Page 1

july/aug

inbath

@InBath

www.inbath.net

InBath

Enjoy the great

outdoors this summer

+

What's On, Alfresco Dining, Bath's Best Beer Gardens Family Days Out, New Homes focus and much, much more

free


contents inbath

july/aug

@InBath

www.inbath.net

July August

free

InBath

Enjoy the great

rs outdthisoo summer

+

What's On, s Alfresco Dining, Bath's Best Beer Garden Family Days Out, New Homes focus and much, much more

what's on

alfresco dining

The summer is finally here and with it comes a number of major events. Our What's On section takes a look at everything from music to comedy, festivals to exhibitions.

This issues food and drink section takes a look at alfresco dining. You will never be short of options when it comes to dining outside in the city centre, with numerous restaurants offering up 'Alfresco' facilities.

We also offer up tickets to go an see two massive shows at the Theatre Royal Bath; Lady In The Van and North By Northwest. 19/06/2017 12:04

JulyAug17.indd 20

We take a look at just some of the best fine dining locations as well as some other locations in the city centre that will tempt you this summer.

beer gardens

days out

property

There is nothing better than spending a lost afternoon in a pub beer garden. A quintessentially British experience, lounging in the sun enjoying a few cold ones whilst the little ones can run themselves into the ground. It ticks all the boxes!

Love them or loathe them, the school holidays (if planned well) can create memories that both children and parents will look back on with fondness, making what many consider the most stressful time of the year, into one of the most fulfilling.

The recent result of the general election would have done nothing to help create short-term stability for the housing market. But as things begin to settle down, experts believe that a robust housing market will still focus on the need to build more affordable houses.

We have selected a few to give you ample opportunity to enjoy your surroundings as well as a drink or two.

Here are just some of the many attractions and activity centres offering up events and exhibitions that will make the 7 weeks fly by.

We take a look at the local market, benefits of new homes, as well as highlight a couple of developments that may tempt you to buy 'new'.

inbath InBath is published by CVM Publishing Ltd Tel: 01225 958105 M: 07966 041054 twitter: @InBath google +: In Bath Editors: Craig & Victoria Maplesden

You can obtain our competition rules and regulations by e-mailing us at the address above. The publisher shall not be held responsible for any loss occasioned by failure of an advertisement to appear, or any damages or inconvenience caused by errors, omissions and misprints. All information correct at the time of going to press.

Competition e-mails may be retained for marketing purposes. Copyright CVM Publishing Ltd 2017. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. Cover Image: The Bath Brew House

inbath 3


Fred MacAulay

what's on 4 July Fred MacAulay Live 2017 Widcombe Social Club Having had a successful sell-out Scottish Tour in 2016, and ahead of his annual attendance at EdFringe (this will be his 29th), Fred is on the road again around Scotland (with a few trips over Hadrian's Wall) with a stand-up show for 2017. Time: 8.00pm Prices: £14 / £12 concs 5 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Larry Dean and Mike Bubbins Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 6 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Simon Evans and Ivo Graham Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 8 – 9 July There and Back Again: An Odyssey The Egg www.theatreroyal.org.uk The Odyssey is the classic of classics, the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of giants, ghosts, greeks and great adventure. Age 6 + Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 10 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Andy Field and Tom Ward Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00

4 inbath

11 July Dutch Comedy Night Widcombe Social Club For the last 25 years stand-up comedy collective Comedytrain has been responsible for every major talent in Holland. The collective has its own comedy club Toomler in Amsterdam – world famous in Holland and a favourite place of comedians from all over the globe. Line-up: Rayen Panday (MC), Stefan Pop, Kasper van der Laan and Johan Goossens. Time: 8.00pm Prices: £10

11 – 15 July Sand in the Sandwiches Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Starring Edward Fox Following an acclaimed sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Edward Fox returns to Bath with his acclaimed portrayal of John Betjeman, poet laureate and one of the bestloved poets of the 20th century. Edward Fox stars in this joyous play, bringing Betjeman’s poetry, sharp wit and vivacious personality to life. Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 11 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Pippa Evans and Sarah Callaghan Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 12 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Joseph Morpurgo and Kiri Pritchard-McLean Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00

Dr Phil Hammond 13 - 15 July Wings Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk by Matt Grinter, directed by Lee Lyford His Peers by Silva Semerciyan, directed by Lee Lyford. Both of these plays feature the TRB Community Choir. Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 13 July Dr Phil’s Health Revolution St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon Phil Hammond - NHS Doctor, BBC broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic - combines both of his 2016 sell-out 4* Edinburgh Fringe shows in one unforgettable evening. Time: 8.00pm Prices: £15 / £12 concs 13 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Marlon Davis and Angela Barnes Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 15 July Bath Carnival www.bathcarnival.co.uk A free party celebrating Carnival arts in the centre of Bath. Our vibrant procession transforms the streets with a colourful blending pot of Carnival culture. Expect South American drumming, Caribbean steel pan, Mardi Gras style brass, a range of traditional and contemporary dance choreorgaphy and crazy colourful costumes! The return of the party in the park in Sydney Gardens will see a lineup of live music spanning genres from around the world, loads of fun kids activities, free workshops and a tasty selection of food and drink offerings. The party will go on into the early hours with DJs spinning beats and breaks at the official afterparty at Moles night club. Free event


Anna Morris

North By Northwest 18 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Flo & Joan and Ed Gamble Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 19 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Adam Hess and Tiff Stevenson Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 20 - 22 July A Story from the Sea Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk by Mike Akers, directed by Emma Williams The People by Miriam Battye, directed by Emma Williams. Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 21 July – 12 Aug North by Northwest Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape from Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense is retained for this stunning new stage adaptation which received its world premiere in Melbourne in 2015 and now receives its UK premiere in Bath. North By Northwest is an unmissable theatrical spectacular in which the magic of film and theatre collide live on stage. Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 22 July Mirror Mirror The Egg www.theatreroyal.org.uk MIRROR MIRROR’s multi-sensory beauty parlour is a chance to be pampered and get involved in messy play. Soft make-up brushes glide across faces, warm soapy water washes over skin, and mud-packs are massaged into hands in Oily Cart’s production for children and young people with complex disabilities. Times and Prices vary, please check website for details

24 July Phil Cooper Ring O Bells Phil grew up with no money, living in a postThatcher mining town in the South Wales valleys. However, by 2017, Pontypridd boasts such luxuries as an outdoor heated swimming pool – funded by the EU. In the face of political uncertainty, Phil’s show explores his own anxieties, his childhood, and the effect of global politics on the future of Wales. Time: 7.00pm Prices: £5 or pay what you feel Chris Chopping Ring O Bells Chris Chopping is a man acutely aware of his own failings and enraged at a world that refuses to overlook them. Time: 8.00pm Prices: £5 or pay what you feel George Rigden Ring O Bells Recently named Bristol's 30th funniest person by The Bristol Post (a list incuding John Cleese, Stephen Merchant, Russell Howard and Josie off Big Brother), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year nominee George is excited to bring his uniquely debauched brand of "musical comedy" to Bath for his work-in-progress show! Time: 9.00pm Price: £5 or pay what you feel 24 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Sarah Keyworth and Jayde Adams Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 25 July Anna Morris - Bitchelors Ring O Bells The critically acclaimed character comic and creator of the award winning, international sellout show 'It's Got To Be Perfect' returns to Bath. Time: 7.00pm Prices: £5 or pay what you feel Bilal Zafar - Biscuit Ring O Bells

Join 2016 Best Newcomer nominee and Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year winner of the same year as he explores the fascinating world of online dating and finding love on social media in increasingly confusing times. Time: 9.00pm Price: £5 or pay what you feel 25 July Nutty Noah Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Before finally making his Fringe debut, Nutty Noah will be returning to Komedia Bath in July with his brilliant and boisterous show Wear Your Pants With Pride Time: 3.30pm Prices: £ 4.00 / £ 12.00 family of four ticket 25 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Lucy Porter and Phil Nichol Komedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 26 July Edinburgh Fringe Previews Sally-Ann Hayward and John HastingsKomedia www.komedia.co.uk Time: 7.30pm Price: £ 8.00 5 – 13 Aug Bath Folk Festival www.bathfolkfestival.org “Bringing the folk tradition to the heart of Bath. A 9 day festival that celebrates the best of folk music from the British Isles and beyond. It’s for musicians, dancers, music lovers and families; a folk festival is nothing without the folk!” Gigs, concerts, sessions, workshops, open mic, free ceilidh & trad summer school - all across the city of Bath! Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 5 Aug Classic Ibiza at Bowood www.revival-productions.co.uk Bowood House will play host to Classic Ibiza,

inbath 5


what's on

Lady In The Van with favourite anthems from the White Island performed by a live world-class orchestra and internationally renowned artists. Time: 6 – 10.30pm Prices: Adult £35.00 per ticket / 5-16 £16.00 per ticket 6 Aug The Great British Proms at Bowood www.revival-productions.co.uk Join us for The Great British Prom to pay tribute to British music from across the four nations, closing with a spectacular firework display! Time: 5 – 10pm Prices: Adult £35.00 per ticket / 5-16 £16.00 per ticket 10 Aug Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Komedia www.komedia.co.uk The band behind classic hits such as Nowhere to Run, My Baby Loves Me, Jimmy Mack, and Dancing In The Street bring the sound of Motown to Komedia Bath on Thursday August 10. Time: 7.30pm Prices vary, please see website for details 12 – 13 Aug The Bath and Bristol food Festival www.fantasticbritishfoodfestivals.com Treat you and your family to a truly fantastic food and drink experience and fun day out at this stylish, well equipped venue, just a short drive away from the centre of historic Bath, with its stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Times: 10am – 5pm Prices: Adult - £5.00 per person per day / Child (under 12) - Free 16 Aug – 2 Sept The Lady in the Van Theatre Royal www.theatreroyal.org.uk In 1974, Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless woman, temporarily moved her clapped out Bedford van into Alan Bennett's front garden at Gloucester Crescent, Camden. She remained parked there for the next fifteen years. Times and Prices vary, please check website for details 26 – 28 Aug The Great British Food Festival Bowood House www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com/ This fantastic food festival is back in Wiltshire at Bowood House with over 70 food stalls, Man Vs Food, live chef demos from Bake Off stars, Kids Cookery lessons, circus workshop and live music throughout the day, its the perfect place for a family foodie day out. Prices: Adult - £10.00 per person per day/ Child £6.00 per person per day

6 inbath

Would you Love2learn a new skill for work or leisure? We’re offering an exciting new range of part-time leisure courses at our campuses in Bath and Radstock, starting in September.

up made simple, digital marketing strategies, promote your business with PR and managing finance.

You can study anything from studio painting, wood engraving and massage therapy, to business, foreign languages and web development at our City Centre Campus right in the heart of Bath.

We’re also introducing new courses through our health and social care department, including baby massage classes, an introduction to Makaton, and understanding dementia.

In September, Bath College is opening a state-of-the-art Construction Skills Centre, catering for students who want to learn a trade at our Somer Valley Campus in Radstock. Our popular floristry programme begins with a four-week floristry for beginners course, where you’ll use a variety of flowers, foliage and sundries to create simple and effective designs to take home. We have the space and the resources to support you if you’d like to learn stone carving, jewellery, photography or glass techniques. In the Bath College kitchen, you can study pastry skills, how to cook fish, speciality artisan breads and Italian cookery. To get advice on cake decoration, children’s cakes and sugar craft, enrol on a course with specialist pastry chef Steve Benison. If you’re interested in digital media or graphic design, we run video editing classes, as well as sessions to help you use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. For small businesses, we’re running a series of workshops. You can sign up to business start-

In September, Bath College is opening a stateof-the-art Construction Skills Centre, catering for students who want to learn a trade at our Somer Valley Campus in Radstock. As a result, we’re able to offer leisure learners a wider range of courses, from property maintenance to landscaping and animal care. Classes at our Somer Valley Campus include an introduction to garden construction, a beginner’s guide to growing flowers, grow your own food and build your own planter. We have a wealth of courses for people interested in home decoration, and DIY. Enrol on one of our property maintenance courses to learn the basics of plumbing, plastering, electrics and wallpaper hanging. For more information visit our website www.bathcollege.ac.uk or call our Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191.


OUR 2017/2018 PROSPECTUS IS OUT NOW Accounting Art and design Carpentry Ceramics Cookery Counselling Creative Writing Design Software

Digital Marketing Drawing Fashion Floristry Glass Healthy Living Horticulture Jewellery

Journalism Massage Languages Music Office Computing Painting Papermaking Photography

Printmaking Programming Psychology Screenwriting Sculpture Singing Stonemasonry Web Development

For more details, a full list of courses and to enrol online visit:

www.bathcollege.ac.uk

@bathcollege

/BathCollege

01225 312 191 • enquiries@bathcollege.ac.uk • Bath College, Avon Street, Bath, BA1 1UP


Win tickets to see

what's on

at the Theatre Royal Bath

“Theatrical genius” Sydney Herald

North By Northwest is an unmissable theatrical spectacular in which the magic of film and theatre collide live on stage, a lightning paced thriller that mixes glamour with espionage.

obviously been a mix up. When they don’t believe him, that’s infuriating. When they try to kill him, that’s frightening. And when they pin a murder on him, then it's time to run!

Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape from Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense is retained for this stunning new stage adaptation by Carolyn Burns, which received its world premiere in Melbourne in 2015 and now receives its UK premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath from Friday 21st July to Saturday 12th August.

From New York to North Dakota, Thornhill is chased by spies, Feds, crop-dusting planes and the inevitable cool blonde.

Roger O. Thornhill (the role played in the film by Cary Grant) is a suave and successful advertising executive, abducted by thugs who insist he is a man called George Kaplan. There’s

8 inbath

Tickets for North By Northwest are on sale at the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk

win

2 tickets to watch North By Northwest at the Theatre Royal Bath on Friday 28th July at 7.30pm. For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, on e-mail, to: competitions@inbath.net subject: NbyNW closing date: Fri 21 July Usual T's and C's apply


what's on

Win tickets to see

Alan Bennett’s

THE LADY IN THE VAN at the Theatre Royal Bath starring Sara Kestelman

Touching, uplifting and wonderfully funny, The Lady in the Van is classic Alan Bennett. Starring Olivier award-winning Sara Kestelman in the lead role, this brand new production directed by Jonathan Church opens in Bath appearing at the Theatre Royal from Thursday 17th August to Saturday 2nd September. In 1974, Miss Mary Shepherd, a homeless woman, temporarily moved her clapped out Bedford van into Alan Bennett's front garden at Gloucester Crescent, Camden. She remained parked there for the next fifteen years. The genuinely eccentric gatecrasher claims at various times to be a trained concert pianist, an ex-nun and on the run. She founds her own political party and the Virgin Mary appears to her regularly. Described by her reluctant landlord as “a bigoted, cantankerous, devious, unforgiving, self-centred, rank, rude, car-mad cow”, she was to become one of Bennett’s best-loved characters.

10 inbath

Alan Bennett’s multi award-winning works also include Single Spies, Talking Heads, The Madness of George III, The History Boys and Enjoy. Tickets for The Lady in the Van are on sale at the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk

win

2 tickets to watch The Lady in the Van at the Theatre Royal Bath on Friday 25th August at 7.30pm For a chance to win, simply send us your name and contact details, on e-mail, to: competitions@inbath.net Subject: LITV Closing date: Mon 21st August Usual T's and C's apply


SUMMER SEASON

CREDIB

LE

TRAI

THE IN

21st June - 2nd September 2017

LE

E

NbyNWThePlay

R

SE

21st June – 8th July

11th – 15th July

21st July – 12th August

David Haig stars in

Racing Demon

Edward Fox stars in

Sand in the Sandwiches

Jonathan Watton stars in

by David Hare Directed by Jonathan Church

by Hugh Whitemore Directed by Gareth Armstrong

by Alfred Hitchcock Adapted by Carolyn Burns Directed by Simon Phillips

North by Northwest

3rd August – 2nd September

16th August – 2nd September

Henry Goodman stars in

Sara Kestelman stars in

by Alan Franks Directed by Tom Attenborough

by Alan Bennett Directed by Jonathan Church

Looking at Lucian The Lady in the Van Box Office: 01225 448844 www.theatreroyal.org.uk


what's on 2017 Bath Moonlight Walk Be a ‘Saturday Night Diva’ and join the 8km sponsored walk on 9th September. The women-only sponsored 8km Moonlight Walk, now in its eleventh year, is an unmissable fundraising event for many local women and starts from the SouthGate Shopping Centre in Bath at 10pm. The Bath Moonlight Walk is Dorothy House’s biggest annual fundraiser and last year attracted almost 800 entrants who raised over £95,000 towards caring for people with life-limiting illnesses. Entries are open at www.bathmoonlightwalk.org.uk. This year’s theme for the Moonlight Walk is ‘Saturday Night Diva’ and aims to bring women together to celebrate life and support the ‘sisterhood’ of people who are affected by, or instrumental in, the provision of end of life care in our community. Friends, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmas and sisters will be hitting the streets for the Bath Moonlight Walk dressed in their best glittery disco gear to celebrate the vital work of Dorothy House and share a great night out. The Walk is open to women, aged 14 and over and starts at 10pm from SouthGate shopping centre and takes in the main sights of the city of Bath. If any men would like to join in the fun, Dorothy House has lots of marshalling roles available to men and women, please call T: 01225 721 480 to offer your services.

