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The Old Deanery

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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We stayed at the Old Deanery in February. After getting married at the venue in August last year we have been back multiple times and always have such a fantastic experience. The rooms are all beautiful, the food is exceptional and the staff are 5 star always going the extra mile to make sure you are happy. If you are...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I flew in from the US to spend five days with my British fiancé from Doncaster late January 2017. A surprise trip to the Yorkshire dales included Ripon, the cathedral and The Old Deanery hotel for this occasion. We couldn't have been more pleased with the choice. The building and the rooms were beautifully appointed. We stayed in one of...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us for your fiancé's birthday. Our Victorian bath in the garden facing four poster room is something truly special and is guaranteed to get you relaxed after a long day exploring our lovely city! Every visit to The Old Deanery is treated as a special one...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose the hotel for the easy access to the cathedral and market square. Had a lovely big room, with a four poster bed.Room was lovely and warm, comfortable though some of the furnishings were a little worn. Lovely big bathroom. Thought the meals were reasonably priced and we enjoyed the meals. Staff were helpful and attentive.

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, taking advantage of our close proximity to the Market Square & the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. We are gradually renewing all the furnishings throughout the hotel so I'm sure upon your next visit, you'll be pleasantly suprised! We look forward to welcoming you back to The...

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at The Old Deanery for one night as our Christmas Treat away from the teenagers! It's a gorgeous place, as it was Christmas holidays, the decorations were up and the tree at the bottom of the beautiful staircase was perfect. We stayed in one of the four poster bedrooms, it was a huge room with a very comfortable...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your festive break with us. Our four poster rooms are beautiful - overlooking the magnificent Ripon Cathedral or our gardens to the rear, offering a touch of luxury to your stay. I must admit, sitting in front of the open fire with the Christmas tree in sight really puts...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Looking for dog friendly accommodation can be difficult and I was amazed to find the comfortable Old Deanery welcomed both myself and my canine friend. Amazed because the hotel is smart. The staff were friendly, helpful and an asset to the hotel - my dog was made a fuss of and there is no hint of dog smell/hair etc., if...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted both yourself & your four legged friend felt so welcomed! Our historic building dates back to 1625, with a lot of the original features still in place today including the wonky floors. My apologies this caused you a slight issue when exiting the bath - should any guests have mobility issues,...

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

General:- We visited The Old Deanery in December for my grandparent's wedding anniversary, comprising of a buffet and a private function room. Pros:- The staff were lovely and attentative, there was a good choice of buffet food. The building is stunning, with a lovely view of the cathedral and is close to Ripon town centre. There is lots of easily...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for such kind feedback from your grandparent's wedding anniversary and I'm delighted we helped to make it such a memorable occasion. Our lovely, local staff strive to provide the best of Yorkshire hospitality and they'll be so pleased they did not disappoint! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Deanery soon. Kind regards Chris Brown...

Elko, Nevada
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We have been to the Watchnight service at Ripon for three years now, but this is our first visit to the Old Deanery. This wonderful hotel, dating from 1625, sits snug in the shadow of the Minster. It is definitely a cut above most hotels, full of refined character and with excellent unfussy service. The string of awards are clearly...

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Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us over the New Year! Our Head Chef, Lee, is indeed a MasterChef: The Professionals quarter-finalist and working with our small kitchen team, offers beautiful meals throughout the day. Perhaps next year you can join us for our New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance too?...

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit the Old Deanary in Ripon. The location is perfect for a mid journey break, business lunch or for visiting the Cathedral after coffee or lunch. Good car park, roaring fire and comfortable armchairs or Dining room and garden in the summer provide a variety of locations to relax or chat.

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

I recently went to The Deanery for afternoon tea with a ladies group, after attending a musical concert at the Minster. We had a really super tea in excellent surroundings and very helpful and polite staff which was fully appreciated by all our members. I enjoyed it so much I took my husband back the following week and we enjoyed...

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Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Quality Christmas Party night ... Good food, good atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and efficient. Lovely fun evening with a group of friends. Will certainly be back next year and would recommend without hesitation.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Deanery is a laid back and lovely old building, dating from 1625, full of character, located right next to the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Inside it is stylish and comfortable. A warm welcome, relaxed surroundings and very good food is what you can expect to find in this small hotel run by the owner, Linda, and her superb team of the finest home grown Yorkshire staff! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Deanery

Address: Old Deanery Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: $168 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Deanery 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Views in both directions good - front over the cathedral and back over the garden”
 of 5 bubbles Happiestgardener, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room was towards the back garden on the first floor nice and quiet and splendid view.”
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“We love room 4 really quiet and a lovely clawed bath to sink into”
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“Rooms on the first floor looked lovely and some face cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles dianew5912016, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on Cathedral side can be noisy with the bells chiming the hour and half hour but do have fantastic views!”
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