White Hart Hotel
The Fat Badger Pub
A four-star Georgian manor house hotel set in the green heart of the historic spa town of Harrogate – in the Montpellier Quarter, famously referred to as the ‘antiques and art centre of the North’ – the White Hart has extended a warm welcome to weary travellers for over 200 years.
Situated between the beautiful 200 acre Stray park and Grade II listed Valley Gardens, the hotel is surrounded by exclusive shops, street cafes and tree-lined boulevards, giving the area a distinctly Parisian feel; with the famous Royal Pump Room Museum and Mercer Art Gallery at its doorstep; and a two minute walk to the town centre and Harrogate International Centre.
At the centre of your stay at the White Hart Hotel is your dining experience: the flagship, candlelit Fat Badger Grill, awarded two AA Rosettes for its fine food; and The Fat Badger, a traditional English pub offering real cask ales and the infamous Pink Badger cocktail.
Why We Love This Hotel
- In Harrogate's antiques quarter
- Short walk to top attractions
- Award-winning Yorkshire fine dining
- Local ales in the Fat Badger pub
- Beautifully styled deluxe rooms
- Complimentary access to health club
- Free Wi-Fi
- Parking (charged; 75 cars)
- Hair salon
- Traditional pub
- 61 Bedrooms
- 3 Meeting rooms
- Non smoking hotel
Bedrooms have been designed in a period style and feature free Wi-Fi. Executive rooms are located on the first floor and most enjoy views across Harrogate’s picturesque Montpellier Quarter, taking in the beautiful Stray park. Newly designed deluxe bedrooms offer seating and work areas and an en-suite bathroom with a large power shower. Room service is available.
Period style en suite bedroom, 183 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Two single beds.
Classic Four Poster
Period style en suite bedroom, 183 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Four poster bed.
Period style suite, 301 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Double bed and two single beds.
Contemporary style en suite bedroom, 172 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, bedside USB ports, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Double bed.
Contemporary style en suite bedroom, 172 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, bedside USB ports, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Double bed or two single beds.
Period style en suite bedroom, 183 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Double bed.
Period style en suite bedroom, 183 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Double bed or two single beds.
Period style en suite bedroom, 140 sqf, offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, H2K of Harrogate toiletries, and hairdryer. Single bed.
- Harrogate Train Station (0.5 miles)
- Leeds Bradford Airport (12.5 miles)
2 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0NF, Great Britain
From the A1(M):
Exit the A1 motorway at junction 47, to Harrogate. Follow the A661 for Harrogate town centre onto West Park one way system. After the second pedestrian crossing, turn left down Montpellier Hill, left at the roundabout and the hotel is situated on the right. Parking at the hotel is situated the first right after the property.
From the M1/M62:
From the M1 or M62 at Leeds take the M1/A1 link road, then, from the A1, turn off at Wetherby on the A661 direct into Harrogate. Follow the A661 for Harrogate town centre into West Park one way system. Turn left down Montpellier Hill, left at the roundabout and the hotel is situated on the right.
Fat Badger GrillRR
Plush purple walls, cream upholstered chairs and plenty of paintings set the scene for award-winning Yorkshire fine dining. The head chef, Richard Ferebee, offers up his own 'surf and turf' menu focussed on fresh, local ingredients. In addition to the main one, there is an excellent value market menu. From the à la carte, start with pan-seared king scallops, sweet pepper risotto and chorizo before moving on to North Yorkshire prime rib on the bone, with the option of adding a lobster while you’re at it. A separate dessert menu is chock-full of delicious regional specialities.
Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.
What could be more delightful than sipping a pint of local ale in a traditional pub in the heart of Harrogate’s Montpellier Quarter? Newly refurbished, Chesterfield sofas, oil paintings and faux gas lamps transport you back to a time when the White Hart was just starting out. The Fat Badger offers a selection of wines, local beers, cask ales and cocktails with a gastro-pub inspired menu of traditional pub grub. From Yorkshire meats, to an all-day Yorkshire breakfast, an emphasis is placed on serving up a true taste of the region. There are regular events such as the monthly beer club with beer pairings, a mean Sunday roast and a special menu for 'Badger pups.'
Al Fresco Dining
In the summer, dining at the White Hart Hotel reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. The Fat Badger pub provides a large terrace area where guests can make the most of the warm weather and take their pint of local ale outside. In the colder months, an overhead shelter and outdoor heaters ensure that you can still enjoy the invigorating fresh air.
The unique surroundings of the White Hart present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets catered for. Early suppers and high chairs available for children.
