The Queensberry Hotel in Bath is tucked away from the busy main shopping streets, in a residential area near the famous Royal Crescent. Taking up four houses, this bright, fashionable hotel is a great spot to relax and explore the city.
Upon arrival, Charlie and I settled into the front lounge and had a cup of tea. Waiting to check in we found the space comfortable and relaxing.
The Queensberry Hotel is the brainchild of Laurence and Helen Beere, who chose Bath as their home and the base for their hotel. Originally built as a residential home by its namesake, the 8th Marquess of Queensberry, the hotel is spread across four Georgian terrace buildings, close to the centre of Bath and the famous Royal Crescent.
There 29 bedrooms all individually designed and furnished following a Georgian tradition but with cheeky contemporary twists. The wallpaper!
Our room was on the ground floor, facing the street, large and quiet despite the ground floor location. It made getting to the restaurant, bar and garden all very easy to be honest. I didn’t mind it at all. And as with all Georgian properties, the lower the room, the higher the ceilings. And our room was spacious and light.
Shortly after checking in, I was given a guided tour of the hotel by the Hotel Manager, Magly. Magly explained the history of the building and why there was so much boxing memorabilia dotted around the bar area. Apparently, the 9th Marquess of Queensberry (1844 – 1900) was the originator of the code of rules that govern modern boxing, still today. Known as the Queensberry Rules. Who knew?
The Old Q bar has, like most of the hotel, undergone a complete refurbishment, and now is welcoming and colourful. I love the lower bar area with its deep green walls and bright rug and views outside to the courtyard.
We headed upstairs to look at some of the available rooms. Oh I couldn’t tell you which one I loved the most. All were unique, quirky and yet so in-keeping with the period building. The use of wallpaper is marvellous and really gives each room their individual identity.
After the tour, Charlie and I wandered around the neighbourhood, visiting the Royal Crescent and nose inside some of the nearby boutiques.
Dinner was downstairs in The Olive Tree, Bath’s only Michelin Star restaurant. As I was with Charlie for this trip, we opted to have a la carte from the menu, and I sadly forgo the seven course tasting menu. Next time!
The food, as expected was delicious. We ate from the vegetarian menu. Starters of beets and celariac with a horseradish ice cream and popped spelt. For mains, Charlie had a posh Mac n Cheese with layers of truffles shaved on top. And I had hen of the woods mushroom with charlotte potatoes and wilted greens.
Utterly delicious!!! I loved seeing Charlie really explore the food and get stuck in. It was a gastronomical experience.
The following morning we headed back down to the restaurant for breakfast. A mix of continental and cooked. Eggs, smoked salmon and for Charlie French toast and bacon with maple syrup.
We loved our little break in Bath. A naughty two days out of school. But to see him eat that food, and challenge himself was priceless.
The Queensberry Hotel
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