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Hales Bar

££ - £££, British,
1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
+44 1423 725570
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
“gas lights” (46 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with family for a belated birthday. We had drinks and a meal. Can't fault anything. An amazing 'proper' pub.

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real pub, friendly staff, a good selection of beers, ciders and spirits and, more importantly, no horrible Muzak (or at least there wasn't when we visited). There are some lovely old advertising materials and other illustrations on the walls, most of which...More

Thank Dogsbody67
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying a short walk from this pub and when walking past, decided to stop inside for an ale. We subsequently went there a couple additional times during our stay in the area. The bar area did not serve food that we could tell,...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this with my hubby whilst coding Harrogate. What a brilliant find, friendly staff, lovely old atmospheric pub, wil be back!

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Usual pre dinner pop in and surprised to see it pretty empty! Quick service good cask choice and great old pub.

Thank Yorkshire1245
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Great old fashioned Victorian atmosphere. Good beer. Go at lunchtime as gets very busy at night with some characters if you know what I mean. Food good quality pub food. Started going there 40 years ago so its worth a visit.

Thank David A
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ate here on a short break to Harrogate and chose it because it is dog friendly. We were given a warm welcome, both dog and humans, and had great service on a quiet Tuesday evening. I had the veggie burger and my husband the...More

Thank SMP56
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We decided to stop in here as it was billed as “the oldest bar in Harrogate” and we love history. The gas lamps were interesting and we could tell that the building had lost of history. We were very disappointed in the service we received....More

1  Thank Ben P
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear Mr P, extremely disappointed you experienced an out of character unsatisfactory service. There are only 5 members of staff all of which have been at Hales for between 6 & 15 years, all exceptionally knowledgeable with our products & history. Only recently, a new...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is the oldest bar in Harrogate according to the brown sign outside. Inside it is full of fascinating items and the original gas lights. It is very old fashioned and well worth a visit if you are in Harrogate. On a Tuesday night it...More

Thank LittlePatsy1
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Just like to thank all the staff for a excellent night in the Hale. This is probably one of the best pubs we have even bin in. They made us all welcome, joined in with us all night and the YMCA was just unforgettable. We...More

Thank kcskh
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Questions & Answers
23 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from AMANDA W | Property representative |
no sorry, kitchen closed on a monday
5 November 2016|
Response from AMANDA W | Property representative |
No sorry, just terrestrial
Nik D
2 November 2016|
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Response from AMANDA W | Property representative |
Children are allowed until 8pm, under 8 years of age in the smaller Vaults bar only, many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 725570
  • E-mail
The oldest pub in Harrogate with Victorian gas lighting & artifacts. Our small menu is all home made & locally sourced. A private function room available for private hire. Please remember we are a very busy pub not a restaurant therefore service times are dependent on levels of trade.
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