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Friars Head

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$$ - $$$
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Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 1677 450201
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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Friar's Head is a gem of a restaurant. The food is fantastic, the staff are friendly and helpful. The menu is extensive. If you are in the Yorkshire Dales it is well worth a visit

Thank Rob E
County Durham, England
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129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying on the campsite on which the Friars Head is situated, it has been refurbished since our last visit. An 'upmarket location' the restaurant is not exactly 'fast food' but has a good and comprehensive menu but I would comment that the menu prices could be described as a little bit keen, however you get what you pay for. In... More 

Thank stanlo
Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While driving from Leicester to the Dales we usually stop on the way for some nosh. This was further, slightly more expensive and not as quick as required but we had just been recommended by a friend so stretched all matrix and stopped off. What a great call. We had tapas. Food was very good for taste and value and... More 

Thank AroundMike
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit here, we specifically booked Akebar Park for the Easter weekend so we could return to the Friars ahead. The food was once again wonderful and the service from all the staff was fantastic. Next time we are in the area we will definately return!

Thank Coral1548
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked out Sunday lunch and we weren't disappointed. We both chose prawn cocktails for our starters and a chicken lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed both! Yorkshire puddings were large and delicious! Only thing I would recommend is that you get your own portions of vegetables instead of sharing. My hubby took most of it😯

Thank NewcastleMandy40
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for dinner and I agree with other reviews the location is nice and we found the service to be of a good standard. The food however was very 'mew' we opted for the soup starter and the chef really needs to understand the principle of seasoning as it was sadly bland. I went for the duck breast and although... More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst stopping at the campsite we tried out the restaurant, we were not disappointed, the venison was excellent and my partners steak superb.the setting was lovely and the staff very nice.would recommend dinning their to any one.

Thank gizzy h
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place to find as we travelled to Bainbridge. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. Food was excellent and reasonable value. Would certainly come back again.

Thank MikeOFlynn
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow Just amazing we were made to feel so welcome by all the staff The food was fantastic , amazing and so well presented It's one of the best places we have been to so far Some of the local even had a chat to us whilst paying the bill We will visit again for the food and also the... More 

Thank Shutupp11
Barcelona, Spain
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a very interesting property, if a little contrived, golf driving range and acute competition for a table from the residents of the caravan park who have little alternative but to eat here... In a good day the food is tasty and imaginative. Overall I prefer to travel a bit further to other excellent eateries in the area. Gig hall,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1677 450201

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?