20-21 January 2018
Our Christmas present this year from our daughter and her lovely other half was a weekend in Bath at the Abbey Hotel www.abbeyhotelbath.co.uk.
What a brilliant present!!! So at 9.30 Saturday morning – off we went – absolutely chucking it down with rain but never mind. Quite a long journey so we stopped for a cheeky little McDonalds on the way. When we arrived at Bath we parked, booked in at the hotel and had a quick look at our room – which was lovely and it’s such a great location, literally just round the corner from the Abbey and the Roman Baths.
We then wandered through Bath to the Royal Crescent which is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent and is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the UK (so the internet tells me!). No 1 is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been in Georgian times but unfortunately it doesn’t open till February so we’ll just have to come again as we’d really like to go in.
We had a wander around Bath and as we wandered we noticed one or two interesting looking pubs and decided we really ought to sample a beer or two – so first one was the New Inn where we had a pint, closely followed by The Thief. Also stumbled across the Bartlett Quarter (which Paul loved!). We decided we would go to the Abbey next (actual Abbey – not a pub lol) but got waylaid by The Griffin where we had pint number 3 – oops – was fab tho – got chatting to some lovely locals and really enjoyed ourselves.
Next we went to Bath Abbey – so beautiful – lit 3 candles for three very missed loved ones and had a lovely walk around the Abbey.
Had pint number 4 at the Garricks Head and just half pint at the Pig and Fiddle and then decided it was time to eat. We went for a fabulous meal at Corkage (recommended by the landlord at one of the pubs we had been in) – it was absolutely gorgeous – you have small plates of however many different dishes you want – if you go to Bath and want a fabulous meal, we highly recommend it – corkage bath.com – we love red wine and here they gave us a sample of a couple of the wines that we fancied that night so that we could decide which one we wanted – I can’t recommend it highly enough – but make sure you book – we were very lucky as we just turned up and they were full but we sat at the bar and luckily for us they had a cancellation so we managed to get a table. Back to the hotel where we had a cheeky little nightcap in the lovely bar.
Sunday morning we were up bright and early(ish) – went for a walk along the river
and went to the Roman Baths roman baths.co.uk – amazing – you need to visit if you go to Bath – it was £16.00 each to get in – but well worth it – audio guide is included in the price. We were there for about two hours and it was fab – loved it.
Anyway, it’s chucking it down and we’re cold so it’s time to be on our way home. Surprisingly (not) I nodded off in the car and woke up to find we were in Bristol – trip down memory lane for Paul to see where he grew up (long time ago haha!!)
Had such a lovely weekend – what an amazing Christmas present – thank you so much Chan and Ross – love you two little chicks!
If you haven’t been to Bath – go – it’s beautiful – you will love it.