The Little Ale House

An independent Craft Ale Micro Pub in Harrogate

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Covid-19 Update – 25th September 2020

Hello to all of our customers. We hope everyone is safe and well. Please read our current ‘house rules’ in light of new Covid-19 guidelines.
As ever, we take the safety our of customers seriously and have risk assessed our public safety in light of the new guidelines

A new way of operating - Please Read

Face Coverings

In line with new guidelines, all customers must wear face coverings when entering and moving around the pub (i.e going to toilet).
Little Ale House staff will be joining you in wearing face coverings.

Rule of 6

We can only accept groups of up to 6 people.

Table Service

We will extend table service to include the back yard area. Please refrain from attempting to be served at the bar.

Track and Trace

We will continue to take our customers details via a QR code. Our staff can help take the details of any customer without a QR code reader on their phones.


We will continue to:
  • Clean our toilets regulary
  • Clean door handles regulary
  • Clean tables AND chairs inbetween customers
  • Sanitise our hands in between service of customers

Minimum Spends

We will require a minimum spend of £5 per person per half hour for anyone sat inside AFTER 4pm.
Covid-19 guidelines have restricted space inside the pub. This, coupled with our outside space becoming increasingly less desirable due to the onset of Winter, has meant the viability of our little pub is at stake. We are therefore requiring anyone using the inside of the pub to pay an amount we feel is viable for our business, and fair as a minimum for the customer. We have experienced some customers sharing 1 drink over an hour, and some not drinking anything at all! Anyone not hitting the minimum amount can of course take away the price difference with takeaway drinks (takeaways also have a 20% discount applied).

Introducing our new opening hours

From Thursday 1st of October 2020 – We will open an hour earlier on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

We will call last orders at 9.30pm, and require all customers to leave the premises by 10pm.
Our hours will therefore be:
Monday 2pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday 2pm – 9.30pm
Wednesday 2pm – 9.30pm
Thursday 1pm – 9.30pm
Friday 1pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 12noon – 9.30pm
Sunday 1pm – 9.30pm


We look forward to seeing everyone as and when possible.

All the best,

Rich, Danni, James, and Matt

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Ales & Ciders


An ever changing range of fresh beers and ciders

Rich and Dan believe that the best beers are produced by small batch breweries who are passionate about their brews. As a result, the bar has an ever evolving selection of ales brewed by independent micro-breweries – change is the spice of life! There will always be a mix of strengths and styles – including stouts/porters.

At any one time there will be up to 5 cask beers and 5 keg beers. Big supporters of ‘fresh is best’, Rich and Danni endeavour to have the right ratio of beers to customers, so you know that the beer is in top nick.

Please note – There is no draught lager and shandys requests are not met!

Wines & Spirits


A small, but well formed and growing, selection of wines and spirits

Local, handmade, gins are championed, and you will be able to find the Whittakers and Harrogate gin range on our little gin shelf.
Rich and Danni also enjoy their single malt whiskys, and there is an ever changing selection of interesting Scotch.
On the wine side of things, we’ve tried to source some lovely drops from Argentina, Spain, France, Australia and even Albania!

About Us


The Little Ale House was created by husband and wife team, Rich and Danni, in an effort to recreate a rustic country pub atmosphere in Harrogate town centre.

Passionate believers in the dying art of the ‘proper’ country style pub, the duo champion conversation, micro breweries, and a warm rustic atmosphere; they completely shun TVs, background music and pub ‘gastroficiation’!

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The Little Ale House,
7, Cheltenham Crescent,
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Opening Hours:

Monday: 2pm – 9.30pm
Tuesday: 2pm – .309pm
Wednesday: 2pm – 9.30pm
Thursday: 2pm – 9.30pm
Friday: 2pm – 9.30pm
Saturday: 12pm – 9.30pm
Sunday: 2pm – 9.30pm

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