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The Borough Bailiff, Knaresborough - pub details

Borough Bailiff

Address: 64-70 High Street, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0EA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27726) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Knaresborough (0.1 miles), Starbeck (1.6 miles), Harrogate (3.3 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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As mentioned by the last reviewer, this is actually called the Commercial Hotel now.
By far the biggest sam smiths in the town. 3 different areas of the pub to drink in. All quite big, there also appears to be an upstairs but I'm not sure if that gets used. Usual suspects on. I went for a dark mild at 1.34 a pint. Old plates along the walls and pictures as well. Bar maid seemed a bit ambivalent really. They had a fire in the lounge area with a guy who took it on himself to properly get it going. Locals congregated in one of the areas which I assume is the public bar. There is a food menu outside by the entrance but I didn't see anyone eating. Quite nice but the atmosphere was subdued when I came in.

Wezzielad - 14 Jan 2018 17:52

***Now known as the Commercial Hotel***
lezford - 2 Jul 2016 23:41
Substantial well cooked meals at a reasonable price.After wandering around Knaresborough on maket day just the place to head for.Only OBB on draught,but has sam's bottled beers.i tried the Oatmeal stout and have to say it was fine and reminded me stout as brewed in the sixtees.
oldandmild - 11 Jun 2009 07:55
If in Yorkshire you find a pub that does not announce which brewery owns it or doesn't proclaim it's a freehouse or doesn't have Black Sheep signage then it is probably a Sam Smith's pub. The Borough Bailiff is such a place in spite of being a largish and slightly upmarket inn. There are two bars, a public entered at the side and a lounge accessed through the main door off the High Street as well as a dining room at the back. It has an old and interesting interior of the sort pub designers have tried to recreate but this one is largely original, if spoilt. It attracts an older more genteel, customer in the lounge than many Knaresborough pubs. Lacklustre Old Brewery Bitter served by professional staff although not too many of them, and it's served too cold.

anonymous - 20 May 2009 14:44
Wonderful place.

Sam Smiths beer that doesn't make your wallet feel ill. Rooms with differing atmospheres.

The one with the large open fire wins every time when the temperature drops.

Enjoy the beer.
stevesowerby - 9 Dec 2008 00:56

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