Food and drink

Head Chef focus

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Jesse Davies and Ross Shaw are the brains behind A:ROAM:A. Here, they chat to InBath about their backgrounds, how A:ROAM:A came about and their future plans. Plus, the pair have put together a couple of recipes that you can try at home..

A:ROAM:A recipe

Fesenjan - slow cooked duck leg with walnut & pomegranate, served with a tahini dressing 

This delicious recipe is from our popular Persian menu.  Earthy, rich and tangy, this luscious stew is bursting with Middle Eastern Flavour! Served with our tahini dressing, a traditional sauce served in countries throughout the Middle East.

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Vegan Karnijarik - stuffed aubergine with pomegranate & tomato sauce, served with a tahini dressing

This aromatic vegan recipe is from our popular Turkish menu, a traditional dish usually served in summer when aubergines are in season. Serve with our tahini dressing, a traditional sauce eaten in countries throughout the Middle East.

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World food, weekly changing menu, delivered to your door…yes please!

Jesse Davies and Ross Shaw are the brains behind A:ROAM:A. Two local chefs, both Bath born and bred, with 20-years of high-end catering experience. They have collaborated to showcase their passion for food, travel and above all flavour, channelling their expertise to create a weekly changing feast. Each week they cook dishes inspired by flavours, spices and ingredients from different countries around the world, using the freshest ingredients and working closely with the best local suppliers. Click for more and to order online.

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A brief history of Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea Week 

9 - 15 August 2021 

It's Afternoon Tea Week in August, and to celebrate, we take a look at one of Britain's most traditional pastimes.

 

During the mid-nineteenth century it was usual for people to take only two main meals a day, breakfast and dinner. Dinner was a more formal affair and would typically occur around 8 o'clock in the evening, thus leaving a long period of time between meals.

In order to suppress 'that sinking feeling' during the late afternoon, Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Woburn asked that a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room during around 4 in the afternoon.

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How your morning 'cuppa' became a national obsession

Often described as the most quintessential of English drinks, the custom of drinking tea was a relative late comer to British shores in the mid 17th century. Click here to read more...

Children's Hospice South West

Enjoy a cream tea in aid of local children’s hospice 

The Big South West Cream Tea takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and organiser Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is asking supporters to join in by holding their own cream tea fundraiser with friends and family.

Afternoon Tea…where there’s tea there’s hope!

This summer the newly refurbished DoubleTree by Hilton Bath is introducing a series of afternoon teas in a unique space overlooking the River Avon and Pulteney Bridge called the Secret Garden.A little piece of heaven, the Secret Garden is a secluded spot reminiscent of an orangerie during Georgian high society. Click to read more

Afternoon tea at Searcys

The Musical One:

The Pump Room, Bath 

The Pump Room, an iconic Georgian building that inspired the likes of Jane Austin and Mary Shelley, is serving a new Champagne afternoon tea, complete with live classical music by England’s oldest professional trio. Tuck into savouries such as Crayfish rolls; Salt beef and gruyere cheese toasties; and a dainty Chicken and tarragon pie; alongside homemade Buttermilk scones and a selection of pastries, including signature Bath buns (naturally). We’ll raise a glass of Searcys selected Cuvée Champagne to that!

Monday-Sunday 12pm-close. Priced from £36.50

 

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Alfresco dining

We select some of the best places to eat out under the stars or in the sun

With so many outstanding venues to choose from, it would be folly of us not to pick some of the best fine dining restaurants, destinations and city centre locations for you to try this summer.

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Milsom Place: some of the best alfresco dining spots in the heart of the city 

Explore Milsom Place this August to discover new openings and enjoy alfresco dining within characterful courtyards...Click below to find out more.

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The Great Bath Feast’s festival weekend takes place on 24th to 26th September, followed by fringe events throughout October

 The line-up for the Great Bath Feast’s festival weekend has just been announced! The festival line-up features many of Bath’s renowned and much-loved culinary stars, including:

Ping Coombes, MasterChef winner in 2014, owner of Ping’s Makan Supper Club and Ping’s Masak Cookery School; Chris Cleghorn from The Olive Tree; Richard Buckley from OAK; Gavin Edney from The Elder and TV personality and Celebrity MasterChef winner in 2018, Ulrika Jonsson to name a few...

 

 

Innox Mills

Craft beer and cider festival set for Bank Holiday 

The Trowbridge Craft Beer and Cider Festival will be held at Innox Mills from Friday 27 - Monday 30 August, featuring up to 60 regional beers and ciders, plus street food and live music. Strictly over 18's. Click below for more and to book tickets

Talking Italian: 

Taste La Dolce Vita

 Unified into twenty regions in 1861, Italy is a relatively young country. Bordering France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the north and hugging the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas, each region has its own identity when it comes to its cuisine.

Regional cooking preferences and styles are shaped by their geographic, historical, and climactic differences: some regions are landlocked and mountainous, others are hilly or located by the sea. 

 

 

Stephen Barrett's Wine review:

Cuisine and Wine in Italy 

Italy is certainly one of the world’s most exciting countries for cuisine and wine with 20 regions or provinces all offering unique dishes and wines from both humble or fine origins. Stephen Barrett takes a look at how differences in climate, soil and altitude determine the style of dishes and wines .