Pubs and Bars in Harrogate
To give you the real feel for the Harrogate Lifestyle, the pubs and bars that we recommend to visit are...
The Starling Independent Beer and Coffee House, voted PUB OF THE YEAR 2018 in the Harrogate & Ripon Campaign for Real Ale Pub of the Year.
North Bar (serves beer, coffee, spirits and snacks)
The Fat Badger (the pub attached to The White Hart Hotel so this pub also serves food).
The Harrogate Tap (next to the train station).
The Coach and Horses (overlooking the Stray).
Cold Bath Brewing Co (the brainchild of three Harrogate men bringing 10 different pints of craft beers and lager from around the world. The team have a brewery on site, producing two or three of their own brews at any one time.)
Hales Bar (oldest gas lit pub in Harrogate and the occasional kareoke/live music).
William and Victoria (a timeless classic the locals love also known for it's great food).
The Little Ale House (just around the corner from us, just drinks no food). The Little Ale House was created by husband and wife team, Rich and Danni, in an effort to recreate a rustic country pub atmosphere in Harrogate town centre.
Passionate believers in the dying art of the ‘proper’ country style pub, the duo champion conversation, micro breweries, and a warm rustic atmosphere; they completely shun TVs, background music and pub ‘gastroficiation’!
The Old Bell Tavern (a Market tavern pub which is another favourite of the locals and has been around for years.)
The Blues Bar (possibly one of the smallest bars you'll come across in Harrogate but a timeless classic with live music).
The hidden gem bars worth visiting are really all down The Ginnel which is just a short walk away from the apartments. This little street leads down to the famous Montpellier Quarter.
Major Toms Social (a vintage themed bar located upstairs above Space vintage shop. The casual feel and quirky decor are paired with a good selection of drinks, all reasonably priced. They specialize in craft beers and ale, and their gin does not disappoint, nor does the size of their glasses. Major Tom’s is ideal if you want something a little different with a good, friendly feel.)
The Foundary Project (has a cool hip vibe, perfect if you’re looking for a great drinks menu, cool and casual surroundings with a friendly atmosphere.)
Porco Rosso (sister bar to the restaurant Stuzzi on Kings Road. This bar has the same welcoming feel and passionate staff as its restaurant counterpart does. This place is a classy affair but still manages to make you feel extremely comfortable. You also have even more reason to stay there all evening as they have a fantastic pizza oven!)
You wouldn’t be out of place in these venues sporting a tweed jacket, a flat cap and a pint of locally produced cask ale or larger.
If it’s a wine bar you are after, then we recommend you pop across to John Street just off James Street.
There are also a few more main stream feel bars and pubs along Parliament Street including the Prosecco rooftop bar in Gino's restaurant/bar, the Harrogate Arms, All Bar One, Revolución de Cuba, Wetherspoons named The Winter Gardens and Mojo.
If it is Gin that you are looking for then you may want to check out The Spirit of Harrogate. Here you can try various Gins and they can arrange taster sessions for you if you wish.
We recommend you book if you want to try out the Slingsby Experience because it can be extremely popular for those looking to relax, indulge and socialize whilst overlooking beautiful views of The Stray and of course, tasting Gin.
"The most discerning individuals from across the globe have sought out the picturesque Yorkshire town to restore body, mind and soul by relaxing, indulging and socializing. Put simply, we have sought to provide you with ‘the Spirit of Harrogate’ in a bottle. After all, restoring really is, the Spirit of Harrogate."