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“Nice meal....but could have been better” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Mitre Inn
Ranked #5 of 17 Knaresborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice meal....but could have been better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We went there for Sunday lunch the other week for my wifes birthday. She's wheat intolerant and they adjusted the menu to cater for her needs and the food was tasty, plentiful and priced very well - in fact my starter (stilton mushrooms with garlic) was the best of it's kind I've ever had. Unfortuately, although the plates were red hot, my vegatables were cold and my wifes were luke warm.....and the apple sauce I had was still at fridge temperature! There was noone else in the restaurant (all the other diners were eating in the bar) and so once the waitress delivered our main course we didn't see any other members of staff until we had finished. She didn't want me to complain as it was her treat. That said the lamb and pork were both very tasty......so get the final details right and you'll be on a winner - we were probably just unlucky.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jezclapham
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed here again as we had stayed previously and really liked it. The rooms are very nice - modern, clean and comfortable. Great shower. Breakfast is freshly cooked which I much prefer than the buffet style. It's in an ideal location by the station, close to the other pubs and restaurants but nicely tucked away so you don't get the noise from people leaving when the pubs close. It's a lovely walk down to the river as well.
The pub is really nice - excellent selection of Belgian beers. The pub food is very good if you want to eat there too.
Definitely recommend it.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We stayed over a weekend with friends and found the rooms, food, beer and service to be exemplary. Any pub wanting to know how to improve their rating on TripAdvisor would do well to send their staff here for a weekend's exposure to some seriously good customer service. The food was also excellent. Their steak pie in particular is "something else" - truly worthy of the name "pie". So often these days a "pie" is merely "stew with fluffy pastry topping"; a travesty of the word pie - but this is the real thing. The beer is well-kept too - with excellent selection of English ales & continental beers available while we were there. The rooms were excellent too; with comfortable beds and quality fittings - all in good working order.
I've read the reviews below, and have to say that the parking thing is not a niggle - it's real. There's two parking spaces with the pub - plus restricted street parking (2 hours) on Station Road. The nearest 24hr car park is the far side of town. We had three cars, so did a "2 car shuffle" with no problem, but if you were the third couple to arrive with a car, you've potentially got a 15 minute walk from the car park! The best option is undoubtedly to come by train; the picturesque Victorian station is 10 yards from the pub front door.
Don't let the parking put you off though - this is a first class establishment; worth a bit of hassle for an excellent weekend.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AndyGK
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

The staff here are wonderful, great beer and what’s more they know about the beer! Makes a change from a lot of pubs that just ‘pour and serve’.
Excellent guest beers, some nice malts as well. Food has always been good for us. Just a really nice atmosphere the moment you walk through the door.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shamusthefunmonkey
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

we wanted to stay in a pub with good real ale and food. This proved to be a fair choice. The staff were all very helpful. Car parking could be an issue but we were lucky to be able to park right outside.Any one coming by train is in good shape as the station is next door.
The bedroom was very good and quiet. The meal in the bistro was average but helped by an excellent choice of beer.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank maxwell b
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

This really is a great pub! The food is lovely and well priced (steak pie is brilliant) and the real ales and foreign beer selections are top notch - great choice which changes by the week. The service is always really friendly and welcoming, in my opinion this is a real asset of the place...the welcoming and efficient manager in particular. We make it a regular on a Friday night and there is always a nice feeling about the pub with a number of familiar, friendly faces. On a warm night sitting outside on the terrace, in the part of knaresborough with no cars, the church bells chiming and the odd train rumbling by, I honestly think you'll struggle to find a nicer place in the whole area to have a drink! This really does rank as one of my favourite pubs in Britain! Just ignore some of the pedantic negatives comments on this post and get down there!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ngmh
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UK
Level Contributor
119 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Headed down for a bite to eat. Counted six dogs in the bar.... One of which had paws on the table.

Staff patting the dogs.... Not good hygiene.

I'm a dog lover... But I don't want them in the same room as I'm eating. I certainly don't want them jumping up at the table.


You pay a premium at the mitre... For that you expect decent, hygienic conditions as a minimum.

One other thing... Why is it always so hot in there?

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank bimeycharlie
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Property: The Mitre Inn
Address: 4 Station Road, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Harrogate > Knaresborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Knaresborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As Knaresborough's premier pub, food and accommodation experience, The Mitre has four superbly appointed en-suite rooms available on a bed and breakfast basis. All have been furnished and equipped to the highest possible standard ensuring the most relaxing break possible! ... more   less 
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