We're not sure what you're supposed to do 'when in Rome' - but when in a Roman city like Bath, you're supposed to take the waters. Switch out the word 'water' for 'vodka' and you've got our idea of a perfect mini-break. Rock up to The Gainsborough - a stunner of a spa hotel that also happens to have a seriously chic bar tucked just off its gleaming lobby.
You might have come for the spa, but you'll be staying for the sparkles - The Gainsborough Bar has a killer selection of Champagnes to work your way through. Plus you can't come to Bath without indulging in some bubbles. Once you've relaxed with a flute or three, move onto the cocktails. The bartenders here know their stuff - we were very impressed when our request for a Vesper was met with 'and would you like to make that a smoky Vesper, madame?' Made with Chase oak smoked vodka and Gin Mare for a savoury edge... turns out that yes, yes we would. Then there are the banging Negronis & bartenders creations... hydration is key, right?