When the sun decides to emerge from behind the clouds, there is nothing better than sitting outside and enjoying a few drinks with friends.
Here we round up six of the best spots to lap up the sun and enjoy a cocktail or two in Bath…
With a balcony overlooking Southgate, Graze is a wonderful spot to relax in the sunshine overlooking the glowing Bath stone around you.
Home to a great range of Bath Ales’ ales and ciders, aperitifs and its very own drafts from its micro-brewery, there’s plenty of drinks to quench your thirst. Graze’s food menu, with their locally sourced dry-aged steaks and burgers, is also hard to resist.
9 Brunel Square,
Bath BA1 1SX
Tel: 01225 429392
As the evenings get a little warmer, the Abbey Hotel annually opens up its pop-up garden terrace where people can wine and dine al fresco style in the setting sun. Open daily from 10am – 11pm from April to October, the garden bar is a great spot on North Parade to watch the world pass by.
It will be serving a variety of small and large plates, along with its monthly specials, on the terrace. This year the hotel has also produced a more unusual menu to enjoy outside, which includes selection of smørrebrød (danish open sandwiches) and the hotel’s delicious homemade tzatziki and baba ghanoush. Keeping with the summer theme, it will also be serving appropriately named cocktails, including an aperol showers and an English rose martini.
Bath BA1 1LF
Tel: 01225 805870
Hall and Woodhouse
The rooftop terrace is always a popular spot at Hall and Woodhouse during the warmer months.
Enjoy one of its signature cocktails or a jug of pimms in the sunshine, or tuck into one of its delicious sharing plates. There’s also no need to head downstairs to make your order as Hall and Woodhouse have a very handy terrace bar open for those on the rooftop.
1 Old King Street,
Bath BA1 2JW
Tel: 01225 469259
Be At One
With outdoor seating both at the front and the back of the bar, Be At One is just a hop and a skip away from the train station.
With over 100 cocktails on its drinks menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Be At One even have happy hours running every day and all day on Sundays – perfect to enjoy in the sun.
The Vaults, 11 Brunel Square,
Bath BA1 1SX
Tel: 01225 439271
With the recent opening of the revamped Champagne terrace, Sub 13 is the perfect spot for after work drinks and parties at the weekend. For those who get rather hot in the sun, you’re in luck as the terrace has large parasols covering seated areas to keep you (and your drinks) cool in the heat.
Sub 13’s 2 for 1 cocktail hour runs daily from 5–8pm and isn’t one to be missed.
4 Edgar Buildings, George Street,
Bath BA1 2EE
Tel: 01225 466667
With over 40 rums on offer, the most difficult thing will be deciding which drink to choose to enjoy on Turtle Bay’s outdoor terrace. All of its delicious cocktails are available on 2 for 1 during happy hour, seven days a week.
Open until late all week, you can sit outside while the sun sets and enjoy the cool summer evenings in the city centre.
11 Bridge Street,
Bath BA2 4AS
Tel: 01225 444052