This week, The Pig is mostly…
LARKING around on the Larkhall Butchers website, shopping list in hand, and stocking up on Christmas scrumptiousness from breakfast essentials and larder loveliness to classic cuts and showpiece centrepieces by way of fresh fish and chic charcuterie. Orders ready for collection from both the Larkhall and Widcombe shops between December 21-24; yo ho ho! (https://christmas.larkhallbutchers.co.uk/)
LOVIN’ how a perfect plan between two perfect drinks fairies has come together at Chapter One Brewpub (also home to an independent onsite microbrewery, Verse Brewing) who are now proud hosts to a Wolf Wines Refill Station – cheers, Piggies! (https://chapteronebath.co.uk/wine/)
GETTING firmly reacquainted with the delights of breakfast, lunch and tea at Thoughtful Bakery, now reopen as a cafe again too amidst shelves lined with goodies, gifts and festive treats. Also: we all know that slots for the bakery’s click’n’collect weekend pizza orders fill up fast, right? So, visit in person between 4.30-8.45pm every Friday-Saturday and eat in, drink up and generally revel in the lovely warm vibe. Why opt for Thoughtful pizzas? See here, now: https://thepigguide.com/mini-review-thoughtful-bakery-pizzas/)
DOING Christmas accompaniments the Eveleigh’s Cafe way by plundering their selection of DIY Breakfast Kits (Jimmy Muffins, hoorah!), Pigs in Blankets, vegetable side dishes, cranberry/bread sauces and vegetarian/vegan main course options. But take note! Last orders Friday 18 December, delivery on Christmas Eve (or earlier by request) – email [email protected] for the full lowdown.
REMINDING all piggies that the UK hospitality industry is responsible for around 3m jobs and generates £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. And yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, there is no dedicated Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government. Help to turn that around by signing the petition to create a Minister for Hospitality for the current and successive governments by signing the petition today: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/552201.
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