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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 31 October 2018
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 30 October 2018
Tom W
via mobile
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“cocktail bar”(28 reviews)
“table service”(22 reviews)
“great cocktails”(20 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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7A Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
+44 1225 282477
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very cool den. We were cheerfully greeted by the doorman who quickly got us a space inside out of the rain, and a table within minutes. Similar vibe to crazy bear. It's different. With funky music. Check it out

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Some friends and I were visiting the bath christmas market during the day and had heard good stories about this drinking hole as a good place to go after dinner before we joined our hen party in the centre of town. The miserable experience started...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptionally pretentious. Nice cocktails though. Could be great if they just chilled out a bit more.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank haljenks
Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank cthomastravel
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank JHarris1241
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brizzle1965
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katie R
Reviewed 30 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tom W
Reviewed 25 October 2018 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*

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 19 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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!