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The Milk Thistle

Open Now: 12:00 am - 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open today: 12:00 am - 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Good but could be so much better

Obviously quirky but sadly to the point of arrogance. The whole cocktails experience for our party... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Beancounter27
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Harrogate
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Mixed Feelings

I am not sure what this place is. It’s a cross between and old (Gentleman’s) Club and a Cocktail... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Gamiey
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
25 May 2018
“Good but could be so much better ”
21 Jul 2018
“£9.50 for a cocktail overpriced and uncomfortable chairs”
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The service here is excellent. We had been out in the evening entertaining customers and looking for somewhere nice for after dinner drinks. I remembered visiting a year or so before. The whole effect of buzzing on a door of a secret bar is great......More

1  Thank king_of_muffins
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the entrance to enjoy a good night out but was refused because of being fully booked. As we walked away, 2 ladies were allowed entrance without being booked in. When we approached the doorman!! to question this he said that it was ok...More

3  Thank bookity9
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff but way over priced for a cocktail . If you’re lucky to get booth good , but table and chairs too uncomfortable- stayed for 1 and left - too expensive and not worth it

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Obviously quirky but sadly to the point of arrogance. The whole cocktails experience for our party of ten was lessened by being squashed around a table that would accommodate eight at best. Further there were few other customers in the place. There was a lack...More

1  Thank Beancounter27
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Saturday night some colleagues and I popped in for a few drinks while we had a post work meeting as we all work across the road. The service was great, greeting was welcoming, atmosphere was vibrant and the drinks were lovely; Winchester, Silver Lining and...More

1  Thank Lu A
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This place has great potential. Set in an authentically historic and lavish building the bar area looked inviting. Unfortunately, the cocktails weren't great, way too much ice, a bit overpriced in my opinion and the atmosphere lacking. The service was good up until the point...More

2  Thank 404pev
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the entrance to enjoy a good night out but was refused because of being fully booked. As we walked away, 2 ladies were allowed entrance without being booked in. When we approached the doorman!! to question this he said that it was ok...More

3  Thank bookity9
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This was given as a present, and three of us went for the most exciting evening. We were taught how to taste different gins, how to mix cocktails, and we had a tour from our host, Tom, of this stunning, historical old building where you...More

1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The cocktails at this bar are £10 and were weak and tasted watery. The bar is nice on the inside. They added service to the bill and also offered the option to tip in addition when paying with a card which is a bit cheeky.

Thank Martina S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had no idea what to expect, but this place really impressed. Such an interesting bar, loved discovering it speakeasy style. Great vibe.

Thank CameronWDC
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I am not sure what this place is. It’s a cross between and old (Gentleman’s) Club and a Cocktail Bar. I walked past it twice looking for it, so it’s not obvious. You have to pre book and when you find the place ring the...More

Thank Gamiey
Reviewed 26 June 2017

If it's one thing this secret bar does, it lives up to it's name of being secret - it's really hard to find. What doesn't help is that the location on Google maps is wrong, I had to phone them in the end as we...More

1  Thank HappyTraveller4479
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