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The Hideout

Bath, Somerset

Bath’s favoured cocktail bar Hideout has an interesting history which lends itself very well to the venue’s current use.

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According to legend, the building was forgotten, bricked up and hidden for years. It is believed to have been a meeting and storage place for thieves and other reprobates in the fine city of Bath hundreds of years ago.

Such thieves and vagabonds would hide all kinds of illegal products there from booty to alcohol as well as themselves.

“For years this hole in the wall was a haven for the outlaws of their day, unruliness was rife and law enforcement was scared to set foot anywhere near,” its website says. “Steal from the rich and come and spend the bounty here. It was the perfect hideout.”

However, the Georgians soon brought law and order to this part of the town and now the only people hiding out in the bar are paying customers – as well as the young and fun bunch of bartenders running the joint.

The venue has a strong offer of one particular spirit and is considered to be a purveyor of fine whisky, with an extensive range on offer.

While there is a strong focus on whisky, the venue has well balanced cocktail menu based off of notorious individuals and groups who found fame through their crimes.

The first half of the menu are influenced by the great stories they bring. Drinks include D B Cooper, a mix of Buffalo Trace, bergamot, pine syrup, averna, gentiane, angostura bitters and soda and Charlie Chaplin, made with sloe gin, Giffard apricot, Lillet, Lime and Pernod.

The Signature Serves section consists of the classic tried and tested Hideout cocktails including the House Old Fashioned, Expresso and the ChamDram to name a few.

Key Information

  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • ADDRESS: 1 Lilliput Court, Bath, BA1 1ND