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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 - 1:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The oldest pub in Harrogate with Victorian gas lighting & artifacts. Our...
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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    Very good
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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
Must visit old est bar in Harrogate

Oldest bar in Harrogate, still has old style lighting and some gas flame lighting on the bar. Warm and friendly and a nice pint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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England
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Oldest bar in Harrogate, still has old style lighting and some gas flame lighting on the bar. Warm and friendly and a nice pint.

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Lancashire
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time in this pub, it's traditionally decorated with Victorian gas lamps and cigar lighter flames on the bar make it very exciting, the beer and wines were excellent, Ian the barman was very friendly and enthused about Harrogate giving us lots of tips , well done Hales Bar your the best !

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Adlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely old pub with gas lamps and cigar lighters on the bar top , very friendly and welcoming , Ian the barman was very nice and polite . Well worth a visit and we will definitely call in for a drink next time in Harrogate , brilliant

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a place! We have found it by accident, but what a find it was! Old charm made this place very special. It's absolutely fantastic, even if I wasn't too kin on animals display above the bar. But we had great time over a few drinks.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Always a good experience, great atmosphere, and fun place. Live music and Karaoke are very entertaining. Amanda the owner is a superb hostess, always friendly.

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London
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Still in its original condition, Hales is a wonderful pub/bar right in the centre of Harrogate. A good combination of a traditional pub but with bar like atmosphere, more aimed at a few quiet beers and wines without all the distractions of sports or fruit machines. Historic gas lamps are still in operation on the bar, and a reasonable selection... More 

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nottingham
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Called in one night for a drink to see what the place was like. Turned out to be a fabulous night, gas lights add to the atmosphere, great selection of ales very friendly staff and the locals made you very welcome. Thursday night is get up and sing well the locals sure now how to enjoy themselves a truly fabulous... More 

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Yorkshire
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went here last night on the recommendation of a local as we were staying nearby. I am told this is the oldest pub in Harrogate, it's packed full of charm. Because of its small size the seating was limited so we only stayed a short time. The staff were very friendly and the local beers were good. We wanted to... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, really pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. Weekends do get extremely busy & serving food becomes very difficult at certain times. Maybe we should extend next door, wishful thinking :) Hope you will visit again very soon, kind regards More 

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have been in this pub many times over the past few years; great ales and fabulous atmosphere. Gas lights add to the ambience and overall character of the premise. Julie, who served us, was exceptionally friendly and provided a great service; will continue to use this pub on frequent basis.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Hales Bar, its great when the team get praise for their hard work :) Hope to see you again very soon More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant ales. Certainly give this place a try for the whole experience. Friendly staff keen to share the history of this interesting pub.

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

Many thanks for your lovely kind words, we hope to welcome you back very soon :) 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 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?