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The Dark Horse

Closed Now: 5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Open today: 5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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Still the best cocktail bar in Bath.

I always enjoy visiting The Dark Horse. Great tasting selection of cocktails that change with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bath, United Kingdom
via mobile
Best cocktails in Bath

Lovely atmosphere, very different from all the other bars in Bath. The variety of cocktails is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...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

I always enjoy visiting The Dark Horse. Great tasting selection of cocktails that change with seasonal menus. Nice atmosphere with low lighting, subtle background music and dark wood furnishings. Polite friendly staff always willing to answer questions and make suggestions for suitable drinks. Never be...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely atmosphere, very different from all the other bars in Bath. The variety of cocktails is amazing and very well priced.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When asked what’s my favourite writer, musician or artist, it’s impossible. There really isn’t an absolute best. Depending on my mood, or what’s generally happening at the time, it’ll be one of several. For books, from George R R Martin and Raymond Chandler to Siri...More

2  Thank Saber K
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Charlotte was knowledgeable and attentive from start to finish, her recommendations were spot on based on both of our tastes for everything we tried. We loved it so much we had to go back the next day. Even their ice was...More

3  Thank Navigator362581
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic find! Have been meaning to try this place out for a very long time and I was definitely not disappointed. Cocktail selection is very varied and interesting and not too overpriced (around £9 a drink). The staff were also friendly and happy to make...More

2  Thank emma_tripp123
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Wow. Fantastic looking place, dark, atmospheric, theatrical even. I’m a massive fan of a good old clover club and theirs was really sublime. No garnish on any of the drinks but it’s not needed here. The drinks speak for themselves in simple glassware and fuss...More

2  Thank Elysia C
Reviewed August 31, 2018

My partner and I were recommended The Dark Horse by friends and read about them and all their award-wins before hand. From the moment we arrive (outside) to the time we left (about 4 hours later) our experience was amazing. Beautiful cocktails, the best service...More

2  Thank Fleurie A
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a night! Picked this place after dinner from trip advisor and so glad we did. Fab setting and drinks were amazing. Cucumber water in between drinks really add a lovely touch. If you visit read the poster between the ladies and men's toilets...More

2  Thank charlotte h
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Dark Horse on a recommendation and absolutely loved it. Fab quirky cocktail bar with really friendly and attentive staff and delicious, interesting cocktails! Would definitely recommend.

2  Thank ert208
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

My w9fe and I visited the dark horse on a recommendation. You are greeted atop the steps by a door person, who radios down to the vaults to see if there is space for you. I'm not sure if this is to add mystique, but...More

1  Thank Will C
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Michael L
June 29, 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
April 28, 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
February 5, 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!