The Ministry of Burlesque's Cabaret image courtesy of Andrew Nash

5 Things you didn’t know about Komedia.. It’s fast approaching a decade since Komedia landed in the city of Bath, bringing a much needed injection of life and laughter to a building that had been left derelict for 7 years. The Westgate Street venue is renowned for pulling the biggest names in comedy to Bath (such as Rob Beckett, Jenny Éclair & Russell Kane to name just a handful of the venue’s latest visitors), but here are a few things you just might not know about Komedia… • Every Saturday night, Komedia hosts Krater Comedy Club, a pillar of the UK comedy circuit which has helped launch the careers of now household names like Russell Howard & Romesh Ranganathan. With tickets starting at under £10 it’s a fantastic weekly opportunity to catch the stars of tomorrow right here in Bath! • But it’s not all about comedy… As Bath’s premier independent venue, Komedia boasts an eclectic program of music, film, cabaret, theatre, literature and children’s events all year round. If you’re looking for something fresh and exciting, you’ll probably find it at Komedia! • For example, every other month, Komedia is transformed into a spectacular festival of the weird and wonderful for The Ministry of Burlesque's Cabaret. The show features the daring antics of awesome aerial gymnasts, sultry sirens & edgy comic-cabaret masters – they’ll even show you how it’s done with a pre-show masterclass!

12 inbath

• Komedia also works closely with Bath’s creative community from the grassroots up, regularly showcasing up-and-coming musical talent at Komedia Introducing as well as the monthly New Act Comedy showcase. • As if that wasn’t enough, by day Komedia runs an award-winning café, serving locally sourced, deliciously organic treats. The Arts Café is the perfect pit-stop if you’re exploring the city centre - vibrant and family friendly, it even has plenty of space for prams and lots of toys to keep little ones happily entertained! Head over to www.komedia.co.uk/komedia/ bath to browse the latest and greatest events at Komedia!

The event opens at 8.30pm with a raffle competition to win a Mulberry handbag, free giveaways and fabulous merchandise. Butlers in the Buff will be making another appearance this year and there’ll be a fun warm-up session with music based on the ‘Saturday Night Diva’ theme. Standard registration costs £20 but there is an Early Bird offer of £15 available until 14th July and all entrants receive an exclusive t-shirt before the event. Entries close on 3rd September or a late entry fee of £25 is available from Monday 4th September. Children aged 16 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult and walkers are requested to pledge a minimum of £40 sponsorship or make a donation in lieu of sponsorship. Walkers can either accessorise their Bath Moonlight Walk “Saturday Night Diva” T-shirt with glittery disco gear or put together their own retro, disco outfit. For excellent upcycling and to help the Hospice fund vital patient care, look for your nearest Dorothy House charity shop at www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/shops to find a vintage bargain to wear. If you’re looking for a specialist vintage store in Bath, try downstairs at ‘Coffee House 76’ on Bridge Street where you’ll find the Dorothy House vintage clothing charity shop, a useful starting point in your hunt for a retro outfit perhaps?


not just pets

B P R I N D E V Bath

they’re not just pets, they’re family

10 YEAR

ANNIVERSARY

FUN DAY

A T H ʼS E M I E R P E N D E N T E BathFrome N orUjoin us outside E Larkhall Abbey for..... 25th October - ALL DAY not just pets, 8-9 St James Parade, BATH!

with...

er

International dog listen

Based in a lovely premises in St James Parade in Bath City Centre and with two further shops ining Larkhall a and Frome, t is runn Knigh ny Not Just Pets has an extensive range of accessoriesTo and goodies for all kinds of pets.

ll

course (sign up now) & wi

e! d ad Each member of staff provides excellent, friendly customer care and is always spend time withvic customers as well as k an ing atotal be givwilling providing after sales care. Not Just Pets staff members have experience of small animals, fish, reptiles, arachnids and birds asaccessories. well as... and can offer help and advice on our huge range of pet feeds and pet a HUGE charity raffle for Greyhound Rescue

of England We offer pet boarding at our Frome branch, a pet tag engraving service West and FREE local delivery.

Tel: 01225 461461

Yummy homemade cakes | Coffee by Starbucks | Face painting Animal handling | Lucky Dip | In Store Offers

Tel: 462068 COMEDY / LIVE MUSIC / FILMTel:/01225 ARTS 447216 CAFE / KIDS EVENTS / 01373 PRIVATE HIRE NERF DOG

www.notjustpets.co.uk

10 St James Parade Bath, BA1 1UL

3 Lambridge Buildings, BA1 6RS

WWW.KOMEDIA.CO.UK/BATH

Irongates, King Street, BA11 1BH throw as many Nerf dog toys as you can through the holes in the board in 60 seconds and the winner gets a big prize!

BOX OFFICE: 0845 293 8480

22-23 WESTGATE STREET, BATH BA1 1EP www.facebook.com/NotJustPets

Tel: 01225 461461 | www.notjustpets.co.uk @NotJustPets

Get your brows ready for Summer

inbath 13


what's on Award Winning, Family Run Farm Shop Established for over 30 years Selling Quality Local Produce Open Daily 9am – 6pm (10am – 5pm on Sundays) HOME & LOCALLY REARED FRESH MEAT, POULTRY & GAME HOMEMADE SAUSAGES, BURGERS & FAGGOTS

LOCAL CHEESES & HOME COOKED MEATS LOCALLY GROWN VEGETABLES, FRUIT & SALADS HOMEMADE CAKES & PIES LOCALLY MADE CHOCOLATES & FUDGE FINE WINE, LOCAL ALE & CIDER PRESERVES & CHUTNEYS GIFT HAMPERS

C

M

Y

www.allingtonfarmshop.co.uk TEL: 01249 658112 Allington Bar Farm, Chippenham, SN14 6LJ

CM

MY

CY

CMY

K

14 inbath


m c h a r i t y wa l k f o k 8 s rw lou om u b a en f

Registered Charity No. 275745

A

THE ANNUAL DOROTHY HOUSE HOSPICE CARE

9 SEPTEMBER

www.bathmoonlightwalk.org.uk 242-2017


food and drink

The Royal Crescent Hotel

Alfresco Dining Guide 2017 Do you prefer to dine under the stars enjoying the surroundings of a nice courtyard or garden?

Dining alfresco is one of life's simple pleasures. Although we may not always be blessed with the most clement weather, there are a handful of fine dining restaurants worth a visit that can offer exquiste surroundings to match their culinary expertise. We've handpicked a few of the best fine dining restaurants for you to try this summer.

Bath Priory Hotel

Lucknam Park Hotel

The Royal Crescent Hotel

At the heart of the Bath Priory Hotel is a celebrated Michelin-starred restaurant, with magnificent views across the hotel’s awardwinning gardens.

With its pretty terrace overlooking the walled gardens and Dovecote, The Brasserie by Lucknam Park is fabulous for alfresco dining. The open kitchen and wood burning oven provide a sense of theatre as our Executive Head Chef Hywel Jones prepares creative, seasonal dishes, using the finest ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is situated in the centre of the world famous Royal Crescent, known worldwide as one of Bath’s most stunning Georgian buildings and this year celebrates 250 years iconic years of existence.

www.thebathpriory.co.uk

The menu offers a memorable culinary journey with a focus on fresh local produce, flavour and balance to create exciting, modern British dishes epitomising the best seasonal dining. Complemented by an exemplary wine cellar and exceptional insight from the Head Sommelier they ensure every detail of your dining experience is perfectly paired. Escape the hustle and bustle of Bath's city centre for a cosy, casual dining experience with a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere in The Pantry. The mouth-watering menu which includes locally sourced food and drink features classics such as The Bath Priory burger with hand cut chips or mussels in cider and parsley. On sunny days, guests can enjoy an aperitif on the terrace and admire the award-winning gardens before heading in to eat an enviable lunch in the light-filled dining room. For further details go online or call: 01225 331922

16 inbath

www.lucknampark.co.uk

The Brasserie, just 6 miles east of Bath, is open 7 days a week with a ‘must try’ summer menu available.The two course set lunch menu is from £24 per person and the three course set lunch menu from £27 per person, together with an á la carte menu available for lunch and dinner. Or for those with serious will power, there is even a ‘healthy option’ menu available. Adjoining Lucknam Park’s award-winning spa, The Brasserie makes the perfect place to stop off while enjoying a day of relaxation and rejuvenation. For further details or to make a reservation, please call 01225 742777, or visit our website www.lucknampark.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @LucknamPark and Facebook: /LucknamPark.

www.royalcrescent.co.uk

The hotel has one acre of stunning secluded gardens nestled between the main mansion building and the coaching houses that overlook Crescent Lane. This spectacular hidden gem is the perfect location for relaxing and unwinding whilst enjoying the most delicious cuisine, selection of finest tea’s & coffee’s, all day dining or a delicious spa menu lunch, this haven of tranquillity can be found just ten minutes from the central high-street. The spectacular gardens play host to The Dower House & Afternoon Tea Garden, The Taittinger Spa Garden, The Taittinger Sun Terrace and spectacular Wedding Garden. Seat in the finest surroundings whilst enjoying dishes such as Hot Feta Salad, Beer Battered Fish & Chips or a Super Food Salad should you prefer the healthier option and compliment your experience with a chilled glass of delicious Taittinger Champagne or a glass of chef’s seasonal non-alcoholic cordial!


Enjoy lunch at The Brasserie, our contemporary

and stylish restaurant only 15 minutes from Bath Enjoy our delicious 2 or 3 course set lunch menu from ÂŁ24 PER PERSON Superb menu using locally sourced seasonal produce Adjoining the fabulous Spa makes it the perfect place to stop off while enjoying a day of relaxation and rejuvenation Relaxed and beautiful surroundings - sheltered terrace perfect for al fresco dining

Call us now +44 (0)1225 742777 or book online: www.lucknampark.co.uk L U C K N A M PA R K H O T E L & S PA C O L E R N E , S N 1 4 8 A Z


alfresco dining

Allium at The Abbey Hotel

The Bath Priory Hotel

Home to some of the most elegant hotel rooms in the country from rooms boasting stunning views of The Royal Crescent lawn or private gardens, to private balconies and period features. The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge is the perfect place to visit for an after work cocktail, we’d recommend sampling a signature cocktail ‘The Queen of The Blues,’ simply delicious! If you simply cannot bear to leave and wish to sample all that the hotel has to offer, stay a little longer in one of the hotels 45 luxurious suites or rooms. Home to some of the most elegant hotel rooms in the country from rooms boasting stunning views of The Royal Crescent lawn or private gardens, to private balconies and period features. All hotel residents can enjoy complimentary valet parking and unlimited access to The Spa & Bath House during their stay. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa provides unrivalled solace for those who lead busy lives.

Ston Easton Park www.stoneaston.co.uk

Ston Easton Park holds the culinary crown when it comes to serving award-winning cuisine in the most exquisite surroundings. The Sorrel Restaurant, open every day to nonresidents and hotel guests, is regarded as

18 inbath

Ston Easton Park one of the best restaurants in Bath, attracting diners from far and wide for special occasions, family celebrations and gourmet dining experiences. As well as the exquisite Georgian oakpanelled Sorrel Restaurant with spectacular views over the Humphrey Repton landscaped gardens, there are a number of private dining rooms available for intimate celebrations as well as larger dinner parties.To complement the awardwinning cuisine, the hotel’s cellars are famed for their selection of fine wines, vintages and extensive range of New World and table wines. Not only does the hotel provide a fine dining experience you can also pay a visit to Ston Easton Park for a Quintessentially English Afternoon Tea, a beautiful British way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends and family.

Allium at The Abbey Hotel

www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk

Summer in the city is perfect for café culture, and when the sun shines the terrace at Allium is one of the best venues in the heart of Bath. Allium has one of the largest pavement terraces in the heart of the city, stop off and watch the world go by. From coffee and croissants in the morning through to light lunches, elegant afternoon tea, early evening cocktails and dinner. You can while a way a few hour’s people watching as the world goes by with some of the cities best attractions in your eye line.

Cloisters Restaurant at Bailbrook House www.bailbrookhouse.co.uk

Set in the original basement of Bailbrook Mansion House the restaurant design takes full advantage of the stunning architectural features of this historic building. The ceiling, made of painstakingly restored Bath Stone, is a set of round domes supported by pillars. Archways have been opened up to provide excellent views of the hotel grounds and the City of Bath in the valley beyond. There is a selection of seating areas to choose from including the logia setting with views of the lawn and the grand wisteria, two raised areas with views of the parkland and a further lower area for a more romantic setting. The lighting is a feature of the room and was sourced from Chad lighting of Birmingham and is modelled on a designed used in Warwick Castle. The restaurant is accessed by a lift down from the hotel lobby. The fine dining menu is supported where possible with ingredients from local suppliers. Drinks may be enjoyed before and after dinner in one of the stylish lounges on the ground floor of Bailbrook Mansion House. These lounges benefit from unparalleled views over the Avon Valley and the City of Bath. Afternoon tea at Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath: There are three elegant lounges situated in the Mansion House, all affording excellent views over the lawns and parkland of the hotel grounds as well as the Avon Valley and the City of Bath. We serve afternoon tea daily as well as the increasingly popular elevenses. Our afternoon teas are hand made by our expert chefs and include a selection of delicious pastries, cakes and finger sandwiches. We serve leaf tea only and our waiting staff will present to you a selection of the finest teas or coffee should you prefer.


Al Fresco Dining at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Relax in our magnificent acre of secluded gardens and enjoy seasonal dishes from the All Day Dining Menu accompanied by a Taittinger Champagne or Grey Goose Martini Flight. All Day Dining - From £9.95 per dish Cocktails - From £16 Social Bites - From £4 per dish

Afternoon Tea is served daily in the beautiful surrounds of The RCH Gardens, between 1.30pm & 6pm. From £35 Per Person - Add a Taittinger Champagne Flight or Martini Flight for £20 per person Advance booking advisable.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS 01225 823333 info@royalcrescent.co.uk royalcrescent.co.uk I #RCHBath


alfresco dining

Milsom Place

Enjoy the perfect rendezvous for those lazy afternoons or warm summer evenings. You will never be short of options when it comes to dining outside in the city centre, with numerous restaurants offering up 'Alfresco' facilities. We take a look at just some of Bath's best locations to dine out this summer. One such location is Milsom Place who are offering up a summer-long alfresco where you will discover a distinctly Continental vibe. Bask in the sunshine and enjoy fabulous food right in the heart of the city. A feast of flavours includes Italian at Carluccio’s and Jamie’s Italian, and French specialities at Côte Brasserie as well as an edgy, cosmopolitan atmosphere at CAU, direct from Buenos Aires. Côte Brasserie offers superb value with its lunch and early evening menus priced at £10.95 for two courses or £12.95 for three. There are “Plats Rapides” for shoppers on a mission like the classical Steak Frites plus a mouth-watering range of seasonal dishes including Artichoke and Goat’s Cheese Terrine paired with a glass of Fleurie packed with a spicy, red berry flavour. Carluccio’s has a built its reputation by combining signature Italian dishes that pack a punch like Risotto Al Fungi, together with Chef’s Specials such as Cod in Cartoccio cooked in a paper parcel with tomatoes, lemon and pesto. Carluccio’s Deli provides just the excuse you need to eat in the open air with their fabulous picnics. With just four hours’ notice, you can tuck into a Carluccio’s Classic Picnic including Antipasti Misti, chicken poached in lemon and herbs and Apricot Frangipane for a perfect summer’s evening in the park.

20 inbath

The terrace at Jamie’s Italian is a well- kept secret; providing a show- stopping view of the city, and that’s before the food arrives. Alfresco Jamie’s style serves up Primavera Ravioli – buffalo ricotta & black pepper pasta parcels in a lemony butter sauce with peas, mint & pea shoots - or Jamie’s Octopus Ravioli - octopus & squid-ink pasta parcels in a rich shellfish & tomato sauce, topped with handpicked Cornish crab. For dessert, indulge in a Mighty Mess Sundae with smashed meringue, strawberry compote and vanilla gelato or Lemon Polenta Cake for a finale with zing. CAU imports some of the vitality and sense of fun for which Buenos Aires is renowned.The best steaks and burgers in town originate on the Pampas grasslands where Aberdeen Angus cattle are nurtured to perfection. Call in for a cocktail or book a Sunday roast with the family and explore this melting pot of comfort food. For a light bite check out the Argentinian take on a pasty, empanadas filled with spicy beef; street food anticuchos; a skewer of grilled prawns complemented by papaya salsa, or CAU’s ever-popular flatbreads.

Vino Vino delicious artisan sharing boards, small plates and scrumptious desserts, all using locally sourced produce alongside the finest continental produce available. You will find a warm welcome from the highly trained team of staff, to ensure you enjoy a unique experience. Their covered terrace, with heaters, offers a great area to relax with a glass of wine. Las Iguanas, Bath's top Latin American venue, has a pretty courtyard and an emphasis on fun and good value. Dishes originate from Mexico, Chile and Brazil, if you are in the mood for a taste of the World.

For a full listing of stores and what’s on at Milsom Place, visit: www.milsom.place.co.uk

Finally, on Seven Dials, the Thai Balcony is one of Bath's best Thai restaurants, serving up authentic food, freshly prepared using ingredients from the finest suppliers both locally and directly from Thailand. As the name suggest, the restaurant has a beautifully lit balcony that where some lucky diners can sit out and enjoy their food.

The Seven Dials is another location that delivers a couple of treats for your delectation. Vino Vino wine and cocktail bar is a sophisticated bar with a continental feel. Vino Vino are passionate and serious about good food and wine, offering

The Roman Baths Kitchen is a neighbourhood brasserie located in the centre of the stunning city of Bath. This beautiful Georgian townhouse has been lovingly and respectfully transformed into a fresh, contemporary restaurant.


