The Royal Bath and West Show has revealed that it is consolidating the event from a four-day show to three days.

“We have been considering the duration of the show for a number of years,” explained Rupert Cox, chief executive. “We have consulted with our key stakeholders; traders and exhibitors, and have responded to their concerns with regard to servicing a four-day show, which we know is becoming a challenge for many of them.

“As a 240-year old agricultural charity it is imperative that we continually evolve,” he added. “We see this as a great opportunity to enhance the show to make it even more relevant to our visitors while maintaining the integrity of our heritage, and we will continue to provide a nationally renowned competitive platform for livestock, horses, cheese, cider and the array of other competitions we host.”

The Royal Bath and West of England Society proposes to hold the event in the same Whitsun week that it has done for many years, but to run from May 28 to May 30, 2020. “We believe that we will be able to improve the quality of our wonderful Show while increasing the content for our loyal visitors.”