TOTC’s best new international cocktail bars

13th June, 2017 by Annie Hayes - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Blackbird at The Dark Horse, Bath, UK

The Dark Horse, 7a Kingsmead Square, Bath, BA1 2AB

The brainchild of former Hendrick’s gin and Sailor Jerry rum brand ambassador Louis Lewis-Smith, this unassuming subterranean cocktail den prides itself on its local influence. The menu is seasonal and focuses on fresh and local products and ingredients wherever possible: English liqueurs and spirits, fruits and herbs sourced as close to Bath as possible – many of which are foraged from hills surrounding the city. It doesn’t stop there; aprons are handmade by a designer in Bristol, the sound system by Naim in Wiltshire, and furniture sourced from antique dealers in Bath, and built by a local artisan carpenter using timber sourced from Box.

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