There must be a place that everyone whizzes past on their daily commute or trip into a city. For me, it’s the Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel on the way into Bath. I’d been once before many years ago for a work Christmas party but had never visited since.
One thing you’l notice about hotel is it’s beautiful grand building. It’s one of the oldest Grade II listed buildings in the city and has it’s original Regency facade. When you come through the entrance, you’ll notice the high ceilings, intricate detailing dotted around. You’ll also spot the line up of wellies and brollies that are available to borrow to residents.
When I was kindly invited to join them for their newly launched fabulous Steak & Malbec Nights, I booked our table immediately!
In 2018, the hotel went through a huge refurbishment with the teams behind the well loved Country Living magazine and the Coast & Country Hotels. The decor has a very relaxed, country feel – any piece of furniture, painting or knick-knack that takes your fancy is available to purchase through the Country Living website. We were given a tour of the hotel including one of the 60 bedrooms. The room had a view over the Bath skyline and had everything you needed for when you came back after a weekend of exploring. The colour palette in the bedrooms gives a very chilled vibe.
The hotel is in an ideal setting to explore the city of Bath. Everything is a short distance walk away so if you’re considering staying here, you’d be in a great location. What’s more, there is parking at the hotel which for a city hotel is a brilliant bonus.
Before dinner, we were offered a drink in the bar area which had lots of comfy seats and cosy corners. Chris was on hand to give advice on their gin selection. You can’t go to Bath and not try a Bath Gin from the Bath Distillery! It’s definitely up there as one of my favourites. (As a side note, if you’re in Bath, do visit the Canary Gin Bar – it’s epic!) In a change to the norm I had my gin with a pomelo and pink pepper essence tonic. JB stuck to a traditional pint of beer.
We then moved into the restaurant which has the biggest chandelier commandeering the room. Alas, the photos I took have not come out AT ALL so you’ll have to visit to see for yourself! Again, the decor is subtle with duck egg blue walls with beautiful butterfly artwork which is modern. The restaurant leads to the Garden Room and Terrace which was set up for breakfast.
Every Tuesday and Thursday night you can enjoy an 8oz prime British 28-day matured Ribeye steak, served with a fabulous Béarnaise Sauce, Salad & Triple-Cooked Chips for just £14.50pp. If you add on just £10.00 you’ll also get a delicious bottle of Malbec.
The regular menu looked just as enticing serving seasonal British produce, and where possible, items produced in and around Bath.
We were offered some crusty bread to start that was served with delicious salty butter (sorry JB!). Our wine was delivered and glasses poured – we couldn’t help but giggle at the name ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’. Despite not being a huge red wine lover, this was light enough for my palette but packed a punch with the steak.
The steaks were cooked to perfection for both of our preferences. The chips were crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle. The staff were attentive but not in your face, which in my book is a clear winner.
I’d really recommend the hotel and restaurant, especially if you want to feel like you’re in the countryside but you’re in the heart of a city. At the moment they have a great offer for a Sunday night – spend £50 in the restaurant and stay for an incredible £49! WINNER!
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*I was kindly invited to review the restaurant as part of my love for Keeping it Local – all opinions my own