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Hales Bar

1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
01423725570
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Ranked #44 of 342 restaurants in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $16
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The oldest pub in Harrogate with Victorian gas lighting & artefacts. The 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 dependant on levels of trade.
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English first
Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Weekend in Harrogate for Tour De France, had a few drinks out Friday night finished in the Hale Bar, had a great time, didn't stop dancing and singing, great music very welcoming. Going back this weekend, had booked to spend day in York but had such a good night changed it to Harrogate. See you soon :-) Tina xxx

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Very old traditional pub in the heart of Harrogate. Gas lighting on the bar. Live music sometimes. The men in the family tell me the beer is good! Have not eaten here. Worth putting your head around the door

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

I would also like to respond to that review as an ordinary punter. For the third time this year I will stay at Rasmus apartments which are in the same building as Hales bar on Crescent Road. It is brilliant!! Good food at very reasonable prices, very friendly service in a bar full of character. I will be going for... More

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Pueblo, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for brew and lunch because this historic bar was quite close to our hotel and the historic area of Harrogate. The locals were friendly, recommending local beer/ale. We opted for traditional fare - Yorkshire pudding with beef and gravy and Wensleydale cheese, chutney and sun-dried tomato sandwich (okay, maybe not than traditional). We were happy that we... More

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Trinidad
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230 reviews 230 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped into Hale's while walking around the historic Montpellier Quarter. We turned left at the entrance and went into the Vaults bar which was small and quiet with only three beer taps. It felt like being in a wine cellar. Service was fast. Washrooms are on the other side in the Lounge bar which was packed with more Ales... More

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london county hall
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187 reviews 187 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 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... More

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Brisbane
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138 reviews 138 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

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

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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us with such lovely comments :) More

Blackpool, England
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 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... More

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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments, hope we'll see you again very soon :) More

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