Hales Bar

North Yorkshire - Harrogate

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

1-3 Crescent Rd
Harrogate
HG1 2RS

Tel: (01423) 725570

Email: awhgt@yahoo.co.uk

Website https://hales-bar.business.site

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Harrogate

Station Distance: 650m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Harrogate) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

With origins as one of Harrogate’s earliest inns for spa visitors, this establishment was rebuilt around 1827 and enlarged in 1856. It assumed its present title in 1882, after landlord William Hales. The high-ceilinged saloon bar still has gas lighting, some old seating and interesting bar fittings - a Victorian counter with water tap and two ancient cigar lighters as well as an imposing bar-back that features eight wooden spirit vats. Despite modern enlargement, this room still preserves a good sense of historic identity. The counter and fixed seating in the small, separate Vaults Bar derive from a 1960s refit.

The corner building here (with the old wooden pub-front and containing the vaults) was rebuilt circa 1827 on the site of one of Harrogate's earliest inns for spa visitors. The gable-fronted building adjoining was added in 1856 and the whole establishment assumed its present title in 1882, after the then landlord William Hales. The high-ceilinged main saloon bar (in the later building) still has gas lighting, some old seating and interesting bar fittings - a Victorian counter with water tap and two ancient cigar lighters as well as an imposing bar-back that features eight wooden spirit vats. Despite some evident modifications, this spacious room still has a very distinctive Victorian feel to it. In the vaults, a refurbishment during 2013 uncovered original beams and stonework which have been left revealed.

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