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The Wakeman's House

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33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
+44 7866 226014
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I eat here regularly, usually meeting up with a friend when I am working near Ripon. First chose it because of the fantastic historic building with some wattle and daub walls on display. Food is reasonably priced and staff friendly. The service good and I have never had a bad meal here. It gets crowded at peak times but there... More 

Thank Astra1160
Ripon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Wakeman's house in Ripon is an essential when visiting the City. Certainly there are plenty of cafe's and eating houses in the centre of Ripon, this particular one should definitely be on your list. The location is very handy, 'spot the Town/City hall' travel to the right along the footpath towards the traffic lights and there... More 

Thank congenital
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit as a group of 4 and on a busy Saturday we called for a late-ish lunch.The cafe was full however a table vacated just in the nick of time and we squeezed into the window' spot. The service was excellent and the staff knowledgeable- we all ordered something different, including a gluten free option. My Wensleydale and... More 

Thank MagiciansGirl99
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great scones . Very friendly staff and a lovely cosy place with an interesting history. Very handy for visiting the cathedral or exploring the attractive town. We only had coffee and scones but others were having lunch and it looked delicious. Bought some of the excellent scones to take away too!

1 Thank Jean H
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wakeman's House was recommended to us by a couple of locals who said this was the best tearoom in Ripon - who am I to disagree? - beautiful cuppa and jam scone. Lovely ambience about the place with exceptionally courteous staff.

1 Thank davidwilliambarnes
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regulars to this lovely cafe for a long time now. Always excellent home made soups on offer and with a sandwich or toastie for £5.25 great value. Cakes and scones look lovely also, not tried as always watching the calories! The staff are very friendly and service great. Hope we can find a table next time after... More 

1 Thank Carol52 C
Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at The Wakeman's House in Ripon are extremely helpful when it comes to gluten free food. They have a lovely selection of gluten free items including home made cakes and scones. They have also recently become stockists of Voakes products which are truly lovely. I highly recommend this cafe whether your are gluten free or not..

Thank janicek294
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was a first time visit for me (as a visitor to Ripon!!) I enjoyed a lovely cappuccino and fruit scone with jam and cream. Absolutely delicious!

Thank Nick C
Yarm, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

What a lovely café well worth a visit. Obviously well frequented by regulars with is always a good sign. Sausage caramelized red onion and cheddar panini and bacon brie and cranberry panini were outstanding. Staff all very friendly. Plenty of history in this building.

Thank Kay E
Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Called in for lunch with friends had quiche and salad and excellent coffee the menu is very good lots to choose from and the cakes looked wonderful did not have room for one this time but plan another visit to try them good prices and staff could not be more helpful would recommend support local businesses

Thank Susan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 7866 226014
The Wakeman's House cafe is a traditional tearoom, offering a range of tasty homemade sweet treats - scones, traybakes, sponge cakes, bakewell tart and apple pie to name but a few.Our light lunches include sandwiches, paninis, homemade soups and quiches, toasted sandwiches, oven baked potatoes, pate and ploughmans lunch and afternoon tea.Enjoy a visit to our cafe which is situated on the corner of Ripon's historic market square. We assure a warm, friendly welcome with great service and excellent value for money.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?