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Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG2 8QZ, England
+44 1423 797979
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited yesterday for tea with my mam. Lovely food, great staff. Table next to a roaring fire 👌🏼 Quiet yesterday but booking is advised as can get very busy especially at weekends.

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Thank Nicola M
General Manager A, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review It really means a lot to the team and myself when we get such positive reviews! we hope to be looking after you again soon! regards Jo General Manager More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the food in this cosey restaurant. Ample free parking. Good selection of food and drinks at a fair price.

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Thank Peter D
General Manager A, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review It really does mean a lot to us when we receive fab reviews! We hope to see you again very soon Regards Jo Beevers More 

Yorkshire
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable food, good service the thing that lets this place down is it need a good deep clean!! Upholstery grubby carpets grubby if that's front of house what are behind the scenes like!! Come on vintage inns pay for decent cleaners...

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Thank paulpip
JBDDBJBS, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 3 star review I would just like to point out that we have a 5 star EHO rating ( the inspection was 2 weeks ago) & whilst I agree the chairs & carpets need upgrading it doesn't mean back of house does too!! As most people can appreciate we are very busy week in week out... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called into The Kestrel after a day in Harrogate. Have been here before and enjoyed very much. Was not disappointed. Lovely Sunday dinner. Chose the three meat platter for two. Great Yorkshire puddings. Had the cheese board after although the desserts looked lovely we were too full for sweet treats. The beer was well kept and the atmosphere was warm... More 

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Thank Sharon C
JBDDBJBS, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review It really does mean a lot to us when we receive fab reviews! We hope to see you again very soon Regards Jo Beevers More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on the off chance on 2nd March with family of four. Very busy but they fitted us in. The waitress was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Lovely food and a nice drop of well kept local beer. Couldn't fault it 😊

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Thank Tovester
JBDDBJBS, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

5 stars wow thank you We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit with us & hope to see you again soon Regards Jo Beevers More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions of the pub was a warm atmosphere, glowing fires and nice decoration, when we pre-booked our table earlier that day, which we did not get when we arrived on the evening. We were celebrating my sisters birthday it was a disaster! The steaks were fatty, certainly not quality meat. I sent mine back, the second one was no... More 

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Thank chrisberna
JBDDBJBS, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your evening with us It seems we got quite a few things wrong for you & your party! Please could you call me on 01423797979 so we can discuss in more detail Regards Jo Beevers More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Turned up without a reservation @ 17:00hrs on a Sunday with a party of Four. Asked about a table told to find one and they'd take it from there. Struggled to find a table as a lot had reserved signs asked again for assistance, and the response given was down right rude which I somewhat startled me. The Barman was... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Oh Dear! Thank you for your feedback. Please could you call me on 01423797979 so we can discuss your visit in more detail? Regards, Jo More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice feel to this place as you walk in and this continues throughout. There are open fire places some exposed beams etc for that authentic touch. We were a large party for a birthday and were able to reserve a part of the pub. This worked perfectly as we had a combination of adults and youngters who were able... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 4 star review... It really does mean a lot to us! We hope to see you again very soon Regards Jo More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was lovely, great range of drinks & an extensive menu, family room was large & comfortable, the staff were friendly & recommended we book a table for evening meal as they were busy that evening, good job they gave us the heads up.Even though storm doris was raging we had a restful nights sleep

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Thank Joanne T
General Manager A, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Wow 5 stars!! Thank you so much for this review! We are so pleased that we made your visit 5 stars! We look forward to seeing you again soon Regards Jo More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been staying in Harrogate for a special birthday weekend and noticed the Kestrel Pub, a Vintage Inn pub, as we arrived in Harrogate, also recommended by a good friend. Our meal at the hotel on the previous night (Majestic Hotel) was dull, not hot, poor consistency and we didn't feel happy as we left, still hungry with a... More 

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Thank Blue-sky-moments
General Manager A, Manager at The Kestrel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 4 star review... It really does mean a lot to us! We hope to see you again very soon Regards Jo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG2 8QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 797979
Description
The Kestrel in Harrogate is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?