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Quirky setting, great cocktails

The bar is set in the vaults of the historic Octagon building, so it's underground, with low... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2016
Sue L
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Bath, United Kingdom
Best cocktails in Bath

Fantastic cocktail bar. You need to know where it is otherwise you will miss it, it's underground... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
CLWRJT
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10 Mar 2017
“Forgive me Father ”
3 Mar 2017
“Date place”
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High quality wine, speciality cocktails and local craft beer for locals in the know. #NeedToTalk We do accept bookings for groups up to 12 persons. Especially in Fridays and Saturdays, to avoid any disappointment we highly suggest to book in advance.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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28 Milsom Street | Milsom Place, Bath BA1 1BZ, England
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+44 1225 667155
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cocktail bar. You need to know where it is otherwise you will miss it, it's underground with an underexposed door! As you walk down the stairs you can immediately feel the classy atmosphere and you automatically know you're in a special place. All cocktails...More

Thank CLWRJT
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

Thanks for the review! The bar is based on a 1920s style Speakeasy so its all about word of mouth around Bath when you're trying to find us! We always advise booking ahead to save disappointment, especially at the weekends, but for those who stumble...More

Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We found this place just walking by.... It's really lovely and the cheese and meat platters are yummy. The table service for drinks is fab, and the setting is lovely.More

Thank Emma-Jane B
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

Hi Emma-Jane, Thanks for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed our locally sourced cheese and meat platters. Everything here is table service to stop anybody feeling crowded at the bar and so we can provide a more tailored one-2-one service for our customers. All...More

Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is a great place to drink. Cocktail menu is varied and staff are really friendly. We tried lots of bars in bath and this by far was the best.

Thank Vinniejk2010
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

Hi Vinniejk, Thanks for the review, we are glad you like our cocktail selection and enjoyed your experience with our staff. We look forward to having you back soon. All the best,

Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

We went fur drinks in a Saturday night, no tables free when we arrived but we were offered a table at a later time, so we booked in and went else where for a drink. Arrived back at our time table was ready & the...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

Hi Nicky, Thanks for your review, we are glad you felt welcome, you always are! We do recommend booking ahead, especially at the weekends, but we do our best to seat everyone as soon as possible. We are delighted you enjoyed our locally sourced cheeses...More

Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We booked a table for 2 for 10:00 drinks on a Saturday night...this was a good idea as there were 'walk in' people waiting for tables. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We only stayed for one drink each but both were very well...More

Thank Albaldwin
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

Hi Albaldwin, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us, we always recommend to book a table as we fill quicly at the weekends, we look forward to seeing you again soon, next time for more than one!

Reviewed July 17, 2016

Popped into here during a visit to Bath. The bar is underground and in vaults. We visited in the afternoon and were greeted by a server who sat us quickly. There is a selection of 10 or so cocktails and a further selections of wine,...More

Thank loloh23
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

Thanks for your review. Don't forget to check Twitter to see if your confession makes it to Confession of the Week. We're so glad that you were well taken care of, next time you come in challenge the bar-tenders a bit more and have them...More

Reviewed July 15, 2016

The bar is set in the vaults of the historic Octagon building, so it's underground, with low ceilings, & could probably be a bit claustrophobic if it was crowded. But we went late afternoon when it wasn't busy and were looked after very well by...More

Thank Sue L
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2016

Dear Sue, We're very glad you had a lovely afternoon with us. As everything is table service here we never get too crowded, thus we prevent any claustrophobic feelings, because nobody likes that. We agree, the Mauritian Passion is divine, one of the reasons it's...More

Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my daughter and her boyfriend for birthday drinks and were treated exceptionally well.. Cucumber water on arrival, drinks ordered and promptly served.. All in all a pleasant experience.. Thank you

Thank JacquiB1107
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2016

Dear Jacqui, You are very welcome. We're very glad you had such a pleasant time with us and that you were so well looked after. We look forward to having you back here. Our best, The Confessional.

Reviewed July 5, 2016

Fabulous building so quite excited for a cocktail. We were brought water straight away but then ignored. Had to ask for service then the drinks took so long we had to chase again. Good job we had the water I guess! It was fairly quiet...More

Thank SHARONH8367
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2016

Good Afternoon Sharon, Please except my sincerest apologies for the poor service on your visit, let me assure you this is something that should not be happening and I am sorry that it happed on your visit. If it would be possible for you to...More

Reviewed June 27, 2016

All the staff excel. The cellar setting is perfect. In particular - Ross - really stood out as someone who will give you time and attention. And his cocktails really are sensational.More

Thank SteveH-Cromwell
Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Hi Steve, You're right, Ross will give you all of his attention, it's one of the things we love about him, as well as his superb cocktail making skills. We're very happy to know that you had a wonderful time with us and hope that...More

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