The Little Ale House

The Little Ale House, Harrogate: Hours, Address, The Little Ale House Reviews: 5/5

The Little Ale House
5
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Harrogate's first Micropub. Independently run by husband and wife, Rich and Danni. Real Ale, Cider and more.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Jane Clark
Chester, Cheshire21 contributions
Perfect
Nov 2021 • Couples
Visited three times during our three day stay in Harrogate. That says it all…! Great selection of beers, knowledgeable staff and a warm relaxed atmosphere. 10/10 ✅
Written November 13, 2021
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Hayjay
Boroughbridge, UK2 contributions
Very impressed, didn't want to leave!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Quirky, cosy little bar that I'd definitely visit again. Great selection of ales and wines. Staff really friendly and made us feel welcome. We sat in a gorgeous little courtyard out the back.
Written October 31, 2021
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annalQ9109CD
Derbyshire, UK6 contributions
Great Find
Sep 2021 • Couples
From entering to leaving was a great experience. Ale was lovely, owner was really friendly and informative and the place itself is very quirky
Written September 29, 2021
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Howgates
Skipton, UK35 contributions
Policy on samples :-(
Sep 2021 • Couples
Been here many times and love the place. However, came in tonight and wanted a small sample of a beer that I was thinking of buying. Was told it’s now 30p a sample and that I wouldn’t expect to have free samples in Tesco! Well actually they do offer free samples to encourage you to buy, cheese for example. Also if you buy perfume or after shave free samples are on offer. The other night in Cold Bath Brewery I was cheerfully offered 4 beers to try (I didn’t ask for them!) based on what I said I like. I spent over £80 in there, all the beers we were sampled and the one we all liked was the most expensive one at over £7 a pint. This is the first time EVER I have been asked to pay for a small sample in any micro bar, and I visit a lot of them. When a pint is expensive it’s not unreasonable to ask for a little try. If some customers abuse this then deal with them. It’s a premium product not Carling. Half the fun of visiting a micro pub is trying new and often expensive beers and chatting with the staff about what they have. For the avoidance of doubt the bar is fab, the staff were great and the beer was really good. However, charging me 30p for a sample when the beer is way over £6 a pint have left a very sour taste in my mouth. What a shame, this has never happened to me before. I run a business too and you do have to keep an eye on costs but this policy is in my opinion wrong on so many levels. I would prefer you put the prices up to cover samples than do this, it’s just not what micro pubs are about. :-(
Written September 23, 2021
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jochg2016
Doncaster, UK536 contributions
Decent little ale house
Sep 2021 • Couples
Some decent beers on draft. Quaint little place with atmosphere. 30 pence to taste a beer before buying though.... never been asked to pay before anywhere .. not on
Written September 18, 2021
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Paul C
London74 contributions
great little pub, a fantastic range of tasty craft beers
Aug 2021
great little pub, a fantastic range of tasty craft beers, great and knowledgeable staff and everyone there was friendly.
A lovely evening.
Written September 5, 2021
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MTK
Southport, UK4 contributions
Work night out
Aug 2021 • Friends
Brilliant little place with friendly staff and a great selection of liquid. I requested a taster prior to purchase, which was declined, luckily the beer was excellent :)
Written August 9, 2021
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DoozeUK
Leicestershire, UK792 contributions
Great cosy bar
Aug 2021 • Business
Fantastic little cosy bar with small seating area on the front and back.

Great selection of different micro brewery beers and the staff are always helpful in guiding you onto a superb pint. All the beers are well kept and presented.
Written August 5, 2021
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Leeb
Wakefield, UK41 contributions
Little by name but big by nature
Jun 2021 • Friends
We were given this place as a recommendation from a friend and it did not disappoint.
We had visited Harrogate over night and called in just literally before last orders (that is our only regret that we didn’t go earlier in the evening)

Walked in, welcomed by friendly staff who really knew about each and every beer.

Took our seats in the window and instantly thought wow, what a great place.
Gutted we only had one drink there but definitely worth it
Written July 31, 2021
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GRWright
Carlisle, UK162 contributions
Everything was going great - until it all fell apart
Jul 2021
Great selection of real ales and gins combined with knowledgeable staff.
I was surprised they didn't have lemonade to make a shandy, or bitter lemon to make a spritzer for my wife, who isn't into real ale.
Apart from that, everything was wonderful until I was undecided which ale to try for my third pint.
I usually like darker ales, and I had already had the stout which, as described, was very chocolatey (perhaps too much so) and the bitter. I was a bit concerned that the light ale, which was described as citrus, might be also too much so, so I asked for a wee taste, only to be met with an abject refusal.
Up to that point, my experience had been very friendly, but the staff were adamant that there would be no tasting.
This completely soured the experience for me, to the extent that I didn't buy another pint, and left as soon as my companions had finished their drinks.
Sadly, I will not be back.
Written July 26, 2021
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