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The Old Bell Tavern

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6 Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 507930
Today
12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Witham United Kingdom
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All though this restaurant was closing for a refurbishment the next day this did not excuse the poor food and terrible service. Half the menu was not available. I ordered steak and chips. The steak was Luke warm hidden under putrid veg. My chips were black and soaked in oil. I sent my whole meal back. They got the bill... More 

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2 Thank Avril B
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We appreciate all feedback and are disappointed you did not receive the level of service we aim to achieve across our family of pubs. We would like to contact you further regarding this matter, would you mind emailing us at feedback@hb.im :) Many thanks, Marie. Marketing Manager More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a pint at this pub on a Saturday night with friends . Very nice atmosphere clean pub they do pub grub which looked good a good value we didn't eat though . We had few pints of the real ales and I've been drinking for 30 years and it was the best kept real ale I have... More 

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Thank zanger23
York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for a drink on Saturday night and decided to go back for lunch on Sunday. They remembered us and we chose the 3 meat Sunday roast dinner - highly recommend for really good value pub lunch and good staff. Definitely be going back.

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Thank Alexis H
North Shields, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Harrogate for the weekend with my partner, this was one of pubs we kept returning to as the place is lovely and central. Drinks reasonably priced and a large selection of gins! Would reccomend this pub to anyone travelling to Harrogate and the staff are lovely and friendly. Will deffinatly return here on our next visit

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Thank faye1991l
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were having such a lovely day until the manager decided to forget his manners after we had been so polite! Disappointed!

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1 Thank Jack G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the old bell tavern as a group of friends and family and we spent a lot of money. It's a lovely bar with great selection of drinks and a great atmosphere, however my friend ordered a pravaha beer and it just seemed an off pint as it was discoloured and frothy on top. He immediately thought we had... More 

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1 Thank Emmaknight88
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Manager at The Old Bell Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Emma, Apologies for the late reply, firstly thank you for taking the time to write to us. We appreciate all feedback and are disappointed you did not receive the level of service we aim to achieve across our family of pubs. We would like to contact you further regarding this matter, would you mind emailing us at feedback@hb.im :)... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Bell is a proper pub and a great place to enjoy a beer in the town centre. Close to Valley Gardens and The Crown Hotel it attracts many tourists and locals alike.

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Thank theharrogatelady
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday on a day trip to Harrogate. What a pleasant surprise! We were looked after by the Manager Craig who was the most hospitable pub landlord i think we've ever come across. Nothing was too much trouble and he gave us recommendations with our food and drink which turned out to be fantastic. This was our first time... More 

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1 Thank Loz P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been numerous times - it never disappoints. Food / beer / wine / atmosphere always good. We will be back when next in Harrogate

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Thank Debra W
Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We always call in when in Harrogate. Great beers and lovely food too. Staff friendly and good atmosphere.

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Thank Janet A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 507930

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?