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“A great choice for a drink”
Review of Hales Bar

Hales Bar
Ranked #52 of 446 Restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“A great choice for a drink”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We visited this pub for a drink last night and thoroughly enjoyed the quirkiness, especially with the gas lamps. We went into the bar on the right hand side which seemed a lot busier than the bar on the left, it also had a good atmosphere. There was a good choice of real ales. The staff were friendly. We didn't eat and we didn't see anyone eating so can't comment on the food. Well worth a visit when in Harrogate.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Linda C
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AMANDA W, Manager at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 9 January 2015
Many thanks for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit :)
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Never having been to Harrogate before (only 1 hour away from us) we were surprised how large a town this was. Having spent over an hour looking for somewhere to eat we stumbled across Hales Bar which is apparently the oldest in the town. We both had the sizzler dishes, 1 gammon and 1 steak along with onion rings and a mixed salad (large bowl of), it was perfect, piping hot and very succulent. As it was a Wednesday they were giving free desserts, we had a beautiful blackcurrant and lemon sponge with ice cream and fresh cream, it was to die for. Washed down with a bottle of white wine we had a very special night. Thank you to the staff at the Hales Bar who were very friendly and efficient.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank colin b
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AMANDA W, Manager at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 9 January 2015
Wow, great feedback, thank you for sharing your experience :)
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Quirky Pub!”
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We visited Hales Bar during a recent visit. It was a traditional pub with a very welcoming feeling. It stocked a wide range of drinks at ressonable prices.
It also played a wide variety of background music.It had a very homely feel.
Definitely worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 9 January 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to review Hales Bar, hope you can visit again very soon :)
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Grantham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Well worth finding !”
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Every time my wife and I visit Harrogate, we seek out this lovely old pub. The atmosphere really is unique, and the welcome from the staff is always good. OK, so one room is just like any other pub, but the main bar is really atmospheric and well worth searching for.

  • Visited August 2014
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AMANDA W, Manager at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 9 January 2015
Apologies for my delayed reply, catching up now. Many thanks for sharing your experience & your lovely comments :)
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Atlanta
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“Great place to stop for a small bite and a drink”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Staff was so friendly. We were with our daughter, so they told us we had to go to the "family" side of the pub, which was just fine with us because it was actually much more charming than the other side. Very cute decor. One of our favorite little pit stops in Harrogate.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Altdebbie
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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review, 9 January 2015
Great feedback, thank you for taking the time to review your visit :)
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