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“Great Place”
Review of The Cork

The Cork
Ranked #162 of 592 Restaurants in Bath
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Cork located on Westgate Buildings, Bath is situated within walking distance of all visitor attractions, shopping areas, the train station and coach park. The building where The Cork is, was historically a 'debtors' prison, and renovations have left the stunning Bath sandstone exposed. Comprising of two bars, two vaulted party pod booths, a conservatory and a large al fresco terrace area. The Cork offers an ideal location to socialise, relax, watch live sport or have a full on party! A full, varied range of wines, cocktails, hot beverages, real ales, cider, craft beers, plus an extensive list of whiskies, Bourbons and rums really make The Cork one of the places to visit in the UK. With a theme of fun fun and fun, The Cork has two Party Pods that can be hired for karaoke or live sports or to play your own music. A function area is available for larger parties too. Expect to see and listen to DJs, live bands, comedy acts and magicians, not to mention their own fun and games including the legendary Sunday night pub quiz. The food is fun too. All prepared on site, the hand crafted burgers, chili hot dogs, nachos and huge hand cut chips are legendary in Bath.
Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

This place is a short walk from the city centre which we found purely by accident and were glad we did. Well worth a visit, great atmosphere. When entering we were greeted quickly in a friendly manner making us feel instantly relaxed and welcome. We had great entertainment from watching Jim (Manager?) & Danny, with Jim setting Danny with the regular but surprise training quiz to increase his knowledge base for all the staff to interact with customers more efficiently. During this they both still took time out to chat with us. I thoroughly recommend this place, we will certainly be back. It is always good to see this great relaxed interaction between the staff.

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1  Thank Luke S
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

We ate here on a hen weekend, there was 10 of us on a Saturday afternoon. It was a lovely afternoon so the garden was full, we managed to get a seat. We ordered our food/drinks inside and the staff were friendly and polite. The issue we had was the arrival of our food. They advised they would let the kitchen know we were all on the same table so that the food could come out together, however this did not happen, all the meals came at different times. I was sharing a number of the smaller sharing plates with my friend, and even they didn’t come out together (ordered at the same time) with one of them arriving around 15-20 mins after the rest! Also 2 of the girls meals didn’t arrive till over half and hour after the rest of us! They had to return it and ask for their money back as we had to leave by then!! The choice on the menu wasn’t great either, mainly burgers, so for them not be able to get them out at the same time was a real let down for us.
The beer garden was lovely, and the staff were great (even when complaining), but the food service just completely let it down and for that I would probably not return, I definitely wouldn’t recommend to go here for food.

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Last weekend we arranged a hen do for my friend in Bath. We struggled to find a restaurant willing to accommodate a hen party, but The Cork were happy to do so.

They were also happy to put our reservation back by 1/2 an hour when it took a little too long for us all to get ready!

Our barmaid / waitress Ness was what made the evening. She sat us on a table right next to the bar and loos (hen do essential!) and made sure we had the best evening.

The food was great, the drinks were really reasonable and the service was outstanding. The Cork, you need to make Ness management! She seems to run the place anyway :).

Thanks to Ness and The Cork for a great evening and for getting us on the guest list at Second Bridge, we had a great time there too!

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1  Thank sugacube
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

The Cork looked lovely from the outside but was a bit tatty inside, We had early dinner - 6pm after a matinee performance at the theatre Disappointing burger. Small portion, not great quality, decidedly average. My husband had fish and chips, also very small portion size, fish tasteless, Very disappointing!

Also, ladies loos desperately in need of some maintenance! Wood paneling coming away from the wall, mould behind the sinks, taps not working. Overall a very quick disappointing dining experience.

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1  Thank Jacqui C
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Jim C, General Manager at The Cork, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2013

We are aware that the inside is in need of a touch up. For this reason The Cork will be completely transformed by early 2014.

We believe that our burgers are no smaller than other outlets near by. Our patties are 8oz where many places are just 6oz.

Most people comment on how big the fish and chips are.

Two parts of the small wood paneling have popped away from the wall, yes.

The taps all work.

Sorry it didn't meet your expectations.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We recently had a corporate function here: Dinner & Drinks and I can't praise the venue & staff highly enough. The service we received was faultless, everyone I dealt with was very friendly and super helpful, nothing was too much too ask. The food was amazing and Steve the headchef happily catered for even the most difficult of dietary requirements and all of our 80 guests enjoyed the buffet. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and we were able to bring in our own decorations and cake. Would highly recommend the food and the venue if you are looking for a corporate or private party venue.

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Thank MelBAM2013
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