As the summer approaches (although it might not feel like it right now), you start to put out feelers for some new experiences and a place to relax with friends. Here’s a look at the new restaurants, bars and hotels opening in the West Country.
The Yard Hotel, Bath
A new boutique hotel is set to open in the historic city of Bath on the 1st June 2021. Set in a restored coaching inn, The Yard houses 14 elegant rooms that surround a courtyard, a coffee spot and a wine bar that offers cheese and charcuterie boards to guests in the evening. You can find it in the centre of Bath, perfect for exploring the city.
One half of Michael Caine’s two new eateries in Exmouth, Mickey’s Beach Bar and Restaurant looks out over Lyme Bay and shares similarly stunning views as his other venture Café Patisserie Glacerie. Mickey’s has a fabulous seafood and shellfish selection, using the daily catch that comes into Exmouth and fish from other ports in Devon and Cornwall. You can also find vegetarian and vegan menus and a tantalising list of tipples.
The Ivy, Exeter
Newly opening The Ivy has already stirred up a buzz with their ivy topiary sign on the Cathedral green. The restaurant and bar is decorated with a polished retro glamour radiating much needed summery vibes inside. Head to The Ivy for delicious brasserie food, desserts (like melting chocolate bombe with vanilla ice cream) and refreshing cocktails.
The Longstore, Truro
After the success of their first Charlestown restaurant The Longstore is opening up a second site in Cornwall’s capital. Housed in a renovated Georgian townhouse on Truro’s Lemon Street, they specialise in big cuts of dry-aged steaks, some so big they are to be shared between two. There’s also seafood dishes and a punchy range of tasty bar bites to snack on with cocktails.
Laura Ashley Tea Rooms at The Cornwall Hotel
Close to St Austell a new Laura Ashley Tea Rooms are opening at The Cornwall Hotel. It’s an elegant location that’s decorated in classical and ornate Laura Ashley, azure themed for its close location to the ocean. They serve afternoon teas of dainty homemade cakes and miniature scones that stack up on the traditional towers. The hotel is amongst 43 acres of woodland, which helps to disconnect from work and relax, enjoy the summer weather as it comes.