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Hales Bar

1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
01423725570
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Ranked #48 of 346 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went with family for an evening meal. Food was excellent, we weren't kept waiting, the staff were friendly helpful and accommodating. The portions were big and the price small. Would really recommend.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This pub comes highly recommended with good ales, atmosphere and old world charm - gas lamps on the bar. So weren't very impressed after singing its praises to a guest and finding dreadful karaoke in full swing on taking them there! Sadly cheap and nasty - good fun in some places but very out of place there. Hales is supposed... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Hales Bar despite your dislike of karaoke. As a business serving the general public, we have to please a wide range of people with a vast varied taste in what they look for when seeking a night out. With this in mind, our karaoke night is an extremely popular evening with a... More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This is the oldest pub in Harrogate and probably the most interesting and most fun pub in Harrogate. During the day it's a great, old, traditional pub with decent pub food, and fantastic original features like cigar flame lighters on the bar. In the evenings however watch out! It changes and becomes a really interesting great fun night. Weekends particularly... More

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

Thanks Richard, great review & makes our job worthwhile when we get such fab feedback :) More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

Wow! Fabulous comments, thank you so much, I remember the weekend well :) Hope you visit again very soon More

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

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

Many thanks for your review, hope to welcome you in the future & do better than average next time. We pride ourselves on great service & atmosphere, kindest regards More

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

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

Thank you for your review, its nice to know you enjoy your regular visits with us & we look forward to welcoming you again in the future, kind regards :) More

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

Lovely comments, many thanks for taking the time to review us :) More

Trinidad
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250 reviews 250 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give this wonderful review & we hope to see you again one day in the future :) More

london county hall
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188 reviews 188 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Fab comments, thank you so much for taking the time to review Hales Bar :) More

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we take great pride in offering our guests quality kept beers & your appreciation means alot :) More

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