The County Hotel Bath on Pulteney Road has opened the city’s first beach bar.
The hotel, which was acquired by experienced hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor in March of this year, has opened a new alfresco spot, complete with Balinese parasols, sand and barbecue food choices and cocktails inspired by beaches from around the world.
The space has been designed to become a social hub, with a central artwork piece Abyss by Jacqueline Bond, based on plastic pollution in the ocean.
The design also incorporates canvases, floral installations and terracotta and mustard colour scheme throughout.
A separate meeting room also provides a creative space for workshops, private parties, celebrations and more.
The County Hotel Bath is the second hotel in The Kaleidoscope Collection, which also includes No.15 Great Pulteney.
“Creating something that’s fun, eclectic and different for Bath is what we do, and we’re delighted with the initial transformation here at The County Hotel,” says owner Ian Taylor. “Our new planting and sculptures to the front of the hotel – which include Summer the owl by artist Angus McBob [part of the Owls of Bath public art trail] – give passers-by a hint of the new look and feel, but we hope people will come and experience our new Beach Bar and social hub for themselves.”
Once the summer pop-up comes to an end, the beach will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland.