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The Confessional - CLOSED

28 Milsom Street | Milsom Place, Bath BA1 1BZ, England
+44 1225 667155
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Friendly, helpful staff, unusual décor, stunning cocktails but pricey. Cheese and meat boards also... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2016
FamilyGr
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Newport, United Kingdom
quirky, fun and great astmosphere

This vault bar offers a great place for group or couple gatherings, with stone faced booths... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2016
Neal W
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
10 Mar 2017
“Forgive me Father ”
3 Mar 2017
“Date place”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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28 Milsom Street | Milsom Place, Bath BA1 1BZ, England
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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Friendly, helpful staff, unusual décor, stunning cocktails but pricey. Cheese and meat boards also available to order.

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Hi FamilyGr, succinct and to the point, we like it! We do hope this means you'll be back soon, the menu has changed somewhat and we need some tasters! See you soon.

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Reviewed April 28, 2016

This vault bar offers a great place for group or couple gatherings, with stone faced booths providing intimate seating areas. Table service only so no overcrowded bar area makes this a very pleasant place to wine and dine. Superb cocktails and probably the best Classic...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Thank you Neal W, The best Classic Vodka Martini you've ever tasted, we're honoured! As for our charismatic staff and table service, well they go hand in hand! We love having the time to chat to everyone, to talk about our passion for cocktails and...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

A new underground cellar bar in the ever expanding Milsom Place development, it’s an attractive setting with it’s arched stone ceiling and many cosy booths to hide away in. In a nod to it’s name, there is even what looks like a confessional box towards...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Hi Blackth0rn, Excellent news that you enjoyed our slightly quirky drinks, we have expanded our menu and have a lot more interesting, different and fabulous tipples to enjoy that you won't find elsewhere. One of the reasons we keep our choices limited, especially when it...More

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Reviewed April 16, 2016

We tried to have some drinks in the downstairs bar after dinner. The cellar has been beautifully restored and could be a great venue if there was not the policy that you are not allowed to stand with your drink but have to queue for...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Dear Tata24Bath, We are very glad to hear that you think we have restored the vaults of the octagon in such a beautiful way. In regards to our table service policy, it means that customers enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with no fuss and no pushing...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited The Confessional on April 9 for my birthday with 7 other friends. First impression was the amazing atmosphere inside and how well presented everything was. We were shown to our reserved area inside an alcove that is perfect for small groups. The fact...More

Thank John J
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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Hi John J, We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us here at the Confessional. We love hearing that customers have had a sublime time with us! We're very pleased to hear that the fact we only do table service is something you...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2016

Popped in here after it being recommended by the girls working in the nearby True Grace store. My friend and I were on a girly catch up weekend in Bath and fancied a cocktail so we headed in on a Saturday afternoon. Great venue, down...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2016

Hi Erinuk, Sounds like you had a great day on Saturday! We are so glad you liked our bar, did you notice the true grace candles and diffusers? I'm so glad our bar tender was able to make you what you wanted, we always aim...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2016

Came here for cocktails with friends. Cozy place with vaulted ceilings and a nice atmosphere. Good table service.

Thank Helen S
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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016

Hi Helen S, We're so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and you thought it was cozy, we love making people feel comfortable and at home. We hope you return to us soon, look out for the new menu arriving soon. All the best.

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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

I've only been here early in the evening because I don't like crowds. We get to sit in one of the alcoves all by ourselves and order some fancy cocktails. Such a chic atmosphere! A server once told us it used to be a storage...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Hi Eukaryotica, Thank you for your review, we're so glad you like our bar and we're glad that we are able to accommodate you in our lovely alcove. It was indeed used for storage, what a waste! It's also been many other things, we're just...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2016

Went to The Confessional with a friend after hearing many good things about it and was not disappointed. The espresso diablos were the stuff dreams are made of, as was the cheeseboard. Really sophisticated, cool and laid back but the staff clearly know what they're...More

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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

What a wonderful review, thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed everything; that the espresso diablos were top notch, that the service you received was excellent and that the food was perfect. Next time you come in we'll try our best to top...More

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Reviewed February 29, 2016

Went here for a couple of cocktails with my husband. They were very beautifully presented, much attention to detail. I've been here before and had a bad experience (waitress dropped the tray of drinks over us), but this time things ere far more polished and...More

Thank Poopypoo
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Callum R, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2016

Thank you for your review. We apologise for your previous visit, we are so glad that you gave us a second chance and that this time everything was better. We strive to get better and better, so hopefully next time you come in it'll be...More

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