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The Union

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Calcutt, Knaresborough, Harrogate, England
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The headline sums up my review nicely. The Union is somewhere we like to pop in after a wee walk in the summer from where we live. The beer garden is fantastic and offers views over the cricket ground. We've always been warmly welcomed and found the staff friendly. I'm not a fan of the choice of beer, it's very... More 

Thank PDogBeerHound
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Union is real - a proper pub pub - don't expect to get designer decor or cocktails but do expect to be amazed by the wonderful service and banter. The food is good and the prices too but it is Diane who is the star. Go in and ask for Diane

2 Thank tinacatling
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My partner and I are keen car booters, we have been going to one in Minskip, Boroughbridge, on our way home we go through Knaresborough and we have stopped at The Union a couple of times for a drink, This Sunday we had some lunch neither of us are big eaters so we had starters instead of a meal, it... More 

Thank Kathleen-Leach
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Another lovely Sunday lunch today. Beautifully cooked roast beef and veg, huge Yorkshire pudding and loads of homemade gravy ☺️ We managed a pudding today too (maybe a step too far)! They were only £2 each! Lovely relaxed atmosphere, family friendly - with smaller portions available.

1 Thank Julie S
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I visited today had heard good reports so my friend and I decided to go for lunch. Got to say from the moment we walked in we were greeted by Diane she was so polite, happy and nothing was too much trouble. Everything we asked she did for us. Although I don't eat alot on a lunchtime I ordered the... More 

Thank destinysuz
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped at this pub for some lunch on our way home, it was a lovely sunny if bit windy day, we sat in the beer garden out back overlooking the cricket ground. It was not too busy. The food was good and good price. I had Hunters Chicken with chips and my husband had their curry with poppadum's and... More 

2 Thank Nivloce
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

this pub pretty much ticks all the boxes you need, friendly helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, good food, large selection of drinks, 2 good size rooms, always clean and excellent beer gardens, everything you need for a pleasant relaxing visit

Thank ian d
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Having worked at the Union for nearly two years now under the excellent management and Susan and Gary I must say previous reviews leave me baffled. John for example who complains of the entrance area smelling unclean. Now sir while I have the upmost respect for your comments, I find this odd on two points. 1. I can assure you... More 

Thank Diane C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Just had roast beef and Yorkshire puddings at The Union - absolutely fantastic - we are stuffed to bursting! Roast Beef, Yorkshires, roast and new potatoes, carrots, peas, kale, cauliflower cheese (in its own little bowl)! And you get a full boat of gravy each ☺️. You can also order extra Yorkshires (we did) and pigs in blankets (we didn't... More 

Thank Julie S
Tadley, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

My wife and I visited this pub on two consecutive evenings whilst staying at a cottage a short walk away. The pub is situated adjacent to the cricket club and they were playing cricket on the days we were there. A nice interior with plenty of seating (seating also available outside) and a very friendly and efficient service. The food... More 

Thank Ian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calcutt, Knaresborough, Harrogate, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
Traditional English pub

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?