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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area and this looked appealing from the website and from outside so we gave it a go. Seemed to be really short staffed. Food took ages to come and was served dry chicken, definitely not worth the money. Wasn’t even asked...if everything was ok, staff member just didn’t seem bothered at all. Needless to say, won’t be back!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

Woodlands kindly allowed us to stay overnight in our motorhome. The pub was recently refurbished and has a bright fresh feel to it. Staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us directions to walk into Harrogate centre. This was straightforward and only took about...25 minutes (bus outside though). I enjoyed chicken tikka and my wifes pizza was cooked to perfection. Food was very good value. They had an excellent range of beers and lagers. A very nice visit for us. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

I had a thoroughly disappointing experience at The Woodlands Pub in Harrogate. The staff displayed shocking rudeness, and to top it off, they managed to bring me the wrong meal, serving a meat version of a vegetarian dish. Not only was the mix-up careless, but...the meat version was completely different from what I ordered. Their apology was barely audible, and they made zero effort to rectify the mistake. As for the food itself, it was clearly nuked in a microwave, lacking any semblance of taste and barely reaching lukewarm temperatures. Avoid this establishment if you value decent service and palatable meals.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

So excited, our local is under new management and a £300k makeover. Sadly no new chef but hey it's got to be better, 🤔 Decided to check it out before revisiting for a meal. First impression, they have done a great job, lovely decor and...comfortable. Sadly an extra TV showing football so I have to turn my back to it. Perused the menu and spotted an old favourite steak and chips, great and it comes with - wait for it HALF a tomato!! Always wondered what they did with the other half?? 🤔😂. Will I go back, not sure due to the grim previous reviews. Find a new chef and produce non microwaved food.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Chips very burnt. Like warm up from day before Tuna sandwich horrible not much tuna Fish sandwich dry and cheap fish fingers burnt also. It used to be the best home cooked food for miles before take over.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

After a recent refurbishment this place has a very slightly different look inside, more open plan with some modern furniture, a refreshed food menu, a new paint job outside, but a similar vibe as before. Food was good, drink options satisfactory (cask ale in good...condition) and service was pleasant and prompt. A decent venue for a family gatheringMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Went in to see what had changed after re-opening and not impressed really. I think the 300K must have been spent on taking all the old foisty junk out rather than investing on ways to improve its appeal. At least the outside now looks better...after painting. More open plan than before so at least it doesn`t feel as cluttered. Only two ales on handpump which were Theakstons Best and Landlord. I chose the Landlord which promptly came out incredibly fizzy and failed to clear or settle so bypassed that. Surely they could have come up with more cask ales to try and get into the market that Harrogate Brewing Co have sewn up for Hookstone.? Big widescreen TVs now installed for footy/sports but not many in watching, mainly families trying out the sunday dinner. Only two front of house staff visible trying to do every single job between them including serving food and at the bar so seemed a bit frantic. Even allowing for a cooling off period can`t see it taking off more than it was before and they`ll never get away from the access problem for car drivers, a nightmare to go right when leaving...More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

This used to be our regular haunt for food. Called in today as we knew it had reopened, but like I doubt we'll be back. No friendly welcome as previously, the menu was uninspiring to say the least. We didn't bother staying, even just for...a drink. The pub has lost its friendly, homely, relaxing vibe completely.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Just back from having Sunday lunch here on 3rd March. This was a regular place for us to eat & we were looking forward to a Sunday roast, and to see the new refurbished pub. This is where it goes downhill. We were told they...weren't doing Sunday roasts!! So we ordered half roast Chicken/Chips & Fish & Chips £28.68 with two non alcohol drinks!! Looking around although it had been painted, one wall knocked down, a new pool table, I couldn't see where a £300k refurbishment had been spent. I did notice a group if three customers leave their food and walk out dissapointed. We waited an hour for our food & it wasn't busy. When our food came out my fish was basically batter with very little fish inside, half a dozen incinerated chips, the Chicken was very dry, with incinerated chips. None of the staff checked if our food was OK or not. One of the managers Mr Caunt was sat for the majority of the time chatting. This used to be a regular favourite pub to have lunch, not anymore. They ask for payment first be warned. Won't be back Wouldnt Recommend!!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Unwelcoming, my husband had to go to hospital in his work clothes as he fell, broken arm, went in for a drink whilst waiting for a lift home and was met quite rudely like he was some sort of alien kind because he has tattoos...and was in work clothes. He explained to the member of staff what had happened and he’d been rushed to a&e from work which is why he was dressed the way he was but afterwards thought he really shouldn’t have needed to, money is money and hard workers who might not be dressed to your standard deserve and have the right to be welcomed and treated like any other person. Newly refurbished needs to be newly having staff training on not being so judgemental and treat everyone the same because anyone’s money is as good as the nextsMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Went for Sunday lunch with my son and 2 grandchildren, a good choice of menu plus traditional Sunday dinner. Comfortable clean pub with a good extensive menu. What I found impressive was a small plate choice from the menu, This is superb for children who...want more than a kids meal but yet normal menu is always too much. A small plate is just the right amount and same for older people too. Everything we had was nicely cookedMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023 via mobile

Not been for ages but called in recently. Sign outside says ready for refurbishment but don't think it's been sold yet?? As usual the wine was awful, almost undrinkable as bad as I remember. Understandable when bar staff asked if the Merlot i ordered was...a red!!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023 via mobile

I popped into the Woodlands Bar and Grill on 23 January 2023. It was not busy as it was Monday evening. When entering the premises it was noted that there was no one at the bar, but I did notice a member of staff talking...to a couple of people, I waited patiently at the bar, the member of staff knew I was waiting, but totally ignored me. Eventually, she came over and I asked it the Bar was dog friendly. I was shocked by the blunt arrogant and rude response. NO!!! Nothing else, no sorry but we don’t or any other explanation. It was as if I was disturbing her quiet night. In fact it hat could be the reason it was so quiet, Rude staff. The Woodlands Bar and Grill is my local pub, as I live just round the corner on Hookstone Drive, but I will not be using it or recommending it to any of my friends or colleagues. In this cost of living crisis, Hospitality complain how hard it is, with poor customer service I’m not surprised. Poor!!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this pub on a cold November evening. Warm welcome as we went in, amazing menu to suit all tastes and dishes highlighted on boards around the pub. Service was excellent with all staff happy to advise and amend orders to suit...our tastes and level of appetite. although situated at the side of the main road with 4-way traffic lights access was good and exit was very easy due to the large Keep Clear box on the road. There are also themed nights but the full menu seems to be always available.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

We decided to visit before football on recommendation as an ideal away pub. Decided to visit again after the game for food and we weren't disappointed..L9vely food and generous portion...would use this pub again and it was the highlight of our day as the result...did not go our way..😪More

Date of visit: July 2022
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We take ours and sit outside and are made welcome
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Yes ,you can have a drink without having a meal
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The Woodlands Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5