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.

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.

Widcombe Craft Fair

Saturday 21 November 10.30am-5.00pm

St Matthew’s, Widcombe, Bath BA2 6AA

WCF 2015 flier frontWidcombe’s Christmas Craft Fair is now in its 9th year and has a growing reputation for quality gifts by local artists. 40 stallholders take part, offering a wide range of work – a real opportunity to find that special present directly from the maker!
St Matthew’s is a prominent feature on the Widcombe’s skyline and can be seen from Widcombe Parade and only a few minute’s walk from central Bath.
Coffee, tea and cakes, or a light lunch are served. All funds raised  go towards St Matthew’s refurbishment.

Also featuring short performances by the Widcombe Choir on Saturday at 11.15 and 11.45am.


Both the Widcombe Craft Fair and the Widcombe Art Trail are organised by the Widcombe Association.

Widcombe Open Chapel Trail

Sunday September 13th 2015, 2-5pm

chapel trailAn opportunity to visit eight of the fascinating religious buildings throughout Widcombe as part of Heritage Open Days.

Open Chapels: Widcombe Baptist Church, First Church of Christ Scientist, Eyre Mortuary Chapel, RC Cemetary Chapel, St Thomas à Becket Church, St Mary Magdalan Chapel, St Mark’s Community Centre

Teas will be available at St Thomas à Becket Church.

More information on this event can be found here on the Widcombe Association website.

Information on other local events for 2015 can be found here on the Bath Preservation Trust website.


New Pedestrian Crossing

newcrossingOur new pedestrian crossing is the latest development on the Rossiter Road Scheme. Improved pedestrian access from central Bath to Widcombe Parade, St Mark’s Road and Lyncombe Hill with both stairs and ramp this provides a safer and more convenient way for visitors and residents of Widcombe West to enjoy our neighbourhood.

The road works continue however. Further information about the “Vision for Widcombe”/Rossiter Road changes can be found on the Widcombe Association website.

Widcombe Parade Street Party 2015

WAprog_frontThe Widcombe Parade Street Party was held on the 7th of June to celebrate the beginning of a new era for Widcombe Parade, Bath. Finally free from the noise, pollution and inconvenience of through traffic!  The party was organised by and for the community, but we warmly welcomed about 8000 visitors from other parts of Bath and beyond to come and celebrate with us.

The street part was a huge success. We enjoyed food and drink from our pubs, restaurants and cafes; live music and entertainment on three stages, with contributions from our schools, community groups and choirs, as well as our city’s best buskers and bands of all musical genres; games, competitions, raffle, street theatre and exhibitions, in fact plenty for all the family to enjoy. £1,500 was raised for Action on Hearing Loss and £1,100 raised for Widcombe Junior School’s Great Hall Project.

The street party was sponsored by The Widcombe Association well as several other local businesses such as Bath Honda, Wessex Water, Mayden and Pritchards.