Bath Somerset

WatchHouse coffee to expand Roland Horne

WatchHouse coffee to double in size to 12 this year

By Joe Lutrario

Upscale London coffee brand WatchHouse is to open five new sites in the capital as well as its first site outside of London, in Bath, taking its total number of sites to 12 before the year is out.

Bath Ales managing director Robin Couling, who joined the company in 2008 and masterminded the Graze launch

Business Profile: Bath Ales

By Stefan Chomka

From its chop-house brand Graze and charcuterie bar Gordito to craft beer and pizza bar Beerd – not to mention its brewing business – Bath Ales is going places, as managing director Robin Couling explains.

Chef Richard Davies helped students from the City of Bath and City of Bristol Colleges prepare a ‘Michelin-standard’ barbeque

Chefs’ Forum hits Bath and the Cotswolds

By Luke Nicholls

The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe and its Michelin-starred chef Richard Davies played host to another event from The Chefs’ Forum earlier this week – this time representing Bath and the Cotswolds. 

Bath Ales will open its largest pub to date when the Graze Bar & Chophouse near Bath Spa station is launched before Christmas

Bath Ales set to open largest food-led pub to date

By Peter Ruddick

Independent south west-based brewer Bath Ales is set to open its 11th managed pub and its largest to date when the latest site under the Graze brand launches near Bath Spa train station.

(Top) The Royal Crescent hotel, Bath; (left) Seaham Hall, County Durham; (right) Congham Hall, North Norfolk

Three Von Essen hotels sold in one week, deals close for final two

By Luke Nicholls

Three of the last remaining hotels from the Von Essen portfolio have been sold to different buyers in the space of a week, leaving just two of the company’s original 28 properties on the market – both of which are rumoured to be on the verge of deals.


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