Plans to re-launch the Allium Bar at the Bath Abbey hotel as one of the city's top drinking spots, has received a boost with the arrival of new bar manager Andrew Fisher.
The Allium Bar is to re-launch next month, a year after Allium Brasserie opened under the management of Chris Staines, the hotel's head chef and food and beverage director.
Fisher is the former manager of the wine bar at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol and has previously worked as the brand ambassador for Diageo (single malt whisky) and for Belvedere vodka.
He will be using his knowledge of the best methods of serving premium drinks to improve the offer at the Bath Abbey.
"I'm confident that our new drinks and bar food menu will bring something new and exciting to keep our clientele coming back for more."
Ian Taylor, owner of the Bath Abbey, said the arrival of Fisher will fill a gap in the market for the service of quality spirits, wines and cocktails in Bath. "We knew we had to get the right personality on board to lead the bar's development: someone with an in-depth knowledge of the history and provenance of spirits and wines, combined with the infectious enthusiasm to be able to share that knowledge with customers. I'm delighted to say that in Andrew we have found that person!"