This week, The Pig is mostly…
HASHTAGGING wildly to offer support to three crucial campaigns that need to be trending right now. @campaignforpubs was established by a group of prominent licensees, leading pub campaigners, small brewers and pub lovers; their #10PointsToSavePubs campaign aims include an immediate announcement confirming July 4th as reopening day, an announcement that social distancing will be set at 1 and not 2 metres, and a mandatory Covid-19 rent code. Meanwhile, #RaisetheBar advocated grants for pubs of all sizes and the #NoPubNoRent campaign highlights the continued scandal of punitive rent demands for closed pubs. Cheers, keyboard warriors!
DELIGHTED to see the Thoughtful Bakery opening its doors again on a 1-by-1 customer basis, serving bread, pastries and cakes, coffee, house-made drinks and more plus a brand new lunch menu from the counter in their brand new retail space from 9am-3pm. But forget ye not: online ordering service is still flourishing; https://thoughtful-bakery.myshopify.com
LOVIN’ the recently-unveiled results of the Best of British Deli refurbishment that’s clearly kept proprietor Sarah Greenwell very busy during lockdown. The hard work’s definitely paid off! The deli’s doors are reopen again… and yes, those legendary brownies are very much back on the menu, alongside all manner of quiches, sandwiches, cakes and coffee (http://www.bestofbritishdeli.co.uk)
GOING tastefully wild in the country at New Macdonalds Farm at the top of Bathford Hill (next door to Kingsdown Golf Course), just five minutes drive from Bath. Alongside the farm’s legendary eggs and honey, find a range of locally-produced goodies including organic bread and olive oils, fresh pasta, organic mushrooms and cakes every Saturday courtesy of the fabulous Free Range Chef. Coming soon, down on the farm: a full-on, dedicated farm shop! E-I-E-I-O indeed.
URGING all Piggies not to let the excitement of the city centre slowly returning to “business as usual” to go to our heads. It’s vital that we all continue to support the Bath food and drink businesses who went (and continue to go) above and beyond the call of duty to keep Bath buzzing from the very start of lockdown; you used them “then”… so don’t lose them now! https://thepigguide.com/lockdown-larder-the-essential-guide-to-food-and-drink-shopping-in-bath/
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