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“top pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hales Bar

Hales Bar
Ranked #37 of 433 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The oldest pub in Harrogate with Victorian gas lighting & artifacts. Our small menu is all home made & locally sourced. A private function room available for private hire. Please remember we are a very busy pub not a restaurant therefore service times are dependent on levels of trade.
london county hall
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331 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“top pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

A brilliant atmosphere on a Saturday night busy but not too busy. Great service and excellent choice of beers. Truly buzzing with a mix of all ages.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beatrice-TA
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Fab comments, thank you so much for taking the time to review Hales Bar :)
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Good pub with real ale and history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Popped in for a pre-dinner livener as visiting the town for a few days ..was not disappointed. Nice range of beers and barman helpful in guiding us thru' them. Could have easily made a night of it and will make a point of calling again if back in Harrogate. The key to a good pub is how they keep the beer ..they know how to here!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deltablade
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments, we take great pride in offering our guests quality kept beers & your appreciation means alot :)
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Sligo, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“West ireland Couple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

we were very impressed with the style and atmosphere in this pub / restaurant . Staff very friendly

Very helpful and did not mind us asking questions about the gas lighting we were there on Thur night for Karakoe

we had meal on wed night excellent food freshly prepared and very well presented.

we could recommend this pub / restaurant to anybody

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Great comments, many thanks :)
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Brisbane
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275 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Interesting old Pub.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Interesting and beautiful decor. Historically important. Staff were very friendly, helpful and informative.

Visited May 2014
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Thank POLLYANNA57
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review us with such lovely comments :)
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Blackpool, England
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Great old pub with nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

There can’t be a lot of pubs still around still lit with gaslight (partly) and have live flame cigar lighters on the bar but the Hales bar still does.

I found the service to be excellent with staff always friendly and chatty. With a great atmosphere, good variety of ales and lagers and good quality pub grub this is well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Worslesr
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments, hope we'll see you again very soon :)
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