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The Fat Badger

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Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NF, England
+44 1423 505681
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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York, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here for a couple of drinks mid afternoon and found it very cosy. The staff were really friendly and prices were reasonable. Would go back if in the area. It is obviously very popular as it was very busy when we left.

Thank Ann H
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to eat at the Fat Badger primarily because we were staying at The White Hart hotel. I must admit we looked at some of the reviews on here beforehand and thought it was going to be a bit of a gamble but we decided to make a judgement for ourselves as it was so convenient. The restaurant looked... More 

Thank fightingfit
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

dropped in to fat badger on a walk around the town , bar feels warm and busy, food looked good so booked in to restaurant for the evening and we were very pleased with food and service

Thank steve t
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us met up for Sunday lunch. The food and service were good. I was highly amused by some of the starters which included Black Pudding Bon Bons and HP Sauce Marinated Olives & Feta - really?? Olives in HP Sauce?? And black pudding sweets! I had the chicken, leek and tarragon pie which was very good. The amount... More 

Thank David T
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a disappointment. After reading the TA reviews raving about the place for a great Sunday lunch, to say it was disappointing was an understatement. The hotel is positioned in a beautiful area of Harrogate and on first sight seemed delightful. How ever it did not start well as it took a good while for any staff member to actually... More 

Thank Helen P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thie food is very good here but having eaten early evening it was a bit crowded with lots of people just having a drink so was quite noisy. However we had a lovely meal and would certainly go again.

Thank helenjmoss1
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar / diner was recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed at all. It seems popular with locals and visitors alike. Bar staff were attentive but not in your face. The food was very tasty and well priced

Thank Hugo R
Chris C, Manager at The Fat Badger, responded to this review

Hi Hugo, So glad we were recommended to you, sounds like you had a good time! Thanks for taking the time to let everyone know, Cheers, Clarkey More 

new york
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had excellent service from Grant and Kieron who sorted out our "martini" dilemma ! Excellent service ....well recommend

Thank kariechurch
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was in need of refurbishment, our table was well worn and covered in white ring stains..... very off-putting! Our male waiter was unfriendly and brusque in manner, and actually threw the plates on to the table. The food was plain and reminiscent of a £5.99 cheap cafe Sunday lunch. Two portions of the beef were tough and inedible,... More 

Thank Richardwelltravelled
Chris C, Manager at The Fat Badger, responded to this review

Hi there Richard, Obviously I'm disappointed that you chose to write such a negative review following your recent visit. I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to respond to the individual criticisms, as you pointed in out in your review, they are contrary to the consensus of opinions we receive. Still, everyone is entitled to their opinion,... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on recommendation and were not disappointed. Great variety of drinks in the bar, including ales. The bar staff were helpful and very friendly. We dined at eight. The restaurant itself was in a lovely room. Again the service was excellent. My partner had the monkfish curry as her main. I had the pork. Both dishes were very good.... More 

Thank Tony C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 505681
The Fat Badger is a traditional English pub situated in the heart of Harrogate's Montpellier Quarter, close to the many attractions in town and just around the corner from the Valley Gardens and famous Royal Pump Rooms. Head Chef Richard Ferebee serves up traditional pub grub with his own twist on a number of dishes offering a high-level dining experience in the sociable surroundings of a traditional English pub.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?