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“Lovely old fashioned bar”
Review of The Dark Horse Bar

The Dark Horse Bar
Ranked #1 of 48 Nightlife in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Imbibe Magazine 2017, and #1 by our mums. Over 21's only.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favourite bar in bath. You only went in when there were free seats so the bar was never crowded. Nice interior, excellent service and good range of drinks. Definitely visit this bar whilst in Bath!

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You walk down a set of stairs which opens itself into a den like environment, cramped but cosy, chic but not too far and an eclectic music choice.

We arrived to be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable host. We proceeded to have 4/5 cocktails (with table service, a rare experience these days), all which were unique in flavour combinations and ingredients used.

A great experience to wrap up the evening.

Thank BBBowen123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar.. you go down some steps hidden away to the actual place itself. The staff are incredibly friendly and the menu is certainly different! I enjoyed it and would recommend a visit..

Thank Leannajayde
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a weekend away in bath and was recommended to visit here by the hotel. We booked a table to avoid disappointment. The staff were very friendly it was table service and the girl serving us was extremely knowledgable! They also will make cocktails that are not on the menu. The bar is in the basement so it’s dark and moody inside, good music too. only down side was the cocktails were £8.50 - £9.50 each our bill managed to clock up very quickly!

Thank char8701
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, stop the presses...I've found it! This is, hands down, the best cocktail bar in Bath! What an ABSOLUTE gem of a place! I've been here three times now, twice with a pal, once with my wife, and it's been a knockout on every occasion. The space itself is terrific; it's in a cellar and is beautifully decorated inside. The atmosphere is classy and female-friendly and the service is always first class. And the cocktails themselves are amongst the best I've ever had - made with passion, sourcing local ingredients where possible, and clearly put together with a great deal of thought. Top tip: visit on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday, when Charlotte is around - she makes the best cocktails in the South West!

It's worth noting that Dark Horse serves a limited number of small-plate dishes; this isn't somewhere to come for a main meal, but if you want a snack with your food, you'll find some decent choices available.

For terrific drinks in a classy spot with friendly, unpretentious service, you won't find a better place in Bath...

Thank CotswoldFish
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