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The Starling IBCH, Harrogate Central, Harrogate

Pub added by Old Boots
47 Oxford St
Harrogate
HG1 1PW
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ROB Camra left this review about The Starling IBCH

A multi roomed warren of a place. It looks like there's just the one room, but there are more rooms upstairs A couple of high tables to the left as you enter and some fairly rickety tables and chairs elsewhere. There's lots of dining tables and chairs upstairs and quite a few were eating, but it wasn't that busy. We had to wait to get served as there were no staff around. Eventually a guy got up from one of the barstools and said "If no-one else is coming I'd better serve you then, although I finished an hour ago". The ale choice was Windermere Pale or Roosters or Harrogate which I thought was a decent enough range. My pint was in good nick and Ms CAMRA liked her red wine. I'm not convinced about this place. We may well call in again, but with a great choice of better places in Harrogate, we may well not bother.

On 12th December 2018 - rating: 5
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custodian 42 left this review about The Starling IBCH

One room place with bar to the left. High tables before it on same side, standard type seating on the right side. Ten keg and six hand pumps with details on the wall behind the bar. The was an IPA @ 6.4% ABV on both the keg and hand pumps - I had it on hand pump! Decent place.

On 19th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about The Starling IBCH

March 2017
Formerly the Walrus & Carpenter which opened last year only to shut about 6 weeks later. Taken over and mildly refurbished but still with six cask and ten keg lines although the cask choice is now much better than the Marstons stuff of before. The only regulars are Black Sheep Bitter and Windermere pale otherwise the beers are always changing and in decent nick. The furnishings are the same as before although the decor has been enhanced and there's a mural of a murmeration of starlings on one wall. There's a couple of rooms upstairs one of which is extremely family friendly. The main food is pizzas from the on-site oven.

18-9-2016
A newly opened bar in a cool modern style, housed in a very deep building but the ground floor space seems strangely limited, there is more seating upstairs. The building has big clear windows and is furnished with a mix of metal square tube and pine board tables with some high bench seating and stools. Continuing the modern look there is also a board floor, with bare brick walls lights on cables, and a tile fronted counter. This has six hand pumps, although only four were in use, 10 keg taps are located on the bar back as in other trendier places. The beers were mainly mainstream casks and kegs, generally from the Marstons stable although Kirkstall was coming "next". Classy kegs Pilsner Urquell, Estrella Damm, Maisells Weisse, Mikkeller and er, Thwaites 13 Guns were on tap. Bottled beers are available from a fridge and a cage, these are more adventurous with De Molen among them, a bottle menu is there to peruse. There is a mix of clientele but tending to younger trendier end explaining the constant music.

On 18th March 2017 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Harrogate, 0.33 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Hornbeam Park, 1.44 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Starbeck, 1.85 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Starling IBCH, Harrogate
12th Dec 2018, 15:21
Review submitted by ROB Camra
 
4th Dec 2018, 20:36
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Downstairs only - last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional Sundays - last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 December 2018 by ROB Camra
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