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THE HIGHLIGHTS
Bath's latest boutique hotel is a strikingly-furnished Victorian mansion, ten minutes' walk from the city centre. Characterful bedrooms, some with snazzy bathrooms and city views, and a good restaurant await.

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THE LOCATION

Facing a bustling road just east of Bath's centre, The Bird is flanked by a bowling club on one side and Bath Recreation Ground, a spacious area containing the city's rugby's stadium, at the back. Nearby, you'll find Bath's premier art gallery, The Holburne Museum and Bathwick Meadow, part of the National Trust's Bath Skyline walk.

The city centre is around ten minutes away on foot and the train station is about a 15-minute walk.

By car: the hotel is just 40 mins from Bristol, around 2 hours from Southampton or Coventry, and 2 hours 30 mins from London. Paid on-site parking available.

By train: Bath Spa station is a 15-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride away, serviced by trains from London Paddington (1 hour 20 mins), Portsmouth Harbour (2 hours 15 mins) and Cardiff Central (1 hour). Book trains to Bath Spa.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Housed in a once-staid Victorian mansion, The Bird has undergone a complete transformation into a visually captivating boutique hotel. Owners Ian and Christa Taylor have adorned the property with an eclectic collection of captivating art and artefacts.

THE FACILITIES

Thoughtful offerings include a daily news sheet titled "The Daily Squawk: A Bird's Eye View of Bath" and a parting gift of homemade biscuits. Furry friends are welcome with a nightly charge of £25, which includes a special gift in the room.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • On-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

ROOMS

Bedrooms offer a distinct charm, individually adorned with unique artwork and plush furnishings. Rooms located at the back of the property are best, away from the bustling road and showcasing expansive city views. The pricier rooms boast sophisticated bathrooms with vibrant tiling.

Room types: Comfy, Comfy Luxe, Splendid, Splendid Luxe, Feature, Feature Hot Tub

Key amenities: ensuite with Malin & Goetz toiletries, hairdryer, dressing table, TV, bottled water, coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi

FOOD & DRINK

Chef Leon Smith crafts West Country-inspired dishes that are both refined and hearty at Plate, The Bird's relaxed, open-layout restaurant. Alongside two indoor bars, a vibrant outdoor terrace transforms into a beach bar in summer and a cosy winter wonderland with seasonal heated 'dining domes'. The chicken liver parfait - one of the substantial 'West Country tapas' served as starters on the dinner menu - was silky smooth.

Plate: local produce, modern British cuisine, small plates, outdoor dining. Open every day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Large plates from £16, three-course set menu £25.

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