The city of Bath throws opens the doors to celebrate food and drink throughout October.
The Great Bath Feast has grown since the first event in 2012 to become a south-west destination event for foodies. It hosts a programme of events throughout the month, run by independent restaurants, pubs, cafes, cookery schools and local food producers and growers. Activities include gourmet meals, foraging, book signings, cookery demonstrations, talks and tastings.
The initiative is organised by Bath Tourism Plus, the destination marketing organisation for Bath and the surrounding area, and the Bath Business Improvement District.
Bath Tourism Plus said: ‘Bath is blessed with top notch hotels and restaurants, as well as great gastro pubs and bars. It’s a wonderful place to eat out at any time of year but in October you’ll find offers and events in many of the venues.’
Throughout the month, specialist housewares retailer Kitchens Cookshop at 4-5 Quiet Street will be hosting some local producers and cookery schools at its store including:
-Bath Harvest Oils – locally grown and produced rapeseed oil – on October 12.
-Seven Hills Chocolate – locally made chocolate – on October 14.
-Heavenly Hedgerows – locally sourced and made preserves – on October 20.
-Henny & Joe’s – award-winning locally made chai syrup – on October 21.
-Dancing Flavours – the food of Lebanon – on October 22.
-All Hallows Cookery School – a demonstration – on October 24.
New for 2016 is the Bath Bites Food & Drink Fair, which will be held in the Abbey Churchyard for the duration of the festival. It will showcase an eclectic mix of 12 vendors serving an array of hot and cold food options as well as a Gin Palace with more than 100 brands to sample, including local favourite Bath Gin.
The Bath branch of Kitchens Cookshop