Traditional pub set to return following extensive makeover

A Harrogate pub with a history dating back as far as 1830 is set to return on 22 July after a two-year hiatus, creating 30 jobs.

The Coach & Horses is under new ownership – the Provenance Inn Group. It will join a portfolio of inns and hotels around the north but will operate as an individual pub.

As part of the refurbishment, the property’s first floor has been transformed into a dining room, offering views of the Stray.

Highlights of the traditional pub food menu include Beer Battered Fish & Triple Cooked Beef Dripping Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala Curry, Fish Pie and the Coach and Horses burger of which £1 from each sale goes to the Martin House Hospice Charity.

Starters and small plates range from Salt and Chilli Tempura prawns, Doreen’s Black Pudding Scotch Eggs to baked camembert. There is also a Sunday roast menu.

The pub will offer a selection of pies, with the option to eat in or take home, while an extensive range of local and international gins will complement a selection of cask ales.

Speaking ahead of the re-opening, Chris Cartledge said: “As one of just a handful of Harrogate’s oldest surviving traditional pubs, it’s safe to say that anticipation for the return of the Coach & Horses has been high.

“We’re pleased to say that meticulous care and attention to detail has been taken to ensure the Coach is subtly modernised, whilst restoring original features where possible to their best.’

“Along with our fresh food and vast drinks range, we will be carrying on the tradition of a regular quiz night and of course raffles, all in aid of local charities which we are keen to continue to support. We can’t wait to welcome our first guests into Harrogate’s original local pub.”