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The Bear at Carriages

4.5
4.5
310 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

WELCOME TO THE BEAR AT CARRIAGES.

We are 100% independent, 100% family run gastropub based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Our food centres round a roaring solid fuel fire pit, housed in our spectacular beer garden. Tuesday - Sunday we serve the very best local produce with a difference.

Our dog friendly bar area serves an enviable selection of draught craft beer, small batch spirits and cocktails. As if this wasn't enough, we have over 35 wines by the glass, so you can really choose the best wine to suit the occasion, or the food.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Barbecue, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 16:00–23:00
    Tue–Sun 12:00–23:00
    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01423 800040

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Harrogate

  • Parking Details

    2 hour disc zone on Station Road

  • Public Transit

    On High street next to Knaresborough house at the top of station road

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • North Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • North Yorkshire

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. JG

    JaneG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous good, excellent service and great atmosphere

  2. RW

    RobW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely on the verandah area, even though it was just after a thunderstorm. Cheerful service and good food - even though menu choices were limited.

  3. SI

    SarahI

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

  4. HA

    HelenA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be returning back. Service was good and staff were helpful.

  5. TM

    TiaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Some of the food was great and some was below average. The ribs were disappointing but the karaehe chicken was delicious. Service was okay, felt like we got forgotten as we were in a separate room.

  6. TF

    TrevorF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Small menu, but that means what they cook is extremely good. Perfect for a sunny day. Am going back with friends very shortly. My wife and I were very pleased.

  7. I

    Ilona

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Slightly disappointed, the food took a long time to come, including a long time for someone to come and take our order. The food was okay but nothing special, the chips which were the only option will luke warm when they arrived and soon went cold. The couple who had the burgers thought they were only average, although my steak was good and my husbands ribs were good. Felt it was quite expensive for the quality of the food.

  8. l

    lucyc

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch fab menu thoroughly enjoyed it... fab service

  9. JK

    JenK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Gorgeous garden, lovely lively ambience. Food was very tasty. Staff were gorgeous x

  10. DS

    DebbieS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Second visit to the bear, as good as first time, superb food and a lovely atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.

  11. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food cooked in the bear pit. Great staff & service. Good atmosphere

  12. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Friendliest staff in Knaresborough

  13. DJ

    DarrenJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal at the Bear. It was a nice atmosphere the service was good. I do feel the menu is a bit limited and the plates could have been hotter which would have kept the food warmer for longer.

  14. JC

    JoyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    a great experience - our first visit, and we shall definitely be returning. the food was delicious, just a bit different to usual pub food, with good choices (but not too much choice) and a good variety of portion size.

  15. LO

    LynneOW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Had a fabulous evening with friends at The Bear at Carriages in Knaresborough. The food and drinks were superb and there was a great atmosphere in general which added to the whole experience. The Cote de Boeuf was cooked to perfection on the outdoor grill, as were the mushrooms and salad wedges.

  16. s

    slagman52

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food excellent service could do with a few windows open in these difficult times.

  17. JW

    JulieW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a lovely meal here. Menu limited but was well presented and cooked perfectly just a little on the small side portions. No specials board relied on the staff to tell you , it would have made deciding a lot easier. Staff were friendly and efficient and appreciable.

  18. HG

    HG02

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, cocktails and a nice bottle of wine. Lovely cosy venue with good atmosphere and nice staff. Perfect Friday night!

  19. K

    Kevin

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Attentive quick service, good range of beers. Food mostly excellent- one dish a little disappointing.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, great presentation and interesting menu

  21. TD

    TomD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would definitely recommend The Bears. The food and beer was lovely, the staff were friendly, helpful and polite, and the setting both inside and outside was great. We had a lovely evening.

  22. CD

    CD54

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The overall experience was good the room was clean and the food was lovely although the Irish coffee was only warm. Everything we ordered came as ordered and in good time.

  23. HS

    HanaS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice setting with outside tables overlooking the railway line, outside grill adds to the lovely ambiance. Great food.

  24. CR

    CaroleR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is the second pop up event we have been to here. Great staff great atmosphere. Looking forward to the next one

  25. DB

    DavidBeesley

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite place to eat in Knaresborough. Plenty of novel ideas on the menu in a great setting.

  26. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    The waiting staff came across quite rude, there was no smiles, conversation or checking we were okay. We actually felt we were an inconvenience to them for being there, when the guy was taking our order he just seemed impatient and did engage with us at all. Not what customer service should be like. We were disappointed that we couldn’t have Sunday lunch and the menu was very limited. However the food that we did have was very nice. There was a lot of noise sitting in the side room coming from the little window at the bar, coffee machine etc. When we sat down there was crumbs all over the seating which obviously hadn’t be cleaned between people which is more important than ever in covid times. So overall very mixed experience, good food but ambience and staff very much let it down.

  27. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service by Sabrina and the chef took time to come and chat which was lovely. The outside area looked inviting with the bbq next time we'll try outside although inside was just as relaxing.

  28. HR

    HethR

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it! Great atmosphere and fabulous food and drinks. Served by Sabrina and she was a wonderful server, very chilled and super efficient. Brilliant evening.

  29. SA

    SharonA

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak, wine, cocktails, brilliant company, friendly staff and a good atmosphere 👍

  30. JF

    JohnF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was fantastic. Service needs to be more consistent and more organised.

  31. JH

    JoanneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lucky to get a table as it was last minute and busy when we arrived . Nice outdoor area with 2 hardworking grill chefs in the ‘pit’ that serve up some tasty food. Indoor kitchen also. We opted for the Smokey flatbread meze and the Karaage Chicken starters both of which had excellent flavours The steak came sliced on the plate, very good quality and cooked to perfection. The ribs at £18 were average with a bit of salad , if you wanted coleslaw etc it was extra and at £4 for small pot expensive. Staff were polite albeit a bit rushed and forgot to take our food order for a while after taking drinks order but it was very busy. Overall dining experience was nice and would recommend

  32. DL

    DavidL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great place with plenty outdoor seating . Food was fab. Service a bit erratic but they were busy. Prices moderate. Great idea and on a sunny night felt like on holiday . Will recommend and return.

  33. s

    stevep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service , with an ambience that makes you feel you are on holiday somewhere special . A must visit

  34. D

    Debs

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As a regular customer I am always impressed with the quality of service and fabulous food.

  35. LF

    LynnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although the evening was overcast, we really enjoyed our outside seating (complete with overhead heater). Not all tables had that, but they were all full anyway, although we did use the heater as the evening progressed. Lovely food - especially the broccoli and the fish starters, and the ribs main. The chips were lovely and gluten free, unlike many restaurants. Overall, a really nice experience.

  36. C

    Catherine74

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food, there seemed to be a lot of staff but we waited quite a while to order drinks

  37. PM

    PaulM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely excellent as always. Highly recommended.

  38. ES

    EllenS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Poor service by rude owners only thing that was was the starters

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always!

  40. PH

    PaigeH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food and drinks amazing!

FAQs

The Bear at Carriages is rated 4.5 stars by 310 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Google Map for The Bear at Carriages

87-89 High Street Knaresborough, HG5 0HL

  • Area

    Harrogate

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 16:00–23:00
    Tue–Sun 12:00–23:00
    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Barbecue, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    2 hour disc zone on Station Road

  • Public Transit

    On High street next to Knaresborough house at the top of station road

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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