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Bath-coholics: Abbey Ales, Bath Ales and Bath Gin

Abbey Ales
Abbey Ales is the first and only brewery in the historic city of Bath and has been brewing for over 50 years.

The range of beers produced includes Bellringer Best Bitter and Bellringer Maximus, a strong hoppy brew made from Wiltshire Maris Otter malt and finished with the finest Worcestershire hops.
Bellringer is the top selling cask bitter in Bath and is as popular with the many visitors to the Georgian city as it is with Bathonians.
The Coeur de Lion: the smallest pub in Bath

Bath Ales

Bath Ales is an independent brewery based in Bristol,
producing distinctive beers such as Gem (a bitter-sweet amber ale), Dark Side (a delicious chocolaty stout), and seasonal favourites such as Festivity (the winter porter).
Bath Ales can be found in many local pubs including the brewery’s own establishments, The Hop Pole, The Salamander and Graze Bar.
*Unfortunately, we forgot to taste this during the trip but will def taste it soon!

Bath Gin

The Canary Gin Bar,
tucked away down the cobbled…

Sally Lunn's "Bunns" vs regular Bath Buns

Sally Lunn's Bath's Oldest House c. 1482
Home of the World Famous Sally Lunn Bath Bun

Sally Lunn, a young French refugee, arrived in England over 300 years ago.

She baked a rich, round and generous bread now known as the Sally Lunn Bun.

This Bun became a popular delicacy in Georgian England
as its special taste and lightness allowed it to be enjoyed
with either sweet or savory accompaniments.

Bun Etiquette

During the day,
they serve half a bun unless otherwise stated.

You might get a top or a bottom---
they tend to use tops for sweet buns
bottom for savory,
although there is no rule.

If there are two of you,
(like me and my fiancé),
why not ask for a top or a bottom so you get to try both?

The bun is generally eaten with a knife and fork
but there are no fixed rules.

Most guests enjoy their bun with a huge smile on their face!

Cafetière & Cinnamon Butter Bun: A cafetière of one of our famous coffees served
with half a toasted & buttered Sally Lunn Bun