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Hales Bar

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
+44 1423 725570
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 23:30
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing food , great couple of hours Cheap but good quality food I would go again , the decor was amazing wouldnt change a thing

Thank AmandaJulescombo
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely pub, gas lights working on the bar, good beers ans service just a shame it was karaoke as entertainment when we went which was not in keeping with the beautiful pub.

Thank Sharon H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quirky bar Quite different but very nice Comfortable bar Nice to sit and chat Nice and clean very pleasant bar staff

Thank shirleyp336
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pub last week as it is the oldest pub in Harrogate and was once a coaching stop. The gas lighting on the bar was really nice and the pub has an overall comfortable atmosphere. We were planning to eat here only to be told that there were no meals being served that evening - no advance warning on... More 

Thank Surferjoekent
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I'm sorry your visit with us was disappointing. as a family run small independent business the kitchen service operating times vary due to many factors. Your review doesn't state the day of your visit however the kitchen is closed all day on a Monday for a deep clean & no food service Saturday or Sunday evenings as we... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Am not a 'regular' here because am not a regular in any pub, but going out once a month with some friends over the past 10 years or so in Harrogate, this is the best pub in town, followed by the Coach and Horses at West Park. It's got everything this place, truly great beer, i used to just drink... More 

Thank Chris M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A central bar, close to the Valley Gardens, with original gaslighting in the main bar. A popular bar for local people and those in the know. Great vibes and a welcoming atmosphere. If you have never been here before you should make a point of seeing what you have been missing. Enjoy . . .

1 Thank John E
Level Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to watch the rugby on a Saturday afternoon. The beer was well kept and they had a decent choice of real ales and lagers. There's a more up market refurbished room and the traditional room with gas lights - take your pick

1 Thank William N
Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a drink and something to eat. Never been in before but was struck by the reek of history in this wonderful unspoiled attraction of a bar-cum-*eaterie. We both ate there heartily and found the beer to our fussy satisfaction. I'm sure we shall return soon as places like these are becoming so hard to find in this... More 

Thank Angus E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an old inn and has maintained the sense of history. The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming and well worth a visit. We called in after spending the day out exploring the area around Harrogate for a pre-dinner drink and enjoyed the experience.

Thank Stephen D
Seaham, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went in to watch the rugby and chose the small bright bar in place of the larger / darker lounge. This is reputed to be the oldest bar in Harrogate. The bar staff are holed up in the lounge, however a series of bells are on hand to summon some service. The bar is cozy with a log burner... More 

Thank Are_we_there_yet158

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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
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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