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Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
@philhopkinsuk
9:00 AM 13th December 2020
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Christmas Self-Indulgence Bath Style

If 2020 has felt like something of a chore after lockdown and a glut of Covid-19 news then perhaps it’s time for a festive break where someone else will do all the cooking?

YTL Hotels’ The Gainsborough Bath Spa is inviting guests to celebrate Christmas in style this year.
After months at home, the chance to get away for the festive period has never been more appealing.

So why not take a break from the usual obligations of the season and let the expert team at The Gainsborough Bath Spa cater to every Christmas need?

With a new Christmas Brunch menu, Bath’s unrivalled festive atmosphere and exclusive access to the city’s natural thermal waters, there’s no better place to relax, recharge and end 2020 on a joyful note.

This Christmas, guests of The Gainsborough Bath Spa can look forward to magical evenings of mulled wine and mince pies.

During their stay, festive guests will of course also have access to the hotel’s award-winning Spa Village.
With the rejuvenating Gainsborough signature massage, as well as access to the iconic Bath House’s natural thermal waters, revered for their healing qualities, guests are ensured the ultimate relaxing Christmas getaway.

On Christmas Day itself, the hotel team will welcome guests for a gourmet Christmas Lunch, served from noon to 3pm, with a variety of delicious dishes.

A whole baked camembert with artisanal breads fresh from the bakery and a glass of seasonal mulled wine will start celebrations. Guests can then look forward to choices including curried kedgeree and ham hock, or for those with a sweet tooth, buttermilk pancakes and lemon posset.

Traditionalists will be happy to see the classic Christmas roast turkey with honey roasted parsnips, creamed sprouts and bread sauce on the menu, as well as Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and cranberry clotted cream.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa also offers insightful guided walking tours to explore famous sights and landmarks, from beautiful Bath Abbey to the iconic Royal Crescent.
Led by experienced guides who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the city they call home, guests can expect to discover hidden gems and lesser known delights so even locals might find a new favourite corner of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.

Nightly rates at The Gainsborough Bath Spa start from £290 on a room only basis. The Gainsborough Bath Spa Christmas Brunch is £75 per person.

To book, contact reservations@ytlhotels.co.uk or visit www.thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk

Visitors may even come across the Natural Theatre Company’s wandering characters, who will be putting on impromptu ‘Christmas Shows Without A Theatre’, or can take in live performances by Bath Festival Orchestra or try their hand at festive wreath-making. Many of Bath’s most iconic buildings, including Bath Abbey and The Roman Baths, will be brought to life with special festive illuminations for 2020 adding to the already impressive twinkling lights.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa’s knowledgeable concierge team will be on hand for those looking for help planning the ultimate festive day out. From hiring bikes to discover the nearby countryside, to exploring by boat or even taking to the skies with a hot air balloon experience, there’s plenty on offer to keep everyone entertained for a Christmas to remember.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa also offers insightful guided walking tours to explore famous sights and landmarks, from beautiful Bath Abbey to the iconic Royal Crescent. Led by experienced guides who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the city they call home; guests can expect to discover hidden gems and lesser known delights so even locals might find a new favourite corner of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.

With a host of festive activities, exquisite food and exceptional wellness opportunities, guests can relax in the knowledge that every last detail is taken care of this Christmas. The Gainsborough Bath Spa promises the perfect tonic to a turbulent year and the happiest of Christmas holidays to end 2020.

Nightly rates at The Gainsborough Bath Spa start from £290 on a room only basis. The Gainsborough Bath Spa Christmas Brunch is £75 per person. To book, contact reservations@ytlhotels.co.uk or visit www.thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk