Glasto’s Eavis and Menu Gordon Jones in special Bath Boules Week features next month

The Bath Boules Week next month is the biggest charity event seen in Bath – and it features a remarkable line up of events.

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 through the week see talks, parties and a unique restaurant.

The 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. Tickets for this and all events are available on the Bath Boules site.

Then there is “An Evening With Eavis” on Tuesday June 12 – a talk featuring Glasto ledge, Michael Eavis, interspersed with music and clips from the festival. It also includes a screening of the Julien Temple film, Glastonbury.

Other events include the free School of Boules practice session on Monday June 11, which features mic’d up French referees discussing Boules techniques.

Thursday June 14 sees the return of the Creative Bath Awards and Summer Party.

Friday night, June 15 is an all-new event: The Friday Night Party, featuring a sit-down celebrity BBQ with executive chef, Bath Rugby and TV star, David Flatman and guests. It’s sponsored by Savills.

The Bath Boules tournament on all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15-17, with two sides of Queen Square closed to traffic allowing a street food festival.

Bath Boules Week culminates in the special screening of England’s first football World Cup match in the marquee on June 18. England vs Tunisia starts from 5.30pm, is sponsored by Mogers Drewett and is a free event.

“Come along – there’ll be so much to do in Queen Square in Bath Boules Week! We’re thrilled with the quality of the line-up,” 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! Rugby..? Flats’ celebrity BBQ is unmissable!

“Also anyone can come to the Bath Boules days completely free! And every single event will raise money for local charities.”

Bath Boules Week events

  • Sunday June 10: Menu Gordon Jones in the Square, in association with Crumbs
  • Monday 11: School of Boules practice sesh – FREE
  • Tuesday 12: Glasto’s Michael Eavis – talk plus Glasto films and music and full-length Glastonbury film
  • Thursday 14: Creative Bath Awards & Summer Party
  • Friday 15: Legendary Friday Night Party & celeb BBQ with David Flatman
  • Friday 15-Sunday 17: The actual Bath Boules – FREE to join the party
  • Monday 18: World Cup England v Tunisia on big screens. 🎶 “It’s co-ming home, it’s co-ming home/ It’s coming/Footboules coming home” 🎶

Every year the Bath Boules raises thousands of pounds for local charities. In 2017, a staggering £50,235 was raised. Several thousand people came for fun in the sun, and more than 500 companies were involved.

For 2018, there are even bigger fundraising plans for the Bath Boules Trust. If you would like to get involved in this fantastic event, please email
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