Tweetand2veg is now 4 months old! hurrah! Over those last four months I have had many opportunities to sample some delicious local food and drink, and products like these make me feel so lucky to live where I do! Here are some of my very favourites…
A long-standing favourite for many people in Bath and, increasingly, a lot of the UK, Bath Ales never disappoints! The experience always begins well with a lovely pub; The Salamander, The Hop Pole or The Swan to name a few, food is always delicious, and the pubs are always full of a wonderful welcoming atmosphere without feeling pretentious - you always feel as though the staff behind the bar know their products! My personal favourite is Bounders Cider, just the right amount of sweetness, with an authentic cidery taste - since moving to the South West I have drunk rather a lot of different ciders, but I will always look forward to afternoons full of sunshine and Bounders! Bath Ales often has a seasonal special on offer, and at the moment the spotlight fall on Summer’s Hare, a really light ale, delicious in the sunny weather! Visiting friends are always impressed with the quality of drinks from Bath Ales, and my Dad is always pleased to receive a case of Gem!
Field Bar Wines
I recently discovered Field Bar Wines at the LoveFood Festival in Bath, tried their absolutely delicious sparkling elderflower wine, and instantly regretted not buying any at the time! Weeks later, and I was ecstatic to find their stall at the Taste of the West Festival in Milsom Place, Bath. The stallholder was so knowledgeable about his products, and so passionate - I walked away with a bag full of wine, feeling very pleased with myself! Field Bar Wines are based in Gloucestershire and only make their wines from locally grown fruit, my two favourites are the Elderflower Sparkling Wine, and the Elderberry Rose (best served at room temp!) - absolutely delicious throughout the summer months - it’s always 6 o’clock somewhere, right?!
Bath Pig Chorizo
I love pigs, I love Bath, and I really love chorizo - Bath Pig Chorizo is my absolute favourite local food - and is fast becoming that of many friends and relatives too! Bath Pig Chorizo comes in three delicious flavours - Original, Garlic, and Hot and all can be eaten raw as a snack or cooked to create a beautiful meal - I use it in stews and jumbalaya - amazing! I recommend this brilliant pork product to everyone - and look at how happy their piggies are!