Place: Westgate Street hostelry The Grapes pub’s very own urban ‘beer garden’ on St Michael’s Place in front of the Little Theatre Cinema and set against the stunning historic backdrop of Chapel Court and the ancient Cross Bath (open Thursday-Saturday 12noon-10pm and Sundays 12noon-8pm; https://thegrapesbath.co.uk)
ANTICIPATING prandial fireworks a-plenty at The Peking (Kingsmead Square) on Sunday 23rd August, when visiting chef Jacky Chan will present an exclusive Tasting Menu showcasing his innovative, uniquely-crafted dishes, described as “the place where classic Michelin presentation and standards meets Far Eastern inspiration.” Tickets cost just £58pp and there are two sittings to choose from (5.30 and 8.30pm), but space is limited to a maximum of 10 covers per sitting, so the event is expected to sell out fast – to book, give the Peking a ring on 01225 466377 (http://www.pekingrestaurantbath.co.uk)
DELIGHTED to see No. 15 Great Pulteney back open for business – trust us when we tell you that this super-stylish, super-quirky, super-welcoming bar, restaurant and hotel is an experience for all the senses, at any time of the day (or night!) (https://www.no15greatpulteney.co.uk)
MAKING the very most of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme: the government-funded initiative that aims to provide a much-needed boost to the struggling hospitality industry, in full force right now and all the way up until 31st 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, resulting in a win-win for all (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-discount-with-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme)
… but keeping a keen eye on EOTHO uptake! According to our most recent Pig Guide Twitter survey, 31.5% of our Twitter followers did the Eat Out To Help Out ‘thing’ in the first week of the scheme, while almost 13% did it several times, 30% haven’t done it yet but fully intend to, and almost 27% said no they haven’t – and they won’t be doing it at all. Got an opinion on the subject? You know where I am!
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