The Academy Health Club (off-site)
Guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary access to The Academy Health Club, a mile's drive from the hotel. The Academy features a state-of-the-art Technogym gymnasium (5,000 square feet of high-spec equipment), a four-lane, indoor swimming pool and seven tennis courts - indoor and outdoor. A full range of spa treatments and alternative wellness therapies are available at a charge.
- Indoor pool
- Spa pool
- Steam room
- Treatment suites
- Personal trainers
- Aerobics studios
- Fitness classes
The Academy Spa (off-site)
A full range of spa treatments, using ESPA, Shiseido, SkinCeuticals and Thémaé products, are available to book.
- Body wraps & scrubs
- Holistic therapies
- Dry flotation
- Skin rejuvenation
- Manicures & pedicures
- Eyebrows & lashes
- For mothers-to-be
- For men
- For teens
BeBaBo Hair Salon
The hotel's on-site hair salon (and haircare shop) offers pampering of a different kind and can help you to effortlessly create and maintain a fabulous look.
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Luggage storage
- Laundry service
- Dry cleaning
- Accessible public areas
Once home of 'The Yorkshire Princess'... The family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood, this Georgian mansion house was built in the mid-18th century for the wealthy trader Edwin Lascelles using money that his father had made from owning tens of sugar plantations and thousands of slaves across the West Indies. Harewood House has been home to the Lascelles family ever since, reflecting the changing tastes and styles of the past 250 years. Employing the finest craftsmen of the time, Harewood was designed by pre-eminent architects John Carr and Robert Adam. Adam was one of the most fashionable architects and interior designers in Georgian England. His innovative style of neo-classicism ('Style of the Brothers Adam') favoured a lighter, more decorative aesthetic. Local-born Thomas Chippendale designed much of the furniture at Harewood; his greatest masterpiece is the Diana and Minerva commode that now stands in the State Bedroom. In the 1840s, Sir Charles Barry (architect of the Palace of Westminster) remodelled much of the House, and created the formal terraces and parterres. Harewood was home to Princess Mary, HRH The Princess Royal, from 1929 until her death in 1965. The only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, The Princess married Viscount Lascelles in 1922. Together, they introduced many modern amenities to the House. Her love of Yorkshire and the affection that the people of Yorkshire felt for her, means that she will always be remembered as 'The Yorkshire Princess'. At the age of twenty two, JMW Turner came to Harewood as a young artist and left a legacy of watercolours that remain in the collection today. The 'painter of light' was not the only artist associated with the House, however, Thomas Girtin, a friend of Turner's, John Varley, John Piper and Roger Fenton all stayed at Harewood over the years. Masterpieces by Reynolds, Gainsborough, Lawrence and Richmond are on display throughout the House, as well as a fine collection of Sèvres china. The Terrace Gallery, a dedicated exhibition space for contemporary art, has exhibited works by a wide range of artists, including Antony Gormley, Sir Sidney Nolan, Andy Goldsworthy, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Dame Elizabeth Frink. In 2011, Sir Jacob Epstein's Adam was restored to its former glory in Harewood's entrance hall. This double sense of the historic and the contemporary make Harewood not only a rich tapestry of England's history, but a fabric that is forever being reworked with new yarns.
Once part of a forest, then, the site of a spa, today the gardens stand as the newest addition to the RHS portfolio. Set in a valley, Harlow Carr covers 68 acres and is one of the longest streamside gardens in the country. There is the 80-foot, glass Alpine House with more than 2,000 different specimens, seven historical gardens charting garden design over the past 200 years, and the Annuals Meadows with its willow-woven sculptures.
When you travel to the UK's most popular spa town, a trip to the wonderfully restored Turkish Baths is a must. The mineral waters which fed the baths originally came from the Montpellier Estate, with the saline sulphur bath being the most famous. Today, the colourful Victorian baths are back in full working order. Here you can enjoy this exhilarating ritual of heating, cooling and cleansing the body.
Venture back nearly fourteen centuries with a visit to this ancient church, the seat of the Bishop of Leeds. Ripon Cathedral was founded by Saint Wilfrid in 672 AD and the ancient Saxon crypt still survives to this day and has remained in continuous use. Also of interest are the ornate medieval carvings which decorate the choir stalls, its intricately carved gargoyles and grotesques and Sir Ninian Comper’s reredos, a magnificent World War I memorial.
2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
Situated in the popular Montpellier Quarter, a two minute walk from the town centre and Harrogate International Centre, the White Hart's central, leafy location, overlooking the beautiful Stray park, offers easy access to the surrounding area and a quiet oasis for creative brainstorming, executive meetings or larger corporate events of up to 90 delegates. The hotel features three function rooms, free Wi-Fi and secure on-site parking. Harrogate Train Station is half a mile away.