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- The Empress, along with The Coach & Horses is probably one of the only 'proper' pubs left in town. Set in the middle of The Stray. the beer's great (hand-pulls), the food's really good for a pub (esp. the sunday carvery), adn there is still a pool table. plus they let dogs in. like I said, a proper pub._
- Coach and Horses is a proper pub where you get served a good drink quickly.
The Old Bell has the Rudest Most Miserable Landlord in Yorkshire. He clearly dislikes his customers.
- Christie's is a nice little pub to relax in. They tend not to let dickheads in.
- Ah la spoons - cheap like the budgey. Also what have you done to the honest lawyer? its all clean!
- Wetherspoons on a Friday and Saturday night, 80% of the women that walk in here are stunning! Well worth a visit for the ladies let alone the cheap drink.
- Walk two steps from the centre of town in any direction and you'll come across a load of pubs! Edward's is cheesy but a popular meeting place, hog's head have great chairs/couches, BRB is ok and Yates' is, well Yates'.
- Just for the sake of the Rockers who used to visit the Harrogate Arms. This pub has demised and is now a Thai Restaurant. Fantastic food so I'm told - but no longer a watering hole.
New to add to the list - The Iron Duke (formerly the Honest Lawyer, aka The Rum Runner aka The Old Tradition) The Newly refurbished Iron Duke is now a pub you wouldn't be ashamed to take your mum to! ~ New Management (Paul & John)New decor! New carpets, Nice Bars, Daylight has been restored, Good Ales & a brand new food menu plus wines!! ALSO Live music of the "worth seeing" variety plus Friday Jam Session for all muso's presented by Whispering Smith and SuperSonic.
- Most are posers bars especially Slug & Lettuce and P&P. BRB is getting good again though, and its good if you can get a seat upstairs. Most of the tossers are in Revolution.
- Edwoods is crap
- Franks no longer exists it seems to have been made into a house. There are very few 'old man' pubs in town (I recommend the Tap & Spile) however there are plenty of bars which are alright if you like that kind of thing. Clubs in Harrogate charge London prices for a small town club, they only last a year or two before changing their name and having a complete refit - but they never get any better.
- P&P and the others on john street are great in the summer, buzzing atmosphere. By the way, why does every girl in harrogate look the same (Long straight blonde hair, black tight tops, permatan)?
- edwards, small but wen your pissed you dont care whens theres a small dance floor that plays random dance requests.
- Monteys, Monteys, Monteys. The only place to go in Harrogate if you like your Rock Music. Happy Hour until 9pm (not Sundays), cocktails, beers and no alchopops!
- jack and danny's is no more, neither is beeky's. neither, indeed is the vodka bar, it's now DV8, a gay bar. much nicer inside than it ever was.
we now have a revolution, which is very trendy, but the cherry cola is superb.
for better music, nicer people and yummy cocktails, go to monteys.
- Where do you start??? BRB is great, Wetherspoons, Edwards OK, Rat and Parrot (quieter than it used to be but fantastic value!), Lloyds if you don't mind queuing for 20 minutes to be served. Pitcher, VNU, Merchant Stores all look the same but are nice if you like that sort of thing
- Most are full of the towns bueatiful people. Lots of Toni & Guy hairstyles and £2.50+ a pint. The exception being Edisons which wouldn't look out of place in Gipton!
- There are about 10 new bars a week opening at the moment which is ace but the the place to be seen at the moment is Bar Med (in the new Royal Baths complex) Its is bloody expensive for bottles and stuff and takes ages to get served at the weekend but is still worth it cos the atmosphere is really good. Also a goo place to chill on a Sunday afternoon as they have live jazz from 12 - 4!
Other ones to give a go are P&P (don't listen to all the crap about everyone being up they're own arse in there its really not that bad), Lloyds (for the Cheap drinks) And Montey's on a Sunday night.
- Congratulations to the Bell - not only for taking over Farrahs old shop but turning it into a non-smoking area of this excellent pub. You get to taste the Black Sheep and Landlord along with the good food
And for the smokers-the good old Coach and Horses - ace Tetleys and more Sheep
- Slug and Lettuce is OK as is the Hogshead, but most places are more or less the same - Pitcher and Piano type places - BO-RING. The Blues bar is chilled if you like that sort of thing. (I do).
- Best bars- The Rat and Parrot, Merchant Stores, Lloyds, The Lounge, Planet Vodka, Pitcher and Piano, Hogshead, Monteys and Edwards...Honest Lawyer good for cheap drinx!!
- Whoever said The Vodka Bar is full of totty is obviously unsure of the age of consent. No mention of the hallowed and cheap Lloyds. Escobar isn't too bad either but bottle only.
- All of the pubs in Harrogate are crap and overpriced. We got thrown out of Yate's and refused entry to the Coach and Horses. The landlord in the coach + horses is a tosser.
The 1 pub that did make us welcome and had a good atmosphere was SCRUFFY MURPHYS Irish Bar.
- I lived in Harrogate for a year and learned to hate almost all of the pubs. The one on the corner, just opposite the conference centre was alright though.
- The Harrogate Arms at the top of the Valley Gardens seems to collect an unusual mix of hardened bikers and alcopop afficionados. Saturday nights downstairs used to feature fairly good Goth/Alternative nights, nice if the Jimmy's crowd turn your stomach.
- Freshed face bunch in Franks bar and occasionally Beeky's.
Avoid the poncey ones - Pitcher and Piano and Lloyds
Crabtree's is pretty good and the Milepost and Coach&Horses are decent too.
- Theres plenty of Punani in Pu Na Na's, luvely jubbly,ay ay savaloy get your gaffnies out for the lads!!! She could poke someones eye out with them.
- The Vodka Bar is wicked with real cheap drinks and loads of gorgeous totty. Its next to the Hogshead which is also a top bar(bit swanky)
- blues bar- a spiritual home from home
- who can ever forget evenings spent at the Harrogate Arms before legally old enough!!!!
The Real Macaw/West Park Hotel is also a cool place to be, although I'm sure the kids get younger every time I go in.
- Hales Bar is not only frequented by gay people, is incredibly cosy and the gas lit bar is handy for lighting your fags (no pun intended)
- What do you mean avoid Franks and the Honest Lawyer? These are fantastic pubs, provided one is not a town centre trendy. Fret not, you don't have to be a crusty.
- What ever you do stay out of Edison's as this is a dive and noone but slappers and hairy arsed men would be seen dead in there.
- What can I say? There are rock cafe's, blue's bars, Irish bars, up-market & down-market bars. The list is endless. During the last month three new bars have opened. The weirdest one was called Ned Kelly's, an Aussie bare with surf boards as the actual bars and the beers served in four or two pint billie-cans complete with enamel tin mugs. but it closed after arguments about noise
By far the most popular bar is Jack & Danny's, a rip-off of rock cafe's but better. It serves good cheap tapas, has regular live music, and is always buzzing. Well worth a visit.
- Harrogate Arms - Crag Lane (off Otley Road) Harrogate. Great place, open late on weekends, good music (indie / rock) good food.
- Rasion d'Etre - New pub in the town centre (Princes Square). Similar to any trendy soho bar in London.
- Howcan you ignore the Coahc and Horses on the West Park? Any pub that sells Black Sheep has to be good anyway, but this is just such an "old Man's" pub that it has to one of the highlights of the town of my birth!!!
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