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“Pudding and service was a let down - such a shame”
Review of The Cork

The Cork
Ranked #159 of 583 Restaurants in Bath
Price range: US$4 - US$19
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Restaurant details
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.
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Pudding and service was a let down - such a shame”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

New decor is funky and the feel is relaxed retro American diner style.....main meals were tasty, we had the chicken burger and nachos, great price too! However - pudding was below par. Over priced - the waffles were like cardboard, I don't expect home made but I also don't expect them to be served In a basket with holes....ice cream and choc sauce??!! They were cold and quite frankly rancid!
The ice cream sundae - no choice on flavour given by staff and came out as plain Ice cream.... £4.00?! Rip off! Sent it back to then got the icecream I had given back just in a tall glass with 4 raspberries and a smidgen of chocolate sauce. How did I know? Well it was mostly liquid. Not happy to say the least. Would not recommend bothering with the pudding.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average ”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 via mobile

It was a hot sunny day and we squeezed on to a bench outside in the very busy courtyard. Ordered drinks which were fine but when our nachos with cheese came after 25 minutes it looked like someone had put a bowl of Doritos in the microwave with some grated cheese on; soggy and no real taste. It was busy however so this may have been a one off. Would visit again.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food - good value”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Sunday lunch at the Cork is an easy choice for us. Food is much better than pub quality as is the wine.

  • Visited October 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Despite I dont like beer at all, I ve drunk one of the sweet beer . they have a lot of different beers. Excellent beers!!!! The waiter is very friendly.

Visited September 2013
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London
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“Corking!!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We hired the upstairs bar at The Cork for our wedding reception, and cannot praise the staff enough for making our evening fabulous! Fantastic buffet - buffet doesn't do this justice, fantastic hot dishes served by the chef personally, absolutely delicious belly of pork, spicy chicken wings, meatballs, and unbelievable savoury profiteroles, to name but a few. Great bar with a brilliant selection of wines, beers and spirits - including nice Bourbon which is rare! Above all, the staff could not have been better - friendly, relaxed but really efficient - big shout to Joe and others for a fantastic night - nice moves Joe! Thank you so much, you guys made our day even more special! Sarah & John x

  • Visited August 2013
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