This week, The Pig is mostly…
RAISING a glass to celebrate the news that The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa – one of Bath’s most iconic hospitality venues – is reopening on Monday 10th July. The RCH team has been working hard to implement new policies and procedures to further enhance their already stringent health and safety standards and will continue to closely monitor Government guidance on an ongoing basis; n the meantime, a range of enticing new offers further ups the celebratory ante (https://www.royalcrescent.co.uk)
WISHING that the easing out of lockdown measures and policies wouldn’t keep overshadowing the positive optimism of the tiny green shoots of recovery. Parking restrictions in thriving shopping neighbourhoods such as Larkhall and Moorland Road are threatening footfall and already playing havoc with hard-earned profits, while independent businesses in the city centre are pleading with BANES council for rent relief. Don’t be passive, make your voice heard! Send comments on traffic management to [email protected]; get involved with BANES council decision making here https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/have-your-say.
REUNITED with my beloved Breakfast Burritos, Beyond Cheese Burgers, Mexican Superbowl, Tin Pan Louie Beef Chilli… yup, Velo Lounge (Moorland Road) is open for takeaway business again. Browse the #LoungingAtHome menu and call 01225 344663 (or drop by in person) to order for collection between 10am-2pm and 5-9pm, 7 days a week. 50p from every main course and burger is being donated to Age UK, and there’s 25% discount on food for NHS workers. Hoorah! (https://thelounges.co.uk/velo/#)
OFFERING a warm welcome to Bath Roasts: a newly-formed business run by a passionate team of Bath-based chefs and hospitality workers who are temporarily using the Chez Dominique kitchen to rustle up a salacious selection of Sunday roasts (and, on Fridays, perfect pies – Friday Pieday, yay!) for contact-free home delivery and supplying free meals to NHS staff on a weekly basis (https://bathroasts.co.uk/; https://fridaypieday.co.uk/)
WELCOMING Digital Entertainment Collective Raucous Caucus on board as supporters for The Grapes’ virtual pub quiz, which starts at 8pm every Monday evening, raises cash for the Thoughtful Bakery’s Covid-19 fund, features a Food and Drink round hosted by yours truly… and a prize donated by Honey’s Midford Cider for the winning team. Want to join the fun? Zoom ID 766 7011 9369; password 8UhCHX
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