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Reviewed 21 September 2020

Our party had reserved tables in his bar on the basis that this was the oldest pub in Harrogate and we do like a bit of tradition. Upon our arrival at Hales Bar one or two of us remarked upon the tired décor and the...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

Called in for a drink - turned out this “oldest pub in Harrogate” is just a scruffy hangout for grungy half-cut locals trying to play music - badly. The only place in town which seemed to take no notice of any kind of Covid security...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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awhgt, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Dear Reviewer. I'm shocked at your choice of words to review my business. I would never call my guests "grungy", we don't serve "half-cut" or indeed fully cut customers as in the UK this is a criminal offence. Whilst we are the oldest pub in...More

Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

We called into the oldest bar in Harrogate,it was quite quiet for a Friday night, we managed to get a table for a drink. Prices were reasonable and staff were friendly. Toilets were clean.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

We decided to visit due to it being oldest pub in Harrogate. Such a disappointment!!! Quality of drink was awful and couldn’t even manage to finish it. I guess cheap brand being served from branded bottles but prices more expensive than hotel. Not the most...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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awhgt, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Oh dear, Cheap brands in branded bottles! not likely as its illegal Not happy with your drink? You'd have got a free replacement had you asked or your money back. Expensive? we're much cheaper than most especially hotels so that's an odd one to answer....More

Reviewed 2 August 2020

we were staying at the Old Swan and was intrigued by it saying that it was the oldest pub in Harrogate. There were a table of 3 couple who were very rowdy not just in high spirit but very very load and using bad language....More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 August 2020

Nice to see a bar responding so well to the challenges of Covid, The staff were friendly and helpful, the beer was good (they are focussing on local brews) and the enclosed garden was sheltered and convivial. Lovely place and I'd be very happy to...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

Visited the Hales bar on a cold and bllustery day in February warm and welcoming bar great selection of beers on offer had a lovely afternoon in great surroundings cosy and warm with a good atmosphere .

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

The tatooed manager was horrible to us seemed to judge a book by its cover. He implied that we were being "inconvienent" and troublesome. When we questioned the quality of the beer and a dirty glass I felt I was threatened. Don't go here as...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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awhgt123, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2020

I only have one male member of staff who is always polite, well spoken & friendly. At no point in the past 2 weeks does he recall being asked about beer quality or a dirty glass as they are cleaned & renovated weekly, are you...More

Reviewed 29 February 2020

Superb service from a superb bunch of staff. Knowledgable on all Ales!! The bartender with long dark hair, I’m afraid we didn’t take her name, was exceptional! Friendly and attentive, knew her ales and was knowledgable about the history of this wonderful pub! Thank you,...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

Me and my colleagues are regular visitors to Hales Bar. We love the Karaoke evening on a Thursday and the Open Mic night on a Sunday. We often bring clients who are up in Yorkshire to sing or enjoy the atmosphere. There is a good...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Ian H
18 November 2018|
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Response from awhgt | Property representative |
Hi Ian, yes it starts at 9pm, many thanks
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Trisha49
23 June 2017|
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Response from awhgt | Property representative |
no sorry, kitchen closed on a monday
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5 November 2016|
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No sorry, just terrestrial
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  • Hales Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5