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Top Choice Scandinavian in Harrogate

Norse

Norse injects some fun into fine dining, with a choice of tasting menus that blends the best of British produce with Scandinavian inspiration to produce unusual flavour combinations such as beetroot, cocoa and horse…
Top Choice Coffee in Harrogate

Bean & Bud

Small and bohemian, this cafe takes its drinks seriously, with names of coffee growers and altitudes of their plantations displayed proudly on the walls. It's also the sort of place that serves single-origin hot cho…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Harrogate

Major Tom's Social

Grungy and effortlessly cool, this 1st-floor drinking den is the type of place where locals cram onto sociable wooden bench tables and talk rubbish all night, sampling far more of the interesting draft beers than th…
Craft Beer in Harrogate

North Bar

Spread over three floors, this branch of Leeds' famous North Bar has a lively atmosphere no matter what night of the week you rock up on. It hosts tap takeovers and events like Sunday film screenings in summer, and …
Museum in Harrogate

Royal Pump Room Museum

You can learn all about Harrogate's history as a spa town in the ornate Royal Pump Room, built in 1842 over the most famous of the town's sulphurous springs. It gives an insight into how the phenomenon of visiting s…
Drinks in Harrogate

Spirit of Harrogate

Craft gin is the raison d'être of this quaint shop, which local gin brand Slingsby runs as a bottle shop by day and as a convivial setting for gin-tasting sessions by night. On alternate Friday evenings and Saturday…
Gardens in Harrogate

Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens

A huge green thumbs-up to Harrogate's gardeners: the town has some of the most beautiful public gardens in England. Flower fanatics should make for the Harlow Carr gardens, the northern showpiece of the Royal Hortic…
Gardens in Harrogate

Valley Gardens

The Valley Gardens, opposite the Royal Pump Room, is a pretty, popular strolling space with a cafe serving ice cream, pitch-and-putt golf and a bandstand hosting concerts on Sunday afternoons from June to August. Bu…
Area in Harrogate

Montpellier Quarter

The most attractive part of town is the Montpellier Quarter, overlooking Prospect Gardens between Crescent Rd and Montpellier Hill. It's an area of pedestrianised streets lined with restored 19th-century buildings t…
Pub in Harrogate

Hales Bar

There's a touch of the gothic about this candlelit coaching house, which claims to be the oldest pub in Harrogate (c 1766). It is still partially illuminated by its original gas lighting (look behind the bar – appar…