Another Excellent Christmas lunch!

Another Excellent Christmas lunch!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along and made this year’s Christmas lunch such a success. We’re so glad so many of you could make it. A big thank you to Pip Weaver, Jon Gore and David Stares from the Orchestra of Everything for their festive entertainment.

Thank you also to Dave for his mulling expertise – the mulled wine and cider was very popular.

We made a wonderful £111 from the raffle, which will help to fund future Widcombewest events. Well done to the children who diligently sold tickets and announced the winning numbers!

A special thanks to Annette for organising us all, printing the leaflets, purchasing the supplies needed and hosting our planning meeting at her house.

There’s plenty of space at St Mark’s Community Centre so we hope even more of you can make it next year. If you’d like to get involved in organising future Widcombewest events, please do get in touch.


Autumn Social Event

Made in Widcombe Dinner

Friday, 27th October 2017 at 7:30pm, Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill

This year our autumn social event will be joining the Widcombe Association for a celebration of local food and enjoy an evening of dining and dancing at the Widcombe Social Club. Tickets are on sale now, at only £25 per head, which includes a three course buffet meal, all provided by our local cafes and restaurants and a complementary glass of prosecco on arrival. Junction 18 will be providing the after dinner entertainment and Lady Margaret will be in attendance as our Mistress of ceremonies for the evening.

Unfortunately we cannot make a group booking, so those of you who wish to attend must BOOK YOUR OWN TICKET in advance. This will be a very popular social event and tickets are selling fast so we recommend early booking. Please let us know if you will be attending so we can keep track of who to look out for on the night. As seating appears to be on a first-come-first-served basis prompt or early arrival is important.

To book tickets CLICK HERE!

More information on this and other events can be found on the Widcombe Association website.

Summer Barbecue Success

Many thanks to all who attended the widcombewest community barbecue on Sunday, and special thanks to volunteers who worked hard to make the potential washout a great success. In spite of the weather, over 30 people attended and we raised £58 on the raffle. Uncertain to begin with: Annette, Helen, Gordon, and David standing under the gazebo in the pouring rain, trying to keep warm from the BBQ flames!

Then gradually they all came as the weather improved, including Mayor Ian Gilchrist and our new MP Wera Hobhouse who not only brought wine and a raffle prize donation but also helped out and luckily won a prize too. Another successful event!

Community Barbecue

Sunday July 23rd from 5pm

Once again this year widcombewest residents are organising a summer social event in the garden of St Mark’s Community Centre. Everyone is welcome and entrance is free!
Please bring some food for the barbecue and whatever you like to drink. Any extras for sharing eg salads, nibbles, will always much appreciated.
Some live music will be provided, and a raffle will be held for charity. Above all, this will be a great opportunity to relax, socialise and meet your neighbours.
Donations for the raffle will be welcome! Please bring on the day or contact Helen at 28 St Mark’s Road
Any other queries regarding this event please contact Gordon at 4 St Mark’s Road or Annette at 4 Lyncombe Hill.

See you there….!

Summer Barbecue 2015

Open Garden Event 2017

This year’s Open Garden Event was a huge success. Eight local residents within widcombewest kindly allowed us to see how small town gardens can be made attractive, colourful and a pleasure to be in.

Many thanks to you all for kindly inviting widcombewest supporters and local residents to view your gardens, take some refreshment and have a thoroughly enjoyable evening in such lovely weather. Your participation is much appreciated by all the visitors, who numbered over 40 this year. If the trend continues we shall need larger gardens next time!

Special thanks to Ruth for hosting everyone at the end of the tour and into the late evening, despite her crack of dawn start the next day.


Christmas Wine Tasting

winetasteFollowing the huge success of previous years we’ve organised another specially commissioned Christmas Wine Tasting at the Chandos Deli in George Street, starting at 7.30p.m on Thursday 8 December.

A dozen or more premium wines to taste under expert guidance, all of which are brand new to the Chandos tastings. PLUS:  delicious snacks to accompany each wine prepared by the Chandos team which they promise will be at least as good as anything we’ve had before!

And if that’s not enough to entice you there’s a 20% discount off bottles of wines purchased on the night!

These evenings are a really informal and fun way of communing and we’d stress that you definitely do NOT need to be a wine buff to have a great time!

Capacity is limited and in previous years the event has been heavily over-subscribed. So please email Keith Palmer as soon as possible if you’d like tickets which are £25 per person.

Community Barbecue 2016

bbq2015The widcombewest community barbecue was held on Saturday 9th of June. Once again it was a great success with over 50 people of all ages enjoying a lovely warm evening in the gardens of St Marks Community Centre. Several newcomers were warmly welcomed. We also held a raffle which the proceeds of which will go towards funding more of our events.

Many thanks to those of you who donated prizes and those who supplied barbecues, your contributions were much appreciated.

Our Next FilmNight – Sunday 28 February!


GREASE is the Word!

Sunday 28 February
St Mark’s Community Centre

Come and watch this classic movie with friends, family and neighbours…

Sing along to “You’re the One That I Want”, “Greased Lightning”, “Summer Nights” and all the other great tracks

Bring your own drinks to wash down the free popcorn

Get in the 50s groove by dressing up in period gear

Just £2 per person to cover costs

Doors open at 6.00pm, programme begins at 6.30pm

Don’t be Sandra Dee – just be there!

Wine Tasting Evening

Thursday 11th February at Ring O Bells Pub 7.30 pm 

Join us for an evening of wine tasting with food at our very own award winning gastropub Ring O Bells in Widcombe Parade. An apéritif will be followed by a 5 course taster menu of delicious food paired with carefully selected wines. (see menu below)

Price per head for food and wine £43.50

Payment can be made by to the Ring O Bells either by card in advance or on the night.

This should be a popular social event with limited availability, so if you think you might like to attend please Liz Hughes (no 4 St Mark’s Road) now to reserve your place. Please note: final numbers required by Monday the 8th of February.

Wine Tasting Menu 11th February 2016

Each course will be accompanied by a carefully selected wine

Apéritif Sparkling

Red mullet & Saffron soup with rouille

Black pudding & chorizo stew, poached quails egg

Pan roasted bream fillet, fumet braised leek, salsa romesco, shallot crisps

Choucroute Alsacienne; home fermented cabbage, smoked pork belly, pork tenderloin, garlic sausage, truffle pommes purée, grain mustard dressing

Crème caramel au raisin sec

Ring O Bells, 10 Widcombe Parade, Bath BA2 4JT, Phone 01225 448870

Widcombe Welcomes Christmas

A5 Christmas final HRnewFollowing the success of the Widcombe Parade Street Party in June, the Widcombe Welcomes Christmas social event will be held on Thursday December 3rd 6-8pm. Join us on Widcombe Parade for music and entertainment and lots of other goodies.

Performers include: The St Matts Band, Natural Young Peoples Company, the Widcombe Choir, The Bellini Girls and Bath Vintage Brass.

And don’t miss the Grand Christmas Raffle at 7.00pm. See you all there!

This event is organised by the Widcombe Association.