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The Dark Horse

Closed Now: 5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 5:30 PM - 12:30 AM
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Perfect Birthday Treat

Came here with my partner for a birthday treat and we were pleasantly surprised how welcoming and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie R
Bristol, United Kingdom
Well worth visiting

Been coming here for a while now. I always enjoy the atmosphere and drinks, epecially the music... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom W
via mobile
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“table service”(21 reviews)
“cocktail bar”(23 reviews)
“great cocktails”(18 reviews)
Subterranean cocktail den with a seasonal menu focussing on fresh & local ingredients. Hi-def sound system, handmade furniture and eclectic antiques. Voted top 4 best new cocktail bars in the world by Tales Of The Cocktail 2016, top 3 in the UK by...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
7A Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
+44 1225 282477
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

There are may 'cocktail' bars in Bath but none of them even begin to come close to this spectacular bar. From the moment you take your first step down to this hidden gem you are the most important person in the room. Every guest is...More

4  Thank KayaG93
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Avoid this place: We went here and spent a small fortune on cocktails This cocktail bar had only 2 generic gins on its menu (huge disappointment for such an apparently trendy bar), But, far worse - the waitress spilt my 2 drinks on top of...More

17  Thank Pqowieuryt2
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on a recommendation and was very happy with the experience! A great, central location but still feels quiet and intimate. Fantastic cocktails, friendly staff, would definitely recommend booking ahead. Looking forward to returning the next time I’m in Bath.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with friends a couple of weeks ago pre dinner and we all found the experience rather challenging. The host on the door radioed down to see if they could fit a table of 6, after a minute they said yes and surprise surprise...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for pre-dinner drinks, on a day trip to bath. A colleague at work had recommended the Dark Horse, so we thought we would check it out. This is a popular place where many people reserve tables. We arrived shortly after opening time...More

Thank brizzle1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my partner for a birthday treat and we were pleasantly surprised how welcoming and cosy it was inside. Staff are great, cocktails were fantastic and the table service really helps create a relaxed evening. Will be coming back again soon :D

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for a while now. I always enjoy the atmosphere and drinks, epecially the music selection. All the cocktails have an interesting twist with local and homemade ingredients included. Staff are welcoming and friendly.

1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails were amazing and the atmosphere was just perfect for a relaxing drink for both myself and my wife. Will definitely return. Staff 5*

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Dark Horse this evening - the cocktails were delicious with a great ambiance - but what really made it for us was how helpful and knowledgable the staff were.

1  Thank AnySober
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I always enjoy visiting The Dark Horse. Great tasting selection of cocktails that change with seasonal menus. Nice atmosphere with low lighting, subtle background music and dark wood furnishings. Polite friendly staff always willing to answer questions and make suggestions for suitable drinks. Never be...More

1  Thank AJFH
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Lovely atmosphere, very different from all the other bars in Bath. The variety of cocktails is amazing and very well priced.

1  Thank poppymorgan
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

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3  Thank Saber K
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Michael L
30 June 2018|
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Response from LouisDarkHorse | Property representative |
Hi Michael, thanks for getting in touch. Yes we do. It’s actually a great bar to visit as designated driver - since we use so many fresh ingredients we can make a wide range of non-alcoholic cocktails and fresh juices that... More
28 April 2018|
Response from LouisDarkHorse | Property representative |
Hi Jess, Yes we sell vouchers. Drop me a line via the website and we’ll sort it for you. Regular events are currently the Whisky Social and Wolf Wine Wednesday but we have more coming very soon - keep an eye on our website... More
6 February 2018|
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Response from zoehs93 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I remember they do have a small section for mocktails yes, might be best to check with the bar first though!