4 Great Pubs in the Harrogate Area

The Fat Badger, Harrogate

Located in the beautiful and historic Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate, The Fat Badger has wonderful outdoor seating for the summer months, whilst also presenting you with modern fresh food, and a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The restaurant is part of the grand White Hart Hotel, which is one of the best locations for an overnight stay in Harrogate, giving you more of a chance to visit its historical venues. Their menu ranges from traditional pub dining to sandwiches and pizzas. The kitchen has been sure to cater for everyone, with vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options available!

More information about the Restaurant can be found here, including its menu and online booking system: https://www.whiteharthotelharrogate.com/the-restaurant/

Address: Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NF

The Sportsman’s Arms, Wath

This historic pub possibly has one of the most beautiful locations in the Dales. A short walk away from the scenic Gouthwaite Reservoir, the Sportsman’s Arms, is always a favourite lunch stop for walkers! A traditional Pub menu is available, and offers gorgeous outdoor seating, in a truly idyllic village. It certainly is the pub to go to for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The Sportsman’s Arms has a wonderful indoor space as well as luxurious Hotel rooms, if you choose to stay longer in the gorgeous Nidderdale valleys.

More information about the premises, rooms and menu can be found on their website here: https://sportsmans-arms.co.uk/

Address: Wath Rd, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5PP

The Old Bell Tavern, Harrogate

Located directly opposite the Pump Room Museum and Valley Gardens, this pub serves locally sourced food and drink, and provides a delightful pit stop during your Harrogate historical exploration. It has been operating for over 230 years and has recently had a fresh and inviting refurbishment for its local customers. The Tavern also offers a wide range of quality coffees to taste, which accompanies its traditional quality menu wonderfully.


Address: 6 Royal Parade, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ

The Station Hotel Restaurant, Birstwith

Located in the quaint Nidderdale town of Birstwith, the Station Hotel presents very pleasant outdoor garden seating as well as indoor and luxury guest bedrooms (perhaps for a relaxing weekend away!). Dogs and Children are welcome and supports passing Ramblers with filling meals and local beverages. Food is served from Wednesday-Sunday every week and is ideal to visit on your weekend walk with the dog, or indeed lunch with elderly friends and family.

Address: The Station Hotel, Station Road, Birstwith, HG3 3AG

The Station Hotel’s website can be found here, providing you with more helpful information about the hotel, restaurant, and opening times: https://www.station-hotel.net/