We are a genuine freehouse with no lines tied and are therefore free to focus on the selecting the best beers possible.
Like a good wine list, Harrogate Tap offers cask, keg and bottle beers on a sliding scale ranging from the very well priced £2.80 per pint or £3.00 per bottle and up.
Why is some of your beer so expensive?
Most of our draft beers are priced well under £4 per pint, but some of our beers can be a bit pricier than the ones you typically see in pubs, especially those from the USA. These beers are crafted with the finest ingredients and are therefore more expensive to begin with, and on top of that, importing them is a costly undertaking. There are shipping costs to consider, and the ABV on many of the beers is high, so the duty is also accordingly high. However, we do feel that these beers are some of the best in the world and are absolutely worth the price – some of the best wines in the world will easily run more than £10 a glass, so we feel that £3-4 per half pint is a fair price to pay for beer of such quality.
Why don't you have (insert huge corporate brand-name beer)?
We don't necessarily have anything against the big industrial breweries, but most mass-produced beers are in our opinion too bland and too generic to bother with. Besides, there is a whole world of beer to explore, more diverse and interesting than any other drink on the planet, and we try to open up that world to our customers. We have a policy of constant brewery and product rotation so you can always expect to be able to try something new from the best local, national and international breweries. The Harrogate Tap is all about quality, integrity, and variety, and we will never sacrifice any of these to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
Do you just do beer?
No, we also stock a range of spirits, wines, and soft drinks for those who aren't beer-inclined.
Do you do food?
We offer sandwiches, panninis, pork pies, sausage rolls, crisps, snacking salami and nuts.