The Bear at Carriages

4.4
167 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
WELCOME TO THE BEAR AT CARRIAGES.

We are 100% independent, 100% family run gastropub based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Our food centres round a roaring solid fuel fire pit, housed in our spectacular beer garden. Tuesday - Sunday we serve the very best local produce with a difference.

Our dog friendly bar area serves an enviable selection of draught craft beer, small batch spirits and cocktails. As if this wasn't enough, we have over 35 wines by the glass, so you can really choose the best wine to suit the occasion, or the food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OliviaF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Really quick and staff were so helpful

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant food and drink in lovely ambience. Always very enjoyable - the best steak I have had in a long time

CM
ClareM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just went for snacks and coffee . Just lovely , warm cosy fire . We love the beef fat chips they are amazing! Children’s menu is great , generous portions .

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ChrisL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely evening with great food. We haven't ventured out much recently however with the measures they have in place regarding Covid we felt very safe.

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Emma
Yorkshire
22 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, lovely cosy pub with log burner

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ANDREWS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very very limited menu. Just seemed to try pushing the bottomless chicken wings ( does this class as a substantial meal ??? ) other items on the menu unavailable. I appreciate it’s hard times but perhaps it would have been better for them to close for the night as opposed to disappointing customers. Not everyone was out just for a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 Christmas Eve

DB
DavidBeesley
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Eat things that you wouldn't think of or realistically cook at home. Very nice food indeed

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Appleby9
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

When I booked our table I actually went in and spoke to the staff directly as I wanted to request a specific table. They said yes no problem at all. Not very impressed when we arrived that the table had been given to someone else!! We were taken to a table on the slightly lower level which in my option, has no atmosphere and can be cold.
My starter had then sold out and I had to ask 3 times for ice to make the wine cooler.
All on our table chose steak for mains after seeing the pictures posted on Instagram.. not cheap and not great. Very fatty.
This was my 4th visit to the Bear, I’m a local wanting to support them, but not had a great meal to date and have given up now. Such a shame

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Thomas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner on Christmas Eve Eve

JM
JulieM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had several meals at the bear and never disappointed with the food. Service on a couple of occasions bit slow but put that down to find their feet. Did not spoil evening as good worth the wait.
Last visit was just perfect ! Including service. Well done on your persistence to crack it and get it right. Looking forward to next visit

CM
ClareM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food , lovely atmosphere . Super service .

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TraceyH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Booked through open table what was listed on the menu for that day was not available so was a bit disappointed about that, the food was very good but I feel for the portion sizes a little over priced

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Judi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely evening for our anniversary. Fab service, everything felt very safe, quiet music - enough to set an ambience but not loud so we could chat. The food was outstanding. It's a bit pricey, but it is excellent and great for a special occasion.

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BirdyNumNum
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal nice staff thank you

Nice table as well

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LouT44
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely for an outdoor catch up with friends. Would highly recommend!

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StephenH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff, good menu which they change regularly. Can't wait until better weather when can sit outside in rear garden.

MH
MichaelH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience... even in covid times. Thank you

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Nic89
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Foods amazing and the staff are lovely. Sat outside with the heaters.

CB
CharlieB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, helpful staff and good value for money. Will definitely be going again!

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NatashaT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

We love the Bear and have been many times since it opened, service not quite on point this particular visit. Had to ask for things a couple of times and had to find someone to order another drink.

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Debs
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food as always. Service not its usual brilliance today. Asking for drinks repeatedly and not arriving.

Still think it’s a great place and will return soon x

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Kealy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a table for 6 outside, lovely food great atmosphere. Music slightly loud when first arrived by then switched to xmas music which was a lot better. Really good time had by us all, has made our Christmas, feel lot more upbeat now!

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SOYork
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous characterful place run by super staff. Cooking done over wood and coals outside. Lovely flavours. Imaginative drinks list
Would not hesitate to recommend

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Rach
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service, fab environment. We had a lovely evening and sat in the window with the lovely bear painting. Thank you

HG
HG02
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Warm and festive outside. Live the new menu, food and cocktails very good.

Will be back!

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TaylorL
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food, quick and friendly service. Overall great night:)

NM
NicolaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the venison - absolutely amazing! Great to see a place with a select number of high quality dishes that are served to perfection.

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

The food was good and reasonably priced. The kids really enjoyed their meals. I'm always a little disappointed with the choice for desserts. The sticky toffee pudding was nice, but too big and too much sauce. The custard very disappointing, thin with little taste. The restaurant is well laid out, but very cold, especially the toilets.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brilliant experience- had to sit outside because of meeting friends from another household. We were kept warm and dry and had a lovely.

MG
MGinUK
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was very helpful with drink and food selections.

CM
ClareM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly attentive staff. We dined outside, heaters were provided. Lovely food . Great addition to knaresborough

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CAROL
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Sunday roast was faultless and so delicious . I was also pleased that they had mulled wine as that's a bit of Christmas that I look forward to and lets face it there isnt much to look forwrad to this year! We will be back.

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MARIAM
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous Sunday lunch. Full tasty plate. Great service.

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AgnieszkaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and nice food, absolutely loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good food, although the restaurant was cold and the food was cold.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 even when sitting outside in middle of December.



COVID secure

JC
JoanneC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, beverages and service fabulous as always. Will be back very soon

BL
BeckyL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and the cocktail menu is a must. Lovely atmosphere and fabulous service, will definitely be returning!

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Deedee
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fantastic! The sticky toffee pudding was truly amazing! Real comfort food at its best!

FAQs

The Bear at Carriages is rated 4.4 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.