This week, The Pig is mostly…
STROLLING through the Royal Crescent Hotel’s beautiful, scented, historic garden in the company of none other than Byron, Tennyson and many more beloved English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish poets whose works have been positioned at key points for us to peruse at our leisure. The hotel’s Poems in the Garden trail is a complimentary experience for residents and non-residents alike between Friday 10 July and Wednesday 30 September; linger long for alfresco refreshments after you’ve completed the trail and receive 10% off your order (https://www.royalcrescent.co.uk/rch-whats-on-events/poems-in-the-garden-trail/)
DELIGHTED to see Corkage (Chapel Row) popping those corks again and reopening their doors to their fans. But be warned: booking is more essential than ever before as social distancing guidelines = reduced capacity, so clickety-click, double quick! Top tip: fancy Brunch & Bubbles on a Sunday? You know where to go! (https://www.corkagebath.com/chapel-row-bath/)
REALLY sorry to see Phat Yaks (Kingsmead Square) close their doors for good, but really looking forward to seeing the results of the refit/refurb that’s been going on at PY mothership Yak Yeti Yak during lockdown – all will be revealed on Tuesday 21st July when the restaurant reopens its doors to the public. It’s also well worth flagging up here that the YYY team recently delivered their 1000th meal – yup, we said 1000th meal – to frontline keyworkers at the RUH Bath; amazing work indeed (https://www.yakyetiyak.co.uk)
WONDERING why anybody would buy their daily bread (and related bakery treats, plus all kinds of enticing everything else) from anywhere else but the Thoughtful Bakery. Order online for delivery or collection (see website for the full lowdown) or pop into the bakery’s Barton Street HQ for the socially-distanced ‘live’ experience (https://thoughtful-bakery.myshopify.com)
DIGESTING and discussing the result of the most recent Pig Guide Twitter survey, which resulted in a snapshot of reopening footfall in Bath. The question was simple: Did you drink/eat out in Bath and/or nearby environs this past weekend? Only 21.3% of Piggies went out and celebrated, while a whopping 78.7% of respondents stayed put at home. Got an opinion on the subject? You know where I am!
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