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The Old Bell Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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6 Royal Parade, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 507930
Today
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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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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Greater Manchester
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great round of drinks. The white wine was very good and the Guinness was very tasty, the G & T was with the best tonic in a lovely glass. Although we didn't eat the food being served looked very tempting and we would like to go back for lunch one day! We were entertained by the wall... More 

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Thank dstanley_9
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is an excellent old pub with lots of atmosphere, bare boards, victorian furniture and fittings, cosy in winter. Bar service friendly. Good beer.

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Carlisle
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down for the Christmas Market, we were looking for somewhere for a meal, I am really pleased we choose the old bell tavern, they had a lovely menu, and this is what pleased my mum, they had a small potion section, my mum can't eat a large meal, this was ideal. We had the haddock and chips, very... More 

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Thank Simon B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here after visiting the Royal Pump Room as it looked nice, clean and was handy to the Royal Pump Room being almost opposite on the other side of the road. The menu was a typical pub range but suited us for what we wanted. The service was friendly and the food was of a good standard although... More 

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1 Thank John C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the 20th Nov after traveling from north Wales for the Christmas market asked a few locals and a few recommended this place we got there an hour before opening but seems the market was on there was plenty to do to pass time. We were there for opening and there was already a queue forming we got a... More 

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

Very good food and beer, not so much a local pub as a tourist pub. The service was excellent and everyone was recommending this place. Only negative was that it was a bit crowded for a lunchtime snack, but with the reputation it has its hardly surprising

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

Had a snack here on a Sunday evening - chilli nachos and really enjoyed them. They also serve Okells beer from the Isle of Man which was a pleasant surprise. Friendly bar man though the pub was quiet.

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1 Thank MD-FatDonkey
Virginia
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Yank here in Harrogate on business, I stopped at Old Bell to try locally brewed beer and was not disappointed. Bartender gave me several tasters before I settled on a fav - well poured and creamy. Later, after pouncing on a corner table (yes, this place is busy) I ordered a fish and chips dinner and thought it delicious,... More 

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Thank Hank H
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy pub serving drinks and home made good food. Service good, food good, great atmosphere. Reasonable menu available.

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1 Thank jacks20152015
Windermere, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old style pub with great character and great real ales . Lively atmoshere , good staff and service . Although I didnt eat there , the food looked appetising and generously portioned . I will definitely go back next time I visit Harrogate .

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?