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The Royal Oak

) #5 of 68 Restaurants in Ripon ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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1 - 10 of 625 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on an early Saturday evening whilst staying over in the area. Food was excellent. Best scampi ever ! Seemed like it had been breadcrumbed but hand and not the normal frozen texture. Hubbys chicken Kiev was a delight and lamb rump also delicious. Imaginative...More

Thank Minibreakers81
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have stayed here once and eaten several times. The food is excellent and there is a good atmosphere. There is a small beer garden. The room was good and the price reasonable.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to go for the set menu between 5:00 and 6:30pm, the choice was good but the service was slow and the peppercorn sauce for the steak was tasteless. Fish and chips was very good.

Thank robin_obrien
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The management couldn't care less about their customers. You make a booking in good time and then they cancel within days of staying and have no sympathy or offer a good reason for cancelling. They don't care its that simple.

Thank Keith H
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Keith. Thank you for the review. Would you please contact me directly about this review as I am unsure as to what has happened. You can email or call me on 01765602284 so I can find out some more information. Thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends for a late lunch, food was pretty good if a little over-priced especially the small portion of fish and chips which was very small and way too expensive when compared with normal portion!!

Thank BigAl721
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Royal on our first and last nights in Ripon, delighted by the lovely atmosphere in the bar and the delicious rhubarb flavoured cocktail served by friendly staff. Our meals were among the best we've eaten at gastropubs. The smoked beetroot is...More

Thank Jacqueline L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner here on a Saturday with 2 kids and a dog. We rang and booked and they seated us at a dog friendly table near the bar. The food was absolutely delicious, the kids portions were a very good size and I cant...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pouring rain and the difficulty in stopping near The Royal Oak, when we arrived, didn't help my mood and this was compounded by eventually finding the nearest car park was a few hundred yards away. When we did get back to the hotel, rather...More

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pub offering good local beer - Taylors - and a good range of excellent pub grub in a nice setting. We enjoyed a meal of grilled mackerel; a generous dish of sea bass fillet and a ploughman's platter of cold meats and cheeses. All...More

Thank Silver70s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were driving back from Kendal to Bridlington and decided to stop for lunch - we parked in the main square and came across the Royal Oak. I picked a burger and my friend (veggie) had the falafel flatbread. Both meals were...More

Thank Carole W
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Questions & Answers
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$ 23
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • 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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