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Hales Bar

1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
01423725570
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Ranked #47 of 347 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
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our friends brought us here before our meal booked elsewhere. Loved the real ale selection and tried the Hales Bar own branded along with a tasty blonde. The service was perfect for the venue and the place was buzzing with many eating hearty plates of mains.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting venue but not geared up to serve food to large groups. Good beers and nice atmosphere. The main bar is very old and has some vintage decorations and Gas Lamps

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Evening meal with my wife. Excellent traditional food at a good price with good beer to go with it. Staff very friendly. Will definitely return when visiting Harrogate again.

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Grobbendonk, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A well visited pub and certainly worth a visit while in Harrogate. Good service and a interesting public.

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cumbria
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Went to Hails bar after a recomendation by a local. Had a fantasticc night. Every one very friendly Bar staff realy great .Just like a pub should be. Even tried. Karioke Definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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

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