Sidle up to the centrepiece bar – artfully framed by colourful beer mats – and order one of nine hand-pulled brews on offer at this Harrogate favourite: expect anything from Black Sheep Emmerdale or Joseph Holt’s Fifth Sense to Gannet Ale from the York Brewery. While real ale is one of the pub’s specialities, it also boasts a good array of wines as well as assorted spirits and lagers. Situated on Royal Parade, this revamped hostelry has a suitably regal feel, with wood panelling and a mustardy colour scheme. You can snack on sandwiches and pub grub at the bar, although there’s also a small restaurant upstairs offering brasserie-style food such as fish pie, slow-roast pork belly and venison bourguignon. Don’t leave without taking a look at the Farrah Room – once home to Farrah’s famous Harrogate toffee shop.