Monday, 15 January 2018

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Bath

In December, Henry and I booked a staycation in Bath, Somerset. I'd been once as a youngun' and always wanted to go back and discover a new place, that I secretly knew I'd undoubtedly fall in love with. We arrived and checked-in to our AirBnB on the Friday and left around midday Sunday, so we had a good few days to explore. 

We stayed in the most incredible (but affordable!) AirBnB called 'Beautiful Bathwick'. Modern, light, airy and full of colour. There fresh flowers in the kitchen and bedroom, a personalised typed message on the typewriter and a fresh loaf of bread with jams and a glass bottle of milk in the fridge. Our hosts, Daniel and Anna could not have been more helpful meeting us on arrival and leaving a huge list of recommendations on the table for us to browse. It was a 5-7 minute walk in to the centre of town, so location was perfect. Kitted out with all the basics, there was also a speaker to play your music, Netflix on the TV and a collection of classic books if you felt like having a good read! 
The Stable
If you're looking for beaut pizza, head straight to The Stable. (The cheesy garlic bread will blow your mind, just fyi) They do cider tastings, with over 80 ciders to try and the vibe is awesome. Perf for a fun Friday night.

Hunter & Sons
A banging breakfast spot. A hidden, but well known gem in Milsom Place. You can get your fix of  good coffee and they serve brunch until 4pm, which is great if you've been snoozing all morning. I definitely recommend the poached eggs (I've never seen such a perfectly poached egg in my life), bacon and avocado on sourdough.

The Dark Horse
The best discovery of our trip. An underground, dark and mysterious bar with the most divine cocktail menu. The menu is changed seasonally to ensure the freshest ingredients, which are all foraged in and around Bath. The bar-tender was an absolute babe and made me two 'off-menu' cocktails completely to my own taste, they were insanely good. With no standing about allowed, it's capped to the amount of chairs they have, which makes it feel exclusive and extra special. We were lucky to get a walk-in, but I'd recommend booking.

Koh Thai
If you like Thai food and love the idea of sharing small plates to get a taste of everything, Koh Thai is the place. Hen and I often go out for Thai and we both agreed it was one of the nicest meals we'd had. We had small plates to share for starters, but opted to have a curry each for mains (sliiight issue with sharing when you're an absolute spice wimp...) The Massamann Chicken Curry and Papaya Salad were delicious.

There are plenty of interesting sights to see including The Royal Crescent (pictured below), Roman Baths, Bath Abbey but we didn't particularly plan, we just wanted to see what we stumbled upon. With the town being a mix of your favourite high-street shops and quaint independent store there's a little something for everyone - Check out Liv Purvis' post here for the hot spots to shop. (Liv also stayed in the other AirBnb owned by Daniel and Anna - another beautiful place)

It was the happiest weekend and I've definitely got a little soft spot for Bath now.
Where your favourite places? We'll definitely be heading back!


1 comment

  1. I have never been to Bath but it looks so lovely, and the food looks so yuum!! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS


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