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The Empress on the Stray, High Harrogate, Harrogate

10 Church Square
Harrogate
HG1 4SP
Phone: 01423567629
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ROB Camra left this review about The Empress on the Stray

Pub is as OB describes below, but there's also a large fish tank on the left hand side as you enter. If you sit in this area then the pub is exactly as posh as the decor suggests. The upper class accents around us on a late Sunday afternoon were so posh they were embarrassing. These were locals who lived in the adjoining houses!! Having said that the locals around the bar along with several of their dogs were a lot more mixed bunch. Still all a bit standoffish though. We've been in here quite a few times and unusally they had Great Newsome Pricky Back Oichan on the bar, it's usually Daleside beers as guests. A good pint it was too. They have live music on occasionally, including the Saturday night before we visited. As the upper class (k)nob near us said "I wish they wouldn't, it attracts a much lower class of people". It's OK for one but I wouldn't want to stay here all night.

On 4th March 2011 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Empress on the Stray

An imposing pub on Harrogate's much revered “Stray”, a parkland around part of the town centre. A tasteful fake victorian interior, the pub is not as posh as the decor might suggest. Four hand pumps dispensing John Smith's Cask, Tetley's, Daleside Blonde and Bitter; a wide range of kegs. Beer is competently kept. Friendly and efficient staff, mixed but generally middle class customers. A pool table occupies one end of the single large room, there are two exterior doors. Reasonably priced food available, puddings are shown on the 'Naughty Board'. A bit of a walk from the throbbing heart of Harrogate in the Parliament Street area. Listed regularly in the Good Beer Guide.

On 10th February 2010 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Harrogate, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Starbeck, 1.1 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Hornbeam Park, 1.45 miles, 28 min walk (show)
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19th Apr 2017, 21:11
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Pub Details

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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 March 2011 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 10 February 2010 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 February 2010 by Quinno _
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