THE PERFECT SPOT FOR ALL DAY DINING Alfresco dining in the iconic Abbey square Delicious seasonal dishes, fresh from the kitchen using locally sourced ingredients TWO FOR

ÂŁ10

COCKTAILS*

For more information visit romanbathkitchen.co.uk Bookings 01225 477877 | rbk@searcys.co.uk * On selected cocktails from 5pm

The Roman Bath Kitchen is managed by Bath & North East Somerset Council and catering is provided by Searcys

romanbathkitchen.co.uk


alfresco dining

The Roman Baths Kitchen Roman Baths Kitchen is perfectly positioned for a stop-off between sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy alfresco dining all day with unrivalled views of some of Bath’s iconic landmarks including Bath Abbey and the Pump Room; there couldn’t be a more idyllic spot. The new summer menu for 2017, created by Head Chef Ross Shaw, has a fantastic selection of feel good dishes, using the very best in locally sourced seasonal ingredients. So why not try something new this summer? Tuck into our Avocado Bruschetta or flavoursome Superfood Salad, with quinoa, beetroot, avocado, toasted walnuts, charred sweet potato and harissa yoghurt dressing. The new breakfast menu is also available until midday, each day and includes The Detox with a Green Balance Shot, Superfood Fruit salad with bee pollen & chia seed yoghurt or for something a little bit more indulgent why not start the day with The Lumberjack, a stack of buttermilk pancakes served with maple syrup & streaky bacon or berries and Greek yoghurt.

more private dining areas. Offering modern Italian cuisine where the menus are thoughtfully tailored to meet guests’ tastes and expectations. Hall & Woodhouse at 1 Old King Street is a spectacular pub and restaurant whose venue can only be described as simply stunning and was judged by the Sunday Mail to be one of the 6 must-see venues when visiting Bath – they described it as “the talk of the town”. A spiralling staircase leads upward from the ground floor Bar, to the first floor Dining Room and onto the Roof Terrace bar (unique in Bath). Located underneath the Florentine arches of Pulteney Bridge, on the weir is Ponte Vecchio, another classy Italian, the restaurant has a large patio area to the front of the restaurant and is a lovely spot to enjoy a light lunch or bite to eat on a summers day. Choose from a varied menu and enjoy an authentic freshly made pizza, a plate of fresh pasta or perhaps a succulent steak. All this and more, plus a daily selection of special dishes.

A 10 minute stroll from Bath city centre and you will find the Bathwick Boatman. Overlooking one of the prettiest reaches of the River Avon . Perched above Bath’s historic boating station, this old rowing clubhouse is a charming place to enjoy lunch or dinner.

Make sure to find time to simply, sit back, relax and watch the world go whilst sipping on one of our Summer Cocktails, including favourites like the classic Peach Bellini and the refreshing Cucumber and Elderflower Vodka Collins. Make sure to take advantage of fantastic two for £10 cocktails which are available from 5pm daily.

Designated a World Heritage site in 1987, Bath's historical and architectural splender creates an amazing backdrop to accompany any occasion. The neo-classical buildings and set-piece terraces, crescents, squares and of course the Circus, offer up a sumptuous side dish that makes eating out in Bath a unique experience.

From the 17th June – 31st August the Roman Baths are open until late, providing a great opportunity to really make a night of it. Dine at the Roman Baths Kitchen and finish your evening with a visit to the Roman Baths to explore the fabulous ruins by torchlight.

Restaurants such as Rustico Bistro. Located in one of Bath's most beautiful streets. Situated within walking distance of two of the Cities most famous attractions, The Royal Crescent and The Circus, Rustico Bistro offers ahaven of great food for locals and visitors alike.

Book online: www.romanbathkitchen.co.uk Tel: 01225 477877

With freshly prepared, traditional Italian food in a initmate and friendly atmosphere, Rustico Bistro will give you a taste of Italy to remember.

Our final location is the Hope and Anchor at Midford. Set in the heart of the delightful Cam valley, a 10-minute drive from Bath city centre or alternatively now a fairly gentle and very scenic cycle ride along the new Colliers Way cycle path which leads straight into the pub car park (and then on to Radstock for the more energetic).

With additional seating outside, Rustico comes alive in the Summer giving your Alfresco dining experience a real Mediterrainean feel.

The pub is one for Bath's discerning diners with consistently delicious, reasonably priced food in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

Another city centre location of note is Aqua Restaurant and Bar, situated in a fine arts and crafts building, with a large and theatrical main dining area, gallery, alfresco courtyard and other

22 inbath

The Bathwick Boatman offers a deliciously simple and rustic menu made with the freshest produce on the market. Everything is freshly prepared on the premises and the dishes reflect a love of robust earthy flavours.


A lot of fresh organic vegetables and seafood as in the summer i try to work with lighter and fresher recipes .

been in many places so i enriched my food knowledge a lot .I love Asian and Caribbean flavours , but here we cook Italian!

fan of Queen , Pellegrino Artusi to show him if i got his teachings in the right way. let's say it would be an interesting table!

'The perfect Alfresco venue' Rustico Bistro Italiano is located in one of Bath's most beautiful streets. Situated within walking distance of two of the Cities most famous attractions, The Royal Crescent and The Circus, Rustico Bistro offers ahaven of great food for locals and visitors alike. With freshly prepared, traditional Italian food in a initmate and friendly atmosphere, Rustico Bistro will give you a taste of Italy to remember. With additional seating outside, Rustico comes alive in the Summer giving your Alfresco dining experience a real Mediterrainean feel.

BAT0711/019

07/05/2015 15:07

inbath 23


food and drink

food and drink

Captivating Catalonia Food and Wine Tour of Catalonia: part one The autumn afternoon sun shone as I arrived in Barcelona and headed for my downtown hotel. Easily finding my bearings I headed for the first event of many planned for a Wine and Food orientated experience in this Spanish Mediterranean outpost known as Catalonia. I navigated the trams with ease and headed With Summer just around the corner, The Cross downtown to the annual Wine Fair showing Keys in Midford have been working hard to make over 200 wines in the middle of the square to sure that the whole family is catered for. the head of the magnificent Arc del Triomf in the late afternoon. You won’t just find a warm welcome at the pub and restaurant in Bath, but you’ll find a great Families were dominant within the carnival selection of home made pub food, freshly atmosphere of the grand show. Mixing and prepared in house with lots of fine wine ,real ale milling about with a sort of free Mediterranean and cider. spirit, the seniors of the families were tasting and buying from whoever they fancied. It would Having spent the Winter redeveloping their be hard to imagine a nicer event for me to kick garden, you will now find new gazeebos, all off with as I tasted Cava, Costers del Segre weather surfaces, and a new extended play area (red, white and rose), Tarragona and the fabled for the children which means that the younger Priorat with true abandon. ones are entertained whilst you can relax in the sun with a drink and some home made food. But it was the next few days that were to open my eyes to what Catalonia really had to offer. Traditional madeinpub For those of youhome with an interest food, wine, With a range of daily specials and great Sunday historic monuments plus a myriad of stunning roasts, you’llvistas definitely spoilt when and varied this be might justforbechoice the new you sit down dine at the Cross Keys. All the place in yourtogastronomic itinerary? food is freshly prepared and cooked on site, so you be sure you’llwith be getting some Ourcan journey started a walking tourofofthe freshest andtaking tastiest theand South Barcelona in pub sitesfood thatin stun the West. corners of the city that surprise and delight as the daring and colourful modern architecture nestlesfrom alongside classical baroque styles Open 12.00 noon everyday withpub a sprinkling of Roman thrown in forday good The is open from 12:00 noon every measure. It’s all here within close proximity of The Bath Brew House the blue Mediterranean Sea. free

region) of Emporda perhaps little known in the UK but full of promise and quirky quality. Our first of many treats was to experience the architectural genius of Celler Brugarol at the Mas Bell-lloc (beautiful place) cut into the red soiled landscape with huge staves of linked rusting steel inviting you down mysterious with fresh coffee available and its lunch food being pathwaytillinto a modern winery situated mainly served 2:15pm Monday to Friday. Then from underground. It was are a cross between middle 6pm evening meals served ,perfect for all earth mystery and a giant Serra and the family. Food served allRichard day Saturday sculpture (Guggenheim, Bilbao) extolling form Sunday. and texture amongst indigenous flowers, shrubs and trees. IOffers couldn’t help thinking how it might Special melt into the landscape in future years. As we - Daily 'specials board'. marvelled at this innovative winery the wine opened anddeals offered our tasters. -was 2 &being 3 course special forto Sunday roasts The were grown in selected soils Askgrapes about our reduced portion sizes andand climes as the undulation of the estate enabled children's meals. an eclectic mix to be planted. Malvasia, Xarel-o -and BuyMuscatel two meals from were the specials board and grapes for the whites plus get the cheapest at half price!! between 6pm Cabernets, Monastrell, Grenache and Carinena and dayswines a week. for the7pm, reds.7 The offered for tasting were made with minimal handling allowing the plots of More thanthe just a pub soil to express terrior of the or estate. Needles to say the wines had real character, depth of restaurant flavour and wi-fi, quality Do search this With FREE BTabound! Sports channel, a out regular estate for annight ethereal glimpse of winerybeer very charity quiz on Sundays, anaannual close toand, nature. festival with the newly redeveloped garden, regualr BBQ's and live music (please see our On to our (Hotel Terraza) aboutof 70k east website forhotel details), you'll find plenty fun, to the town Roses was aatbeach Spa hotel laughter andofconversation The Cross Keys, situated on a curve of a huge bay allowing us the home from home. to trace our coastal journey with the twinkle of village lights alongwww.crosskeysbath.co.uk the way. Regional dishes For more details: were wheeled out including Mussels, lovely or call 01225 849180 salads and delicate desserts. Our long day was fading and we retired.

Newly redeveloped beer garden offers something for everyone at the Cross Keys.

Café Rouge launches their new menu collection

Café Rouge unveils their new menu collection, inspired by this season’s flavours and tastes. Their Executive Chef Bruno Balle has travelled across France, from Calais to Corsica, sourcing the best ingredients and suppliers to create their new à la carte and set menus.

Traditional home made food at The Cross Keys

You won’t just find a warm welcome at our pub Beloved Frenchinclassics and newfind seasonal and restaurant Bath, but you’ll a great flavours are atmade the heart the freshly menus, which selectionand of home pub of food, are the culmination of the traditional recipes and prepared in house with lots of ales, beers and techniques thattoo. the Executive Chef experienced wines to drink on his travels. Embracing the French way of life, the menu welcomes families and friends to Traditional home made pub sit down and enjoy great French food and drink With a range of daily whether they’ve got aspecials little timeand or agreat lot. Sunday roasts, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice when you sit downthe to dine the Crossproduce Keys. and Celebrating fresh,atin-season springtime flavours, Café Rouge have introduced Allnew our Spring food is Set freshly prepared and cooked a Menu from £10.95 for twoon site, so you sure you’ll be such getting courses. Youcan canbeexpect starters assome Terrine of the freshest and tastiest pub food in the South de Jambon, a ham hock, pea and mustard West. terrine with shallot and raisin chutney, to mains

like Steak Frites and Tarte de Printemps, a Open from 12.00 noon homemade shortcrust party everyday tart with confit Our pub is open from 12:00 noon dayand shallots, Emmental cheese, goats’every cheese with fresh coffee available and lunch sundried tomatoes. The delicate and food zingybeing served till 2:15pm Monday to Friday with Lemon Posset with an almond tuile wouldfood be a served all day Saturday. from for 6pm we£3 perfect finishing touch to Then the meal, just begin serving our evening meals and specials, more. perfect for all the family. The set menu can be enjoyed from lunchtime More than just amaking pub orit arestaurant through until close, great choice for We like bite to think that we offer more than just a quick at lunch, pre-theatre dinner or a your big average pub or restaurant. With FREE BT family celebration. And, if you have the wi-fi, time to Sports–channel, a regular charityjoin quiz night on linger please be their guest… Café Rouge Sundays, an annual with and from 7.30pm and thebeer tablefestival is yours forBBQ the whole live music, you'll find plenty of fun, laughter and evening. conversation at The Cross Keys, the home from home. Continuing their passion for food, the much-loved restaurant group have evolved and welcomed July/Aug new dishes to their à la carte menu menu. The atmosphere was everywhere as we joined Up early with our colleagues and eager to get on Discover the rich tapestry of French provenance in the wonderful bustle of this major the road to sample wines at La Vinyeta winery InBath city; streets www.inbath.net @InBath in their new Charcuterie et Fromage – a curated small and mysterious to fast-paced boulevards app. 22k to the North East of the coast. This is selection of artisanal products from suppliers in and the ubiquitous trams zig zaging to the the base of the Pyrenees showing different soils different regions of France: potted pork rillettes, outskirts of the city. and climate pointing to different styles of wine. which are produced to an age old traditional On arrival we were invited to venture into the recipe in Lambersart, Lille by the Pourbaix Museums and restaurants were our quarry as to to see how the poor soils enjoying were tamed Dovineyards you prefer dine under the stars the family sincebeer 1976; delicate jambon de Bayonne we were expertly There guided to is places that were betterby the vines, olive fruitortrees enabling in surroundings of a groves nice courtyard garden? nothing than spending aandlost afternoon a pub garden. dry-cured with salts from nearby Abour marshes a feast for the eyes. Suddenly it was 2pm seasonal bounty to be harvested. La Vinyeta was A quintessentially experience, the enjoying a few cold ones for at least 210 days; flavoursome Barbary duck and lunch called! We were directed to theBritish aWell comparatively new winery producing winesit)sun of if the answer islounging yes (and whyin wouldn't breast smoked traditional way over beech Hotel Cotton House that had justlittle undergone exceptional quality ranging from rich whites to then Bath has an embarrassment of riches for you whilst the ones can run themselves into the ground. It ticks allthethe boxes! wood shavings, and rich and creamy Camembert a complete restoration turning it into a major reds with the addition of brilliant dessert tofull-on experience. Whether your inclinations are for from Brittany – all accompanied by shallot and gastronomic venue of sumptuous proportion. wineslate all offered individually crafted bottles, those summerwith evenings or lazy afternoons, raisingor chutney and crusty baguette.the It was certainly reminiscent of great and grand colour and stylistic presentations throughout. it's choice easy to findsits a picturesque at a of a canal Whether your establishment of on thelocation banks river, overlooks dining but with a casualness that indicated Impressive and confident, were impressed reputable restaurant orwe bistro to all satisfy countryside or indeed offers a rest bite from the hustle and bustle of the city, a few social drinks is Café Rouge’s new à la carte menu and seasonal sheer professionalism. with this modern winery the hills. your everyinwhim. Spring drinking. Set Menu celebrate the new season the perfect way to spend some time – whatever you're bringing guests the perfect choice for both lunch After lunch it was onward to the eastern coastal Stephen is adetails Wine, about Food and To findBarrett out more this Travel years and dinner, whilst always providing a welcoming region known as Costa Brava our journey Writer based in Plymouth. Stephen welcomes July/August issuse, contact: and relaxed t's On, as showing us just what to expect we hugged via his website Bath has to offer, Wha It would be Ping almost impossible tocorrespondence cover every location butambiance. we hope the few we Beer Gardens bes, Coom Dining, the coast forsco100k to taste wines at Palamos. www.stephenbarrett.com, Alfre e... erty and much mor Days Out, Prop have selected will give you ample opportunity to enjoy your surroundings well as a drink or two. For more as detsails: www.caferouge.com This is a region in the DO (authoritative wine Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter BistroWineMan

inbath

Be part of our annual Alfresco Dining and Beer Gardens focus

Bath's Best Beer Gardens

mer Sum in the city

"

+

24 inbath 30 JulyAug16Draft.indd

1

craig@inbath.net

23/05/2016 14:24

This lovely country inn has open fires and a great atmosphere! There is a great menu and a specials board. The food was excellent and well presented by super staff!

"


Cross Keys CROSS KEYS 'Y our Inn.....our Inn.....our Home' Your home

Visit our family run 18th century alehouse and restaurant. Over 300 years old and undergoing a major a fabulous of traditional and contemporary. Visit our family runrefurbishment 18th century -alehouse andblend restaurant. With a new chef undergoing and new menu, large family garden regular quiz of nights look out forcontemporary. our Over 300 years old and a major refurbishment - aand fabulous blend traditional and events thesoon, summer ourregular annualquiz beernights festival. With a newspecial chef and new throughout menu coming realsuch firesasand look out for our special events through spring and summer such as our annual beer festival.

Come and enjoy our newly refurbished Beer Garden. What's on thisforsummer! The perfect spot this Summer all the family.

July 9th Country night!! Jonny Cash tribute.....BBQ....outside bar August 5th 6th 7th Cross Keys annual beer festival!! Live music.... BBQ.... great selection of real ales

September 3rd Jamaican night!! Live music... authentic Jamaican food.... outside bar June to September 4th BBQ Every Saturday and Sunday (Weather permiting!!)

