Good reviews can’t save shop
An experiment to branch out a sausage restaurant has ultimately proved unsuccessful after a Bath food joint closed down. Bristol’s successful upmarket bangers and mash restaurant and bar, The Clifton Sausage, opened a new branch along The Paragon in October 2016 - replacing the old Cowshed eatery. The Clifton Sausage, in Clifton Village, has gone from strength to strength since it opened back in 2002, so expanding its empire to nearby Bath seemed like a good move. But, it proved not to be for the city centre’s Clifton Sausage, as it closed its doors for good on Saturday. It published the following statement on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “Thank you for all of your support but our doors will be closing in Bath at the end of play, Saturday, October 6. Any questions or queries call us on 0117 973 1192. See you in Bristol or at the Rec for rugby.” Bath residents would be forgiven for being surprised at this news, considering its reviews on Tripadvisor. Out of 179 reviews, it boasts a rating of 4.5 out of five. The menu featured at least six varieties of sausage every day, including vegetarian. It is believed an Indian restaurant will take its place and move into the Grade II listed Georgian building.