If you are looking to ring in the New Year with a bang, head to the vibrant city of Bath where you can take your pick from a diverse range of evening entertainment that will have you reaching for the sequins and champagne before you can say ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
Whether you fancy treating yourself to a swanky dinner, throwing your best moves on the dancefloor or ‘oohing’ and ‘aahing’ under a glittering fireworks display, we have picked out a few of the best ways to spend a magical New Year’s Eve in Bath…
1. A luxurious break at The Bath Priory
Just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, the beautiful Bath Priory has a reputation for being an oasis of sophisticated elegance with sumptuous interiors, a luxurious spa and top quality dining. The hotel is offering a two or three night specialty New Year’s Eve package which includes a cream tea, champagne reception, five-course dinner with matching wine flight, live music and a dazzling firework display on the big night alone. The days on either side offer more treats such as a wine tasting master class, 30-minute spa treatment and guided walking tour of Bath. You’ll start the New Year feeling thoroughly spoiled.
2. A Great Gatsby party at The Abbey Hotel
If New Year’s just isn’t New Year’s without a hefty dose of glitz and glamour, look no further than the Abbey Hotel and their Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party. Don a dapper suit or break out the feathers and pearls to enter a classy celebration of all things 1920s. Expect canapés and cocktails on arrival, followed by an exquisite five-course dinner with wine and coffee for all. Entertainment comes in the form of an authentic jazz band, so you can dance off that dinner and see in the New Year in style.
3. A Dance the night away at Combe Grove Manor
One for those who prefer a laid-back atmosphere in a sumptuous setting, Combe Grove Manor is a stunning 18th century house which prides itself on laying on a laidback, welcoming, home-away-from-home ambience for its guests. Their New Year’s Eve party promises a fun-filled opportunity to dress up, enjoy a delicious selection of buffet dishes, and let your hair down to the live band. At midnight there will be champagne and fireworks; though the excellent hilltop views out over the city of Bath should give you a sneak peek of other displays lighting up the night.
4. A five star party at the Royal Crescent Hotel
Head to the famous Royal Crescent to bid farewell to 2016 in five-star style. The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa puts on a New Year’s shindig with a real sense of occasion. This is the place to break out the black-tie attire and relax into a luxurious evening of fine cuisine, fine music and fine company. The party is open to both residential and non-residential guests and the evening begins with champagne and canapés before segueing into a five-course dinner accompanied by wines from the hotel’s own cellar. Music from the resident DJ will carry revellers on into the night, punctuated by a traditional piper and champagne toast to welcome the New Year.
5. celebration at The Roman Baths and Pump Room
One of the most iconic New Year’s events in Bath, this annual ball, held at the world-famous Roman Baths and Pump Room, certainly makes the most of the city’s famous historical site of interest. This black tie event offers a sparkling cocktail reception around the atmospherically torch-lit baths, steam rising from the surface. Next comes a five-course dinner with wine whilst top-class jazz and classical musicians provide the soundtrack before live bands and DJs get those toes tapping later in the evening . This event is hosted by one of the most reputable hospitality companies in Great Britain, Searcy’s – a company with an ethos of meticulous attention to detail and preference for seasonal ingredients.
However you choose to spend New Year’s Eve, if you visit the city of Bath, you know it will be one to remember.