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Win a fabulous overnight stay with dinner for 2 at the luxurious Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel

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Gainsborough Hotel Bath Spa

We are thrilled to be working with the luxury 5 Star Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel our competition partners for the 29th Bath Decorative Antiques Fair. 

The lucky winners of our 2018 competition will win an overnight stay at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel with dinner for 2 people, see terms and conditions below for full details.

Gainsborough Hotel Bath Spa

Gainsborough Hotel Bath Spa

As a Leading Hotel of the World, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is YTL's first hotel in the United Kingdom.

Paying homage to its colourful history, the hotel is designed by New York based Champalimaud Design to be welcoming, elegant, vibrant and social - a modern interpretation of a classic design which will provide a meaningful and enduring contribution to the life of the city.

The Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is approaching its 30th birthday in the Georgian City of Bath and has also become part of the cultural landscape of the city and brings visitors from across Europe and the USA each March to jostle with thousands of eager buyers at the fair. Trade buyers, interior designers, collectors and home makers queue up every year to see what the 50 or so exhibitors from across the UK and Europe have in store at the cherished Bath Pavilion, a landmark building in the city.

Bath is a World Heritage site and embracing the city's treasured spa history, The Gainsborough Bath Spa has put a modern spin on a long-forgotten tale. According to ancient legend, Bath was established in 863 B.C. by Prince Bladud, father of Shakespeare's King Lear. Afflicted by leprosy, the prince was banished from his kingdom and forced to live in exile. Looking to soothe his inflamed skin, he bathed in the area's surrounding muddy springs, miraculously curing himself of all afflictions. Returning to court joyful and entirely healed, the prince founded Bath around the springs as a token of his gratitude.

In 43 AD, the Romans constructed a grand collection of buildings surrounding the springs which were worshipped by the residing Celts. Forming a temple dedicated to the Goddess Minerva, they erected a social complex, including a gymnasium, wine bar, massage area and gaming palace. At the heart of these social houses sat the Roman thermal waters.

Reviving the ancient practise of social bathing, The Gainsborough Bath Spa offers a one hour 'Bath Circuit' for guests who book any spa treatment at Spa Village Bath. A ritualised tour of the thermal baths, saunas, steam room, ice chamber and elegant relaxation rooms, visitors will embark on a bathing journey reminiscent of ancient Rome.

Originally built in the 1800s, The Gainsborough Bath Spa occupies two Grade II Listed buildings with distinguished Georgian and Victorian façades in the heart of the World Heritage Site. Named after the artist, Sir Thomas Gainsborough, the luxury hotel is centred around and, uniquely in the UK, has the exclusive privilege of having access to the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters.


To enter this exciting competition to win the chance to experience this fabulous 5 Star luxury hotel in the heart of the Georgian City of Bath, simply download a complimentary ticket HERE for the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and bring your ticket to the fair on any day either printed off or on your phone.  Your entry will be put into a draw to take place on Sunday 11 March 2018 at 4.00pm.

Please scroll to end of the page for the competition Ts&Cs.

Gainsborough Hotel Bath Spa


Competition Ts&Cs

1 This competition is open to adults over the age of 18.  It is not open to any employees of Cooper Antiques Fairs or The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel or and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, their families, agents or anyone else professionally associated with the competition.

2 The judges reserve the right to substitute any of the prizes for a prize of equal value should the unforeseen circumstances occur at the prize location.

3 To enter the competition entrants are required to download a ticket from Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and present this at the event at The Pavilion, North {Parade Road, Bath BA2 4EU  during the public opening hours of the above event up until 4.00pm on Sunday 11March 2018.  Only the official ticket is valid.

4 Only one entry per person.  Later, illegible, incomplete, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted.   No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

5  Closing date for entries is Sunday 11 March 2018 at 3.30 pm

6 All entries must be received by the closing date.  Entries received after the closing date will not be included in the awards.

7 The prize information will be available to view on

8 The booking for the hotel stay including breakfast and dinner (excluding drinks) must be made with The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel at least 2 weeks before the date of proposed visit.

9 Subject to availability, the booking is valid between Sunday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, of any week until 11 March 2019.

10 The prize is valid for 12 months from Sunday 11 March 2018.

11 Prizes are not transferrable and there are no cash alternatives.

12 Winners  will be notified by telephone or email by Monday 19 March 2018.

13 The name and country of residence of the winner(s) may be disclosed to anyone who writes within one month after the published closing date, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to Cooper Antiques Fairs, PO Box 15, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1BU     Tel: (01278) 784912

14 By entering the competition and supplying your information, you consent to receive relevant material including complimentary event tickets from the organisers.  Details will not be passed to third parties and you will be able to unsubscribe immediately if you no longer wish to receive notifications.

15 The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.



The Pavilion, Bath BA2 4EU
5-8 March 2020