My Bath: My perfect day would be non-stop
Co-founder of Bath-based, online start-up Storenextdoor.com, entrepreneur, Dom Moorhouse answers the questions in our My Bath feature
What's your favourite part of Bath?
I have lived in Bath for years, but I have only recently stopped weekly commuting to London, and so have come to appreciate Bath as my place of work as well as home. So, I am seeing it through a new set of eyes, and I have been particularly impressed by the number of talented creative/techy types in the city; it has made my most recent ventures a real joy to develop. There is enormous entrepreneurial potential in this city.
Where's the best place to eat?
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As my wife, Roz, often reminds me, we should eat out more. My children love Jimmy Spices – a child's culinary emporium. Sans children, a personal favourite would be Hudson Steakhouse and I can thoroughly recommend mojitos in the bar beforehand … the finest outside of Havana. Out of town, I would say the Wheatsheaf at Combe Hay takes some beating.
3. What's the best view in the city?
I am a season ticket holder at Bath Rugby and sit in the open stand, with a number of friends, at The Rec. On match day, the views over the pitch to the abbey and city beyond, and of the surrounding hills, really are very special indeed.
What would your perfect day in Bath entail?
It would be a full day. It would start with a round-trip run, with friends, to Claverton Weir for a quick dip, followed by a large breakfast at the Cosy Club. Thereafter, I would do some writing or progress a number of business projects. Following a picnic in Royal Victoria Park, watching the balloons with my family, I would then have to dive into the excellent CrossFIt Bath for the workout of the day before heading to a brain-stimulating D:BATE event or The Rec for an evening home game. Oh, and I would then meet my wife for dinner at Hudson's after that. Phew!
5. Where would you meet friends for a drink?
For a local pint, it would either be the Bear or the Devonshire Arms in the Bear Flat area. For more of a night out, I would head for the bohemian Opium Bar.
6. What's your favourite shop?
Shopping is not one of my favourite activities. When I do have a rare shop for clothes though, I always head for Uber in Margaret's Buildings. The owner, Christa, provides a retail service par excellence.
What one thing about Bath would you change?
While a number of things could be improved (traffic springs to mind) all in all, Bath is a great place to live and bring up a family. Having travelled/worked around the world, I think there are many, many more places deserving of change than our beautiful city.
â See www.storenextdoor.com for a website that connects people with space to spare to people with stuff to store. His books for business entrepreneurs can be found at www.dommoorhouse.com.