Its history may date back to the 19th century, but the Bath Hotel has benefited from extensive renovations since those heady days. While the building maintains its charming bluestone facade, the interior has been dragged into the 21st century. This mix of old and new is a recurring theme throughout the hotel, a mix of marble surfaces, polished wood floors, elaborate lighting and classic architecture.
Aimed at an older, professional crowd, Bath Hotel has an extensive selection of imported beers behind the counter (with everything from Coopers to Becks on tap), a fine mix of top-shelf spirits and a wine list that runs for several pages. A small but varied selection of cocktails is also on hand. While the front bar is the epicentre, there's also a large beer garden and an upmarket restaurant on the premises. All three areas meld traditional elements with contemporary styling.
Whether you're looking for some after work drinks or a casual meal with friends, Bath Hotel has plenty to offer the discerning drinker. The place has a rich history, friendly atmosphere and decor that's just the right side of upmarket. Well, worth a look.
Tyson Burroughs, October 2009
August 15, 2010
The dining room food was below the par given the expectations we have of Adelaide's quality pub meals and the fresh food around us. Needs to improve or will become just a pub with a wide selection of average food. And why stop serving coffee at 11pm?