Interior view of Test Bar with a clean, modern bar counter, espresso machine, shelves with bottles, and bar stools.

Test Bar

Intimate experimental gin cocktail bar in a historic mill building with panoramic views.

Interior of Test Bar with ambient blue and purple lighting, featuring wooden tables, lit candles, and a bar counter displaying gin advertisements.

Test bar is an intimate experimental gin cocktail bar located in Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley.

It focuses on modern immersive gin cocktails while also serving local beers, wines, and a rotating cocktail menu.

Location Details

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Take a look around

  • Chilled cocktail with lime garnish at Test Bar, served on a tiled table with a contrasting dark background.
  • Refreshing cocktail served at Test Bar, featuring a tall glass with a vibrant red beverage, ice cubes, and a slice of orange garnish on the rim, presented on a dark backdrop with a small dish of appetizer.
  • Elegant cocktail with creamy top and red base served in a stemmed glass, accompanied by a clear drink with ice in a tumbler, on a white table at Test Bar.
  • Interior of Test Bar with ambient blue lighting, wooden tables, and benches. Projected images of London Dry Gin on the wall above the bar counter, with lit candles on tables creating a cozy atmosphere.
  • Copper and stainless steel distillation apparatus at Test Bar, with a pressure gauge and various connecting tubes, set against a blurred background of an industrial setting.
  • Interior of Test Bar featuring wooden booths with cushions, hanging green plants, pendant lights, and a view into the brewing area through large windows.
  • Bartender carefully chiseling a large block of ice to fit into glasses at Test Bar, showcasing the craft of cocktail preparation.
  • Interior of Test Bar featuring modern brewing equipment with stainless steel fixtures and a view of historic buildings through large windows.

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The Drink

Test bar serves an extensive selection of gin cocktails, focusing heavily on modern and immersive concoctions.

Their most popular drink is the “flight of the bumblebees” cocktail. The bar also offers beer, wine, a rotating cocktail specials board, and non-alcoholic options.

In addition to the regular menu, the bar hosts bespoke gin and cocktail masterclasses in the on-site distillery. These events allow attendees to get creative with spirits, flavours and presentations alongside the skilled bartenders.

The Place

Test bar is an intimate experimental gin cocktail bar with an industrial yet inviting atmosphere.

The space features exposed brick, large windows overlooking the courtyard and panoramic views. The venue has an experimental ethos when it comes to its cocktail menu, with the focus being on unique gin cocktails made with local ingredients.

The Location

Test bar is located in the historic Sunny Bank Mills complex in Farsley,. The mills benefit from panoramic views over the grounds and courtyard.

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Test Bar is only accessible by a flight of stairs.

What To Do Next

After visiting Test Bar, why not explore the historic Sunny Bank Mills complex. The mills have been thoughtfully renovated into modern offices, shops, and restaurants.

Wander through the courtyard and grounds, which offer beautiful views over the countryside. The mills are also home to a collection of independent boutiques selling gifts, fashion, and homewares.

Additionally, Farsley offers lovely walks along the canal and through local parks. The town has a vibrant food scene, with cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes, a great pick is Deeva. There is also a farmers’ market on the first Sunday of each month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat in at Test Bar?

Unfortunately you are not able to eat in at Test Bar.

Does Test Bar have a beer garden?

No unfortunately Test Bar does not have a beer garden.

Does Test Bar offer takeaway?

Unfortunately Test Bar does not offer a takeaway delivery service.


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