Midford Road | Combe Down | Bath | BA2 5RZ Midford RoadTel: | Combe | Bath | BA2 5RZ 01225Down 849180 Tel: 01225 849180 www.crosskeysbath.co.uk www.crosskeysbath.co.uk

www.facebook.com/cross.keys www.facebook.com/cross.keys

@TheCrossKeysUK @TheCrossKeysUK


bath's best beer gardens

The Boater

The Bath Brew House

The Cross Keys

Bath's best beer gardens The Cross Keys Midford Midford Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 5RZ Tel: 01225 849180

With Summer just around the corner, The Cross Keys in Midford have been working hard to make sure that the whole family is catered for. You won’t just find a warm welcome at the pub and restaurant in Bath, but you’ll find a great selection of home made pub food, freshly prepared in house with lots of ales, beers and wines to drink too. Having spent the Winter redeveloping their garden, you will now find new gazeebos, all weather surfaces, and a new extended play area for the children which means that the younger ones are entertained whilst you can relax in the sun with a drink and some home made food. Traditional home made pub With a range of daily specials and great Sunday roasts, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice when you sit down to dine at the Cross Keys. All the food is freshly prepared and cooked on site, so you can be sure you’ll be getting some of the freshest and tastiest pub food in the South West. Open from 12.00 noon everyday The pub is open from 12:00 noon every day with fresh coffee available and lunch food being served till 2:15pm Monday to Friday with food served all day Saturday. Then from 6pm evening meals and special are served,perfect for all the family. Special Offers: - Daily 'specials board' - 2 & 3 course special deals for Sunday roasts Ask about our reduced portion sizes and children's meals - Buy two meals from the specials board and get the cheapest at half price!! between 6pm and 7pm

26 inbath

More than just a pub or restaurant

With FREE wi-fi, BT Sports channel, a regular charity quiz night on Sundays, an annual beer festival and, with the newly redeveloped garden, regualr BBQ's and live music, you'll find plenty of fun, laughter and conversation at The Cross Keys, the home from home. For more details: www.crosskeysbath.co.uk

The Boater

9 Argyle Street, Bath, BA2 4BQ Tel: 01225 464211

Located by Pultney Bridge, next to their weir, The Boater has a Beer Garden to be proud of. Recently refurbished and lined with trees to keep you cool if you so choose, The Boater's Beer Garden is an all day sun trap. The famous waterside garden promises lovely views of the weir, a heated terrace – and even its own outdoor bar. Arguably Bath’s best beer garden, it is to great use by cooking up brilliant BBQ's on sunny summer afternoons. Just a drop kick away from Bath’s ‘Rec’ rugby stadium, The Boater is the ideal spot to enjoy a pre-match pint. After the game, you can celebrate in style too – who says rugby and champagne don’t mix… www.boaterbath.co.uk

Pig and Fiddle

2, Saracen Street, Bath, BA1 5BR Tel: 01225 460868

The Pig and Fiddle is a one off. Everyone in Bath old enough to drink knows the Pig and they have probably passed many happy summer evenings drinking with friends in our beer garden. Young and old are treated with respect and welcome to join the large and loyal regular trade.

It is a source of great pride for the pub that they don't have to have regular door security. The Pig is not a quiet pub by any means, in fact at the weekends it can be a bit of a squeeze, but it is generally a good natured, happy place to be and we intend to keep it that way. Apart from the fabulous heated garden with over 20 large tables the Pig is famous for its live music sessions, DJ's and its live sport. www.butcombe.com/the-pig-and-fiddle

The Bath Brew House

14 James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX Tel 01225 805609

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to spend a sunny afternoon, grab a post-work drink or enjoy the full three courses, The Bath Brew House needs to be on your list this summer. The city centre brew-pub boasts a huge outdoor space, complete with a free ping pong table, outside ‘Garden Bar’ specialising in local ciders and a selection of outdoor board games - the Giant Jenga is a personal favourite but, be warned, may result in relationship counselling! The pub runs live music sessions every Sunday in their suntrap garden, showcasing some of the best musical talent in Bath and beyond (every week from 4-9pm, best enjoyed after one of their huge roast dinners!) They run the same menu throughout the pub, so you can make the most of the on-site smokehouse and rotisserie whilst basking in the sun. The Bath Brew House has proven incredibly popular with students and CAMRA members alike, and has played a huge role in the rising interest in craft beer within Bath. The pub is listed as dog-friendly, and it couldn’t be truer - the friendly staff rush over with dog bowls and biscuits the moment a four-legged friend steps through the door! The perfect place to enjoy a coffee in the morning right through to a glass of wine under the fairylights, The Brew House has a homely feel and a great atmosphere any time of day. Blankets are proffered in an old wicker basket for the night-owl customers among you, and the covered space is a great haven for when the British weather shows its true colours!


PROBABLY THE BEST

suntrap garden IN BATH

01225 805609

info@thebathbrewhouse

@BathBrewHouse

14 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BX


bath's best beer gardens

The Hare and Hounds

The Crystal Palace One of their garden walls has been painted with an illustration of the brewing process of real ale – an experience you can enjoy first-hand on their Brewery Tours and Brewery Experience Days. www.thebathbrewhouse.com

The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay Combe Hay, BA2 7EG, Tel: 01225 833504

The Wheatsheaf is situated in large terraced gardens overlooking the village of Combe Hay in idyllic countryside just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Bath. The Wheatsheaf is a haven of contemporary rustic chic, preserving the best of the past and enhancing the present. Real Ales, local Cider and an impressive, as well as attractively economical Wine List are still available from the Bar and only the very best of local and home grown produce is used in the preparation and cooking of the stylish and mouth-watering food in the Restaurant. During Spring and Summer the Terrace and garden beckon. www.wheatsheafcombehay.com

The Crystal Palace 10-11 Abbey Green, Bath, BA1 1NW Tel: 01225 482666

A beautiful, traditional pub at the heart of the city The Crystal Palace is one of the city’s true gems. Just metres from the Roman Baths, the pub is a historic landmark in itself – a Grade II listed building that makes a special setting for dinner or drinks all year round. One of the best pubs in Bath to spend a balmy summer evening, The Crystal Palace boasts a large patio area to the rear with plenty of seating available. With patio heaters on hand to fend off any chills, you can enjoy the great outdoors long after the sun goes down. www.crystalpalacepub.co.uk

Hare and Hounds

Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5TJ Tel: 01225 482682

At The Hare & Hounds you’ll find fabulous food,

28 inbath

The Wheatsheaf, Combe Hay friendly service and stunning views. If it’s sunny, you can soak up some rays on the terrace and enjoy unrivaled views over the Bath countryside. Open from 8.30am for breakfasts and morning coffee,the pub serves food all day, every day – so whatever time it is, you’ll find something to tempt you. Visit for the views and stay for the friendly service and fabulous food. www.hareandhoundsbath.com

The Bathampton Mill

Mill Lane, Bathampton, Bath, BA2 6TS Tel: 01225 469 758 Amongst the rolling English countryside just north of Bath city. We are the perfect place to wind down and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Boasting an expansive menu featuring a wide choice of starters, sharing platters, light bites, mains, and tempting desserts, The Bathampton certainly won’t disappoint when it comes to satisfying your appetite. But that’s not all. This premium establishment also provides the ultimate destination to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Situated just north of the city of Bath, The Bathampton Mill should always be your first port of call for drinks in the sunshine, an impromptu lunch date, or a delicious, three-course meal with friends and family. You will also be able to enjoy stunning riverside views! www.thebathamptonmill.co.uk

The Cork

11-12 Westgate Buildings, BA1 1EB Tel: 01225 333582

The Cork located on Westgate Buildings, Bath is situated within walking distance of all visitor attractions, shopping areas, the train station and coach park. The building where The Cork is, was historically a ‘debtors’ prison, and renovations have left the stunning Bath sandstone exposed. Comprising of two bars, two vaulted party pod booths, a conservatory and a large al fresco terrace area. The Cork offers an ideal location

to socialise, relax, watch live sport or have a full on party! A full, varied range of wines, cocktails, hot beverages, real ales, cider, craft beers, plus an extensive list of whiskies, Bourbons and rums really make The Cork one of the places to visit in the UK. With a theme of fun fun and fun, The Cork has two Party Pods that can be hired for karaoke or live sports or to play your own music. A function area is available for larger parties too. The jewel in the crown is the fantastic south facing garden terrace which opens out onto the bustling James Street West. Arrive early for those best seats! Craft Beer? Cider? Cocktails? Pimms? Aperol Spritz? .. we have it all ! Expect to see and listen to DJs, live bands, comedy acts and magicians, not to mention their own fun and games including the legendary Sunday night pub quiz. The food is fun too. All prepared on site - ale battered fish and chips; salads; posh kebab; wraps; flatbreads; hand crafted burgers, chili hot dogs, nachos and huge hand cut chips are legendary in Bath. The Cork shows all Sky and BT Sports games and will include a summer of sport plus It won’t be long before the domestic footy is back on too. Don’t forget there are select drinks reduced for students and for The Cork App users which is free to download !! www.thecork.co.uk

Sub 13

4 Edgar Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2EE Tel: 01225 466667

At Sub 13 you can enjoy outdoor drinking all year round in our exclusive garden terrace with seating for 120 people, comfy cushions and a mixture of benches and tables. Completely re-imagined by designer Shaun Clarkson, we are proud to be home to the Perrier-Jouët Champagne terrace. A suntrap in the summer and a covered area with added heating means you can enjoy al fresco drinking all-year-around – a rare treat in central Bath! www.sub13.net


food and drink

food and drink book releases

5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food

by Jamie Oliver Publisher: Michael Joseph RRP: £ 13.00 (Hardcover) Cooking doesn't have to be complicated - that's why Jamie's Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen.

A Sumptuous Summer at the Pump Room A trip to Bath wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Georgian splendour of The Pump Room, with its Corinthian columns and crystal chandelier. Live music is played daily by The Pump Room Trio and resident pianist , to create an enchanting atmosphere - there couldn’t be a more refined dining experience in town this summer! From the 17th June to the 31st August enjoy ‘A Sumptuous Summer’ at The Pump Room. At lunchtime enjoy a selection of delicious seasonal dishes and join in ‘The Grape Escape’ – a culinary journey where wine is truly integrated. In the evening choose from either the dinner menu or from the light bites menu – a selection of tasty flatbreads served with spicy fries £12.95 each or £17.95 each with a summer cocktail available from 5.30pm - 9.00pm. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy long balmy summer evenings with mouth-watering seasonal dishes - the perfect excuse to get together with friends and family. You can sit back and relax whilst listening to live music and sipping cocktails, in these elegant surroundings. Why not try the popular Somerset Cocktail? A refreshing blend of Somerset Pomona (local cider brandy), lemonade, fresh strawberries and mint, or for something different try our Blood Orange Bellini a blend of blood orange and chilled prosecco. Chef's recommendations From the new summer evening menu -

30 inbath

Starters

Cornish crab with pea mousse and pink grapefruit £9.50

It's all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it's finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you've let the oven do the hard work for you. We're talking quality over quantity, a little diligence on the cooking front, and in return massive flavour.

Bath chap and ham hock terrine, pickled heritage carrot £6.95

Mains

Chargrilled Barnsley chop, warm potato salad, summer greens £17.50 Roast Monkfish, mussel and clam broth £19.00

Desserts

Baked peach and brown sugar meringue, blueberry cream £6.95 Dark chocolate tart, cherry ripple clotted cream £6.95 Summer evening dining also coincides with the late-night opening of the Roman Baths, where visitors can purchase tickets to explore the Roman ruins under torchlight until 10.00pm. Why not take advantage of the new From Romans to Georgians package and combine a visit to the Roman Baths with an indulgent fourcourse dinner, a summer cocktail and a glass of famous spa water all for £50 - the perfect way to end a day and an opportunity not to be missed! Reservations are available Monday – Sunday and booking is recommended. To make a booking or for more information about the new From Romans to Georgians package, visit pumproombath.co.uk The Pump Room Restaurant Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ Tel: 01225 444477

Truly Scrumptious Baby:

My complete feeding and weaning plan for 6 months and beyond by Holly Willoughby Publisher: Harper Thorsons RRP: £ 16.99 (Hardcover) Your little one has reached 6 months. Milk feeds may have been a doddle or a struggle but you’ve made it and it’s time for the next step: the colourful, flavourful, wonderful world of food! The thought of weaning can be daunting to the most self-assured mums and dads. I know I felt that way, even with my third! But while every baby is different, one thing is the same for all parents: the importance of serving them delicious, nutritious dishes with minimal fuss and maximum benefits.


A Sumptuous Summer Join us for

EVENING DINING AND SUMMER COCKTAILS

Live Music

17th June - 31st August 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Book online: pumproombath.co.uk | 01225 444477 The Pump Room is managed by Bath & North East Somerset Council and catering is provided by Searcys


food and drink

food and drink book releases

Sweet

by Yotam Ottolenghi Publisher: Ebury Press RRP: £ 27.00 (Hardcover)

A summer of sumptuous cuisine at Bistrot Pierre

In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.

Our relaxed and friendly bistrot is the place to go for any occasion this summer. Situated in a Grade II listed building within a terraced parade of Georgian houses, our bistrot can be found close to historic landmarks such as the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey. Our bistrot is a unique place in which food and drink can be enjoyed in true French style. Bistrot Pierre’s ‘raison d’etre’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus.

Our bistrot is a unique place in which food and drink can be enjoyed in true French style. Bistrot Pierre’s ‘raison d’etre’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. We like to combine French bistrot classics like steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée with our own take on regional favourites like confit de canard and our pâté de campagne. All of our dishes are freshly prepared every day by our chefs, using a mix of artisan produce and carefully sourced ingredients. Open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner as well as breakfast at weekends, we have something for everyone. Alongside our À la carte menu we run a range of offers throughout the day, offering a great experience whichever time you choose to visit. We have a great selection of gluten-free dishes and a child-friendly menu on offer to help make your experience in our bistrot enjoyable for all. We also host special events each month, so there’s always a reason to celebrate over a great meal and good company. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

32 inbath

MENUS Petit déjeuner Cooked breakfast from £4.95 – weekends only Prix fixe lunch 1 course £9.95 2 courses £11.95 3 courses £13.95 Pre théâtre 2 courses £14.95 Menu enfant Main, dessert and a drink £6.50 View full menus on our website www.bistrotpierre.co.uk. Bistrot Pierre 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED Tel: 01225 321 840

Comfort

by Candice Brown Publisher: Ebury Press RRP: £ 20.00 (Hardcover) Secondary school teacher and pub landlord's daughter Candice Brown stole the show with her amazing bakes and weekly lipstick change in The Great British Bake Off tent of 2016. This year the Sunday Times columnist will be bringing out her first cookbook - all about home comforts. These are the recipes Candice learned to bake from her nan and mum, recipes close to her heart, that should be served up as a big generous slice - and preferably on a vintage plate if you have one. Candice's recipes are easy to make, no nonsense and hearty. She has a recipe up her sleeve for every occasion - for baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and fancier recipes for weekends.


Great value, provincial French cooking served in our relaxed and friendly birot Prix fixe lunch

1 / 2 / 3 courses £9.95 / £11.95 / £13.95

Pre théâtre

2 courses £14.95 À la carte and Children’s menu available 4 Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath, BA1 2ED 01225 321 840 02576 LBP Bath 153x110.indd 1

05/06/2017 16:14 1-2 New Street Kingsmead Square Bath BA1 2AF Tel: 01225 466 377 www.pekingrestaurantbath.co.uk

for reservations call

01225 466 377

@PekingBath Peking Restaurant Bath

inbath 33


summer days out The summer is finally here and with the school holidays offering up an opportunity for families to get out and about for the day, we take another look at the cities outstanding museums and galleries and see what they may have to tempt us. Throughout the holiday period you will also find that many sites will hold workshops, talks and activities targeted at children and families. With this in mind, we have highlighted the best museums and galleries and asked them what is on offer this summer, so that you can have a fun-packed seven weeks to keep everyone happy.

The 17th annual Jane Austen Festival. 8 Sept - 17 Sept 2017

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, so in honour of our heroine the Festival will be bigger and better than ever before! We expect nearly 4000 people to attend over 80 events, opening with our world-record setting Regency Costumed Promenade, raising money for the Cancer Care Campaign at the Royal United Hospital here in Bath. We have a huge range of events for film fans and book buffs alike, including workshops, dances, balls, readings, talks, concerts and theatricals.

Torchlit Summer Evenings at the Roman Baths extended for 2017 The Roman Baths will stay open until 10pm every evening over the summer for a special season of Torchlit Summer Evenings (17 June-31 August 2017, last entry 9pm). Due to its popularity, the run of late nights has been extended for 2017. For the first time, evening visitors in July and August will be offered reduced ticket prices: £15.50 for adults arriving after 5pm compared to £17.00 between 9am and 5pm.

walk around the Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, explore the new displays and projections in the East Baths, see the ruins of the temple of Sulis Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and wander around the Roman Baths museum. The Pump Room restaurant will be open late for dinner and drinks, with live music every evening. Last orders 9pm. Please call 01225 444477 or email events.bath@searcys.co.uk to book.

Stephen Bird, Head of Heritage Services at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Torchlit Summer Evenings at the Roman Baths attracted a record 40,000 visitors in 2016 and we’re pleased to be able to extend the run this year, so that even more people can enjoy the special atmosphere.

The Roman Baths Kitchen offers a more informal setting with alfresco dining. Reservations can be made on 01225 477877 or email rbk@searcys.co.uk.

“Admission is free for Bath & North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card, so this is a great opportunity for local people to experience one of Bath’s most famous attractions out of hours.”

Visitors can combine a visit to the Roman Baths with a dinner package or a trip to nearby Thermae Bath Spa, where they can bathe overlooking the twinkling lights of the city as the sun goes down.

The historic site takes on a magical atmosphere once the daylight fades, the crowds disappear and the flickering torches are lit. Visitors can

All packages can be booked through Visit Bath on 0844 8475 256 or go online: visitbath. digitickets.co.uk/tickets.

34 inbath

The Roman Baths shop will stay open every day until 9.45pm.

Our theme book for this year is Northanger Abbey (first published in December 1817 and set in our very own city of Bath), so expect a touch of the gothic about the Festival this year! We have Northanger Abbey themed tours, a theatrical production and will be reading through the book every day in Bath Central Library.

