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Hales Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Crescent Road, Harrogate HG1 2RS, England
+44 1423 725570
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Traditional pub with a excellent atmosphere , good music in the background , lexcellent choices of drinks with a good gin menu and all at a reasonable price well worth a visit

Thank 186408Alison
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Harrogate numerous time over the years and have never visited this pub. We decided to try it yesterday evening. Never again. We waited for 10 minutes to get served; people who are obviously locals were served before us. It is obviously a place where visitors are not welcome. We walked out without being served. Go to The... More 

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

Apologies you didn't enjoy your visit with us, we are most certainly a tourist / visitor establishment rather than a "regulars" venue. Sundays are always extremely busy in the main lounge bar however we do have the quieter Vaults side which some people prefer. As you will see from the majority of our reviews, your experience is not a regular... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you like your traditional British pub with great beer, good staff and lots of characters then you must visit. The decor dates back to the 19th century, including the original gas lighting. Very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Regular_Trips
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a mixed group in the early evening wanted some honest grub in a comfortable setting for a long overdue catch up. Hale's bar came up trumps all of the staff were really helpful & nothing was too much trouble. Our food arrived in good time it was hot, well cooked & delicious it was really fresh, great home... More 

Thank Alison NR
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place Highly recommend this place Family run friendly place Great atmosphere Made my trip excellent Far better eve than the magestic hotel where I stayed With no atmosphere at all Travelled extenstively and found this place the best in the U/k

Thank alicia_HrH
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit.we went on open mic night buzzing atmosphere. Friendly people.Love the quirky gas lamps on the bar.We will be back😍

Thank DollyYorkshire
Telford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made to feel welcomed. Great pint of real ale,creamy to the last drop. Had a sandwich,very tasty. Great to see the pub as it would have been years ago.

Thank grayson69
Spalding, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet time of year but we were made very welcome and the service was brilliant and the wine and beer excellent with good food to boot.

Thank Julie C
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff couldn't have been more helpful and there's a nice selection of beers. We didn't try the food. They usually sell six 'real ales' and, as I like to walk out of a pub in preference to crawling out, I tried the rack of six 'sticks' to sample each ale (equivalent to two pints). I'd highly recommend trying it.... More 

Thank H0dgie
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day at the tradeshow what a nice relaxing place for a quiet pint with freinds,firts time since change of ownership but still the nice relaxed atmostphere albeit a litttle more subdued than in bygon years

Thank tierney2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?