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Using your Eat and Drink credit

If you live in Polden Court or Brendon Court, you're entitled to lunch, dinner and Eat and Drink credit to buy breakfast.

About Eat and Drink credit

As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change.

For undergraduates

Current temporary arrangement

If you are an undergraduate student living in Polden Court or Brendon Court, £50 credit is added to your library card each week.

If you live in Polden Court, £22.50 of this is to buy your breakfast each day.

If you live in Brendon Court, £20 of this is for buying breakfast.

The remaining amount covers your set meals for lunch and dinner every day.

You can't buy alcohol with your Eat and Drink credit.

Depending on government guidelines yet to be announced, students living in The Quads may also be given Eat and Drink credit from January 2021. The cost of this will be added to your accommodation contract.

Usual arrangement

If you are an undergraduate student living in The Quads, Polden Court, Brendon Court you can use your library card to buy food and drink in the outlets on campus.

Eat and Drink credit is added from your accommodation fees to your library card in three instalments. The first is in September, the second in January and third in April.

The amount of credit you get depends on the accommodation you live in.

Accommodation Weekly credit
Brendon Court £50
Polden Court £50
The Quads £25

With £50 weekly credit you’ll be able to buy around two meals a day from our food outlets.

£25 weekly credit will buy you around one meal a day.

Using your Eat and Drink credit

Current temporary arrangement

Depending on where you live, you'll need to visit our hospitality outlets to receive your meals:

Accommodation Breakfast location Lunch location Dinner location
Brendon Court Bath Bakeaway Parade Bar & Grill / Fountain Canteen Parade Bar & Grill / Fountain Canteen
Polden Court Week days - 4W Cafe, Weekends - lime tree Parade Bar & Grill / Fountain Canteen Parade Bar & Grill / Fountain Canteen

Breakfast

Visit your designated outlet to buy and take away your breakfast items. There is currently no seating available inside.

Place your library card on the black card reader next to the till. The till operator will indicate when the transaction is successful.

The cost comes off your Eat and Drink credit balance.

If you don't have enough credit on your card you have to pay for any outstanding amounts.

Lunch and dinner

To receive your meals for lunch and dinner, you must go to your designated outlet together with your housemates. You must remain within your household bubble to receive your meals.

When you arrive at the outlet, check in using your library card.

You will be seated together with your flatmates and served at the table.

Menus are provided in advance, so you can choose what to eat and pre-order the day before.

Usual arrangement

Place your library card on the black card reader next to the till. The till operator will indicate when the transaction is successful.

The cost comes off your Eat and Drink credit balance.

If you don't have enough credit on your card you have to pay for any outstanding amounts.

Eat and Drink discount

If you are an undergraduate living in Eat and Drink accommodation, you receive a 10% discount on food and drink when paying at the till. This is available in all outlets except our retail shops, which are Bath Bakeaway, Fresh and Fresh Express.

Checking your balance

Ask any hospitality staff to check the amount of credit on your card.

Unused credit

Temporary arrangement

You can carry unused breakfast credit over each week until 24 December 2020. After this date it can not be used.

Usual arrangement

You can carry unused credit over until you leave University.

Where you can use Eat and Drink credit

Current temporary arrangement

You can use your credit to buy food and refreshments in the following hospitality outlets:

Further outlets may be added to this list depending on government guidance yet to be announced.

Usual arrangement

You can use your credit to buy food and refreshments in the following hospitality outlets:

Lost cards

If you lose your card you should:

  1. Report it by emailing the Accommodation Centre accommodation@bath.ac.uk They will freeze your credit to stop anyone from using your balance.

  2. Visit the issue desk in the Library to get a replacement card.

Visit the West Accommodation Centre for a replacement card if you are part of the Open University.

  1. Your credit will automatically load onto your new library card within an hour of it being printed.

You can then continue using your library card to pay for food using your Eat and Drink credit.