We expect nearly 4000 people to attend over 80 events, opening with our world-record setting Regency Costumed Promenade, raising money for the Cancer Care Campaign at the Royal United Hospital here in Bath. Lizzy Bennet loved walking and there are plenty of walking tours – both serious and scandalous – that allow everyone to enjoy Bath’s beautiful architecture and scenery while celebrating all things Austen. For those who love to dress up there will be plenty of opportunities to wear gorgeous costumes around the city with our costumed Promenades, a country-dance at Bath’s Guildhall on the first weekend of the Festival, and our famous masked ball held in the Roman Baths and the Pump Rooms on the final Friday of the Festival. With more events than ever before, and on such an important bicentenary year, make 2017 the year you come to Bath for the Jane Austen Festival! For more details on this years festival, visit: www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk


Open late from 17 June to 31 August until 10pm, last entry 9pm Book online at www.romanbaths.co.uk

THE ROMANS IN A NEW LIGHT See the Roman Baths transformed by torchlight


summer days out

Journey through American history this summer

Dragons are taking over at Victoria Art Gallery Here Be Dragons 22 July – 8 October The worlds of literature, film and art, both past and present, demonstrate the enduring popularity of the dragon as magical creature, fearsome fire-breather, insomniac guardian of treasures, and scaly flying serpent. A creature to be loved and loathed, perhaps, but never cuddled, stroked or offended! Our family oriented summer show sets out to mine this rich seam of dragon lore through images created by some of the world's best children’s illustrators and writers, from Chris Riddell (Ottaline and Goth Girl) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) to Quentin Blake and Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon). Most of the artworks will be for sale. Visitors to this awe-inspiring exhibition can expect to encounter a veritable Dragon’s Den – in two and three dimensions – crammed with creatures that have leapt out of their favourite books. There will be copies of famous dragon tales to browse in our story corner and purchase in our shop. We will also be holding exciting dragon events, workshops and storytelling sessions. This exhibition will be guest curated by John and Gill McLay, founders of Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Admission is free for children, under 21s and Discovery Card holders. www.victoriagal.org.uk/dragons

Children’s Events

Dragon Allsorts Friday 4 August Ages 6 to 11 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Draw and paint a dragon. Snapping Dragons Wednesday 9 August Ages 3 to 7 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Make a dragon model. Dragon’s First Breath Friday 11 August Ages 6 to 11 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Create a paper craft dragon’s egg. Head of the Dragon Wednesday 16 August Ages 3 to 7 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Create a dragon headdress. Dragon Puppets Friday 18 August Ages 6 to 11 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Use a folding technique to create dragon puppets. Enchanted Castle Wednesday 23 August Ages 3 to 11 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Be a princess or knight battling a dragon. All included in admission price, no need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Face of the Dragon Wednesday 26 July - Ages 3 to 7 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Create a colourful dragon mask.

36 inbath

The Museum was founded by two visionary collectors: Dallas Pratt, a New York psychiatrist, and his partner John Judkyn, an English antiques dealer who took American citizenship after the Second World War. Based on their knowledge of the Winterthur, Shelburne, and Colonial Williamsburg museums in the United States, Pratt and Judkyn shared the extraordinary ambition of creating a museum for the American decorative arts and crafts in Britain.Collecting most of the objects themselves, they shipped them across the Atlantic and put them on show deep in the English countryside. Panelled rooms from old houses in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the artefacts of everyday life in historic New England, New Mexico, and New Orleans, Navajo rugs, the brightly painted tinware of the Pennsylvania Germans – Pratt and Judkyn wanted all of these rooms and objects to appear as if their original owners had “just stepped out” before their guests arrived. Museum facilities include café and shops, free parking and also a free Shuttle bus from Bath city centre. Regular events are scheduled throughout the year and the Museum hosts a different theme for its Christmas season each year. Summer family activities include: Family Fun: Fantastic Beasts July 27, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Join us for a monster-filled activity inspired by the 1920s-set film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Family Fun: Your Biggest Fan August 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Create your own 1920s Japanese-inspired paper hand-fan. Decorate with patterns, jewels, and feathers. Family Fun: Princess and the Frog August 10, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Come on a journey through 1920s New Orleans, inspired by Princess and the Frog. Create your own frog masks, tiaras, and dapper top hats.

Dragon Modelling Friday 28 July - Ages 6 to 11 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Create a dragon using pipe cleaners and foam. Dragon Printing Wednesday 2 August - Ages 3 to 7 10:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm Create dragons using a clever printing technique.

Away from the bustle of Bath city centre, set within a Georgian Manor and surrounded by stunning views, this Museum holds the finest collection of Americana outside the United States; presented chronologically in Period Rooms with complementing galleries featuring Textiles, Native American crafts, Civil War paraphernalia, maps, silver and Folk Art.

Drop-in, age 3+. Included with gardens admission

For more details: www.victoriagal.org.uk

For more information visit www.americanmuseum.org, 01225 460503, enquiries@americanmuseum.org


TAKING OVER AT THE

VICTORIA ART GALLERY BATH

22 JULY – 8 OCTOBER 2017 By Pulteney Bridge Bath BA2 4AT 01225 477233 www.victoriagal.org.uk Open Daily 10.30-5.00

FREE

shuttle bus from Bath city centre

Come on a journey through the history of America Claverton Manor, Bath BA2 7BD Tel: 01225 460503 enquiries@americanmuseum.org

americanmuseum.org inbath 37


summer days out

Take a punt this summer at the Bath Boating Station

The Bath Boating Station is a living museum with traditional wooden skiffs, punts and canoes for hire by the hour or day, some over 100 years old. A pleasant way to spend an hour or day on the River Avon with its abundant wildlife, kingfishers, herons, swans, geese, moorhens etc. Even the otter was seen several times last year!

19 miles (31 km) as the crow flies between the source and its mouth in the Severn Estuary.

Punting is a speciality and a quick lesson is given before you set off, to make sure you are heading in the right direction. The punts have two paddles as well as the pole.

You can meander you way up to Bathampton to find the Bathampton Mill or The Old Mill, where you can stop for lunch or a drink.

This is a very pretty stretch of river, meandering out into the countryside & ending at the village of Bathampton where there is a lovely pub right by the river. The River The navigable section of the River Avon, accessible from Bath Boating Station extends from Pulteney Bridge to Bathampton Mill. The River Avon is the 19th longest river in the UK at 75 miles (121 km) although there are just

The navigable section of the River Avon extends from Pulteney Bridge to to Bathampton Mill passing Pulteney Cruisers, The Boatman Restaurant & Cleveland Pools.

Accommodation There are two units available at Bath Boating Station both overlooking the river Avon. Toad Hall has two double bedrooms, kitchen bathroom and sitting room with a great sitting out balcony overlooking the river with fine views both up and down stream.

Dress of the Year at The Fashion Museum The Fashion Museum Bath is one of the world’s great collections of historical and contemporary dress. The headline exhibition, A History of Fashion in 100 Objects, presents 100 ‘star’ objects, showcasing a history of fashion from the 1600s to the present day. The latest addition to this exhibition is Dress of the Year 2016. Chosen especially for the museum by Kate Phelan of British Vogue, the selection comprises two ensembles by internationally renowned designer Jonathan Anderson. One is a womenswear ensemble for the Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe, where Anderson holds the position of Creative Director; the other is a menswear ensemble from the designer’s eponymous label, JW Anderson.

The Garden Room is a double bed sitting room with ensuite facilities, again with a sitting out area overlooking the Avon.

This major exhibition is complemented by Lace in Fashion, which shows how lace has been used in fashion from the 1500s to present day. Admission to the Fashion Museum is free for Discovery Card Holders.

www.bathboating.co.uk

www.fashionmuseum.co.uk

A First Class Museum

"Bath has played a vital role in the development of communications, and improving the British postal service. It can thus boast many "firsts" as you will discover when you visit this fascinating museum. If you cant get to Bath, a comprehensive browsing of this website will illustrate how the postal service played a major part in linking areas of the world". Visit us in our modern and exciting interactive museum in the same building as the City of Bath Post Office. At Bath Postal Museum there is something for everyone. We provide colourful, frequently changing exhibitions, interactive games and quizzes, models and collectables and feature historic talking heads‚ where actors bring portraits to life.There is also plenty to do for young visitors, who can play the mail computer challenge, try on costumes and play our stunning Potholes and Pitfalls‚ board game. Find out more details on events, exhibitions and visitor information, call: 01225 460333 or go online: www.bathpostalmuseum.co.uk

38 inbath


What's On In Bath

Handel, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Parry Nights Dream through to the arrangers of today, Rutter, Chilcott and Sir David Willcox. Add to that yal.org.uk melodies from Lionel Bart, Elton John and the Beatles to guarantee something for everyone enjoy. Fri 19 May at theto Museum of Bath Architecture 0 Children & Students Party in the CityJames Scott will play the Abbey Organ and also appearing will be the Bath Good Free music in the Chapel part of the by opening night Afternoonas Choir conducted Francis Faux. h Roadshowof Bath Festival. Bar Theavailable. concert compere is the 784th Mayor of ntre Bath, Cllr Bryan Chalker, who will be marking s.org the closing of his year of office. 18:30-19:00 Bishopston Wind Quintet sh Roadshow, a show not toMonkton 7.30pm 19:20-20:00 Jazz Band id fans or the casual listener. Price: Singers £10 Under 16'S £5 20:20-20:45 Jane Lilley re for a musical adventure ny other that truly celebrates 26 May music legend, Johnny Cash. Macbeth The Lord Chamberlains Men Botanical Victoria Park "Bath has played a vitalGarden's, role in theRoyal development mond Jubilee Celebration 7.30pmand improving the British of communications, Open until 1 January 2018 Price: Adult Child"fi£8.50 postal service. It can thus£14.50, boast many rsts" May atwillthe Herschel Museum of pieces, as you discover when you visit this ones.biz/ Sat This13exhibition showcases over 50 exquisite fascinating museum. renville Jones. A spectacular 27 May If you cant get to Bath, Astronomy ahow comprehensive browsing this of website will showing lace has beenof used in fashion from the of musicAand songsurviving is promised Andy Hamilton's Hat Doom unique Victorian Station with onsite 11:00–13:00 illustrate howBoating the postal service played arestaurant, major plication cent surroundings of Bath Komedia 1500s the present draws on the riches of The Bathwick Boatman. part in linking areasday. of the It world". Free withto normal admission See pages 14 & 15 details the Museum’s collection generous loans from ation Easter is the perfect timeand to pick up inspiration A living museum withustraditional wooden punts and canoes for hire nville Jones is joining forces Visit in our modern andskiffs, exciting interactive from the Fashion Museum Bath and its new by the hour or day, some over 100 years old. A pleasant way to spend an Musical Encounters contemporary designers. to present a very specialmuseum in the 28 same May –building 2 June as the City of Bath shows ‘Lace in Fashion’ exhibition. Drawing on the hour or day onon the River Avon with its abundant wildlife, kingfishers, Students the Bath Spa University Drama BA will Post Offi ce. At Bath Postal Museum there is course herons, tion representing the Ladies In Lavender ding of music riches of the museum’s collection, as well as swans, geese,visitors moorhens etc. Even otter was seen fashionmuseum.co.uk welcome dressed asthe singer Mary Linley and the something forTheatre everyone. We provide colourful, of the Queen's reign. Royal generous loans from contemporary fashion several times last year! changing exhibitions, interactive frequently Find more from showcases them about the musical world Manor, Bath resound Claverton toHerschels. tunes that link without the www.theatreroyal.org.uk designers, exhibition 50 exquisite #LaceinFashion games and quizzes, models and collectables and 30 9.30pm, ntional of Georgian Bathand brought to life in the Jubilate pieces, showing how has been used in as –well asPunting songs to evoke fond inlace Lavender tells the tale ofsettwo is a speciality aLadies quick lesson is given before youexhibition off,sisters to make tel: 01225 460503 feature historic talking heads‚ where actors bring eVision world-music fashioninfrom the 1500s toJanet the present day. sure you of are heading the Ursula right direction. The punts have two paddles as e last six decades popular and who live in a close-knit portraits to life. There is also plenty to do for iterary Festival) a wpresentswell www.americanmuseum.org as the The will raisepole. money fishing village picturesque Cornwall, in young visitors, who can playin the mail computer ony traditions, flat evening in The Exhibition Curator, Elly Summers, has lesser-known community challenge, try1937. on costumes and play stunning enquiries@americanmuseum.org 2D and 3D dragons quartet gospel worked painstakingly to Rooms, catalogue theour museum’s Assembly Bennett Street, Bath BA1 This is a very pretty stretch of river, meandering out into the countryside & 20H Potholes and Pitfalls‚ board game. Times vary extensive collection of lace dating the 1500s ending at the village of Bathampton where there isfrom a lovely pub right ic will beby represented from Prices: £17.50 £33.50 to the present day. This research has uncovered the river. www.bathboating.co.uk

SATURDAY MAY 6TH

A first class museum that always delivers Take a punt on Bath Boating 600 yearsStation of this Summer exquisite lace at the Fashion Museum

nts at music

ain

5

GO.BATH.AC.UK/BATHUNIFEST We all

To findgems out more the Bath–Postal Museum's oy ath’sStory many fromabout the collection for example a exhibitions and events for which 2016, may just go art collection in lace dress made in 1805, be to thethe only chance website: www.bathpostalmuseum.co.uk ating from the 16th surviving dress worn by Queen Charlotte. BATH BOATING STATION BATH BOATING STATION BATH BOATING STATION ey. In our decorative lar film es youof glittering retail dreds Global British luxury brand Burberry has dood watch ture eautiful items. loaned two looks from its Spring/Summer 2016 essing nals collection. Other highlights include a navy blue ght on the er lace dress worn by Lea Seydoux in the James 017 include:

story...

Bond film Spectre and a 1991 Karl Lagerfeld Map of Days and dress worn by 1990s supermodel Linda nsents in Inspired he ah! Evangelista in British Vogue. es Bell, interiors adults lub, painter, The oldest object in the exhibition is a smock tican materials, trails edy European dating from 1580-1600. Another of the museum’s ble from our edyroom portraits ish rarest treasures also appears in the show: a fun are the themed d an f photography. silver tissue dress, which dates from around nd ifgreats such ign 1660. Nation a Vreeland, as is. reta Garbo and ‘Lace in Fashion’ complements the Fashion den k), all children to Museum’s major exhibition, ‘A History of Fashion n not Rowing, and canoeing the hour inpunting 100 Objects’, which runs until by 1 January 2019. or day ut by Basketry on Admission to3both exhibitions is included in the with types of craft: pril from 10am Fashion Museum ticket. ced. A unique surviving Boating The Skiff, the Victorian Punt and theStation Canoe 0 & 13.30-15.30. maker and with onsite restaurant, The Bathwick Boatman. grow. For younger visitors is a themed trail a workshop offers A living museum withthere wooden skiffs, Open from 10am -traditional 5.30pm (Wed - and Sun) dressing-up area where canhour see what it was ul and functional punts and canoes for hirethey by the or day, Self-catering accomodation and like to wear coats and hats, dresses and bonnets out the traditional some over 100 years old. A pleasant way to from the joinRiver in theAvon fun too 2.30 & 13.30 15.30. spend anpast. hourAdults or daycan on the withand its Boatman Restaurant kender try on replica Georgian Victorian abundant wildlife, kingfi and shers, herons,clothing, swans, ngs and wigs. ed by going create workto: using geese, moorhens etc. Even the otter was seen in dig several times last year! a This Easter’s family event, ‘Read all about it!’ early. 20 May –focuses 15 July onadesigning from lesson newsprint and s Punting is speciality fashion and a quick is given his year is free with admission. Victoria Art Gallery before you set off, to make sure you are heading & 13.30-15.30. The in theBridge right direction. punts have two paddles by Pulteney Bath The BA2 4AT heir See www.fashionmuseum.co.uk for details g August and as well as the pole. w?! fashionmuseum Tel 01225Facebook: 477233 www.victoriagal.org.uk ALL DAY - 10am - 5.30pm pio, Twitter: This10.30-5.00 is a @Fashion_Museum very pretty stretch of river, meandering Open Daily A.Skillz, Pinterest: n for out into thefashion_museum countryside & ending at the village April, 17 May, , 10.30am of Bathampton where there is a lovely pub right Opening times: ic by the river. £99 and Jan-Feb 10:30-16:00, exit 17:00; March-Oct Tim Carroll y other people org for details Caryatids4 (detail) )advance are 10:30am-17:00, 18:00; & Dec 10:30-go on her workshops, To find out more exit about BathNov Boating Station, 16:00, exit 17:00 to: www.bathboating.co.uk

Give Bath Boating Station a punt this Easter.

Summer Open Exhibition

A history of American movie memorabilia and collectables

4 February 2017 to 1 January 2018 Drawing on the riches of the Fashion Museum’s Sat 19 March collection, as well as–generous loans from Sun 30 October 2016 this exhibition contemporary fashion designers, showcases 50 exquisite pieces, showing how lace has been used in fashion Claverton Manor, Bath BA2from 7BDthe 1500s to the present day. Tel: 01225 460503 fashionmuseum.co.uk enquiries@americanmuseum.org #LaceinFashion

Make the most of the Assembly Rooms Bennett Street summer holidays with americanmuseum.org Bath BA1 20H First West of England

love a good

Schools out for summer, and there's never been a better time to get out and about by bus too!

We all love a good s! It ’s F i rst C l a s story...

First West of England is running a number of promotions throughout July and August to help people make the most of its local bus network. For young people, aged 5-15 years, its offering a special Freedom Pass for the duration of the six-week summer holidays. You'll be able to hop on board and enjoy unlimited travel for six weeks (10 July - 31 August) for just £30 each. This ticket covers travel across the whole of First West of England's local operating area and can be used as many times as you like up until 31 August.

In Bath it's just £4 for unlimited travel while across the West of England it's £7 (when bought on mticket). Plus the great news is 5-15 year olds get 50% discount and 16-21 year olds/students get 30% off all adult prices. For others wanting to get out and about in a group the Family West of England Day ticket is a great option. Reduced to £10 it offers unlimited travel for up to five people (max two adults) for one day, allowing travel across the whole local network. You could head out to Bristol, Wells, Weston-super-Mare or anywhere across the region plus to get in and out of town, travelling together and saving money.

