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Dower House Hotel Restaurant

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Bond End | BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9AL, England
+44 1423 863302
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here whilst staying in the hotel. Food was excellent. I had a chicken burger and my husband had the fish of the day and they were both fresh and really taste. Delicious light onion rings and light and fluffy chips. We would eat here again without hesitation

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Thank kealagirl
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Super food (breakfast and evening). Rooms maybe a bit tired looking, but clean, comfortable and functional. Well situated for exploring knaresborough. Car park free. Free, fast wifi. Would recommend a stay. Oh, spa also nice, with steam room and sauna and a foot spa! Didn't use other spa facilities or gym, but looked nice.

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Thank C_Pickles27
Colchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went to the Dower House for a wake after a family funeral. Last time I was here was for a wedding. There was a good selection of sandwiches, savouries including spring rolls and various quiches. Profiteroles and chocolate tarts with strawberries for desserts. All washed down with either tea or coffee or you could go to the bar for alcoholic... More 

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Thank Xanlyn
Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We ate here twice and both meals were delicious. Only thing was that choices were same both nights would have preferred one or two variations

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Thank josephinec991
Pateley Bridge, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Afternoon tea is my mums favourite treat - we have sampled many around and about Harrogate. The dower house is definitely the best ! Lovely sandwiches, scone jam an cream to die for, and small but perfectly formed cakes ! Better than Betty's ! Good value , peaceful, comfortable and delicious !

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Thank Dawn E
Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ate here twice during our stay and it was not bad at all! The chef is trying to please and the waiters are very helpful to make sure everything is as it should be!

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Thank Hilde V
Singapore, Singapore
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87 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is the typical hotel restaurant - ideal for a buffet breakfast but not so comfortable for dinner. There are no screens or booths so the place has the feel of a cafeteria, albeit a very pleasant one. Service was snappy and efficient rather than warm and empathetic, and the main courses we had were all good quality and well... More 

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Thank SingaporeBizTravel
Castleford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely day today at Imagine Spa with my husband. We enjoyed the raindrop massage and mini facial which were both perfect. My therapist Hannah was just brilliant! Perfect! We felt so chilled after using the facilities and relaxing in the relaxation room! Excellent Latte on arrival too!!

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Thank amelialmann
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Cannot fault a thing with the food. Was full of flavour and taste and overall just fantastic. Service was warm and welcoming by all. Prices reasonably and just a lovely little restaurant. Restaurant associated with hotels are often forgotten about with the locals and just left to the guests! But this proves it shouldn't be!

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Thank Lijobe26
Manchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Lovely room, great staff, wonderful spa, treatments amazing. Great value for money. Loved it 😀 they also let dogs stay.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bond End | BEST WESTERN Dower House Hotel, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 9AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 863302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?