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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great food and service. Really quick and staff were so helpful
Absolutely brilliant food and drink in lovely ambience. Always very enjoyable - the best steak I have had in a long time
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 .
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.
Delicious food, lovely cosy pub with log burner
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.
10/10 Christmas Eve
Eat things that you wouldn't think of or realistically cook at home. Very nice food indeed
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
Lovely dinner on Christmas Eve Eve
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
Great food , lovely atmosphere . Super service .
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
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.
Lovely meal nice staff thank you
Nice table as well
Lovely for an outdoor catch up with friends. Would highly recommend!
Friendly staff, good menu which they change regularly. Can't wait until better weather when can sit outside in rear garden.
Great dining experience... even in covid times. Thank you
Foods amazing and the staff are lovely. Sat outside with the heaters.
Great food, helpful staff and good value for money. Will definitely be going again!
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.
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
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!
Fabulous characterful place run by super staff. Cooking done over wood and coals outside. Lovely flavours. Imaginative drinks list
Would not hesitate to recommend
Amazing food, great service, fab environment. We had a lovely evening and sat in the window with the lovely bear painting. Thank you
Warm and festive outside. Live the new menu, food and cocktails very good.
Will be back!
Gorgeous food, quick and friendly service. Overall great night:)
Had the venison - absolutely amazing! Great to see a place with a select number of high quality dishes that are served to perfection.
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.
Brilliant experience- had to sit outside because of meeting friends from another household. We were kept warm and dry and had a lovely.
Server was very helpful with drink and food selections.
Lovely friendly attentive staff. We dined outside, heaters were provided. Lovely food . Great addition to knaresborough
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.
Fabulous Sunday lunch. Full tasty plate. Great service.
Very good service and nice food, absolutely loved it
Good food, although the restaurant was cold and the food was cold.
10/10 even when sitting outside in middle of December.
Food, beverages and service fabulous as always. Will be back very soon
Delicious food and the cocktail menu is a must. Lovely atmosphere and fabulous service, will definitely be returning!
The food was fantastic! The sticky toffee pudding was truly amazing! Real comfort food at its best!
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.