Certain in the knowledge that this blog will not reap enough initiated readers to ruin our fun, I'm going to let you into a little secret which MissClick and I have adopted. The problem we are solving is that on the most glorious days, Bournemouth can be inundated with 60,000 beach crawlers. Therefore all the decent pubs and bars with outdoor space are packed, leaving you queuing at the bar, fighting for seating space and generally being disappointed by the experience. We've found how to have an enjoyable, peaceful drink in Bournemouth on days like these...
We head for one of the great hotels... The Royal Bath and The Marriott Highcliff have been tried and tested so far and have proved to be not only chav free experiences, but all round pleasant afternoons. You'd think that they'd be really expensive but for a round or two I've not noticed the wallet becoming thinner noticeably faster than at anywhere else. In fact, the jug of Pimms for £15 at The Royal Bath is a great accompaniment to relaxation in the sun and sandwiches are available for little more than at the chain bars across the town centre.
If you're lucky, you might even get a recliner. How decadant is that?
Tags: Bournemouth, drinking, relaxation, The Royal Bath, Marriott Highcliff, de vere, Pimms, sunshine, summer, al fresco, Dorset, South Coast, UK