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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
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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed close by and called in for couple of drinks - what a wonderful relaxing place , cosy , gas lights on the bar , well kept real ales and very friendly staff and locals. Wish we were able to join your New Year's Eve party - sounds great !

1 Thank nerja18
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Harrogate for 10 days and on the Thursday night we found ourselves at a Karaoke Night at Hales Bar, where we had a brilliant night out. Some of the 'singers' were dubious at best but the atmosphere when everyone sang along was fantastic and infectious. The bar caters for every walk of life, and I can only... More 

1 Thank Tjaytjay
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real Pub no renovations just how they should be with a good choice of beers and pleasant friendly service and nice out door seating area .We had a Ham and pickle Sandwich Nice bread and tasty Ham piccalilli fresh salad with real chips not Fries. This is Pub not a Restaurant and serves good Pub food.

1 Thank teejay11
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called in at Hales Bar yesterday to have a quick pint while I charged my phone, which was drastically low on battery life and soon found myself in what could only be described as an oasis from the complete and utter madness that is Black Friday. Yes, the pub is gas-lit, which, inevitably, means that is going to be... More 

1 Thank Paul E
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Harrogate for an evening concert, found this brilliant bar away from the shops. Stepping back into the Victorian era, complete with gas cigar lighters on bar. Small menu, excellent food, large portions with the vegetables not boiled to death, several real ales to choose from. Well worth a visit, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

1 Thank MPounder
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A proper pub in amongst the wine bars. Lovely character with comfy seating, real gas lights (?) on the bar and gentle easy listening music. Didn't want to leave to go back out into the rain, could have stayed all day.

1 Thank SaMc309
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go with a lot of character. Didn't try food but other people who were seemed to be enjoying it. Good beer and good service

Thank cortadotime
Settle, United Kingdom
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632 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to Harrogate many times but never been here. Terrific boozer. Very good selection of ale, lively locals and tourists, live music from several local singers and the only pub that still has the original working gas lighter lamps on the bar. Nostalgia, beer and live music - a top night.

1 Thank MD-FatDonkey
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent little pub just out of town. Great food, great beer and even better gin and tonics. Olde world and very unusual inside, well worth a visit. Met some lovely locals too, very welcoming bar staff.

Thank jacks20152015
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old quaint bar has burning gas flames for light dotted along the bar. It really is a must visit bar with its real ales it has a good mix of old/antiquated furnishings with a modern twist of flat screen TV. Nuts don't come in bags but are served loose in a silver dish

Thank DonnyDave30

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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
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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