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Hales Bar

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1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
+44 1423 725570
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 137
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
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Fantastic food and great staff, friendly and warm homely place, we ended up staying for ages and danced the nite away will be back soon for sure;-) thanks to sammy the barstaff for looking after us shes a diamond xx

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic food and great staff, friendly and warm homely place, we ended up staying for ages and danced the nite away will be back soon for sure;-) thanks to sammy the barstaff for looking after us shes a diamond xx

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Maltby, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent last weekend in Harrogate and were advised not to miss a visit to this bar. When we first tried on the Friday night the bar was heaving and we couldn't really see much of the place. However, we tried again on the Saturday afternoon and are really glad we did! I have never been anywhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My partner & I spent two great nights in Harrogate, and came across Hales as the Art Gallery was closed on a Monday. It proved to be a lucky find! Alex the barman recommended great beer, and great craic as we say in Ireland! We loved the atmosphere, and the original gas lighting. I hope you get to make it... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have an old friend in Harrogate and so visit twice a year. I always end up here. Great real ale including my favourite on tap goes a long way, but so does good service, a good atmosphere and a good crowd. They answer all the reviews on here too, its that kind of place. Pour me a pint I... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review us & such lovely comments, see you over Easter :) More 

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visited harrogate for the first time last weekend and what a fab time we had. Came across the Hales Bar by chance, what a step back in time, gas lights, cigar lighters on the bar and the old barrels, we had a meal and was top nosh. Julie behind the bar was very informative and chatty, such a lovely friendly... More 

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

Wow, fab comments, thanks for the outstanding review, hope to welcome you back very soon :) More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were freezing cold and looking for somewhere to eat inside in Harrogate with our 3 year old Spaniel. This was recommended to us and we're so glad it was. Sammy the barmaid got Ellie some water straight away and then we settled down in the modern vault area. Very tastefully decorated. The food was lovely and Peroni on draught... More 

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

Thank you for your fabulous review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit & Sammie our resident dog fan looked after you :) Hope you will visit again very soon More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Was recommended to go here by a friend when we told them we was going to harrogate for the night. Was a lovely welcoming atmosphere and we got a table in the corner out if the way. As it was Saturday night they had a disco on and was very accommodating with our song selections. Would definitely go back 👍

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

Thanks for the review & so pleased you had a good time with us, we love to party :) Hope you'll get to visit again in the future More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Out for a crafty couple ales and was told bout this place, oldest pub in Harrogate and 3great pints and a good chat with the bar man (Alex) very friendly and well travelled ,will def be going back next time in this neck of the woods

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

Lovely comments, thank you very much for sharing your experience, Alex is fab with all our guests, hope you will visit again very soon :) More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had lunch with a friend here recently. The pub interior is authentic and cosy, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Our server, Alex worked very hard to make sure everyone got their meals in a timely fashion despite being very busy. He was very polite and helpful, always with a warm smile. The food was good, lovely chips.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments & sharing your visit. Alex & the team work very hard to ensure all our guests are made welcome, hoping they will return in the future, kind regards :) More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This pub was my great great granfathers William Clayton Hale's establishment and I am so proud that so many of you love it so much.

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

Many thanks for your lovely comments, we feel very privileged that your family has a history with Hales Bar & you have shared your recommendation that we're still upholding the name & offering a unique friendly service & welcoming establishment. We hope you will visit again very soon, kind regards, Amanda, Neil & the team :) 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

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?