Looking for a place to reflect on your funfilled day exploring Bath while sipping a delicious cocktail and watching the sunset over the crescents and Georgian streets below? – well, you’re in luck.
Having recently spent a long weekend in the city of Bath, we discovered some of the best rooftop bars that you need to visit on your next trip!
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1. The New Inn
Tucked in between two buildings, you’d miss this incredible pub if you didn’t know it was there. However, it’s well worth hunting out as its rooftop terrace boasts some of the most amazing views out over the city.
The pub itself is popular with both locals and tourists thanks to its extensive range of beers, spirits and wines. Meanwhile, if you’re hungry, they serve delicious pub classics, including burgers, pizzas and pies, which you can enjoy either on the rooftop terrace or in the pub itself.
Find it at: 23-24 Monmouth Pl, Bath BA1 2AY
2. Hall and Woodhouse
Bath’s Hall and Woodhouse is a popular pub that dates back to the 1960s. Boasting an incredible city-centre location and unique architecture, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s one of the most-loved pubs in the city.
This place has three floors, each with its own unique characteristics;
On the ground floor, you’ll find the copper bar, which has been lovingly handcrafted from the historic brewing coppers located in the Hall & Woodhouse brewery.
Moving to the first floor, you’ll find the Pantry, which boasts a regal design with long tables and oversized seating.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking to dine on one of the pub’s famous dishes, such as the steak and tanglefoot pie or the classic Hall and Woodhouse burger, you’ll want to head to the second floor, where you’ll find the large open kitchen.
Finally, on the pub’s roof, you’ll find one of Bath’s best-kept secrets. The iconic Hall and Woodhouse rooftop terrace.
Find it at: 1 Old King St, Bath BA1 2JW
3. The Cork
If you’re visiting Bath over a bank holiday, you’ll likely find that most smaller rooftop bars in the city are full come lunchtime.
However, The Cork, which is home to one of the most extensive rooftop terraces in the city, has been designed explicitly for capacity with two bars, two-party pod booths, and a conservatory.
While The Cork is more of a nightlife venue than a restaurant, they still serve a limited range of dishes, including pizza, nachos and burgers until the early evening and incredible cocktails until either midnight or 1am, depending on the day of the week.
Find it at: 11-12 Westgate Buildings, Bath BA1 1EB
4. Graze Bath
In a prime location right by the railway station, you’ll find Graze, a trendy bar and eatery.
Unlike other establishments in the city, Graze is unique in the fact that it’s both a microbrewery serving hyper-local drinks and an award-winning bistro serving a wide range of incredible dishes.
However, that’s not all.
The interior decor here is one of a kind; modern, fresh and very high-end, and that finish continues out through to the large balcony and terrace, which boasts some of the best views of the city.
Find it at 9 Brunel Square, Bath BA1 1SX
5. The Ivy Bath Brassiere
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Ivy – one of the most popular high-end restaurant chains in England, recently opted to open a branch in Bath, and unlike other branches across the country, this one boasts a large rooftop terrace.
However, keep in mind that The Ivy is a restaurant first and foremost. As a result, you’ll need to order a meal & adhere to the restaurant’s dress code to experience its luxury rooftop terrace.
Find it at: 39 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1DN
6. Hare and Hounds Pub
Situated at the top of Lansdown Road, you’ll find the Hare and Hounds Pub.
Now, this pub doesn’t have a rooftop bar; however, the garden has far-reaching views over the beautiful Somerset countryside surrounding the city – so it kind of counts, right?
This place has an authentic country pub feel and offer some of the region’s finest real ales and ciders on tap, including Bath Ales and Thatcher’s Cider.
For those looking to drink and dine, the Hare and Hounds pub also offers fantastic meals such as a braised belly of pork, pan-fried duck, crispy potato gnocchi and vegan wellington.
Find it at: Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5TJ
7. Sub 13
Sub 13 has a rightfully deserved reputation as one of the best cocktail bars in Bath.
While locals know this establishment as a basement bar, it has an upstairs courtyard roof terrace space with beautiful fairy lights and heaters for cooler winter, spring or autumn evenings.
The vibe here is incredibly chilled and laid back, with resident DJs playing soothing vibes and the gin bar serving unique concoctions that you’ve never likely tried before. This place is also unique because they offer excellent gin making and cocktail masterclasses – ideal if you’re looking for something different to do while visiting the city.
Find it at: 4 Edgar Buildings, Bath BA1 2EE