Bits & Bobs

How we run the Hales Bar

We’re not part of a big chain, just a traditional old fashioned pub with simple rules & expectations. All we want is for all our guests to enjoy their visit, leave with a smile on their face & return again very soon. Here are the nitty gritty bits:


Anti-social behaviour & respect

We strictly adhere to our licensing obligations. We will not under any circumstances serve unruly customers, those under the influence of excessive alcohol or those who disrespect or intimidate the staff team. We operate a challenge 25 policy; please don’t be offended if you are asked for identification. Anyone causing even a minor disturbance will be asked to leave.



Children must be supervised at all times.
Age 8 & below – are not permitted in the gas-lit lounge bar, Vaults Bar only inc. prams & pushchairs
Over 8 years old – Both bars until 6 pm only (Sundays 4 pm)



Please be aware of food service times. Dogs are NOT permitted in the lounge bar during food service, Vaults bar only


Television & Sports

We have a television in both bars but unfortunately we can’t afford SKY, terrestrial only!



While smoking inside is not permitted, we have a dedicated smoking area around the back.  E-cigarettes acceptable but NO vaporizers emitting smoke


Recommended Places to Stay

Opening 2016 – Luxury Accommodation only 3 minutes walk from Hales Bar


Private Functions

Our Vaults Bar is perfect for up to 30 people, the lounge bar can accommodate approx 80. Available for celebrations, business meetings, conferences or exhibitions, we can adapt to suit your requirements. Please get in touch for further details