The Bird, Bath on Pulteney Road is launching a fantastical Winter Wonderland experience for the city on Thursday 22 November, to coincide with the opening of the Bath Christmas Market.

Expect a starry woodland setting – dressed with real trees, giant baublicious decorations and a whole host of life-size animals from polar bears to penguins, reindeers and camels. A wonderful seasonal spot for all the family to drop in for Christmas cocktails, a relaxed bite to eat and magical festive vibes.

The festive food offering ranges from seasonal bowl food – think bronze turkey croquettes with sprout leaves, garlic and bacon or butternut, chestnut and Bath Blue tagine, to more relaxed options such as wood-fired pizzas and raclette and sweet treats such as churros and caramelised nuts, served all day, while cocktails take their cue from the classics with a festive twist.

The likes of the Sleigh Bellini and a Winter Spritz (also available as sharers) will make an appearance alongside a Mrs Claus’ Cosmo (with blood orange Cointreau, orange gin, cranberry and lime juice), a Red Nosed Mojito (with spiced rum, gingerbread syrup, lime juice and Fever-Tree spiced orange ginger ale) and warming Mulled Mead (featuring mulled cider, brandy and lemon juice). There’ll be fine wines, local beers, ciders and plenty of soft drink options too.

Guests will find a warm and cosy feel inside and out; there’ll be a veranda with heaters and seating with faux fur rugs outside while inside there’ll be myriad seating areas to really make the most of the festive scenes. With a singing reindeer (and camel) as well as various bars serving everything from warming hot chocolate to mulled drinks, there’ll be no shortage of Christmas cheer on offer.

“We wanted to create something really fun for locals and visitors alike this festive season,” said owner Ian Taylor. “Bringing together all the different elements of the best of Christmas, there’ll be plenty to keep everyone entertained, whether they’re popping in for lunch, festive drinks or have booked one of our special party nights. We hope people will come along with family and friends to experience it for themselves.”

The Winter Wonderland is open from 22 November to 31st December, from 10am to 11pm daily.

Visit: thebirdbath.co.uk