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“Fantastic food, quirky pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Bell

The Old Bell
Ranked #70 of 436 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
London
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, quirky pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Lovely quirky pub with great range of international beers. The food could not be hotter and tastier. The fish pie in winter went down a treat. Not sure about allowing dogs though, as not very sanitary in a food business, but this was far outweighed by the great food quality

Visited October 2013
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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
“Good for beer and that is it! Food & Service BAD!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Decided to take some visitors to a pub for dinner, I have always liked to grab a pint at the Old Bell, but never had a meal in the upstairs dinning room. We walked into a totally empty dinning the 3 of us was told to sit at a four seat table. We placed our orders and then a friend joined to meet up ordered a beer form the bar on the ground floor and took a seat at our table as our food arrived. The waiter told him he had to leave as he was going to order something, this was a dinning room he added. Again the dinning room was empty and we had a table that would seat 4, but him sitting there was a major issues, I did buy a drink but this was not good enough. I understand they want the dinning room not become over crowed with people only drinking. A very flawed policy and a staff with no idea how to correctly deal with the “issue”. The visitors to the UK commented, “I fought the British people are nice”. Very bad basic costumer service, this is why I will not give one more pound to this pub. This dumb policy and they way they informed us of this so called policy just put a bad taste in our mouth. Speaking of bad taste, the food was just bland and looked like it was thrown together. Failed on many fronts. Dear Management of the Old Bell, Rule number one when you are trying to make money! Treat the people who are willing to give you money with respect.

  • Visited June 2014
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“good beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

One of the best places for a drink in Harrogate.
Easy to find.
The beer is always good with plenty to choose from.
The food aint bad either.

Visited March 2014
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Thank steve b
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24 restaurant reviews
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“great pub,good folks.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

love having a few drinks in the old bell.
always friendly and knowledgeable staff behind the bar
a great place to get some superb pub grub.
never had a bad pint or meal in here.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Munkym
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Washington, DC
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“I can't get enough of this place...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I just can't get enough of the Old Bell. First, I love the atmosphere - a real pub, no TVs, no distractions to talking with friends. The crowd is nice and never rowdy. I am a sucker for pub food and the Bell's Steak and Ale Pie is one of my favorites. The selection of beer, wine, and drinks is great. The staff is always helpful and good for a quick chat before moving onto the next person. I will admit that I was in the Bell four times in two weeks during my visit - I am not ashamed because it was worth it!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Doug R
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