Bath set for biggest-ever Boules Week extravaganza!

Nine days of Charity events in Queen Square * June 10-18 * Parties, dinners, talks, food, music * Glasto’s Eavis and Menu Gordon Jones * And some Boules

Thousands of Bath people, hundreds of Bath businesses and dozens of Bath charities will be involved in the biggest-ever Bath Boules Week charity event in Queen Square, June 10-18.

The event has had unprecedented support this year with backing from over 450 businesses.

Sponsored by Royds Withy King, the much-loved Bath Boules is a fun event for all of Bath and raises money for local charities. This year, extra events take place on eight days, including celebrity talks, a unique restaurant, parties and World Cup screening.

“This is Bath’s Summer Party: by Bath, for Bath – and it’s going to be utterly immense! Come along – there’ll be so much to do in Queen Square in Bath Boules Week! We’re thrilled with the range of events and can’t wait to start the party,” said Bath Boules event director Steph Dodd.

Foodie fan? Come to Gordon Jones’ unique restaurant in the Square. Festivals fan? Nothing better in this Glasto-free year than Michael Eavis! Like rugby, food, and parties? Flats’ Wildest Friday Night Party is unmissable!

Fancy seeing the World Cup with friends? Join us for a special free screening of England vs Tunisia.

“Anyone can come to the Bath Boules days Friday June 15-Sunday June 17 completely free! And every single event will raise money for local charities.”

If you would like to get involved in this fantastic event, please email

Every year the Bath Boules raises thousands of pounds for local charities. In 2017, a staggering £50,235 was raised. The target in the four years to 2020 is £250k.

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Bath Boules Week events

All events are held in a massive marquee in Queen Square. They feature bars and street food. Details can be found on the site:

Sunday, June 10

Bath Boules Week starts with Menu Gordon Jones in the Square: Award-winning chef Menu Gordon Jones in a restaurant in the centre of Bath for one night only on Sunday June 10. This is a unique event with two sittings, each of 100 people, where Gordon will be cooking and talking about his food.

The first sitting is very nearly sold out, and the second looks certain to go the same way. Sponsored by award-winning local foodie magazine Crumbs

Monday, June 11: School of Boules

Come to FREE practice sesh dans le Square! Brush up on your Boules skills with experts’ tips and techniques including the English National Team Coach, et les lovely Bath Boules refs from Bath Cru Pétanque Club.

Tuesday, June 12: An Evening With Eavis

Talk featuring Glasto legend, Michael Eavis, interspersed with music and clips from Glastonbury Festival. It also includes a screening of the Julien Temple film, Glastonbury. Sponsored by Hawker Joinery.

Wednesday June 13: Boules Beer Garden

Yes, the bar will be open, the BBQ will be stoked and we’ll be soaking up the English summer after work with a cool Pimms to some chilled-out tunes. Oh, and happy hour’s 6pm – 7pm.

Thursday June 14: Creative Bath Awards and Summer Party.

A unique celebration of creativity: music, art, dance, theatre, performance art – PLUS Awards. Sponsored by Bath Spa University

Friday night, June 15

The Wildest Friday Night Dinner Party, featuring a sit-down dinner with executive chef, Bath Rugby and TV star, David Flatman and rugby guests. It’s sponsored by Savills.
Includes a two-course meal with giant sharing food platters, drink, live band, interviews, dancing.

Friday June 15, Saturday June 16, Sunday June 17

Massive free party all day open to everyone. Features bars, food, music, face-painting and festival vibe. For the only time each year, two sides of Queen Square are closed to traffic allowing a street food festival.

Foodie companies include: StrEat Pizza, Bianco Rosso Pizza, Desy Thai, Fantasy Faces, Fire & Brew, Into Coffee, Los Churros Amigos, Nosh Box, Popdogs, Riverford, Stella Event Hire, Teabag Chihuahua, Big Wheel Cheese, Smokey Joe’s, Rue de la Cocotte, Phat Yaks and The Cheese Press

Monday June 18: FREE event.

🎶 “It’s co-ming home, it’s co-ming home/ It’s coming/Footboules coming home” 🎶

Bath Boules Week culminates in the special screening of England’s first football World Cup match in the marquee, England vs Tunisia. The event starts at 5.30pm, includes bars and street food and is sponsored by Mogers Drewett.