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The Royal Oak

Certificate of Excellence
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36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here at the weekend and it was fantastic. Right from the minute we walked through the door we was made to feel welcome, the rooms were lovely and the food was amazing. The young ladies who work there are an absolute credit to the place as nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend staying here if you... More 

Thank YorkshireShacko
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went there last night mostly because of the good reviews it received on here. I had the meat pie which was very dry and the meat was stringy. I told the waitress who said she would tell the chef, but there was no feed back of any kind. We ordered liqueur coffees but If there was... More 

Thank DaveWBromborough
North Yorkshire
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I ordered a jug of hot water with my tea. It didn't come so I asked again when the meal arrived. It still didn't come. The meal was a shallot tart with winter greens, but the greens were so tough my friend and I couldn't eat them - hot raw kale! so I went up to the bar to ask... More 

Thank Yorkie97
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review from your recent visit. We do appreciate all feedback, however I feel in this situation you're review is slightly unfair. I understand that you had to wait for hot water, and I do apologise as we had to wait for a clean tea pot, and I apologise that nobody... More 

Wombwell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a shame. Especially being a Timothy Taylor's house as well. Landlord is one of my favourite beers and I just endured the worst pint I've ever had. No excuse for it. Left. Won't be going back!!

Thank Mike H
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's a shame that you thought our beer wasnt good enough, we sell a lot of beer being a real ale pub, Landlord being our bestseller and nobody has complained about it. The only thing I can suggest is that it was near the end of the... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in at the Royal Oak for Saturday lunch, it's a smart well kept establishment ran by friendly efficient staff. There's a good choice of beers and a good choice of food, I had the ham hock scotch egg, oh my goodness that was amazingly! The scotch egg was quite large and it had a runny yolk also it... More 

Thank Trevor T
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here with our dog early Saturday morning to shelter from the rain. My husband had a full English and I had a sausage and egg roll. It was cooked to perfection and the quality of the ingredients was great, my roll came on fluffy ciabatta with real butter! The staff were friendly and supplied water and treats... More 

Thank lleach2016
Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, nice staff and excellent gastro pub grub. This is a regular 'haunt' for me and my family. Highly recommended

Thank mosterreviewer
Darlington, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us called for coffee and cake after museum visits. Very pleasant surroundings and bright and cheerful staff. As orders arrived each coffee had a miniature chocolate on saucer good job we are friends as each chocolate was different but we did not argue. Lovely coffee and cake in warm pleasant surroundings.

Thank boydy73
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was gastro-pub food at it's best - we popped in for a light meal but faced with so many tempting menu choices, I opted for a Ploughman's Board which was probably one of the best selections I have ever seen - and a massive portion, so could easily have been a sharing plate. Ham hock scotch egg with a... More 

Thank LizM99
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Called for a pint of Landlord. Best I've ever had!! Would call again anytime. Will have something to eat next time.

Thank Tim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?