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If you have never been to a coffee festival before – or even been aware that such a thing exists – now is your chance to set things right. The festival takes place over a weekend in the middle of May, on the 15th and 16th of the month. The venue is the Recreation Ground in Bath, which is easy enough to find once you are in the city.

The Recreation Ground itself is not too far from the famous Pulteney Bridge in the city, and it is on the east side of the bridge. If you cross it from the side of the city and head into Argyle Street you will only have a few minutes walk if you make the journey from the centre of Bath on foot.

Saturday is the longer day of the two for the festival itself. It opens at 10am and continues right through the day until 5pm. On Sunday the hours are restricted to between 11am and 4pm, so if you want a full day here the Saturday will be the best bet.

The Bath Coffee Festival also provides a nice unusual day out if you are staying in Cotswolds accommodation nearby. There are plenty of English country cottages around and you can buy some coffee and take it back to enjoy at your accommodation if you wish. There will certainly be plenty to choose from!

There are various events taking place in the festival, including chefs making the most of coffee in their cooking and displays by award winning baristas. Whatever you love about coffee, you are sure to find something to please you here.

The Bath Coffee Festival will also be packed with lots of exhibitors, giving you the chance to buy plenty of things to take back home with you. With such names as Gillards of Bath and Lavazza Coffee UK present, you can see that the event covers every aspect of coffee drinking. You might still be surprised that the humble coffee bean could have a festival all to itself, but you will find lots to appreciate here.

This is the first coffee festival to take place in Bath, and it looks set to be a big success. Many major names have got involved and with free entry for the public who want to see what it is all about, there is every chance of it being a repeat event in years to come. Who knows, you might end up making this an annual event if you go along and you like what you see – and taste, of course!

Even if you aren’t particularly a coffee lover you can still go along and see if you can learn a thing or two. You might also be able to find a gift for someone you love who is mad about coffee. But whatever you think of the drink itself, you will love the chance to see something different while you are in the Bath area.