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The Best Beer Gardens in Harrogate

One sure thing about Yorkshire and its people is that we love a good beer garden on a sunny afternoon, and the spa town of Harrogate has them sprinkled all over its pretty cobbled streets. Whether you fancy cocktails on a rooftop or a beer in a brewery, Harrogate is sure to tick your box. Skim through this list of best beer gardens in Harrogate to bask in the sun for some serious sumptuous sipping.

Best Beer Gardens in Harrogate Town Centre

The Fat Badger Harrogate Outdoor Dining

The Fat Badger

Pulling out all the stops to sit proudly as one of Harrogate’s favourite pubs is The Fat Badger. A stylish take on an English pub and terrace adjacent to the grand White Hart Hotel. Their impressive AA Rosette awarded menu is sure to add some flare to your alfresco tipple. Bag your own private booth in their new drinking and dining space, Pod Ville.

The Fat Badger, Cold Bath Road, HG2 0NF – 01423 505 681

Threes A Crowd Terrace Harrogate

Three’s A Crowd

Only a ten-minute stroll from Harrogate station is one of Yorkshire’s hottest gastropubs, Three’s A Crowd. With an outside heated terrace for those blustery British days. Their ever-changing menu showcases the best seasonal ingredients, locally sourced where possible. A destination for lovers of great food, fine wines and impressive cocktails. A lively outdoor area with a great atmosphere makes Three’s A Crowd top of our list as one of the best beer gardens in Harrogate.

11 West Park, HG1 1BL – 01423 391459

Cold Bath Brewing - Best Beer Gardens In Harrogate

Cold Bath Brewing

A trendy hipster hangout offering unique indie brews which are developed in house and brewed upstairs from the bar. Neighbouring the Brewhouse is the Clubhouse, an event space great for larger parties. On weekends, join in on the fun as Cold Bath host street food vendors, pop-ups and more. A versatile space with some banging beers, definitely a must-visit on our list of best beer gardens in Harrogate.

46 King’s Rd, Harrogate HG1 5JW – 07423 386875

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West Park Hotel & Bar - Best beer gardens in Harrogate

The West Park Hotel, Restaurant & Bar

Overlooking 200-acres of the town’s stunning Stray parkland is The West Park Hotel. Named the most romantic place in the world a few years back, Harrogate holds a host of pretty places to stay and dine, and The West Park is definitely one of them. With a menu and venue sure to impress, you and your S.O can delve into delectable wines and sophisticated cocktails in their covered back-yard terrace. Enjoyed alongside a seasonally changing menu of only the best local produce from their AA Rosette awarded restaurant.

19 W Park, Harrogate HG1 1BJ – 01423 524471

North Bar Harrogate - best beer gardens in Harrogate

North Bar

One for the beer lovers. Winner of the Observer Food Monthly’s ‘Best Place to Drink in Britain Award’, this brilliant bar hits the mark in every northern city. North Bar’s Harrogate branch is the biggest and one of the best, sourcing a great selection of their own brewing company’s Pales, IPA’s, Porters and more. Hop(s) along and chill out with a cold one on the outside terrace and see why North Bar is on our best beer gardens in Harrogate guide.

2D Oxford Buildings, Cheltenham Parade, HG1 1DA – 01423 520772 

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Gino D’Campo Harrogate - best beer gardens in Harrogate

Gino D’Acampo Restaurant

Whether you’re going for the energy of the open kitchen, or simply to have some great food and drinks, there’s fun for all the family at Gino’s. Spot the historic landmarks from the outside rooftop terrace as the sun sets over Harrogate, while you ponder over the generous menu options. Be quick, this place fills up fast when the sun makes an appearance.

46-48 Parliament Street, Harrogate HG1 2RL – 01423 705777

Banyan Harrogate - best beer gardens in Harrogate


Peppered in every great city (and Harrogate’s town) is a Banyan, and for good reason. Whether you’re after a boozy brunch, a family Sunday Roast or a romantic lunch for two, Banyan is a great choice. Their heated street-side terrace allows you to chink your glasses and tuck in, under the streetlights of one of Harrogate’s beautiful cobbled lanes.

3-4 John Street, Harrogate, HG1 1JZ – 01423 538871

La Feria - best beer gardens in Harrogate

La Feria

Tapas pleases all and the Andalusian inspired La Feria is sure to tickle your fancy. Choose from rotisserie chicken, freshly made salsa scooped up with home-made chips, Spanish cheeses, chorizo and some delicious Jamon Iberico. Sip the finest Spanish wines to complement the flavourful food. With open doors flowing out to the terrace making La Feria a top contender on the list of best beer gardens in Harrogate. Dine alfresco under a canopy of fairy lights and stars. What’s not to love!

Wellington House, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, HG2 0NA – 01423 538181

The Pickled Sprout - best beer gardens in Harrogate

The Pickled Sprout

The botanical beauty of The Pickled Sprout is an Instagram favourite hotspot. Sprawled out on the lawn are tables and chairs set to dine alfresco and dip into drinks till the sun goes down. Rustle up your buddies for some horticultural hullabaloo and experience what all the fuss is about from one of the best beer gardens in Harrogate.

1 John St, Harrogate HG1 1JZ – 01423 706700

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The Ivy Harrogate Brasserie - best beer gardens in Harrogate

The Ivy Brasserie

Even with stunning art deco interiors, marbled cocktail bar and ornate chandeliers, you’d be silly not to take advantage of The Ivy’s equally beautiful outdoor terrace garden. Enjoy a selection of brunch and à la carte dining menus, but be sure not to miss the cocktails list. Gleam with a Roku Glow served in a hi-ball, clink your coupe of Crimson Vesper, or go classic with The Ivy Royale. Among our favourite cocktails, there’s also an amalgamation of G&T combo’s as well as beer, cider, fine wines and more.

7-9 Parliament St, Harrogate HG1 2QU – 01423 787100

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The Pine Marten Sunday Lunch - best beer gardens in Harrogate

The Pine Marten

A little further from the bustle of the town centre is The Pine Marten. A tempting menu of delicious dishes, premium Yorkshire ales and fantastic outdoor garden space puts this pub on the best beer gardens in Harrogate list. With delectable dishes such as king prawn, crab and chorizo linguine, mouthwatering rack of lamb, sublime Sunday lunches and some great vegetarian and vegan options, there’s something to please your whole party.

Otley Road, Harrogate, HG3 1UE – 01423 709999

Square and Compass Harrogate - Best Beer Gardens in Harrogate

The Square & Compass

A short drive from Harrogate, with views of Almscliff Crag, you and your crew can bask in the sun trap patio at the Square and Compass. It would be against the rules of Yorkshire to not have a roast on Sunday, and with a locally-sourced selection of meats and of course Yorkies and gravy in all their hometown glory, you’re spoilt for choice. That’s what I call a recipe for a cracking end to the week.

Rigton Hill, North Rigton, Leeds LS17 0DJ 


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