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6th December 2012

Bath Ales to Open Third Graze Venue

Independent brewer and pub operator, Bath Ales, is set to open the doors to its new flagship venue, Graze Bar, Brewery & Chophouse, in Bath, next Monday (10th December).

It will be the third Graze bar and restaurant that the South West brewer has opened, with outlets already in Bristol and Cirencester, and at just over 5,000 sq ft, it is the largest outlet yet for Bath Ales.

Bringing something completely new to the city, Graze Bath also signals the first time the brewer has included a micro-brewery in one of its outlets.  It will be the only micro-brewery bar in the city.

Taking up the entire first floor of the new food quarter, just south of the city’s shopping area, next to Bath Spa train station, the new venue also boasts two large terraces for al fresco drinking and dining.

Bath Ales retail director, Robin Couling, said: “This is a very exciting development for Bath Ales.  Graze will be our biggest venue to date and the third outlet in the Graze series, which has already proven popular in Bristol and Cirencester.


“We’ve taken inspiration from the great bars and chophouses in London and New York to give this bar its own unique character.  It will deliver what we are best at – a great pint of cask beer and the best quality dining under one roof.”


Known for its flagship beer brand, Bath Gem, the independent brewer, will be brewing a new, bespoke beer on the premises from early in the New Year.  Locals and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy the full selection of Bath Ales beers at Graze as well as up and coming craft beers from around the world and the brewer’s seasonal brews, which this month is a Christmas beer, Festivity.


An extensive range of wine from boutique producers along with a list of premium spirits completes a varied, quality drinks list.


Graze Bar, Brasserie & Chophouse in Bristol and Cirencester have built up a reputation for serving delicious steaks in its restaurants and likewise, Graze Bar, Brewery & Chophouse in Bath will offer the same great quality meat cooked in a Josper charcoal oven.


British meat cookery is central to the menu with a particular emphasis on dry aged steak, but there is also a selection of small plates, fish, shellfish dishes and vegetarian options, as well as seasonal specials, to suit all appetites and tastes.


In addition to offering drinks and dining in a relaxed, sophisticated atmosphere, the new bar, designed by Simple Simon of Bristol, comes with a modern open plan kitchen with dining counter, a striking island bar and a meat hanging room visible to guests.


The Graze concept was first launched in Bristol in 2009, the second venue opened in Cirencester in May of this year.  Bath Ales also operates the award-winning Hop Pole and The Salamander in Bath.

The new site takes Bath Ales tally of managed sites to 10.



Notes to editor:


If possible, please can you credit any photography used to Frances Taylor who took them.


Graze Bar, Brewery & Chophouse

Unit 5

9 Brunel Square