Category Archives: Special Occasions

The Great Bath Feast 23 September – 08 October 2017


Welcome to the Great Bath Feast

Now in its fifth year with a super-enhanced schedule of events and promotions across the city, the Great Bath Feast will once again dominate Bath’s social calendar from Saturday 23rd September – Sunday 8th October this year, celebrating, acknowledging the very best tastes and flavours that Bath has to offer from local producers, passionate artisans and unique, tiny tea houses to the nationally-acclaimed culinary superstars hard at work in some of the best restaurants in the UK.  So much choice ……..

The Great Bath Feast brought to you by Visit Bath and team (incorporating official Brand Ambassadors The Pig Guide, and in partnership with the Bath BID and Great Western Railway) are as proud of those businesses as their owners and resident chefs are – and we know for sure that, during this 15 day celebration of good taste, they won’t let anybody down.

Is the Great Bath Feast the ultimate harvest festival? We think so.

Book Now For Bath Christmas Market

Just a short stroll from Bath Spa Railway Station and Bath Bus Station, in the centre of the city, you will find Bath Christmas Market – one of the largest festive events in the UK and certainly the most stunning and vibrant. baths014

More than 170 quaint wooden stalls line the squares and streets surrounding the impressive Bath Abbey for 18 days, selling everything you could possibly need for your festive celebrations. Gift ideas abound, including clothing, accessories, crafts and toys as well as more unusual or one-off pieces of art and jewellery. Stock up on festive foods with cheeses, pickles and meats galore, and sample wines, liqueurs and local cider to compliment your choices. Treat yourself to luxurious chocolates and puddings or why not put together a hamper as a wonderful gift? With over 85% of stallholders being businesses from Bath and the surrounding areas, this is not just a British Christmas market, but a local one too.

Get well and truly into the Christmas spirit and enjoy the atmosphere of the market. The enchanting sound of carols and the tantalising aroma of sumptuous food on the air add to the ambience of the market, creating a magical experience. There is no need to rush. With the market open late most evenings, you can take your time and browse the stalls under twinkling lights, before perhaps retiring to a bar or restaurant.

Ideally located in the heart of Bath’s main shopping area, with well-loved high street brands and designer boutiques all around, you can’t fail to find everything you are looking for. Give yourself a treat this festive season and get your Christmas shopping ‘wrapped up’ in one magical day at Bath Christmas Market.

To get the most out of your Christmas market experience and give yourself plenty of time for browsing the stalls, visit midweek to avoid the crowds. We have some great offers available through our website so don’t delay book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment..


Stay 2 nights get the 3rd Half Price

Why not make Wiltshire your New Years destination and choose Great Ashley Farm as your base – we have a fabulous special offer.  Stay any two consecutive nights between 02 November 2015 and 24 March 2016 and the third night will be half price ! This rate is inclusive of breakfast.  Book through our safe and secure online booking system.

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Bath Christmas Market 28 November – 15 December 2013

The Bath Christmas Market
The Bath Christmas Market







Each year, the Abbey Churchyard area – a magical setting in the shadow of Bath Abbey and next to the Roman Baths, right in the centre of the stunning Georgian city’s shopping district, is transformed into a Christmas shoppers’ haven – Bath Christmas Market.

Over 140 traditional wooden chalets full of everything you’ll need to prepare for the perfect Christmas will adorn the streets. If you are looking for something extra special to make your Christmas perfect, Bath Christmas Market is the place you’ll find it. All of the retailers sell unique, handcrafted items, many of which are made in the local area and the South West.

The sound of choirs singing carols drifting through the market, colourful decorations brightening the streets and aromas of mulled wine and cinnamon on the air all create a magical atmosphere and will help to get you in the festive spirit!

Summer wine tasting in aid of local Dorothy House Hospice Care

Summer wine tasting at Holburne Museum in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care





Great Western Wine have teemed up with the Holburne Museum to host a special Summer Wine Tasting in aid of local charity Dorothy House Hospice Care.


Wander through the grounds of Bath’s historic museum, enjoying a glass of two of wine, from a selection of over 30, including some top and award-winning sparkling wines from Ridgeview Estate. The team have put together a selection of wines, perfect for summer drinking occasions, and will be on hand to provide tips and suggestions.


All proceeds from ticket sales and 10% of all sales taken on the evening will go directly to Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Tickets are £15, and are available from the Great Western Wine shop, by calling 01225 322810, or by booking online via

Pre – Christmas Offer’s 3 for 2 B&B

Pre-Christmas Offer
Why not take a break from the norm this Christmas season and whisk your loved ones away to Great Ashley Farm – make it an occasion they’ll never forget? We still have some dates available – Rent our lovely romantic barn conversion, we have short breaks available until 21 December 2012 our 3 nights special offer package is £255.00 (Discount of £75.00) this rental includes crisp white linen, fluffy towels and some essentials seasonal fayre – locally sourced of course!!  or why not treat yourself to a little bit of TLC by staying at our lovely B&B – we are offering a pre-Christmas Break of  3 nights for the price of 2 nights until 21 December 2012.  Just mention the website…..
Our Post – Christmas package from 27 December 2012 for three nights is £255.00 for two sharing a double room with a bottle of bubbly awaiting your arrival.    Alternatively why not indulge those special people in your life to Great Ashley Farm Gift Voucher

Late availability!!!!

If you are looking for a short break in the west country this week – look no further …

We can offer B&B for 2 nights £ 150.00 this is for two people sharing a double ensuite or stay for the third night at a total cost of £ 210.00 alternatively if you would like a little bit more independence then why not stay at our lovely barn conversion.

The Bath Christmas Market is truly magical best seen in the dark or we do have the beautiful villages or Lacock or Castle Combe on our doorstep and not forgetting our home town of Bradford-on-Avon – a must for any visitor to the area with quaint streets filled with independent traders – guaranteed to offer those unusual gifts that you won’t see on the high street.

Special Occasions

Whether you are planning a romantic break or celebrating a special occasion, why not treat your loved one to a touch of luxury and enjoy a stay at our bed and breakfast.

We are more than happy to pop a bottle of Champagne, Prosecco or a fine bottle of wine in your room with that extra special box of belgium chocolates, all ready for you to enjoy upon your arrival.  We are more than happy to advise you on great places to eat locally.  Please request at time of booking.

With peaceful surroundings and countryside views, our B&B or romantic barn conversion near Bath is the ideal location to enjoy your special celebration. We will do our upmost to ensure that your break is truly fabulous.