New name revealed for famous Harrogate bar

Closing for refurbishment and a change of direction - The well-known Harrogate bar-restaurant Harrogate Brasserie.
Closing for refurbishment and a change of direction - The well-known Harrogate bar-restaurant Harrogate Brasserie.

One of Harrogate's most famous bars is to close - before emerging with a new look and a complete change of name.

Respected independent brewers Timothy Taylor's, who own the Harrogate Brasserie in Harrogate, say it will be closing its doors from this Sunday, August 18 to undergo a major four-week refurbishment to the downstairs bar and restaurant areas, along with the hallways leading to the bedrooms.

But that’s not all that will be changing, in light of the planned renovation program, the Harrogate Brasserie will also be changing its name to The Inn at Cheltenham Parade.

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The name change will launch a new era at this famous Harrogate address, as it becomes much more of an inn than a brasserie, putting great drinks, good food and comfortable rooms at its heart.

The Harrogate Brasserie was first opened under that name in 1990.

Until 2017 it had been owned and run for 27 years by Richard Finney and Amanda Finney who gave it the cosy and friendly late night feel of a jazz venue - with black and white chessboard tiled flooring and live jazz actually on the menu much of the time.

Along with the refurbishment and name change, The Inn at Cheltenham Parade will also welcome a new tenant in the form of Adrian Sykes, who currently runs the hugely successful Timothy Taylor’s owned Royal Oak in Ripon.

The Royal Oak was recently voted as Yorkshire’s Second Favourite Pub in Welcome to Yorkshire’s Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2019 awards.

Steve Robinson, estate operations director at Timothy Taylor’s, said: “We are very excited to announce the pending refurbishment at The Inn at Cheltenham Parade and to be working alongside Adrian Sykes who is a very successful and experienced operator within the licensed trade.

Mr Robinson said: “The Inn at Cheltenham Parade will offer a wide range of Timothy Taylor’s beers and great food in comfortable surroundings alongside 14 letting rooms.

“We believe The Inn at Cheltenham Parade will become one of Harrogate’s premier pubs.”

The Inn at Cheltenham Parade will open its doors on Friday, September 13.

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