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In between gift shopping, market hopping, and admiring the Christmas lights in Bath, get stuck into some festive food and drink. From warming beverages to seasonal gelatos, here’s a taste of the fabulous fare on offer.

Festive Cheese and Wine Tasting at The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

Spend an evening indulging in cheese and wine in the cosy library at The Royal Crescent Hotel, which is festooned with Christmas decorations to set the atmosphere. Savouring Bath’s qualified cheese expert Mike is teaming up with award-winning sommelier Jean-marc to deliver the tasting. You’ll be treated to five perfectly matched cheeses and wines.

Christmas lights leading up to The Royal Crescent Hotel

Image - Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

Mary's Luxury Mulled Wine at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

Sample the horrifyingly good luxury mulled wine at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein. The interactive multi-sensory attraction explores the writer’s complex life and is home to Bloody Mary's Bar.

The bar uses an original Victorian recipe for their mulled wine, blending claret, cider and orange and brewing a batch daily with fresh ingredients. They guarantee it’s the best in Bath - pop in and put it to the taste test!

Fake hand holding a glass of mulled wine in Bloody Mary's Bar

Image - Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

Regency-Style Mulled Wine at The Jane Austen Centre

There's more mullled wine simmering over at The Jane Austen Centre, where they follow a traditional Regency era recipe. Enjoy a free sample of this from the gift shop while you browse Austen-themed gifts, including festive jumpers, books, and beautiful felt decorations of her best-loved characters – and the author herself!

Christmas gifts in the Jane Austen Centre gift shop

Image - The Jane Austen Centre gift shop

Sri Lankan Festive Specials at The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree is celebrating ‘island spice and all things nice’ this Christmas, with seasonal twists on their menu of Sri Lankan street food dishes. Try a beetroot ‘Ho Ho Hopper’ with cranberry lunu miris (cranberry and onion relish) and curry leaf sambol; Sri Lankan style split sprouts and cashews; and pimped up turkey baubles with a pot of cranberry sauce.

The ‘Santa Lanka’ cocotail is the perfect accompaniment to dinner. It’s a decadent combo of warming Christmas tipples – Ceylon Arrack, vodka, crisp apple juice, spicy ginger beer and a dusting of sweet Sri Lankan cinnamon.

Sri Lankan style split sprouts and cashews

Image - The Coconut Tree

Cocktails and Desserts at The Ivy Bath Brasserie

Alongside some new winter warmer dishes, The Ivy has a limited-edition cocktail menu and a trio of desserts to savour over the festive season. The sweet treats are warm mini mince pies served with hazelnut and brandy cream; a mouth-watering steamed Christmas pudding with almonds, redcurrants and brandy cream; and the snowball fight, featuring brandy ice cream, and a white chocolate, gingerbread, and cream sauce.

Yuletide tipples include a Red Robin, made with bourbon, lemon, pomegranate, honey and apple cider. And the Christmas Star – a festive delight incorporating Roku Gin, star anis, pineapple, lemon and Crème de Mure.

Warm mini mince pies

Image - The Ivy Bath Brasserie

Christmas Gelato from Swoon

For cold treats infused with warm wintry flavours, pay a visit to Italian-style gelateria Swoon. There are two new Christmas flavours on the counter: Christmas pudding topped with brandy sauce and gingerbread. 

While you’re on Kingsmead Square, enjoy spice hot chocolate and mince pies at Society café, as well as mulled cider and cheese and cranberry toasties at Kingsmead Bottle Stop too.

Festive Afternoon Teas

Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea with a festive twist. Tuck into delicious sandwiches and treats among sumptuous surroundings at Bath Spa Hotel, by a roaring fire in the library at Bowood Hotel, or in the at the delightful Dower House Restaurant at the five-star Royal Crescent Hotel.

Afternoon tea treats at Bath Spa Hotel

Image - Bath Spa Hotel

Discover more of #BathAtChristmas:


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Spa Hotel
Master Suite

Experience Georgian grace and elegance in the centre of the world-famous Royal Crescent.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein
Mary's room at House of Frankenstein

Step into the dark world of Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein.

The Jane Austen Centre
The Jane Austen Centre tea room

Immerse yourself in everything Austen at The Jane Austen Centre.

The Coconut Tree Bath
The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree’s take on Sri Lankan cuisine is made up of smaller tapas-style dishes embracing plants, fish and meat - it’s a menu that naturally offers something for everyone.

The Ivy Bath Brasserie
The Ivy Bath Brasserie

The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street offers relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining.


An authentic artisanal Gelato Bar with a dash of Italian swagger and style.

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Nestled amongst 7 acres of stunning private gardens with fountains, ponds and a grotto

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

One of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire, Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort is ideally situated just off the M4 between Calne and Chippenham at the heart of the Bowood Estate.



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