Stories & News

All the latest news and stories from The Kilns Hotel.

A New Wellness Suite at Thermae Bath Spa


Since Roman times, Bath has been known for its healing waters and the famous Thermae Bath Spa, a must-see for visitors and a favourite with locals too. In the heart of the city, the Thermae Spa benefits from Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral rich waters, and is the ultimate experience for those looking to relax and indulge. The very exciting news is that guests in 2017 will be amongst the first to try the Wellness Suite, a NEW state of the art suite of six different sensory experiences. The new Roman and Georgian Steam Rooms take insp.... Read More

Summertime in Bath


Summer is on its way to Combe Grove and wild flowers are springing up all over the estate. Bath & North East Somerset are truly beautiful in any season and we highly encourage our visitors to get outside to explore in the fresh air. So, we have put together some of our favourite ways to experience Bath in the great outdoors – grab your hats and sun cream and off we go!  

The Boating Station

Take a trip down the river Avon and explore Bath at a different pace..... Read More

New food photography


We have been busy updating our website with new food photography and for our most recent photoshoot, we worked with budding food photographer Megan Hallett. Megan is a third-year photography student at Bath Spa, and has already built a strong portfolio of delicious looking food on her website – warning, don’t look at this if you’re hungry because it will definitely give you even more of an appetite! As you can see from the below shots Megan already has a clear sense of style, using natural.... Read More

Juice on a mission


We are really excited to introduce you to our newest local supplier – mission juice. This is a new Bath-based company, which is leading the fight against sugary drinks with a range of three cold pressed juices that are 80% vegetable, and 20% fruit. The juices steer clear of corner-cutting purées, pulps or additives, using delicious and wholesome raw ingredients for a refreshment that tastes good & does you good too. The good doesn’t stop there, because with each bottle of juice sold, mission make a contribution to one of three pr.... Read More

Bath College Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair


At Combe Grove, we are taking the first steps on our journey to becoming a centre for work-based learning excellence, starting with the development of a broad range of apprenticeships. This week we headed down to the Guildhall for the Bath College Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair, to meet some of Bath’s future apprentices for the first time. This was our first chance to introduce our apprenticeship programme and we were very excited to meet the next generation of budding hospitality and business pr.... Read More

Combe Grove is under new ownership


Combe Grove is under new ownership, and we’d like to introduce you to The Elmhurst Foundation. The Elmhurst Foundation have exciting plans for the hotel, all of which will have health & wellbeing at their heart. Combe Grove will continue to evolve, making the very most of the hotel’s tranquil woodland setting and outstanding natural views over the Limpley Stoke valley. We will develop the range of daily classes and introduce new residential courses with a focus on health and wellbeing, .... Read More

Bath is a Feel Good City


We’ve always loved Bath, but now, thanks to an insightful survey by Visit Bath, we know that Bath is actually the number one destination for a ‘feel good’ break. Visitors to Bath are more relaxed here than anywhere else in the UK, which makes us pretty proud of the city we call home. We’ve been working closely with Visit Bath to showcase all the wonderful things you can do to feel good here, including some ideas for spending you.... Read More

Mind Healing – how to plan ahead effectively.


The latest video featuring Linda Blair on the Telegraph. New at Combe Grove for 2017 Mindfullness workshops with Linda Blair. We are so delighted to be hosting a year- long series of work -shops with clinical psychologist Linda Blair, viewing her most recent video clip has only served to inspire us. Click here to view The video is the first in a series on Mind Hea.... Read More

Meet the supplier, Milton Sandford


Last week we had a visit from Stan, our expert consultant from Milton Sandford Wines. Stan was hosting an educational wine tasting session with our bar team, so that they could improve their knowledge of the wines that we stock, and it gave us a good excuse for a catch up with Stan, who is considered to be one of the most passionate, informative and entertaining wine educators not yet on television. Milton Sandford’s maxim is that good food deserves the best wine – and we wholeheartedly agre.... Read More

Our top tips for navigating Bath’s Christmas market


The festive season for us starts at the end of November, with the beginning of the Christmas market in Bath. People from all over come to see the city at its festive finest and in 2016 there’s even been attention in the national press, with features in Vogue and Metro. Many of our visi.... Read More