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The Dark Horse

7A Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
+44 1225 282477
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A completely different drinking experience

The Dark Horse is all about the theatre and I loved it! From when you enter the venue and the staff... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amelia J
via mobile
Best cocktail, lovely staff

Came here many times and every time I was amazed by the service, quality of the drinks, knowledge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manuel3690
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“table service” (20 reviews)
“cocktail bar” (21 reviews)
“great cocktails” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7A Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
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+44 1225 282477
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Dark Horse is all about the theatre and I loved it! From when you enter the venue and the staff are talking to each other through ear pieces to walking through the underground to the bunker; it’s all a bit different and that is...More

2  Thank Amelia J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here many times and every time I was amazed by the service, quality of the drinks, knowledge and kindness of the staff, from the security lady outside to the guys serving water. Great location perfect for every situation. Never disappointed, I'll be back soon!

Thank Manuel3690
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmospheric cocktail bar with nooks and crannies to tuck yourself away in. Friendly staff, the fabulous Chrissy bringing a welcome dimension to friendly front of house, and unbelievably good cocktails. If you don't feel like an alcoholic drink try one of the non-alcoholic cocktails which...More

1  Thank jbstokes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in on Saturday evening bang on 5 as we hadn’t booked a table and Sat at the Bar which in itself I always worry about but really here it was really good, the Bar staff were attentive, straight away we were given a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in here on Saturday night, the cocktails are great and the barstaff are really friendly. The cocktails aren't the usual run-of-the-mill ones either. One of the things that made it special was the way the staff seemed genuinly interested in what you thought of...More

Thank Karl O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drank here on Saturday night and enjoyed some really creative cocktails and had a good chat with the head bartender who was happy to discuss the drinks and give us some more information. Great cocktail bar and would definitely return next time we're in...More

1  Thank PaulRoberts89
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bar is hidden down some steps in the centre of Bath, with really friendly staff. We loved our two whiskey drinks, especially the one with strawberries. The atmosphere is great, dark and moody with good music. Our waiter was lovely - we spoke a...More

1  Thank 663polly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my friends for the last bar on our bridal shower outing (because hen dos are tacky). I’d been here before and knew you were better to book ahead, especially at the weekend. As usual there was excellent choice on the menu and...More

1  Thank rscallen2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bar with a friendly bouncer was our first impression! The staff were also really welcoming and friendly. The bar is super quirky and really well done out. Nice cocktails and nibbles. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Bath

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Now this is a cocktail bar which really does go above and beyond. I have been to many good bars in Soho and various other places but the Dark Horse was perfect and stood out for all the right reasons. As soon as we arrived,...More

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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
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Jessica F
28 April 2018|
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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
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Spitfireboy29
6 February 2018|
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Response from Zoe S | 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!
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