Old Bell Tavern
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Located in the Montpellier quarter, close to the Pump Room Museum and Valley Gardens, the tavern's name refer to the fact that until 1815 an earlier Inn, The Bell existed on the site. The original Bell Tavern developed from the early 17th century alehouses which served visitors resorting to Harrogate's famous Old Sulphur Well which lies beneath the dome of the Royal Pump Room museum opposite the premises.
A visit to Harrogate, UK and my buddy @Misterfrosty suggested that I meet him at this pub. Again, I can't say enough of some of these English pubs. I understand that this is a corporate pub, but The Old Bell was no different. Beautiful inside and out. They really took care when they envisioned it. As usual, a nice selection of cask and keg as well as a full bar.
My favorite thing about it though was a food item. I had what was arguably the best fish and chips of my entire trip at the Old Bell. Having that with a cask ale I really didn't need to do anything else for the day as that was sublime.
I am definitely going to return to Harrogate someday and this will again be my first stop.