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Hales Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
+44 1423 725570
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
“gas lights” (45 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have just enjoyed a short visit to Harrogate and stayed in the Studley Hotel right across the road from Hales. We have stayed at the Studley many times and just never popped into Hales but on this occasion we decided to have a look....More

Thank martintracyh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lively pub with lots of choice of beers Atmosphere was lively and very busy. Nice meeting place to move onto other places

Thank Geoffrey65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with a great selection of ales, beers, lagers & cider. Nice outside area with comfy seating. We didn’t eat here but many others were & the food looked nice. Pub had some old character to it. Would definitely go back again

Thank Jaynechad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...different, but super Victorian bar right in the middle of Harrogate. Not to be missed. Lots of good real ales. Very mixed clentèle. WiFi everywhere. Don’t miss this gem!

Thank Richard L
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We returned to Hales after our last visit 5 years ago. The gas lights are still there on the bar and the manager was kind enough to light them for us (so if their not on just ask...). The range of ales and drinks was...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The outside does not look anything special but the pub inside is lovely with a great choice of beers and comfortable choice of seating. Claims to be the oldest in Harrogate!

Thank jimblackcats
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Absolutely brilliant bar. A good selection of ales, lagers, ciders etc in an atmospheric pub that still has it's original gas lighting. A few very comfortable booths for sitting in, a little snug, a beer garden and another bar which is a little bit more...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We really liked this pub and it is the oldest pub in Harrogate I’m told. Great decor oldy worldy lovely atmosphere too. You really feel relaxed a comfy we had drinks and lunchtime sandwiches with Chips we enjoyed what we had but thought the price...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018

A great traditional pub with lots of oddities to look at & the beer was good. Wasnt busy,but it was a weekday afternoon.

Thank Allan T
Reviewed March 24, 2018

The Pub itself stands worthy of a visit, with all its history, good beer, and friendly staff. However the Sunday afternoon accoustic set is an absolute must!!!! Talented musicians, with an array of singers 'doing their thing' makes Hales Bar the place to visit for...More

Thank Garry F
AMANDA W, Owner at Hales Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments, its great when guests take the time to share their visit & makes our hard work worthwhile.

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Questions & Answers
June 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from AMANDA W | Property representative |
no sorry, kitchen closed on a monday
November 5, 2016|
Response from AMANDA W | Property representative |
No sorry, just terrestrial
Nik D
November 2, 2016|
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Response from AMANDA W | Property representative |
Children are allowed until 8pm, under 8 years of age in the smaller Vaults bar only, many thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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