We all love a good story...

Bath Society ofAND Artists BRING THIS ADVERT PAY BRING THISADVERT ADVERT AND PAY BRING THIS AND PAY ADULTS: 11.00 ADULTS:£££11.00 11.00 ADULTS: CHILDREN: CHILDREN:£££5.50 5.50 CHILDREN: FAMILY TICKET £5.50 30.00 FAMILY TICKET: £ 30.00 FAMILY TICKET: £ 30.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children) (2 Adults & 2 Children) ALL Wed DAY -- Sun 10am10am - 5.30pm OPEN: - 5.30pm

BAT0711/021

5

If you're heading on a day out but not in a group you can still get great value with a range of day tickets. In Bath it's just £4 for unlimited travel while across the West of England it's £7 (when bought on mticket). Plus the great news is 5-15 year olds Bath get Postal 50%Museum discount and 16-21 year olds/ Bath Postal Museum students get 30% off all adult 27a prices. Northgate Street, Bath, BA1 1AJ

27a Northgate Street, Bath, Registered Charity Number: 277419BA1 1AJ

Email: Info@bathpostalmuseum.org Catch the bus, catch a great deal with First West of England Registered Charity Number: 277419this summer. Tel: 0122546033

Email: Info@bathpostalmuseum.org Tel: 0122546033 Tickets are available www.bathpostalmuseum.co.uk to buy on the bus and via First Bus mobile ticketing For more information log onto www.firstgroup.com/WestofEngland.

It’s First Class!

app (search for M-tickets in the app store).

inbath 39

H T A

I

2

V B 0


Summer highlights at Dyrham Park

A Day in the Life of the Royal Crescent The Royal Crescent was perhaps the greatest theatre in Georgian England. John Wood the Younger’s sweeping terrace of 30 houses became a stage set against which the fashionable visitors and residents of the city performed, promenading in their finest clothes determined to see each other and be seen. 29 July 11am – 3pm A Day in the Life of the Royal Crescent – Picnic in the Park On 29 July we celebrate the 250th anniversary of this famous building by once again turning the Royal Crescent into Bath’s largest theatre. The Royal Crescent will become a stage on which Bath’s Natural Theatre Company will entertain residents and visitors with a series of performances inspired by the history of the building. From the wild parties of Mother Mac, elopements and duels in the 18th century to scenes from Austen and Dickens in the 19th, on 29 July the fact and fiction of the Royal Crescent will be revealed. Bring a picnic, put on your finest Jane Austeninspired clothes and join the celebrations. Other Summer highlihgts include: Fri 7 Jul 18:30-19:30 Monteverdi & his milieu: a Venetian adventure £10 incl glass of wine Musicke in the Ayre: Jane Hunt & Maria Danishvar, sopranos and Din Ghani, archlute/ baroque guitar A happy hour of gorgeous music (both sacred and secular) from early 17th century Venice by Claudio Monteverdi and some of his contemporaries. Although he was born in Cremona 450 years ago, Venice was where Monteverdi found fulfilment and job satisfaction when he became choirmaster at St Mark’s Basilica, and where many of his masterpieces were written. Sat 8 & Sun 9 Jul, 10:00-16:00 Landmark Trust Open Days at Beckford’s Tower FREE The Landmark Trust apartment at Beckford’s Tower will be open for visitors to see the interiors designed to capture the spirit of Beckford’s original rooms.

40 inbath

Wed 19 Jul, 18:30–19:30 Walking Tour Crescent vs Crescent - £5 Walking tour with Dr Amy Frost from the Royal Crescent to Lansdown Crescent, via Camden Crescent and Cavendish Crescent, exploring the influence the Royal Crescent had on the others that followed. What makes it superior (or inferior in Beckford’s eyes) and how did Bath, its architectural heritage and social history change during the period between the two buildings being constructed. Now – 26 Nov Past, Present, Future: Bath and the Smithsons: Museum of Bath Architecture 200 years after the Royal Crescent was built, Alison and Peter Smithson, England’s most influential post-war architects, looked to the historic city to inspire their modern designs. As we mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Crescent this exhibition explores the extraordinary connection between old and new in the Smithson’s work, and the buildings they designed for Bath. Now – 19 Nov A View from the Crescent: No. 1 Royal Crescent An exhibition celebrating the Royal Crescent through the eyes of prominent artists and examining its role in the development of the city and in people. Looking at paintings, prints and photographs we observe how they have responded to the beauty of the building and its setting. Views by artists from the 18th century to the present will teach us about the history of this iconic building. Family Fridays Workshops Free with normal admission, open to families - 5+ New Views of the Crescent What is your view through the sash windows of No. 1? A Georgian sedan chair, a pastoral scene or perhaps a contemporary take such as families on a picnic or tourists on a bus. At our Family Friday workshops, families can create their unique views on a fabric square with the help of Beverley Ferguson, No. 1’s Artist in Residence, using a range of art resources. The work produced will be joined together to form a vibrant hanging similar to this one and it will feature in an exhibition at No.1 at the end of 2017.

Spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park set in a beautiful Gloucestershire valley and surrounded by 110 hectares (272 acres) of garden and rolling parkland. Designed by Talman for William Blathwayt, Secretary at War during the reign of William III, An historic herd of fallow deer roams freely and magnificent trees and breathtaking views abound. Inside the impressive mansion, discover fascinating interiors little changed in 300 years, as well as a rich collection that includes superb Dutch art and ceramics of the period. Young explorers can run free in the Old Lodge picnic and play area, take part in a nature trail and tick off challenges on their 50 things list, including pond-dipping and bug-hunting. Complete your visit with a relaxing stroll in the elegant West Garden with its splendid borders, idyllic ponds and wildflower orchard. Summer highlights include: Photography workshop: Capturing the light of the 17th century 17 July, 11 am - 12pm What makes good light for a photograph? Learn advanced photography techniques & tips with professional photographer Rob Auckland. We'll look at the best kind of light for photographing people and landscapes. Learn how recreate the look of natural light inside. Dutch masters were expert at using good light for their paintings and you will be too by the end of this workshop! Please see Rob’s website: www.robertaucklandweddingphotography.co.uk Must have some experience of photography. Limited to 12 participants. Booking essential. Normal admission charges apply to nonmembers. If you are not a member we also have a £4 car parking charge. Price: £ 45.00 Wild Woodland days 2 Aug, 10.30 am - 12.30pm Identify insects and plants, build dens, cook over an open fire, take part in games and activities and create some wild art work outdoors with Dyrham Park's wild woodland days! Whatever the weather wild woodland days will involve a wild time in the outdoors! Suitable for 5-11 year olds. Please note there is a £2-£4 car parking charge at Dyrham Park for non-members. Price: £ 10.00


summer days out

Family days out at Lacock Abbey and grounds Lacock Abbey is a great location for a family day out. Come rain or shine, there is plenty to do. The garden and grounds are in full bloom, and the woodlands invite you to explore and play on rope swing, stepping logs and huge ancient tree stumps. The museum and abbey rooms tell the story of the invention of photography. There are family trails and events, including outdoor family theatre (visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock for more info). During the summer holidays (from 24 July to 1 September, Mon-Fri) we open up Lacock's beautiful Botanic Garden for a summer of fun; family activities and watercolour painting. In the spirit of the Talbot family, who lived at Lacock Abbey in the 1800s and were accomplished artists who created over 600 watercolours, we're inviting you to paint your own masterpieces. We'll also be trying different activities every week during the summer holidays.

Bat watch and family bat watch at Lacock Abbey Ever seen a bat fly out of a gargoyle's mouth? Or felt a bat swoop past your cheek, safe in the knowledge it won't hit you? Well, now is your chance. Join our expert, Tony Brazier, on a watch for bats living in locations in and around Lacock

Prior Park Life One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at Prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from 'Capability' Brown and the poet Alexander Pope. Summer highlights include: Ralph Allen’s Landscape Garden 11 July, 11.30am - 12.30pm Step back in time to explore the hidden gems behind the Georgian landscape garden, and the man who created it.

Abbey and find out some fascinating facts about these intriguing creatures. Join us on our bat watch on 18 July at 8.00pm as we walk down to the abbey tower, home to a soprano pipistrelle roost. For a magical experience pitched at children, join us on our family bat watch on the evening of 29 August at 7.00pm and see if you can hear the bats as they hunt for bugs. Lacock Abbey is near Chippenham, SN15 2LG. Normal admission applies. National Trust members and under 5s go free. Open daily, 10.30am-5.30pm. Visit nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock or call 01249 730459 for more information.

How was the garden used in Ralph Allen's time, by the man himself and his friends, family and guests? All this and more will be explored on this guided walk. Free event Terrific Tuesdays Throught the summer, 10.30am - 12.30pm Every Tuesday throughout the school summer holidays there will be a morning of activities on offer. From pond dipping to birdwatching to bug hunting, there's lots to do and learn this summer at Prior Park. Each week there will be a different theme. Suitable for children aged 3+ Dogs on leads are welcome. Price: £ 1.00 For more details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Bruegel - Defining a Dynasty at BRLSI Wednesday 5th July 2017 7:30pm Jennifer Scott - Director, Holburne Museum Visitors £4 Members/Students £2 This talk follows the exhibition at the Holburne Museum covering four generations of the family from Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525–69) to his sons Pieter Brueghel the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder (who added the ‘h’ to the name) and their descendants. It will cover the development of ‘Bruegelian’ iconography across a hundred years, dispelling the myth that later generations were merely copyists. For more details: www.brlsi.org

42 inbath


Summer outdoor theatre at Lacock

Ilyria: 'The Emperor's Chapterhouse: 'Wind in the Willows' New Clothes' 28 July, 7pm

31 August, 7pm

The Emperor is a lovely man, but he's not the best judge of character, and is often surrounded by idiots. What keeps him sane is the monthly Grand Parade at which he wears his newest outfit. When two swindlers spin a yarn and everyone is taken in.

Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad are set for a perfect summer of adventure. What starts as a search for the best picnic spot rapidly turns into the most hilarious of escapades.

(Note - there is NO nudity in the production. Although one of the actors may be a little chilly)

Alive with music and song, this magical family show is presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval for everyone to join in with!

Call 01249 730459 for details nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock When you visit, donate, volunteer or join the National Trust, your support helps us to look after special places for ever, for everyone. Š National Trust 2017. The National Trust is an independent registered charity, number 205846. Š National Trust Images.

#nationaltrust


summer days out

Tapestry: Here & Now

A new season of exhibitions, concerts, lectures and activities starts with a celebration of contemporary tapestry at Holburne Museum. Tapestry: Here & Now

Candace will describe how a love of tapestry has inspired her own strikingly original hand-woven designs.

Tapestry: Here & Now celebrates the vibrancy of tapestry-weaving today. The exhibition brings together the work of international makers to showcase the most innovative approaches to the art of contemporary tapestry.

Tapestry Weaving: A Traveller’s Tale

Friday 23 June to Sunday 1 October 2017 £10 | Concessions

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving with Caron Penney

Wednesday 27 September, 3pm – 4pm Tea-Time Talk £7 / £11* to include admission to Tapestry: Here & Now

Saturday 15 July, 10.15am - 4.15pm Adult Workshop £50* (with £4 materials charge payable directly to tutor on the day)

Jilly Edwards tapestry weaver in conversation with Grant Gibson, Editor of Crafts Grant Gibson will ask Edwards about her work leading up to the Tapestry: Here & Now exhibition and beyond to her publication Joy.

In this exciting and lively one day tapestry weaving workshop with master weaver Caron Penney, students will investigate basic weaving techniques suitable for beginners including hatching and colour blending - the foundations to tapestry.

Accompanying them will be the publication designers Dr.Me.com who will discuss working with Edwards.

Candace Bahouth: creative process and progress Friday 25 August, 7pm – 8pm Evening Lecture £10 to include exhibition entry

Artist Candace Bahouth, designer at the iconic Erhman Tapestries for over 25 years presents a lively, illustrated lecture exploring the development of her work over her career.

44 inbath

Tapestries the narrative of our times? Friday 29 September, 10am – registration and refreshments, 10.30am – 5pm Symposium £25/£10 students*

To celebrate Tapestry: Here & Now, the Holburne is delighted to bring together a distinguished panel of international speakers to explore the relevance of tapestry as a means of conveying the narrative of our times. www.holburne.org/events/tapestries-thenarratives-of-our-times

Up lates at the Holburne

28 July – A Summer’s Song FREE 25 August – Candace Bahouth 30 September – Join us for our last Up Late of the summer Enjoy after-hours access to our galleries and exhibitions as we stay open until 9pm on the last Friday in the month. Relax with friends and a drink, share some nibbles and enjoy music in the Garden Café throughout the evening.

Summer Art Camps

for 5-11 year olds Monday 24 to Friday 18 August, 9am-4pm £38 per day with £20 discount for booking 5 consecutive days. Due to popular demand we are now offering four Art Camp weeks packed full of fun, creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collection and exhibitions and led by our experienced team of artists. To book or for more information, call 01225 388568 or email learning@holburne.org The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB. T: 01225 388569 E: enquiries@holburne.org W:www.holburne.org Open daily, free admission 10am – 5pm (11am – 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays)


property Election uncertainty, falling prices…... except in Bath Marcus Arundell HomeLets

As Brexit negotiations begin in a climate of uncertainty, the UK property market reflects the nation’s insecurities. So what’s the story here in Bath?

Resilience in local property market despite uncertainty David Mackenzie: Carter Jonas With the General Election finally behind us, it is a natural time to consider the possible ramifications it has had – and could still have - on Bath’s property market. Fortunately, after three consecutive years of political change and upheaval, property has proved to be inherently resilient, and consumer sentiment has shown that we are in a robust position to withstand any ongoing impact from parliamentary uncertainty. A year ago, Brexit had an impact on Bath’s residential property market, breeding uncertainty and removing any sense of urgency among home movers. The market in Bath, particularly apartments, has taken a while to find its feet, partly because many investors had to re-think their strategy after the stamp duty on second homes was introduced in March 2016. There is currently very good demand for properties in the core family house markets, and in areas near good schools and communication links. Undoubtedly, the market that has been hit hardest where stamp duty changes have made it more expensive to purchase, the investment market, and prime properties priced over £1million. The village market has had a resurgence lately, no doubt because buyers get more for their money than in the centre of Bath - a fact not lost on the many downsizers in the region. We have quite a few new developments coming forward in and around Bath, particularly on the edge of villages. We have now completed the sale of nine new townhouses in the popular village of Bathford, and all were sold either offplan or just as they were completed. Most of the buyers were selling larger houses in the country and were looking for somewhere with a sense of community. Further sites coming forward are in Corsham, Temple Cloud, Chippenham and Beckington.

46 inbath

Our lettings team is seeing the greatest demand for city centre flats (up to £1,000 pcm) and family houses within a 5-mile radius of the centre of Bath (up to £2,000 pcm). Currently, stock isn’t keeping up with this demand – fewer owners are buying for investment because of stamp duty, and whereas previously the lettings market benefitted from people who would let their house because they couldn’t sell it, the appetite for buying has now improved. Many people relocate to Bath for work or for a better way of life, and many choose to rent to avoid the stress of a chain or to test out an area before committing to it. For others, it is purely down to affordability. The profile and reach of our brand is such that we attract high quality tenants and, as such, we can achieve good rents for landlords. Looking ahead, timing is everything with this market and we urge vendors to be exact with when they bring their property to market. We recommend that sellers choose an expert agent who has their feet on the ground when it comes to pricing. Make sure that your agent isn’t trying to tempt you to use them by overvaluing your property, as this can be very damaging and result in lost marketing time. On the lettings side, landlords should also consider using an agent who can expertly guide them through their legal obligations – whether that’s regarding Legionnaires’ disease, tenant’s Right to Rent or the forthcoming EPC changes. Ultimately, summer into autumn is a great time to prepare a property for sale or to let, and we would urge vendors and landlords to get their photography done now, while the sun is shining, for the best possible presentation. For further information, please contact Carter Jonas Bath on 01225 747250.

Just when you thought the world couldn’t feel much more uncertain, Theresa May blows her parliamentary majority and the UK heads into the most important negotiations since the end of the Second World War in a state of confusion. Meanwhile, disasters of various kinds strike the country. It’s a recipe for uncertainty if not outright anxiety. In the housing market you would expect extreme caution. And that’s what we’re seeing. Home sales have dropped by a third over the past year. Meanwhile house prices fell in June – normally a peak month for buyers – for the first time since 2007. And it’s not just election and Brexit having an impact. The buy to let market has expanded hugely over the past 10 years – which was a good thing, because more and more people either needed to or wanted to rent a home. But now the financial calculations have changed. Since last April anyone buying a second home (or third, or fourth…) has to pay an extra 3% in Stamp Duty. And from this April tax changes are making life more expensive for landlords. As a result, fewer people want to buy properties to let them. So in Bath we’re seeing falling house prices and fewer landlords? Well… no.

Fleeing to a safe haven

In fact it seems that property investors are looking for safe havens – areas where people continue to want to live. And that’s Bath in a nutshell. Demand from buy to let landlords and from tenants seems as high as ever, if not higher. Rental prices continue to creep upwards. And if anything we’re seeing a growth in the exodus of people from London to Bath – driven out by ridiculous house prices, quality of life issues and perhaps even fear of terrorist attacks. This influx of new blood may well have long term benefits for the city. So while the rest of the UK may be mired in uncertainty, here in Bath we can rely on some certainties at least. Lots of landlords plus lots of tenants is good news all round. homeletsbath.co.uk


The certain impact of Uncertainty by property Bath Building Society CEO and Chairman of the BSA, Dick Jenkins

When I'm

Which Estate Agent is right for you? Dick Jenkins, Chief Executive, Bath Building Society

Good news? Bad News? Who knows? Bath Building Society CEO, Dick Jenkins

"

Despite the election throwing up a result that virtually every party was unhappy about, I am not as pessimistic as many on the consequences of all of this. The election outcome might bring a few changes in direction which may turn out to be helpful. Buyers are also easily spooked.

