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24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
+44 1765 602251
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a couple of trips to the Water rat. We sat in the sunshine beside the river enjoying an excellent sharing ploughman's platter. It was very generous with slices of roast pork 4 different cheeses pate salad and lashings of bread and butter. Three of us shared it and it was wonderful. We saw the advert for Yorkshire Tapas... More 

2 Thank DeeBird2014
North East
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293 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat in the conservatory for a reasonably priced carvery Sunday lunch. Meat and veggies were good, and starters v cheap The menu is small, but what comes out of the kitchen is good. Great real ales on sale and served in old fashioned pint mugs! It would be great to sit in the garden on a warm sunny evening .... More 

Thank NorthEastMe999
Ripon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little pub situated on the River Skell. Great for sitting outside overlooking the river on a sunny day. Lunch menu, good , sandwiches excellent. Was a little disappointed that the pub had run out of prawns and Wensleydale cheese which were both main ingredients on their sandwich menu. The pub is but a very short step from town,... More 

Thank AngieJS20
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall we enjoyed our meal at The Water Rat today. We were sat in the conservatory at a table with a very nice view of the canal. Make no bones about it, the food tastes great and we can only offer a few personal preferences and tiny tweaks to details to make the overall experience perfect. First, some of the... More 

Thank Rockliffe_Rover
Richmond, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch here. As a vegan, I wondered what I could eat. It was no problem at all, I had a lovely red pepper and mushroom dhal. I'd really recommend. (My husband had mac and cheese, looked lovely and he enjoyed.)

Thank Heather S
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have just moved to the area, and went for a walk to find a pub.... The water rat is 5 minutes walk away....great setting, lovely pub, extremely pleasant staff....and the food is lovely. We had our first Sunday lunch yesterday...... It was excellent! Good portions of delicious meat and as much potatoes, and vegetables as you... More 

Thank wright2607
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Water Rat Public House is a fantastic place to go friendly and welcoming atmosphere fantastic staff and mouth watering food would recommend anyone to vist this magnificent location it is family and pet friendly and the surrounding scenery is beautiful really enjoyed my visit to this wonderful establishment i will definately be returning on my next visit to ripon... More 

Thank Zlatan2017
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Fab location right along side the river and close to the centre being only a short stroll away from the cathedral. Basic pub grub menu at reasonable prices. there is a shallow gravelled area were kids paddled in the river and a small weir which adds the noise of running water but expect it could become noisy in really hot... More 

Thank TheButler2014
North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub and restaurant. Eat in the conservatory overlooking the river complete with ducks and ducklings. Sunday Carvery or menu during the week. Super staff even though the lovely Helen has moved on to pastures new.

2 Thank anniec025
Yarm, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A group of friends visited for an early evening drink. A loveley setting on the bank of the River Skell, with plenty of seating on the outside terrace and a very comfortable bar, with interesting pictures and decorations. Service was pleasant and welcoming and there was a good selection of beers available. We did not eat at the Water Rat... More 

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 602251
At The Water Rat in Ripon, North Yorkshire, we are open Monday - Sunday from 11am- 11pm. Serving Food 12 - 2:30, 6 - 9:00 Monday - Friday, 12- 3:00 & 6-9:00 Saturdays, 12 - 4:00 Sundays. Our amazing special offers include Wednesday's 2 Dine For £10 (2 Main courses , 2 Desserts) 2 mains for £12.99 (Selected Times and limited menu). Friday Curry Night, curry and a pint or glass of house wine £9.99 Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you.

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