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Hales Bar

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1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
+44 1423 725570
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Description: The oldest pub in Harrogate with Victorian gas lighting & artifacts....
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nightcap

Popes in for a nightcap on the way back to our hotel. Empty when we walked in, but soon filled up. Like a time-warp!. Oldest pub in Harrogate, absolutely amazing place with cigar burners on the bar, fantastic atmosphere , lovely friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David C
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popes in for a nightcap on the way back to our hotel. Empty when we walked in, but soon filled up. Like a time-warp!. Oldest pub in Harrogate, absolutely amazing place with cigar burners on the bar, fantastic atmosphere , lovely friendly staff.

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Thank David C
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popped in for a quick drink and stayed for 3.its like stepping back in time with the decor,old gad lights,barrels behind the and booths for sitting with your drinks.not to big and overcrowded when popped in and the staff were friendly.

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Thank david s
Dublin
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

poor choice of wines.the one we had was not all that good.no real wellcome,or pleasure to have your custom.

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Thank 6sujan6
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tourist information in Harrogate recommended that my husband and I give this bar a visit. It's such an interesting place with real gas lighting and gas cigar lighters on the bar. Mick the local acted as our tour guide telling us some of the productions that has used the bar as a filming venue and demonstrating the sulphur spring... More 

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Thank lydia h
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your wonderful review, our local Mick is certainly a great advocate for us & the staff team always happy to make you feel at home. We hope to see you again in the future :) More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice of guest ales. Very friendly staff. Had a surprisingly fab Saturday night here, good music, impromptu dancing, great atmosphere. The pub settings are very olde worlds. Would definitely have a night out here

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Thank Lynne D
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit with us, Saturdays are always a fun evening, its great to see people relax & have a good time :) Thank you for sharing your experience More 

Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is clearly a very old pub, with gas lamps providing light at the bar. The staff were very friendly, the coal fire warm and the locals were happy to chat. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank Lisa M
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Lovely comments, thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit & we hope to welcome you back again :) More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is an old fashioned friendly pub in the centre of Harrogate near the Pump Room, it still has some gas lighting! It has a good range of well kept real ales and is well worth a visit.

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Thank Steve D
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your visit & hope to welcome you back in the future :) More 

Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

we walked in the doors to an unusual crowd of locals but once we got chatting they was really friendly and funny,the pub its self has old gas burners that are actually working,sat spaced out on the bar its self amongst the beer pumps ,there is constant warm lovely flame coming from them ,,we had steak pie which was home... More 

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2 Thank caron g
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Great comments, really happy you've shared your visit & enjoyed your time with us, come back soon :) More 

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you like real ale the Hales Bar is worth a visit. They have a great selection of real ale and whisky. Not as wide a selection as the Harrogate Tap, but it has a more pleasant atmosphere and unlike the Old Bell Taven the staff actually smile!! It is tucked away a bit and quitter than both of the... More 

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Thank 929ScottB929
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Lovely review, many thanks for sharing your visit & very pleased you've recommended us to others, hope to see you again in the future :) More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We popped in for a quick drink whilst out shopping and discovered a little gem of a place. The decor is wonderfully old fashioned and the ambiance is great...with dim lights and gas burners on the bar. Having discovered that Thursday night is karaoke night we decided to return and it was a fabulous evening full of quirky folk and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 725570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?