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“Rad bar”
Review of The Confessional - CLOSED

The Confessional
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Visited this bar while in bath for a couple drinks, the staff are really friendly and there is a good range of local beers. Staff were helpful when choosing what to drink and free table water.
The venue is stunning also I would recommend going here to anyone in the area.

Thank Warrick_005
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

We popped into the Confessional without a booking and although it was busy we were found a table immediately. We only had time for a quick drink as we were on our way to dinner. Good choice of cocktails served quickly by a cheerful waitress. We enjoyed the venue and atmosphere and had a great laugh reading the 'confessions' written by customers! A fun place.

Thank Beverley19
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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Went here for pre work Christmas dinner drinks. We had to book three months in advance to secure a table for an hour.

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the space and the drinks were very good. It was just a shame that in the hour our orders were only taken three times. We would have spent a lot more if we were better tended to and so I can only conclude that they need more staff on the floor during busy periods

Thank Bex J
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. Was fun just finding the place.
Great cocktails / service and prices.
Have to read some of the confessions......

Thank Paultaylor661
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

A great bar if you want to wait over half an hour for an overpriced drink. But as my friends and I were there for celebratory drinks and our waiter was very pleasant, we didn't mind the bad service so much. But things got really bad when the bill arrived. A misunderstanding between my friend and the waiter resulted in her getting 2 drinks that weren't in the offer she thought the waiter had said they were in. Although we weren't impressed by the waiter's defensive reaction, a second (also pleasant) waiter brought over a new bill with both of the drinks removed so we were happy. Until the "head bartender" came over and was very hostile and aggressive towards us. We couldn't understand what the problem was as we were happy with the new bill, which she swiftly took back and put the 2 drinks back on, saying she couldn't be giving away drinks for free. I can't believe the way we were spoken to or the disorganised, atrocious service. It ruined what was meant to be a night of celebrations and I will never, ever be going back here.

Thank Manthaaaaaa
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Alexb1982, Manager at The Confessional, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2016

Hello Manthaaaaaa,

when you came over was a Wednesday night and it wasn't busy. I am sorry to hear that you have been waiting long for you drinks and surely what you have been experienced wasn't our usual service. I do apologise for the behaviour of our staff, I will investigate further. Confessional is a chill out bar, we give cucumber water to each table, spend some time describing our cocktails deal and as well good time with our guests, therefore the minimum time is just seated at the table is 15 minutes. You with your group ordered as well an old fashioned plus few more cocktails part of our 2 for 12£ deal. Often our deals are easily messed up by our guests with our signature's and other classic cocktails (in your case the old fashioned - not even mentioned in our menu, not easily to be confused in our deal) therefore all staff members are aware to mentioned clearly and explain this in details. Surely the whole experience wasn't memorable for all of you. I hope you will be back to give us a second chance.

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