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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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1 - 10 of 648 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff were so polite and friendly always smiling. The food was absolutely delicious. Lovely quiet environment. We will be retuning. Enjoyed every bit 😁

Thank Tasha K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub! Waitresses are lovely and happy to help! Dog friendly! They also have a full vegetarian and vegan menu which is fantastic!!!!

Thank croft150
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 8 went for Sunday lunch and were not disappointed with the food. The children's Sunday lunches are a fair size and enough for an adult who likes a smaller portion. Food was well presented and extremely tasty. The desserts are to die for...More

Thank geordielass96
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making time to leave us a review from your recent visit. It's great to hear that your family all enjoyed themselves! We hope you return to see us soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were wandering around Ripon, which is certainly not short of choice, when we happened upon this little gem. First brownie point - they had the full range of Timothy Taylor beers, as well as Saltaire Blonde. No problem here then and with a pint...More

Thank psbed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A modest frontage belies the size of this pub. Once you get inside you are greeted by a stylish, well designed and very spacious pub. A large curved wooden bar is the natural focal point. This has a striking dark teal front and creates a...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here today, we met friends from further north in ripon and wanted somewhere nice to eat that was good food but family friendly. We had to wait around 10 mins for a table but this wasn't a problem, we were impressed...More

Thank sauvignontank
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. It's lovely to hear you and the rest of your party enjoyed there visit. We hope you choose us again for your meeting point with friends!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a CAMRA member so when in the area this watering hole came up on my radar. Its position is in the centre of lovely Ripon - smashing. It is literally placed in the middle of a handful of good restaurants (we did not...More

Thank Blott2000
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Just a little comment about the drinking areas. We have 2 front areas both available for drinkers or people wanting to eat, one area of the bar is full of copper top bar tables and stools and some comfy high...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended the Royal Oak by a friend as we hadn’t been in Ripon before. The inside was busy with food but rather unremarkable. The outside area was better. Although it was spoiled by smokers dotted around the whole area. The fresh air wasn’t...More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I left feeling very disappointed, based on the hype on TripAdvisor, I expected to have a great time. While staff were very friendly, and service as great - the food and waiting times really let this place down. Sadly, our food was sent to another...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Called in on the off chance. Never been here before. Great lunchtime food, drink and service. Really enjoyed it

Thank Grahame M
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Grahame. we hope to see you again soon!

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17 December 2016|
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Response from Paddyruth | Reviewed this property |
My husband called into the Royal Oak today and was told that contrary to your answer you are closed on Xmas day. Please confirm if you are open and catering as per your answer. Thanks.
7 November 2016|
Response from caribbean_breezes | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park in back. However the wheelchair access is not the best.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Lal531 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you got the wrong impression, my apologies. The Royal Oak is fine food as opposed to fast food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 602284
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Royal Oak Hotel
All of our food is freshly prepared in house by our talented brigade of chefs. We are lucky to be located in an area rich with excellent local produce. This is reflected in our menu’s that change seasonally enabling us to use ingredients when they are at there best. We offer a wide selection of meat and vegetarian meals, with a mouth watering desserts menu alongside a carefully chosen wine list to compliment your meals.
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