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The Dark Horse Bar

7A Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, England
+44 1225 282477
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Classy, not over the top, basement bar.

I'll admit upfront that I like dark places to drink and to meet people in. It may just be my... read more

Reviewed today
John K
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Kent, United Kingdom
Speakeasy experience!

From ground level The Dark Horse is just a sign with a lady standing by, on approaching she asks if... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“table service” (20 reviews)
“cocktail bar” (23 reviews)
“great cocktails” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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 today

I'll admit upfront that I like dark places to drink and to meet people in. It may just be my persona, but too much light in a drinking den does not relax me. The Dark Horse was therefore perfect for me. The location in the...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From ground level The Dark Horse is just a sign with a lady standing by, on approaching she asks if you have a reservation, buzzes down via an earpiece to check availability and then you head down the stairs to have the door opened and...More

Thank reviewbypaul
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great vibe. Staff with excellent training. Music pitched at the right level to have a private conversation. Enjoyed table service. Minor negative, which just comes with the territory when in an underground venue in Bath- weird mildew/mouldy smell and visible mould patches on walls, I...More

Thank Duoné H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the advice of a friend. It was a speak easy type of feel to the venue . They serve you water whilst you pick from the menu . The drinks are very strong and also a little on the pricey side...More

Thank Joanna W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family member took me here, she said that her email booking had been accepted for the time we went and that is the only way we could get in, from that moment I was intrigued. The Dark Horse is dark inside! You are met...More

Thank iianc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just what a cocktail bar ought to be. Very knowledgeable staff who are passionate about their craft. Louis the founder kept S and I company and was very charming company. Highly recommended. We will be drinking martinis again soon.

1  Thank Maxine196622
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening here. All staff very friendly and welcoming. Good selection of whiskey and bourbon. Bar staff friendly, thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks all.

1  Thank hilwil2018
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

This was just round the corner from our hotel- and what a fantastic find! We rocked up at 11pm and it was packed. They kindly managed to fit us in.... We had 3 cocktails each which were gorgeous!! We really enjoyed it here. Expensive but...More

1  Thank stephiac
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The cocktails are absolutely to die for and although they're expensive you are likely to be absolutely trashed after 2 as the alcohol content is so high. The cheese board is amazing. Spent my 21st birthday in here and it is a very happy memory.

1  Thank Mel2502
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Finding this bar can be a challenge as it is underground. You will see a big building and might walk around it twice like we did until you suddenly notice a sign on the left leading the steps underground. It's very unique and charming inside...More

1  Thank Aimee P
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Jessica F
April 28, 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
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!
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Bigmanchef
December 16, 2017|
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Response from Nitesh T | Reviewed this property |
I would book to avoid disappointment. There was only two of us and we were lucky enough to a seat by the bar as it was midweek
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