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The Bear at Carriages

4.5
4.5
332 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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Booked 10 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Barbecue, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01423 800040

  • Payment options

    Contactless Payment, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    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

  • 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 & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Yorkshire

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North Yorkshire

    Outdoor Dining

  • North Yorkshire

    Scenic View

  • North Yorkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. Very attentive and friendly staff. The food was truly amazing. We pre ordered chateaubriand and the 32oz rib of beef. Both came with excellent accompaniments and the meats were cooked to perfection. The sweets (we all had sticky toffee pudding) were a fantastic end to the meal. It was my daughters birthday and the entire evening was exceptional. Thank you to all at The Bear, keep up the good work.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Just a little draughty on table 1.

  3. EF

    EmilyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Really nice bar, friendly meeting by the host. Had booked a table inside, when we were taken through to dining room it was quite cramped and very loud to the point we couldn't really have a conversation in our party of 3. Food was OK but overpriced for what it was. Nipped outside to the back area which was really lovely with a great quieter vibe. With hindsight would book a table outside next time but it is getting colder so decided against it on this occasion

  4. A

    Alistair

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great atmosphere and great drinks. 5⭐️

  5. SO

    SOYork

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We love this place but tiny bit sad that bar area now given over to high tables for drinkers as we did like to eat in there. It was very early doors so we were the only people dining until one more table arrived. The food is consistently good. Wine list seems to have been pared back but that’s fine. Small point I didn’t really like looking at white plastic high chair in dining room- just seemed incongruous! We will always return to the Bear.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Looking forward to come back

  7. C

    Cally

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great evening. Great music good food. Really enjoyed our evening.

  8. KS

    KeriS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and atmosphere outside. Need more heaters so people can stay outside longer.

  9. A

    Alison

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice food. Staff excellent-friendly and competent.

  10. DC

    DawnC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went for a late lunch so quiet. Service was good the food came really quickly & was lovely. Will be returning

  11. HS

    HannahS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and service, will go there again.

  12. MS

    MikeS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Limited food menu . Some of the staff are great but others need to think about whether a job in a pub is for them … they are just rude and everything is an effort

  13. RL

    RuthL

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    The guy that served us outside wasn’t very friendly and his customer service was poor

  14. JB

    JulieB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated outside but under cover with heater above to keep the chill off as the weather wasn't great. We had flat iron steak medium rare, and hake. Both absolutely delicious will definitely visit again. Staff lovely.

  15. IG

    IanG

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Some of the best dishes we've ever had. We wished that we lived nearer.

  16. IA

    IAMJB1

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service. We will be returning. Would recommend a visit whilst in Knaresborough

  17. LK

    LucyK

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was exceptional, fast service and extremely good value for money - we'll be back!

  18. A

    Amberj

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Very good food- staff a little keen with a few things but great all round!

  19. MH

    MrsH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lovely outside seating, warm, pretty and great to see an outdoor chef, makes for an extra special experience

  20. AH

    AmyH

    Kent

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent daily menus

  21. PH

    PaulaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good server lovely ambiance and food delicious the smell from the grill is amazing

  22. JG

    JaneG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous good, excellent service and great atmosphere

  23. RW

    RobW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 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.

  24. SI

    SarahI

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

  25. HA

    HelenA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  26. TM

    TiaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 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.

  27. TF

    TrevorF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 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.

  28. I

    Ilona

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 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.

  29. l

    lucyc

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  30. JK

    JenK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  31. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

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

  32. MW

    MarkW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. N

    Natalie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Friendliest staff in Knaresborough

  34. DJ

    DarrenJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 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.

  35. JC

    JoyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 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.

  36. LO

    LynneOW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 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.

  37. s

    slagman52

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  38. JW

    JulieW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 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.

  39. HG

    HG02

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  40. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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The Bear at Carriages is rated 4.5 stars by 332 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 reservations at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Bear at Carriages

87-89 High Street Knaresborough, HG5 0HL

  • Neighborhood

    Harrogate

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

  • 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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