Bath Ales live up to Graze Expectations with Prestigious Award Win
West Country brewer and pub operator, Bath Ales, is celebrating after its flagship restaurant, Graze Bar, Brewery and Chophouse, picked up a top prize at an awards ceremony.
At the Bath Events, Hospitality and Tourism Awards (BEHTA) the business collected the prize for ‘Visitor Welcome Pub of the Year’ at a glitzy award ceremony on Friday night at the Assembly Rooms in Bath city centre.
Graze was opened in December 2012 and can seat over 140 diners at a time, with a microbrewery on-site brewing a unique Bath beer.
The pub is located next to Bath’s iconic Brunel train station and offers a warm welcome to visitors arriving in Bath. The venue is a stylish addition to the location with a seating area extending out onto platform 2.
Robin Couling, Managing Director of Bath Ales, said: “Graze in Bath is our most ambitious opening to date, and it has proved to be a huge success with locals and tourists alike.
“We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of the hard work and investment we have put in. There are some fantastic pubs and restaurants in Bath, so for Graze to stand out means something special. We put quality food and drink at the heart of our business and make sure our customer service is the best it can be – we always endeavour to employ people who understand the true meaning of hospitality.”
Organised by FAB! Events Global with Bath Tourism and The Breeze, this is the first year that BEHTA has taken place. The awards are designed to recognise the best tourism businesses in the region and give accolades to the industry from the industry.
Nick Brooks-Sykes, Chief Executive of Bath Tourism Plus and one of the judges, commented:
“All our finalists are deserving of recognition but our winners have demonstrated that they are all the ‘best of the best’ and I congratulate them.
“Tourism is of vital importance to the economic good health of Bath and surrounding area; our finalists and winners are at the forefront of a drive to grow the industry’s current £375 million contribution to the visitor economy, which Bath Tourism Plus will proudly continue to lead and develop, through creative partnerships and strategic and ambitious marketing.”