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The Fat Badger

££ - £££, , British
Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NF, England
+44 1423 505681
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Cold Bath Road, Harrogate HG2 0NF, England
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1 - 10 of 728 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice restaurant but probably not a 'wow' for me. Menu was fine, service was good - some may say slow, but I think it was measured and not rushed. Food was nice and quite substantial.

Thank gmslb
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we have been here, very nice, food lovely, service good although I was a bit disappointed that as soon as they took our starters away our main course was brought up, otherwise great".

1  Thank Boni O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time of visiting and it certainly will not be the last. The quality of the food matched the excellent service by very attentive staff The restaurant was busy but every course arrived on time and was extremely well presented. The atmosphere was just...More

1  Thank BernieH-Hull
Chris C, John Glover's Boss at The Fat Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bernie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review!! Great to hear you'll be visiting again - hopefully I won't have fired John Glover by then... Kind Regards, Clarkey

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real gem of place to visit in Harrogate. The food is delicious and I'm always impressed at the high quality of service, which never falters. Its a lovely location and great to sit out whatever the weather, as they even provide hot...More

1  Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in and this place is beautiful. Ideal position in Harrogate centre lovely place to have a meal and drink or just a drink with friends. You can even stay at the adjoining hotel. Fabulous can't wait to go back

1  Thank Carole A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bar right in the centre of Harrogate. Meals and bar food were superb. Excellent selection of beers. Some outside tables at the side of a road that's busy during the day so try to get a table round the side if you can. Loads...More

2  Thank MichaelWinnersGhost
Chris C, Manager at The Fat Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MWG, Thank you for your excellent review, sounds like you almost thought we might be worth 5 stars ;-) Cheers, Clarkey

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic afternoon at the Fat badger, the outdoor seating area is perfect to dine outside, making the most of the mini heatwave. The market menu is seasonal, exciting and a great price for lunch. £10 for two courses. There’s a great selection of gin and...More

1  Thank Lisa_Yellow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful hotel bar with reasonable prices helpful staff and good gastro pub type food. Pretty outdoor area too.

1  Thank LKMaca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just called in here for a drink . I was greeted by an arrogant condescending bar man in a stripey shirt and glasses who's first words to me said in belittling manner, " it's not a difficult question , are you being served"...More

2  Thank ilkleywhite
Chris C, Manager at The Fat Badger, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Ilkleywhite, Firstly may I thank you for providing my colleagues with such excellent entertainment for the last day or so as a result of your review. I was going to take this opportunity to detail my version of events from the night in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As ever, good refreshments and great staff. Lovely to sit in the sun and relax. And they know how to look after doves.

Thank Patrick K
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4 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ann T | Reviewed this property |
I would advise booking as very popular - parking nearby but give yourself plenty of time as 3 locations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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