I am back blogging in Blighty and from Bath. Kids wanted to go and have a look around the Georgian town, although they have been there numerous times. After the initial walkabout, my 16 year old daughter likes to wander round looking in the many clothes/fashion shops so we decided that we would split up for a hour. We headed off in different directions or rather left the daughter looking at clothes in the HMV shop. After building up a thirst we dropped into one of the local pubs.
The pub we chose was “the Grapes” in Westgate Street. This small intimate pub had the typical Georgian style exterior design, with period decor, wooden beams and usual mix of beers on tap.
On one of the beams was the following “There has been a building on this site since 1302. The present facade was added in around the 17th century”. A few locals in the pub, horse racing on sky TV. I decided to have a West Country Real Ale, Wadworth’ s 6X from Devizes (orange juice and lemonade for son). I have blogged this beer before but it is a good one.
We met up with daughter at the Roman Baths, not too many shopping bags in tow. We went for a bite to eat at another local pub, the Sam Wellers. This pub is also a small pub, and with a range of local beers. Again there were not many people inside, a few locals and tourists. At this pub tried a new draught beer for me, although not from the West Country, this one is from Yorkshire – Timothy Taylor Landlord. Not a bad beer, usual English style bitter/real ale. I did see a few bottles of this beer also for sale in Tesco.
Both these pubs are worth a visit (as well as the many others in Bath) and both beers would have again, in particular the Wadworth’s 6X – although this may not transpire on this trip as there are plenty of others to try.