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24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
+44 1765 602251
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“beef” (14 reviews)
“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“scampi” (6 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family meal on Friday night. Lovely view over the river from the conservatory at the back. Excellent food served by friendly attentive staff. Thank you for a great meal. By the way, the onion rings were fantastic!

Thank Vivien W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy to discover this pub while staying in Ripon. Fantastic food, good selection of beers and gins and the best bit was having table service from Ashleigh. She was working non stop but still had time to get your drinks and offer a smile....More

1  Thank Darren J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this by chance and was very pleased. Proper pub by the river. Lovely helpful staff, even brought a bowl of water for our King Charles. Great Sunday Carvery You can sit in the conservatory if you wish or outside over looking the river. Very...More

1  Thank LSJ---13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice friendly place went there after working around and was staying at ship please dont go there ......or stay .... this place is good by stream food good staff friendly beer good

1  Thank Alan J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Food is an emotive and subjective subject. This review is of my experience on this visit/purchase, and my meal alone for my palate to which others may differ. Food Hygiene rating:- 5 as at 20 November 2015 Visited:- 12:15 29/03/18 Party of 3 Menu:- pub...More

Thank TheRealTyke
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A very pleasant pub on the riverside. We received a very friendly welcome and our drinks order was taken promptly. We were having the carvery and we found this to be of mixed quality. Choice of beef (very pink), pork and roast gammon, all of...More

Thank Pauline1026
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My dad and I had a wonderful meal tonight at the water rat, chef Chris cooked us a mushroom and halloumi burger soon to be on the menu and not to be missed. Excellent food thanks Chris, and great beer suggestions from bar man Joe....More

Thank Afra H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a lovely pub right on the riverside with an outdoor balcony where you can enjoy uninterrupted vierws of the river and wier (and the lovely gardens of the houses opposite!). Great pub grub served by friendly staff but we've also been just for...More

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Good fun pub with good pub food. Dog was welcome. Menu was as expected and food was served promptly. Good quality grub.

Thank Regular N
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Visited The Water Rat on the spur of the moment during our first visit to Ripon - what a find! It is right on the bank of the river with lovely views towards the cathedral. Was served by a fantastic young man who noticed we...More

Thank Ewok6
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15 February 2018|
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Response from Rick J | Property representative |
Hi Vin, We are about a five minute walk from the town centre if you head down past the cathedral .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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 friendly team look forward to welcoming you.
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