The Knox Harrogate is quite appropriately named considering it’s located on Bilton’s Knox Lane. This is a beautiful, toasty pub with a welcoming and relaxed environment, with a food offering that is comprised of varied European and British grub. Using only the best locally sourced, seasonal produce, the food at The Knox is not only delicious, but it comes in large portions at reasonable prices. So whether you want some fish and chips, a plate of the daily roast with all the trimmings, a burger or just some tasty sambos and flatbreads, you’ll be glad you popped in. Book a table and secure your cosy nook today!
Situated on the edge of Harrogate in Bilton sits The Knox right on Knox Lane. The building was formerly a dairy farm which was open and operational until 1973, and reopened as a pub in 1985. The traditional farm buildings give The Knox a lovely rustic, rural feel and its location is ideal for those who love the great outdoors with popular cycle tracks and walks nearby. So when you’ve finished bringing your dog for a walk in the Nidd Gorge or The Yorkshire Dales pop into The Knox in Bilton, Harrogate for a rejuvenating British meal accompanied by a cold, crisp pint of beer or ale.
But what’s for lunch or dinner? Well, you’ll find endless European and British dishes on the menu at The Knox. If you’re a fan of seafood you can enjoy some grilled seabass linguine with crab and chilli, beer-battered line caught haddock with chips, deep fried scampi with homemade tartare sauce or the seafood platter complete with garlic crab claws, mackerel pate, smoked salmon, prawns and more. Perhaps you’re in the mood for something a bit more European? Opt for dishes like the decadent pan-fried gnocchi with pesto, grilled vegetables and hazelnuts. With an excellent wine list, plenty of quality beers and ales on tap, as well as being a dog friendly pub, The Knox is sure to make you feel right at home.
Excellent service and excellent food we were made to feel very welcome by the lovely staff and will be making a return visit very soon!
Excellent carvery lunch and dessert. Fresh vegetables cooked perfectly and the biggest Yorkshire Puds I have ever seen. Will definitely be going back again soon
A very good experience with good food and good staff, the food was tasty and hot, we will definitley eat there again. Looking forward to it.
Great food and great company. Good range of beers and wines. Great relaxing atmosphere. Younger guests enjoyed the pool table. Wi-Fi wasn't working so thats something to work on. Would recommend.
Sunday carvery at the Knox was a happy delightful experience. Our table was ready, the staff friendly and efficient. The meats served by Simon were so well cooked. I had turkey, my husband the medium rare beef and pork. The meat was served with home-cooked Yorkshire pudding, gorgeous roast potatoes, crisp and golden outside with a soft inside, mashed potato and stuffing. A self service counter gave us a choice of garden peas, red cabbage, carrots and cauliflower cheese. I forgot, Tyler who served us gravy so delightfully, asking where we would like it and how much was full of flavour. There was a good range of sauces as well. We were more than satisfied, but from the dessert menu we chose Jen's meringue served with raspberry coulis, chocolate sauce and cream. That was a 'sweet' mistake, so big and delicious we scraped our plates clean. The well stocked bar was tempting, but for me a dry January! A Peroni satisfied my husband. The Knox is great for food, but also a good meeting place to enjoy the company of friends over a coffee or a drink. Thank you to The Knox for a happy relaxed time.
We visited on a Saturday night when The Knox was very busy and lively. Our first impression was very positive - the décor was fresh and the pub was comfortable. Second impression not so good - our reserved table was being sat at which made us feel awkward, and we had to wait for ages for service (and chase it up) and chase up menus. There is no obvious place to ask to be seated, and I couldn't spot whether it was table service or orders at the bar. (It's table service). So we felt quite unwelcome and probably would have left if we hadn't had vouchers for the night. But once they did start serving us, the service was very friendly, efficient and speedy, and the food thoroughly enjoyable. Not the widest choice, but what they did was done extremely well. Pudding and coffee was OK - but a little disappointing in comparison to the starters and mains.
New Year’s Eve carvery with family Lovely food and plenty of it ! We had small plate carvery stacked with 2 meat selection, mash and roasts, Yorkshire pud , stuffing and veg , all nicely cooked and prepared . 3 x meringue sweets, with cream and chocolate sauce, yum ! Staff attentive , and helpful , it was really busy, but no long waiting times! We had to deposit a credit card before paying, not done this before but no problem and worked well. This is our local , we live 10 mins walk away and yes, it’s family friendly and it was the festive season, but I do think, management /staff ought to quietly speak to those families with small children , and politely point out that it would be appreciated if their children could behave better and not be allowed to run riot in walk ways and round tables when customers and staff are eating and trying to serve drinks and plates of food and walk over them and also have to shout over the constant wailing, shouting and screaming! This would make it a far more pleasant dining experience , food for thought? We will visit again though, in the future.
The food was fine, but the table reserved had been taken, so a bit of sorting out. While they were doing that, they took our drinks order, and asked me to lodge a card. (I had been 3-4 times recently with out request). I was given a plastic key. I asked for my card back, but was told it was lodged with them, even though we were going to pay cash. I never leave my card anywhere, so I paid for the drinks and got the card back. We weren't asked to pay when I ordered the food, and we paid cash for it when we were done!. If we had gone straight to our table, then ordered drinks, we wouldn't have needed to lodge a card!! confusing!
Sunday. Great Food can't fault it! A bit too noisy in barn bar (dog friendly area) music too loud so everyone having to raise their voice over it. Had to wait a while for waitress. When the waitress did come she asked what we wanted and then came back with a token for the carvery and asked for a credit card to put behind the bar. We then had to queue up in turns at the carvery as we had a dog that couldn't go in that area. The queueing meant that one of us had almost finished eating by the time the other got served. In short a great tasting Sunday lunch, unnessary awkward system, music too loud for a Sunday lunch.
The Knox atmosphere was excellent friendly staff,good choice of food which was well cooked and tasted good. We were a group of eight and we were quickly served. One of the best pubs locally for food and atmosphere.