Savouring Bath 'Guilty Pleasures Tour' - Bath

 

Being a great foodie destination, Bath is positively bursting at the seams with local, independent purveyors offering fabulous food and drink (I'm sure you don't need me to tell you that!) But not all of us know exactly where to find them, especially if they are tucked away down cobbled side streets, or, located in the lesser known parts of the city. Well, somebody who knows exactly where to discover the tastiest treats for your table is Mike James, an established tourism professional who has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years.

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If you have visited my blog before, you may remember I attended a fantastic Food Heroes artisanal food and drinks tour with Savouring Bath two summers ago. (The post was split into a Part 1, and Part 2). Myself and a handful of foodies tasted our way across Bath, sampling sweet and savoury treats from local artisans, all passionate about their produce. The tour was led by Californian-born Jennifer Dugdale, who founded Savouring Bath in 2016. However, in early 2017, Jennifer decided to return to a life in France, where she had family ties and had previously built successful food tours in Aix-en-Provence. Leaving behind Savouring Bath, Jennifer decided to pass on her business venture to Mike, who she had already become friends with through their passion for food and the culinary history of Bath.

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Since Mike stepped into Jennifer's role, the team has grown to include Mike's partner, Mark, and one of Bath's well known tourist guides, Cheryl. Savouring Bath's new team has continued to develop the business and expand their tour offerings. As part of their repertoire, there are now corporate event packages, bespoke events, a new Foodie Freny treasure hunt (proven to be incredibly popular with hen parties), and a deliciously intriguing 3 hour Guilty Pleasures tour...

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I was very excited to receive an invite to join the press and media launch of the new Guilty Pleasures tour which took place one recent Friday afternoon. "A sampling tour of all things naughty-but-nice!", well, you don't have to ask me twice! 

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"Be sure to bring an empty belly," we were told, and thank goodness I paid attention, because there was lots of sampling to be had! During our three hour tour, we enjoyed nine decadent tastings of both the sweet and savoury variety. We met a plethora of wonderful suppliers along the way, sampling their tastiest products, discovering the history behind what they do, and why they support all the fellow independents and artisan producers across the city. We were even treated to scrumptious edible gifts to take home...

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As ever, my trusty camera came along with me, as I was keen to capture the experience and highlight some favourite moments throughout the afternoon...

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Keen to ensure I do not spoil any surprises for those of you who may wish to, or have already booked this tour, I have refrained from including the names of the suppliers we met. Instead, I have provided a selection of photos to give a flavour of the tour, but, if you really do not want any sneak peeks, then I suggest leaving my post here...

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I will just add, that the Guilty Pleasures tour is £35 pp, and all further details regarding the tour can be found here.

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Thank you so much to Mike at Savouring Bath for the lovely invitation to join his brilliant Guilty Pleasures tour, it was such a treat and one I will for sure be recommending to family and friends.