This week, The Pig is mostly…
PLANNING on camping out alongside the Dark Horse pop-up terrace and super-cool Airstream bar, open to all during the Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food Market every Friday-Sunday from 29th November – 15th December and specialising in comforting Jameson Irish Coffees and a tasteful selection of warming whisky cocktails – cheers, Piggies! (https://darkhorsebar.co.uk)
EAGERLY anticipating discovering why (and how!) the ultimate festive feast centrepiece that is the gloriously glamorous Bûche de Noël doesn’t have to be the stuff of foodie dreams courtesy of Bath Priory’s Executive Chef Michael Nizzero’s masterclass at The Bath Priory on Tuesday 3rd December (£55pp; https://www.thebathpriory.co.uk/events-diary)
FUELLING up in readiness for multiple Christmas shopping excursions at The Griffin Inn, where breakfast is served every Wednesday-Sunday from 8am-12noon. Our fave raves so far include the fully-loaded Pumpkin Sourdough Sandwich, the fabulous Full English (in both trad and veggie format) and the fascinating Crespella Fiorentina… (https://thegriffinbath.co.uk/food/)
CAROLLING in style in the Royal Crescent Hotel’s supremely pretty secluded garden on Thursday 5th December, where we’ll be serenaded by a programme of Christmas classics courtesy of Bath’s very own Courage Choir as we nibble on a selection of upper-crust canapés accompanied by warming mugs of mulled wine or hot chocolate (£25pp; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-carols-in-the-garden-tickets-78352282787)
POPPING up at the Abbey Hotel’s Après-Ski Bar at every opportunity before it goes off piste on Sunday 22nd December: goulash, bratwursts, mulled wine and cider, hot chocolate, local beers and more, all served up in an artfully quirky, super-cosy cabin – yodelay-hee-hoo/Ho! Ho! Ho! (www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk/christmas-new-year-2019/)
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