"

Concentrated focus on negative risks doesn’t do

property hitsexpectations the market and then decent, diligent professional people, a long way Back in the days when the Beatles wrote “When I’m 64”,the people had verya different of …..nothing. older age ofthe one form or another require the “hard Brexit” appeared to be prepared lot consumer Whatwe if the economy business I If coalitions Sofor then estateconfidence. agent suggests a price away from thefalters ‘spivvy’and stereotype of popular and retirement thanorthey do today. For aItstart, people didn’t as long and didn’t expect to retire early with then work for doesn’t do so of different hues to work resigned to accept. was interesting thata live reduction because “the market’s gonetogether, quiet” imagination. I’dwell? probably invite few over topoliticians the leisured lifestyle that has been marketed to them throughout the last 20 or 30 years. eventually, when stress levels in the yah-boo selling if it wasn’t inevitable Theand message from London estate agents is the FTSE didn’t tankdinner on the morning that that thedinner party this may be no bad thing. Despite the conversation would turn to that old cliché of

household have risen to Defcon 4, the property

clear. Uncertainty over our Europe What if interest rates rise sharply they spend their pension savings as as they like fell and tribalism Butwe Buysee to Let property is Minister’s afuture wholly with different on Prime Questions election results landed because theas City saw finally sells. It’s oldest estateprinciples agentin trick in house prices! back in 2008? frightened offthe foreign the top not force them to buy an annuity which provides hasmatter. Although all of theinvestment same about the book. Newsnight interviews, of all a single-market upside in for thelife. result. And thebeen criticisedand tetchy income Annuities have being market affordable stillasking apply, prices it’sMP’s the income endloans property and have But, to be serious forin ayears moment, I’dpoor rather hear very heavily in recent for the returns from letting the property that drives affordability parties are very capable of working together for inclusion of the Northern Irish DUP a political taken quite a dip (from admittedly eye-watering What if house prices fall and I’dhouse haveprices been than better By all means get two or three agents round. estate agents talk about most they offer, and we anticipate that many people not income from employment. because it is the common good. It’s a parts lot more collaborative arrangementoffwith the may just give levels!) theagents favoured ofAnd London. waiting agovernment while to buy? Try the toinpick that with themany kindsofofthe other pontificate the subject at the people point ofthat retirement will on welcome a wider not borrower’s maindeal residence the Sheiks and the Russians and property that you are trying to sky sell. Ask friends because they do actually know proper focus to the unique circumstances ofwhat the they arethan Apparently you might think. And the didn’t fall range of options. other sensitivities about “lending into retirement” family whohave they would recommend. Choose about. Maybe the pariah status drives theand City traders gone LibDem to ground until the It’s easy talking tothe get North yourself in athe state of mind fall away. in during the Conservative/ coalition. land border between and South in where So the election turned out to be something of a Effectively an agentpension on wellofwith, someone on your them to talk to but collectively the best Some time to buy iseach laterother, rather than now. the the fognew clears. Ifyou theget pattern history is repeated, are anxious In fact, I ripple ratherwillthink history will judge that and the Brexit talks. political own goal for the Conservatives, a small wavelength. At the end of the day you need agents always seem to know what’s going on; that spread to the Home Counties It goes without saying that mortgage that pensioners will most So we have a rules will allow people to take someone who willbeen communicate you, who their finger is on the pulse. And despite theirpartnership to have a success. consolation prize clutched from the jaws of a blow their pension situation where prosperous southern towns and with cities as the lenders are risk averse. We don’t like uncertainty can see things and from your perspective and give reputation descriptions of pension drab their savings onfor flowery Buy to Let has been The sheer volume ofsavings legislative change year progresses. The concern is that, even if a any more than anybody else. miniscule, Werequired tend to start major victory. Just at the time we could have sound advice. Imagine them showing your properties (“compact”= “charming”= Lamborghinis or seen to be a good clear path emerges forthat our future in to Europe over changing the criteria of who we will lendtheir tobuyer pension spend savings as by any kind of Brexitother (“hard”, “soft”, “open”, In terms of the markets matter a humble done with some sure-footed political nous from property to prospective buyers. chaotic, “in need of modernisation” = extravagant investment over the coming weeks, the knock-on effects of the whenever there is a whiff of recession in the air; needs to Some have more money than sense!) theylocal Building Society, the savings sky-blue-pink or whatever) is such there housing the government, we have yet another major luxuries. will, that the and last 18 years they like and notIt’sforce them to up front. OK to haggle on the feeorcould are a reasonably honest hardworking bunch. pre-referendum especially those ofand usI that haveand seen it all before. uncertainty beMostly with uswill for no doubt, would so, older people markets, it’swhich a little early to work out the will be relatively littleMaybe roomyou in know the parliamentary miscalculation which puts us in something of Dick Jenkins agents work on round figures of money the I speak an as I find! annuity some time. urge everybody todifferent, but buy be like able“1.5% to take Dickstable Jenkins ramifications. I suspect election result and timetable for much else. I am advice told that the Great selling price”. There’sthe nothing sacred about a quandary. Instead of a strong and thefinancial components together and it’s easy from their pension When it comes to the occupational pariahs, Put all ofget Bath Building Society provides income for life. The lastittime Ito sold house, Choosing an estate agent to market your may trigger willItkeep Repeal Bill will be why ofbefore the of 15-20 making decisions pots fund purchases majority government (which was,estate of course Butround therenumbers. isuncertainty one certainty through allmy of this. to see themagnitude housing market might stall in a the economic agents the are often considered right down Dick Jenkins we settled on 1.37% of and the selling price. property is quite an important and Thehave holiday on the Isle of Wight thattime on their pension. instinct isdecision that most will look takes of Buy to Let property lenders will be to a long time towary build houses and there’s of uncertainty; andaMy that is exactly where we there with lawyers, and double normal bills, so maybe this isn’t great of England of pushing upable interest whole point of the election) we now acottage sort politicians trickier than you’d think. Ittime wouldfor bepots easy to the Bankprovide Messrs’salesmen. Lennon and McCartney envisaged to make their hard-earned pension work a certain amount ofpipeline. flexibility At in lending glazing Of course, in recent years have been for the last few months. The official nowhere near enough in the the rates anytime soon, sowishing little relief for savers hyperactive reformhard programme other areas imagine that because serious buyers will usually But in my experience, estateto agents areBuy pretty heard arenting lot about inait’s the of coalition that couldWe’ve be walking on eggshells a“uncertainty” week or two (“if dear!”) for them. AndinI do envisage the freeing up to older customers invest in to Leton bankersfor have nestled nicely intonot thetoo bottom slot, statistics of course, show that the market was recent Building Societies Conference I attended much like other things in life. The more helpful get property details from all of the agents, it media run up to the European Referendum and be something that atomodern day retiree Big majorities of government. allowwillgovernments the horizon. House have been cooling of pension options create a new wave of Buy property. It looksprices to me as if all of the ingredients with a newly resurgent Labour party snapping awould position they look likely occupy for some doesn’t matter which one you choose, you are to them, the more helpful they areall toweek you. I should get out more!); Iand spent quite buoyant inmuch the early of 2016. But that (I know, it is famously known thatoffinancial markets don’t might think owning and renting out to others. to Let landlords andmonths holiday property owners are there to keep the Buy to Lethas Holiday Let considerable time. Lenders, solicitors and estate months asrespect uncertainty grown in to stake out ambitious already at its heels. Treat with andbelieved that will almost theyprogrammes. areatallthe much of a We muchness. trying to them find someone who that the the real underlying trend has been masked by in recent The to all Letpretty boom of recentin years has built looking potential returns. plate spinning for a faith few more years. like it, whetheragents thatBuy isare political uncertainty or important the house always be repaid. If you start with the attitude have plenty on our plate resolving the European the lead up to these historic Brexit talks. But government would build all of the houses it hasa in the buy to let market as investors an interesting second homes and economic uncertainty. buying processmarket so it isinnot so surprising that the spikeNot that they’re all charlatans, I can guarantee so. holiday lets that has real appeal to people a If they can get a mortgage, is! the Me? When I’m 64 I’llfind betaken happy to leaveabuying question. government that’s been peg or brought forward purchases to try that to beat promised. I couldn’t one! down A disaster? Not necessarily…. some regard dealing in the property marketofas Many people setting out to market their property that you will find them so. aIffew youother, go looking for certain age with funds. Especially since savings property others. far less stamp duty surcharge introduced at thetostart of axis of evil. two might justto listen toI have those The housing is particularly vulnerable Despite the election throwing upmarket a result that witches, you willinfind them! calls to build more will get two or doing three the agents round give them rates are at an all-time low. Over recent years Another story rounds at the moment sensible, treats mind! April. Now that blip is out of the system it’s easier It’s comforting to find something you can rely on. to uncertainty because housing is a long term an appraisal. The most flattering agent who And maybe a minority government to houses. virtually every party was unhappyIBuy about, Ihas am notathe to Let been investment is that when you arewill olderhave it’s impossible to get come across quite fewoutstanding estate agents in my to see that the housing market iswill pausing for the theThe highest price often win commitment and of where course, the further out your class landlords £1,000 1996 carefully asuggests mortgage. Metro free newspaper carried a bitinmore about major policies as pessimistic as many on the consequences line of work and atofthe investing risk ofthink disappointing attractive particulars will be prepared time horizons you; extend, the more uncertainty will have seen return ofmost £14,000 the thought. apitch, headline recently which screamed “Over 40? I’d bring have toa of them are than itover appeared to before casually popping them all of this. The election outcome might asay that (“courtyard concreted over), thewent on last 18 years, some six times the amount that Sorry, you’regarden” too old =for a mortgage” and there is. intowould its manifesto. Some the policies the Or perhaps, a of little ofbecause confidence. few changes in direction which may out tostock investment in the haveimagine given to describe abitcase in which oneTories of the big banks Itturn would bemarket easy to that over houses the samethe period. hadbad beenin over-zealous in applying the recentlyuncertainty theme has been significantly came up withThe weren’t concept, but without be helpful. For those building process of introduced affordability rules which require serious buyers will usually get property details hyped by both sides of the EU referendum construction and sale is complicated and setting level at which winter fuel allowances ”Pension liberalisation” measures thatathe caution about “lending into retirement”. And debate. Both campaigning teams have protracted with lots of “moving parts”. House would be paid and without setting some kind of coalition government has introduced have without doubt there have been some restrictions For starters, it might mean that we have aall less of the agents, from it doesn’t much matter suggested that unless the vote goes their building is not brought for faintnew hearts; it is an that act simply of possibilities exist on olderit’s people getting mortgages for their main cap on didn’t social care costs, little surprise that strident tone set in the Brexit negotiations and willthey be massare immigration/economic one you choose, that all much of faith in a very which risky world. Ask anybody in the before. Effectively the new pension rules willway there residence. thesesavings policies blew up inoftheir faces. a more workable compromise emerges than ruin/plagues boils and locusts and the like. allow people to take their pension and development business.

"

"

a muchness.

inbath 47


SO LD SO LD

Kelston, Bath – Guide price £1,150,000

Lower North Wraxall, Wiltshire – Guide price £695,000

SO LD

Princes Street, Bath – Guide price £895,000

SO LD

Devonshire Buildings, Bath – Guide price £1,350,000

SO LD

SO LD

SO LD

Larkhall, Bath – Guide price £595,000

SO LD

Queen Square, Bath – Guide price £1,950,000

Thickwood, Wiltshire – Guide price £750,000

Swainswick, Bath – Guide price £1,500,000


SO LD SO LD

Queen Square, Bath – Guide price £1,750,000

SO LD

Batcombe, Somerset – Guide price £1,350,000

Carter Jonas is experienced in selling and letting property in busy cities and thriving towns, charming villages and the tranquil countryside.

SO LD

Grittleton, South Gloucestershire – Guide price £895,000

We have tenants and buyers searching for properties just like yours, so if you want a better price than you thought possible, we would be delighted to offer our advice. Bath 01225 747250 bath@carterjonas.co.uk carterjonas.co.uk/bath

Lacock, Wiltshire – Guide price £1,250,000


Celebrating

2 4 George Street, Bath BA1 2EH | 01225 484811 | homeletsbath.co.uk


5 Years

HomeLets BATH

1992 – 2017


new homes

Crest Nicholson's Royal View

Election result emphasises need for new homes The recent result of the General Election would have done nothing to help create short-term stability for the housing market. But as things begin to settle down, experts believe that a robust housing market will still focus on the need to build more affordable houses as part of the governments 'Homes for all' policy. Online Mortgage Advisor’s top finance expert, Pete Mugleston, takes a look back at the housing policies in both the Tory and Labour manifestos, as well as what he feels the result will mean to the future housing market. 'The number of people buying their own home has decreased considerably over the last seven years, with young people being worst hit because homes are simply too expensive and too competitive for first time buyers' suggests Pete. 'As part of its “Homes for all policy,” the Tories want another million new homes built by 2020, with another 500,000 by 2022, which seems to be an extremely rigorous policy and begs the question, exactly where will these homes will be built?' 'The Tories have very kindly offered for 160,000 of these to be erected on its own land, which would also raise capital to inject into other services - a win-win for the government'.

"

Our expert continues; 'Another policy the Tories are hoping to push through is an updated Right to Buy scheme, allowing councils to sell homes after ten to fifteen years of construction, with the current tenants getting first refusal. This will not only open up an opportunity for those who previously thought getting on the housing ladder was beyond their reach, but it would also contribute towards freeing up more properties for house hunters to purchase. These policies would also bring down the cost of house prices as developers are forced to be more competitive'. So what did Jeremy Corbyn's Labour outline? 'On the other side of the fence, Labour’s housing pledges follow the line of “Secure homes for all.” The party wants to establish an entire department committed to tackling the UK’s housing crisis to make sure any new homes being built are targeted at those wanting to jump on the housing ladder rather than investors that view it as a profit opportunity.'

Appetite for mortgages remains strong. We expect to endure a bumpy ride, but for us at least, it has absolutely been business as usual.

52 inbath

"

'What Labour does want to do is help people who have been priced out of the market get on the housing ladder, by extending Help To Buy for another ten years. It also wants to stop local people being priced out of their local market, by limiting how many people on the scheme living outside of the area can apply.'

Mugleston explains: 'Although that’s great for current residents who can afford their local area, those already living in high-cost areas such as London would struggle to move outside. It would also stop those looking to relocate for other reasons (such as a new job) being able to get on the Help To Buy scheme elsewhere.' Looking forward, what does our financial expert feel the futrue holds. 'With rising house prices, what’s clear is that affordable homes need to be made available to the hundreds of thousands of people who are paying above the odds for rental properties.' 'Although it’s unclear what impact this will have directly on the mortgage market, lower-priced properties means house buyers will be looking for smaller loans, offering a better loan to income ratio. This represents less risk to lenders and makes it more likely banks will be happy to lend the cash needed for everyone to buy a home.' 'Looking forward, we know the Brexit vote last year caused stagnation in the market and we experienced a significant downturn in traffic and enquiries from customers looking to move, but things bounced back.' So what next?


Kersfield's Walcot Yard development

'Following on from the result on the 8th June, we anticipated a similar (perhaps to a lesser degree) trend, but in fact appetite for mortgages remains strong. We expect to endure a bumpy ride, but for us at least, it has absolutely been business as usual.' www.onlinemortgageadvisor.co.uk A similar outlook, post general election, has been predicted by some of the countries leading home builders. Stephen Stone is the chief executive of home builder Crest Nicholson:'The outcome of the UK General Election may introduce some uncertainty in the short term but we expect the new build housing market to remain robust'. 'Strong levels of employment, low interest rates and good mortgage access - including through the Help to Buy Scheme - should all contribute to a sustainable new build housing market.' continues Mr Stone. One of the most telling aspects of the recent General Election vote was that 72% of 18-24 year olds turned out to vote on June 8th, up from 66% in 2015, with the vast majority backing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour. There is no doubt that young people priced out of the housing market was a key reason they turned out in droves to back Labour. As mentioned previously, the policy of the opposition is to help those priced out of the housing market and help them get on the property ladder. If there are positives to come out of the recent vote, then Politicians will have to consider the needs of the young more than they have in the past which could mean more help for first-time buyers. We may well see an extension of the Help to Buy Scheme so that it covers older properties as well as new build, dealing with affordability issues and more help on stamp duty. One thing is clear, despite continued instability, all parties realise the need for greater housing stock with an empahsis on those previously priced out of the housing market.

Benefits of buying a new build property Deciding whether to buy a new or old property is a question faced by most house hunters. Although the idea of a home that has character or period charm may well appeal, there are some major benefits from investing your money into a new build. Here are just a few for you to consider.

see why so many people feel that buying a new home, particularly with all the help that builders can provide, was their best move ever. Most house builders price their homes to sell swiftly, particularly in these competitive times. So keen prices, generous incentives and help with moving costs provide unbeatable value for money.

Choice of appliances, fixtures and fittings

Low Maintenance and safety

As well as being fresh, bright and clean, a new home is untouched by previous owners. Many developers will offer you the opportunity to chose your own appliances, fixtures and fittings creating a blank canvass on which to stamp your own style and personality. Many home builders will also offer a bespoke service to choose decorations, fixtures and fittings or extra items at an additional cost. This can include flooring, interior design or even garden landscape service.

The latest in buildings regulations

The quality of house building construction has grown significantly in recent years with almost 90% of home buyers declaring themselves satisfied with their new homes in the most recent industry survey. Many house builders also provide a comprehensive customer-care service and added peace of mind is provided by the 10 year warranty issued by organisations such as the National House-Building Council.

