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“Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Union

The Union
Ranked #41 of 73 Restaurants in Knaresborough
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional English pub
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

For our first ever visit we called in today 19.11.13 for lunch and chose the 2 for £10 menu. We were delighted with the quality of the 10oz Gammon meal. The gammon was superb, very tender and juicy along with the twice fried, very tasty chips, plus egg, pineapple and peas. The service was friendly and the surroundings were comfortable and spacious. We are looking forward very much to our next visit.

Jean & Brian of Harrogate

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Jean Grace P
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Surprise Birthday Party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

It was my birthday on Sunday & some friends were 'taking me out' & we stopped at the Union & when I walked in my sons had arranged a surprise party for me with lots of friends. It was great in the area at the front of the pub. it worked out well & my sons mentioned had been really helpful when it came to decorating with balloons etc. worth remembering for a function :)
(didn't use outside seating but i did have a drink outside in the summer & its really nice)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Allyson H
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UK
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Food dreadful”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We have supported this pub for around 20 years now with all the changes of landlords.
Change of landlord again in last few months so gave it a try with special menus and offers.
Opted for the cuury night and when we ordered one curry of the two we had with half chips and half rice was charged an extra £1 and ended up with less than what we would have done normally.
The two curries arrived and were worse than the cheap packages you get as a meal deal from the supermarkets to eat at home and very little meat.
The menus showed all this spectacular food which looked like a Wetherspoons or Yates's menu but the food was dreadful and the price certainly was not cheap.
We have tried to support our local pubs but this is the last straw for this one with better deals elsewhere, not good for a pub thats been running a few months now.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Yorkshiremanpete
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Not good food shocking”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

Thought we would return to the union after seeing it re open steak tasted off chicken was tasteless beer is ok but nothing special defo not going back what a shame

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank zena z
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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

ordered 7.10pm - lady (new owner) ran the bar and was waitressing too. Instead of chips I asked for a baked potato but she did not think it was possible due to brewery portions! and had to ask the chef. Said it was ok to have a baked potato, she came and apologised after 50 minutes for the delay but they had loads of orders, there were only 6 people in front of us ! It came after an hour and chips on my plate ! they were overcooked and awful. Just felt they made us wait so we would order more drinks. She took NOTHING off the bill even though she knew we were not happy. It use to be run so well and it was a shambles.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
3 Thank Carol E
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