The fortnight-long Great Bath Feast (now in its fifth year) returns between September 23 and October 8. Join us on some edible escapades across the city
Celebrating its fifth birthday with a jaw-droppingly good menu of events across the city, the Great Bath Feast celebrates local growers, artisan producers, tiny tea houses and culinary superstars in a delicious mash-up of gastronomic glory.
The diverse programme of events suits all tastes and budgets. Look out for the Tenner Treat initiative, discover unique dining events and pop-ups and burn the extra calories on walking tours of foodie hot-spots. It all kicks off with the glamorous Bath Good Food Awards dinner, where local food trailblazers will get the recognition they deserve. Appetite whetted? Here are a few events not to miss …
Sake Tasting Event at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Join the Bath Beppu Friendship Association for an evening of sake tasting with sushi nibbles and Wagashi sweets.
Saturday 23 September, £15
Novel Wines Annual Wine Tasting Party at Hilton Hotel
Your opportunity to taste 150 unique wines from across the globe in a casual, celebratory atmosphere. There’ll also be food available from Taste of Bath and The Free Range Chef.
Saturday 23 September, £30
Bath Good Food Awards
Voted for by the people of Bath and judged by local and national food experts, the awards are independent and recognise Bath’s restaurants, delis, cafes and local producers. The awards ceremony will be held at the Apex City of Bath Hotel.
Sunday 24 September
Ambassador’s Dinner at the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel
Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel’s head chef Dan Moon presents six elegant courses at this exclusive celebratory feast hosted by The Pig Guide (Bath’s indie online food guide).
Wednesday 27 September, £59 (£90 with wine flight)
Great Western Wines Planeta dinner at Allium Brasserie
Winemaker Alessio Planeta guides guests through his family’s iconic, multi award-winning Sicilian wines. Planeta’s most famous wines (as well as new additions) will be paired to four sumptuous courses by Allium’s head chef, Rupert Taylor.
Wednesday 27 September, £75
Food photography Instagram workshop
Perfect for foodies, bloggers and other inspiring phone photographers, this presentation and practical workshop is followed by a fabulous two course meal at Bath’s Hare & Hounds.
Wednesday 27 September, £60
Fiona Beckett Wine and Cheese Tasting at Bath Rugby
An evening of wine and cheese matches presented by the brilliantly knowledgeable Guardian wine writer Fiona Beckett and Ben Lambourne of Pong Cheese.
Thursday 28 September, £25
Farrow & Ball: Colour in the home
Hosted in its elegant Bath showroom, Farrow & Ball will share expert knowledge of colour, helping guests consider home decoration in a new light.
Thursday 28 September, free
The Pig Guide pop-up at Hunter and Sons
Join Great Bath Feast brand ambassadors, The Pig Guide, as they host an evening in the company of James Hunter, who will introduce guests to unique craft beers and food matching tips while sharing the inspirational story of how he created Hunter and Sons.
Thursday 28 September, £45
Local food tasting
Sample a selection of sumptuous local delicacies from Bath’s best artisan food producers at destination department store, Rossiters of Bath.
Saturday 30 September, free
Talk & Tastings with The Sportsman chef Stephen Harris, at Topping & Company Booksellers
The Sportsman is the publishing debut of self taught chef Stephen Harris who transformed “a grotty run-down pub” on the Kent coast into a Michelin starred restaurant. The book and talk tells the story of The Sportsman’s transformation to internationally acclaimed restaurant with a global cult following.
Wednesday 4 October, £29.95 (includes copy of book)
Savouring Bath Food Tours
Pioneers of Bath’s foodie tours, Savouring Bath invite guests to experience the city’s history through the medium of food.
Various dates, £25