New homes are built to a much higher spec than the majority of older homes so you get more for your money. They have central heating, doubleglazing and high standards of roof, floor and wall insulation all included in the price. Standard features also usually include fitted kitchens with integrated appliances and stylish bathrooms and cloakrooms, many en-suite. New homes are also safer and more secure than older homes. Fire Safety is helped by the use of smoke alarms, fire doors and fire retardent materials. New homes will also be fitted with safety locks, burglar alarms and security lights as standard.

Environmentally Friendly

Today’s new homes are built to the latest environmental standards, so they are not only better for the planet but cheaper to run. They are much more energy efficient and generate 60% less carbon dioxide emissions than older homes. This can reduce utility bills by more than £500 a year.

Many house builders also provide a comprehensive customer-care service and added peace of mind is provided by the 10 year warranty issued by organisations such as the National House-Building Council. Value for money

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments that you will make in life, therefore, make sure you don't overstretch your finances or speculate on short term price rises. Of course, house prices can go up or down but it’s easy to

In recent years, the region has seen an increase in new builds, especially around the city of Bath. As the emphasis from government is to build and offer a variety of housing stock, we take an indepth look at some of those sites and what they have to offer.

inbath 53


Stunning new show apartment now open A brand new show apartment has opened its doors at Bath’s most iconic new building. Featuring stunning views out along the River Avon, the new, two-bedroom show apartment is located in Royal View at Bath Riverside. With interest already running high in the selection of one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses, the opening of the new show apartment is expected to heighten further the appeal of living in this stunning new building. Providing potential buyers with a fantastic idea on the layout, aspect and specification of the properties on offer, those interested in having a look should contact the Crest Nicholson sales team to make an appointment.

Christine Hamilton, sales advisor at the development said: “Because of the design, location and specification, there was a lot of interest when we released Royal View a few months ago and that has remained ever since. “To now open a show apartment inside the building will really set the pulses racing of discerning house hunters wanting to get a better idea on what the properties are like. We can’t wait to show people around. “With nearly a quarter of all properties now sold, the appeal to live in this stunning new building has clearly attracted those looking for a new lifestyle. Within a short flat walk of the city centre, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy all that Bath has to offer.”

"

With nearly a quarter of all properties now sold, the appeal to live in this stunning new building has clearly attracted those looking for a new lifestyle.

"

They will then be able to see for themselves why Royal View has become the hottest talking point across Bath city’s property scene.

54 inbath

Comprising 45 apartments including eight onebedroom, 34 two-bedroom and three stunning penthouse apartments, Royal View provides

residents with spectacular views out across the city, including Royal Crescent and Royal Victoria Park. And with the build programme progressing well, the first residents are expected to move in from October where they will start enjoying life at one of Bath’s most sought after and distinctive new residential address. With the long awaited waterside show apartment now open, the sales team has already received a lot of interest from prospective purchasers wanting to view the fully furnished and complete apartment. To make an appointment to view the new show apartment please contact the sales and marketing team on 01225 463517 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/bathriverside The marketing suite on Victoria Bridge Road is open daily from 10 am to 5pm.


New Show Home now open

DISCOVER YOUR BRAND NEW HOME IN THE HEART OF BATH Experience the ultimate in city centre living from an elegant collection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, providing an exclusive opportunity to live on the banks of the River Avon. Offering breathtaking views* of Bath city and the surrounding countryside, these luxury apartments at Royal View allow you to enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle without compromising on quality. 1 & 2 bedroom Riverside Apartments from ÂŁ340,000 Imagery includes optional upgrades at additional cost

Call today and book your appointment to view our newly launched Show Apartment. 75-76 Palladian | Victoria Bridge Road | Bath | Somerset | BA2 3FL

www.bathriverside.co.uk

*

01225 979021

Views to selected plots only. Previous Show Home photography. Digital illustration is indicative only. Pricing correct on 16.06.17.


new homes

Help to Buy a hit with Bath buyers Home-hunters looking to make the move to one of Britain’s property hotspots are taking advantage of the Help to Buy scheme to find their dream home with Bellway.

The scheme has proved popular at the housebuilder’s Mulberry Park development off Combe Down in Bath, where Bellway is building a range of apartments and houses ranging in size from one to five-bedroom homes. Sales Manager for Bellway’s South West division, Rachel Way, said that with the use of Help to Buy many buyers had found that they could afford a larger home than they were originally anticipating. She said: “The Help to Buy scheme has had a monumental impact on the new build property market since it was introduced in 2013, and many of our buyers in Bath have taken advantage of the scheme to move here.

"

“People usually associate Help to Buy with first-time buyers, but we’ve seen a large number of homeowners using the scheme to make moving to a larger home more affordable". The deposit is only five per cent which makes saving easier, and the low interest rates available at the minute make it a good time to buy now. “Our staff are always on hand to talk people through the advantages of the scheme, and we look forward to welcoming more people to the development in the future.” The Help to Buy scheme allows buyers to purchase a new home with a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent is provided in the form of an equity loan which is interest free for the first five years of home ownership. A range of four-bedroom homes are currently available to buy at Mulberry Park, with prices starting from £540,000.

People usually associate Help to Buy with first-time buyers, but we’ve seen a large number of homeowners using the scheme to make moving to a larger home more affordable.

56 inbath

"

For more information, call 07779 413537 or go to www.bellway.co.uk.


Mulberry Park Combe Down, Bath BA2 5DR

Bellway Homes in Combe Down, Bath Together, Express Mover* and Help to Buy** makes buying your dream home even easier.

Express Mover* ...how it works

Help to Buy** ...how it works

You agree the selling price of your existing home

Based on a purchase price of £540,000 for The Chetsford, 4-bedroom home You pay a 5% deposit of £27,000 20% interest free equity loan of £108,000 is provided by the Government You only need to secure a 75% mortgage of £405,000

We will work with a local agent to market your home Your home will be featured in our Sales Office

Make your move by calling 07779 413 537 Sales Centre open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm and Saturday & Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm

www.bellway.co.uk

Computer generated image is indicative only. Specification on site may differ. Prices correct at time of print. *Terms and conditions apply. **YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Help to Buy is subject to the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) terms and conditions and is available on new build homes up to £600,000 to customers where the property represents their only residence. Not available on second, additional homes, buy-to-let or let-to-buy properties. HomeBuy agent eligibility check required. The equity loan is interest free for the first five years and needs to be a minimum of 10% of the purchase price up to a maximum of 20%. After five years, an annual fee of 1.75% of the outstanding equity loan is charged. This is increased annually by RPI plus 1%. The equity loan must be repaid after 25 years, or earlier if you sell your home. A monthly management fee of £1 is payable by the equity loan borrower by direct debit, from the start of the loan until it is repaid. The management fee and interest fees are not capital repayments to the equity loan and do not reduce the amount owing. Help to Buy operates under terms and conditions imposed by the HCA and may be subject to change. Please visit www.helptobuy.gov.uk for further information.


new homes

Alluring Somerset proving popular with buyers With its picturesque countryside, rolling hills and plethora of history it’s not hard to see why Somerset is a hotly-sought after location to call home. The county is rich in stunning scenery, ranging from the rolling Mendip Hills to the flat expanses of the Somerset Levels. Five-star housebuilder David Wilson Homes is bringing a number of carefully crafted new developments to the region, in response to high demand. One of David Wilson Homes’ latest offerings in Somerset is De Cheney Gardens, an exclusive community of just 31 new homes in the village of Beckington, near Frome. The small but perfectly formed community is all about quality, not quantity, with a collection of two, three, four and five bedroom homes. Among the properties set to hit the market when the development launches this autumn is the four-bedroom Winstone style home. The detached property is perfect for families, with a bay-fronted dining room, study, spacious lounge and show-stopping open plan kitchen providing plenty of space for entertaining on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, the master with its own en suite and dressing area. The second bedroom also has an en suite shower room and a family bathroom serves the other bedrooms. The family home comes with parking and a double garage, meaning there’s plenty of space for multi-car families. De Cheney Gardens is within walking distance of a range of facilities and expected to be a hit with families as well as commuters working in Bath, which is less than 25 minutes away by car.

58 inbath

Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Beckington Church of England First School is close by, as is a doctors surgery, farm shop and local pub. Another David Wilson Homes development offering all the benefits of Somerset living is Bishops Green in Wells. The stunning cathedral city, used as the backdrop for hit film Hot Fuzz, is well-known for its beautiful medieval buildings and the swans that live in the Bishop’s Palace moat. David Wilson Homes’ Bishops Green development in Wells is perfectly placed for those who enjoy socialising. It’s close to a range of restaurants and pubs, as well as shops. There is a Waitrose within walking distance and the cities of Bristol and Bath are not far, 45 and 50 minutes away by car respectively. For those who enjoy outdoor pursuits, Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge are less than 10 miles away, both offering stunning views. Bishops Green itself features a selection of two, three and four bedroom homes. Among those on offer is the three bedroom Greenwood property. The focal point of this semi-detached home is the open plan kitchen / dining area, which features a glass bay and French doors leading to the garden and filling the space with natural light. A study on the ground floor also provides a handy home office, or could be used as a play room for families with young children. Upstairs the lounge provides a comfy area for the family to share their evenings. There are three double bedrooms, the master with its own en suite, and a family bathroom. The four bedroom Holden style home is also proving popular at Bishop’s Green, with several already sold off-plan.

Louise Ware, sales director at David Wilson Homes, said: “Somerset is proving incredibly popular with buyers and it’s easy to see why. The county is awash with beautiful scenery and, despite its rural nature, cities like Bristol give a London-like buzz. “Our new homes in Somerset offer all the style and quality people come to expect from David Wilson Homes, and interest is increasing among those wishing to put down roots here.” To find out about David Wilson Homes’ developments in Somerset or make an appointment to visit any of its show homes visit www.dwh.co.uk


— Experience the best of both worlds

Located on the upper slopes of Bath in sought-after Lansdown, this superb development of contemporary villas, townhouses and luxury apartments is situated in a commanding position with sweeping views over the city and lush green countryside.

The recently launched four and five bedroom houses from 2,098 - 2,907 sq ft, provide flexible living space across two floors of accommodation. The design of the houses has been developed by world-renowned design partnership, Conran+Partners. The light-filled atrium style entrance halls provide a fitting welcome to the high standards that are evident throughout. Each of the houses have their own garden and terraces, most with panoramic views over the adjacent countryside. The show houses at Lansdown Fields are now open with viewings by appointment only. For latest availability or to book an appointment contact Savills, Bath on 01225 474 500 or Knight Frank, Bath on 01225 325 999.


A SUPERB NEW DEVELOPMENT OF CONTEMPORARY VILLAS AND BATH STONE TOWNHOUSES LOCATED IN AN ENVIABLE POSITION ON THE UPPER SLOPES OF BATH IN LANSDOWN

FOR SALE PRICES FROM £975,000*

VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE CONTACT SAVILLS OR KNIGHT FRANK TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

lansdownfields.co.uk Lansdown Fields, Lansdown, Bath BA1 9DP

01225 474 500 * Price correct at time of print

01225 325 999


Get moving with Help to Buy at Crest Nicholson’s Vicarage Fields At the heart of the UK’s smallest city is Crest Nicholson’s rural haven, Vicarage Fields. This traditional collection of two, three and four bedroom homes in Wells is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and offers homes to suit all house hunters, from first-time buyers to growing families and downsizers. First time buyers and second steppers alike can take advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to step up the property ladder at Vicarage Fields. The Help to Buy initiative enables homebuyers to purchase their home with just a 5% deposit. They are also eligible for a 20% government loan, whilst the remaining 75% can be covered with a mortgage.

now for £309,950, or just £247,960 using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. Homes at Vicarage Fields offer luxurious comfort, yet remain architecturally mindful of the rural surroundings. Each home is fitted with a beautiful Moores Definitive Kitchen, complete with integrated Bosch appliances. The interior décor is impeccably designed, with sleek, sophisticated features ideal for modern living. With views of the rolling Somerset countryside, Vicarage Fields is ideally situated in the heart of rural Wells. Keward Brook runs through the development and a wildlife corridor winds across the site.

First time buyers and second steppers alike can take advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to step up the property ladder at Vicarage Fields. The Elsenham is a spacious, three-bedroom home available now at Vicarage Fields. The property features a large kitchen and dining area, as well as a spacious living room with patio doors leading onto the garden. Bedrooms are finished to a high standard, and include a large master bedroom fitted with an en suite bathroom. Its size and affordability make this the perfect next-step home for families looking to move up the property ladder. The Elsenham is available

64 inbath

Vicarage Fields is ideally located just off the A39 Glastonbury Road, with excellent road links to nearby cities such as Bristol and Bath, both located under an hour away. It also benefits from regular public transport with a bus stop at the front of the development - perfect for relaxing day trips. The charming city of Wells has a brilliant community feel, and is a popular tourist attraction

due to its historical character. With a magnificent cathedral, a medieval palace and traditional narrow cobbled streets, Wells has an abundance of attractions to keep the family entertained. The bustling city centre, just a short walk from Vicarage Fields, has a wide range of shops, restaurants and other amenities. Three bedroom homes at Vicarage Fields are available now from £299,950, or just £239,960 with Help to Buy. Pop in to our Sales & Marketing Suite, open daily 10am to 5pm. For more information,call 01749 600864 or visit: www.crestnicholson.com/developments/ vicarage-fields. You can also email: Vicaragefields@crestnicholson.com


Unlock the door to a rural retreat with Help to Buy This stunning collection of thoughtfully designed three and four bedroom homes is nestled on the edge of historic Wells in Somerset and offers the perfect place for growing families. Help to Buy can help you step onto the property ladder and makes moving much more affordable. The scheme enables you to buy a new home with a 5% deposit. You’ll need to take out a 75% mortgage on your new home and the remaining 20% will be funded by a government loan.

3 & 4 bedroom homes priced from £299,950 Just £239,960 with Help to Buy* now! Imagery includes optional upgrades at additional cost

Visit our brand new Marketing Suite and Show Homes to secure your new home today!

VICARAGE FIELDS 31 K NIGHT ROAD WELLS | S OMERSET | BA5 1FT Selling Agent : Roderick Thomas 01749 670079

www.crestnicholson.com/vicaragefields

01749 600864

Help to Buy Wales is available on the purchase of your primary residence up to the value of £300,000. You must fund a minimum of 80% of the purchase price. The Government’s loan will need to be repaid when the property is sold or after 25 years i.e. up to 20% of the properties total sale price. During the first five years of owning your home, you will not pay any interest on the Government’s loan and you will pay a management fee of £1 per month. In the sixth year, you will be charged a fee of 1.75% of the loan’s value and this increases annually with inflation, calculated by RPI (Retail Price Index) plus 1%. You will also require adequate funds to cover legal costs and moving fees. To be eligible, you must meet the criteria set down by this Government scheme, details of which are available from the Crest Nicholson Sales Advisor. The amount of deposit required may vary depending on the scheme rules and the lender for the mortgage finance. If you are in any doubt about this scheme please seek independent advice. Crest Nicholson does not provide mortgages and cannot give any financial advice. Street scene and Show Home photography. Pricing correct on 19.06.17. Crest Nicholson South West, a division of Crest Nicholson Operations Ltd, Crest House, Lime Kiln Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8ST. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY DEBT SECURED ON IT *


tea time teasers win a ÂŁ50

sudoku - evil

2

4

1

6

3

4 6

7

2 5 1 9 7

wordsearch

M A E R C E C I N

F E T E S N T A O

E L I P W U E L D

6

9 5 8 7

4 5 2

S T R O H S K H E

Next Voucher

T I H I S M R S A T WA C I B R L B

3 4 V R I H E I R E M

4

8 1

2, Former England, Aston Villa and Middlesborough defender who died on 21 April 2017 after suffering a cardiac arrest. - - - Ehiogu (3) 3, Capital and largest city of Bahrain, with an approximate population of 157,000 people. (6)

A S B B L R C A I

L C I S U M D K W

Words associated with Summer Sun, Beach, Shorts, Dress, Hat, Festival, Ice Cream, Wimbledon, Cricket, Music, Fetes, Break

66 inbath

Answer the following trivia questions, taking the first letter of each answer, to spell a word associated with this issue. Send your answers to each question along with the 'secret' word, on e-mail, to: competitions@inbath.net subject: 'Next Voucher' for a chance to win! Closing date: 1st September 1, American author of 27 books, including 'Of Mice and Men' and 'The Grapes of Wrath'. February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968. John - - - - - - - - - (9)

4, British pop music band that found popularity with songs such as 'Everybody Salsa' and 'Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey' - - - - - Romance (6) 5, Ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. Originating on Japanese mobile phones. (5) 6, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi built the first complete, commercially successful on of these. (5)

Last Issues Answers: 1.Frodsham 2.Andrew ann 3.Trombone 4.Herm y ub 6.R 5.Ethanol Secret Word= Father


Running around? Chasing rent? Fixing problems? Let us do the leg work. With over 20 years’ worth of experience in property letting in Bath, we know how important it is to provide a service that is both professional and personal. It’s not just about buildings, it’s about building long term relationships. To find out how we can help you, you can call us on 01225 314055, you can email us at enquiries@bathpropertyletting.co.uk or you can call in to our office at 34 Southgate. www.bathpropertyletting.co.uk

Bath Property Letting Ltd. Registered Office: 15 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HN. Company Registration No. 2285172. Incorporated in the United Kingdom. Subsidiary of Bath Investment & Building Society.


InBath: Summer 2017  

InBath is a FREE, B5, entertainment and leisure magazine aimed at the high spending 25 + audiences. With close to 1000 venues taking the mag...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you