ADDRESS16 Royal Cres, Bath BA1 2LS, UK Tel: +44 12 2582 3333
If you're up for experiencing the classier and more historical side of Bath, as well as enjoying some fancy cocktails (and fine dining if you're showing off), then this is just the place! This 18th Century hotel is situated right in the middle of the city’s iconic Royal Crescent. Even better is the bar, which is not only super glam but it's found within its gardens, so sitting outside is a must (weather permitting). The bartenders here have received a whole bunch of awards for their cocktail skills, and although pretty pricey, they are delicious (and you can make up for the cost by eating your body weight in free bar snacks).
With maids scurrying about in Georgian-style garb and waiters in tuxedos, it feels like you're on the set of a period drama, so we say get into character and take a stroll around the grounds, cocktail in hand. There’s also a good selection of wines, beers and spirits, and award-winning food, plus a spa, just in case you wanted to make a weekend of it. This is not the place to come for a wild time, but it’s a great place to start off your night, bring mum or seduce a posh date. With the impeccable service, those generous measures and the awesome surroundings, you’ll certainly feel like you’ve got your money’s worth (and leave feeling pretty merry!).