The Hideout
The Hideout
4.5
Bars & Clubs
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Hidden away in the historical lanes of Tudor Bath is a true gem. Stone walled, wood laden and walls lined with whiskey for every taste. Legend tells us this was originally a hoard for thieves, highwaymen, scoundrels and opportunists alike, a place to laugh and cheer, make new contacts and strike deals. A meeting place for every lawless reprobate for miles around, where stories are told and drinks are shared. For years this whole in the wall was a haven for the outlaws of their day, unruliness was rife and law enforcement were scared to set a foot anywhere near. Steal from the rich and come and spend the bounty here. It was a perfect Hideout. A collection of over 150 Whisk(e)ys from all around the globe. But don't worry we have a craft cocktail list created by the team, draught beers and of course a wide range of spirits. See you soon #HiddenDrams
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therealsallylunn
Bath, UK1 contribution
Friends
A must visit cocktail bar - and my favourite in Bath.

The Hideout is unpretentious but consistently delivers a quality experience from the moment you sit down.

The drinks are varied, and the staff incredibly attentive and knowledgeable. The menu changes frequently to showcase the team’s favourite products - which they’re more than happy to explain to you over a dram, whilst retaining the classics that will keep you coming back time and time again.
Written August 20, 2022
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Harry B
1 contribution
Friends
Spectacular service. Extremely friendly staff. The guy with glasses and long blonde hair were top guys. The drinks were very tasty. Something different to your usual cocktail but much better. Personally I would recommend the ’witness’ cocktail or the ‘praise the sun’ cocktail. But go with wherever your tastebuds take you. 10/10. Saturday night provides a great atmosphere
Written January 29, 2022
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Amazing news! We try to do things a bit differently in the Hideout and were so glad you like it! Looking forward to seeing you next Saturday!
Written March 27, 2022
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Tarqs
Bristol, UK21 contributions
Couples
I’ve visited The Hideout half a dozen times over the last few years. I’d make a special trip from Bristol because I liked it so much, so it was such a shame when I visited this time.

The atmosphere had gone, although I appreciate that’s Covid related, but the service and cocktails weren’t nearly as good as they used to be either. I can only think that Callum not being there is the issue.

I asked for the bill 3 times, they had two serving staff and just over a dozen customers. One couple walked out because didn’t get served. Then the barman told off the serving staff at a volume you could hear it.

This is not The Hideout of old.

I would have rated it 3, but they got an extra star because of the difficulties caused by COVID.

Written September 5, 2020
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Good Afternoon Tarqs, The atmosphere has changed not gone but it is different, we understand everyone loved the Hideout when it was packed and the party was pumping but we need to look out for the team and our customers health first and foremost. But dont worry we will always have that "Hideout charm". Sorry it took 3 time of asking to get your bill it can happen occasionally when its busy, things are still very new with the outside table that have been added so it may feel quite in the bar but its very much busy with the outside. And the guys that left, they had a table reservation and were cutting it a bit fine there was no malice when they left. As for the drinks not being as good maybe what you had wasn’t to your taste? In future just let us know and we can always switch it up. The Hideout will always have the same core values wether Callum is here or not (occasionally he appears), Great Drinks, Great atmosphere and Great service, it might just be a bit different to what you're used too. We hope you pop back for a drink when the madness calms down a bit, thank you for your feedback.
Written September 24, 2020
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Stephanie W
13 contributions
Friends
Cute spot and first visit
quite cold so not really set up with enough heat lamps to sit outside . Table service but quite slow and the cosmopolitan cocktail was served in a tiny wine glass and was not that great also expensive for the size .
We had two gin cocktails that were not that nice very bitter .
Sadly we were not overly impressed.
Written March 6, 2022
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Hey Stephanie, Sorry, it was a bit chilly on your visit we have the maximum amount of heaters that our license allows for fire safety, no one has mentioned this issue to us before, but we will look into repositioning the heaters for max coverage. All our drinks are made to order, so there can be a short wait, that's why we make sure you have water so you can chat and relax while you wait. The glass you're referring to is called a Nick and Nora and it's often used for straight-up serves in many of the top bars in the UK. We tend to avoid using a large amount of sugar in our cocktails as it's not our style, but the team always checks back on drinks to make sure you are happy, and if not we will always swap or adjust the drink to suit your preference, all you have to do is let one of the team know. Its a shame Hideout wasn't your vibe, and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your night.
Written March 27, 2022
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Denise R
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I left this bar shocked at my bill.
My daughter and I had 2 glasses of champagne by way of a celebration. When a friend joined us, the waiter suggested buying a bottle as that would be more economical. We took his advice and also ordered some nibbles. We had about 5 tiny bowls of veggie crisps plus the wine. My bill came to £104!! The price of a bottle of Moet was £75! The weeny bowls of crisps were £1 each and the rest was made up of the 2 glasses. The price of the bag of crisps, in real terms, couldn't have been more than £1 in total...
We would have put up with the uncomfortable bar stools and the one loo available for all and sundry if we had left feeling that we had enjoyed our time spent in The Hideout, but the astronomical bill ruined that. To be honest I felt as if I had been robbed. No one could afford those prices, least of all me!
It ruined what had been a perfectly lovely day in Bath.
Written November 28, 2021
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Hi Denise, I'm happy to hear that you joined us for a celebration, congratulations from the team for whatever you were celebrating. You defiantly saved yourself a few quid buying a bottle to share rather than ordering by the glass, that's a pricing structure all hospitality venues runoff. From what I can see you enjoyed your time with us until you got the bill, we have all our prices on our menu to make sure you can check before ordering, so this confusion doesn't happen. Presumably, you would have known how much a glass of champagne was when you ordered it originally? £75 is a very reasonable price for a bottle of Moet Chardon in a cocktail bar. You can buy it for around £35 in a supermarket when it's on offer. But that doesn't include the atmosphere, service, and good times you have when drinking in a bar with friends, and unfortunately, we have bills, staff, and many other things to pay to keep the bar running. I hope you will come back and join us again, we do have a great selection of wines, cocktails, and draught beer that are on the menu that are much more affordable than Champange. Please feel free to reach out to us via email if you want to discuss this further. Cheers!
Written December 16, 2021
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Christine P
3 contributions
Friends
Greeted by a very officious host who was extremely authoritative in his approach towards myself and friends. I am a Bath resident and proud to invite my friends to the many great venues the city has to offer. I can only describe my visit as embarrassing due to the aggressive style the waiting staff provided; incredibly bullish. It is a shame to have encountered this, my group of friends and I called our evening shorter than expected - reluctant to stay any longer as we were made to feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome.
Written February 25, 2022
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Hi Christine, The hosts' job at the Hideout is to make sure that "everyone" in the venue is having a good time. So when a group that originally came in as a four and didn't info the host when asked that they were going to be closer to a ten and refused to move seat even though they continuously block a doorway, I'm sure you can see why they may be a little frustrated. As I said to your friend Sarah in the previous review. Please thank your friends for apologising to the team on the night for the way a couple of the group behaved and we look forward to seeing them soon!
Written March 27, 2022
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Darren B
Greater London, UK46 contributions
Couples
Visited Bath this month (October) and wanted to have a cocktail or two, so searched up for a “quirky” place to drink and The Hideout came up. Well, was pleasantly surprised as this place is an excellent venue for cocktails and music. The staff were so good we felt very welcome as if we had been there before. The cocktails were extremely nice with the guys are very knowledgeable and friendly with it. Talked us through what our likes are and suggested drinks based on this. A very good place to visit and relax and if /when we return to Bath, we will be back for more drinks. Have not enjoyed a place more. Cheers guys.
Written October 29, 2021
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Sinead
London, UK8 contributions
Couples
After waiting 15 -20 minutes to get into this bar we were escorted to a table inside the establishment. Then minutes later after we had already sat down we’re told that actually a couple outside were waiting for this table so we’re asked to leave the table and sit outside. Unfortunately, this is extremely bad customer service. We didn’t sit outside and went to another bar which actually wanted our custom.
Written October 31, 2020
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Anura
St. Albans, UK4 contributions
We found this amazing little bar by accident and i am so glad we did. Callum the manager / mixologist at the Hideout along with the other staff really made it for us. Fun, friendly, engaging and just nice guys. They even played the track i wanted to go with my cocktail, and also stocked my favourite whisky Hibiki! If you are in Bath, look these guys up! We WILL be back.
Written January 7, 2020
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Hello Anura, its lovely to hear Callum helped to make your night so enjoyable, we don't mess around when it comes to cocktails and music. come visit us again soon
Written January 16, 2020
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happytraveller010
Waiheke Island, New Zealand12 contributions
Friends
I stopped in for a drink with my sister. We found the staff to be really friendly and had we of ordered whisky, I get the feeling they would have been very knowledgeable too. The cocktail menu looked great and they offered to make anything we wanted off of the menu.

We sat inside and it had a really fun feel to the place with a great hip hop playlist too.

We only stopped for one drink but I'd be keen to go back and work my way through the huge selection of drinks they had.
Written April 23, 2022
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The Hideout is open:
  • Sun - Fri 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM