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The Old Deanery

Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
+44 1765 600003
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good18%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fruit cake” (5 reviews)
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
“clotted cream” (4 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
British, Gluten Free Options
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Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The charm has been ripped out of this old house so it now looks uniformly like so many carpetless, white walled restaurant with brown seats and decor. Nice fire in the bar and comfortable sofas. The food was a strange take on "modern" with strange...More

Thank Clementine849
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wish to have a meal in a restaurant with a good choice on the menu and good value for money don't visit the Old Deanery. I have waited 1 week to give them chance to respond to my feedback, given after the meal,...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We last ate at The Old Deanery almost 40 years ago and remembered it fondly from then. So when we wanted a special place to share with six friends, we knew just where to go. The staff could not have been more accommodating. One friend...More

Thank TechTraveller
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We were highly recommended to try the old Deanery so We did. Our disappointment started as we arrived the menu was extremely limited. We struggled to order, as the starters arrived the asparagus was burnt and the tips were missing we asked and was recommended...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The Old Deanery is always good for a business lunch or one with friends Good lunch menu but we nearly always get sandwiches. The posh fishfinger butty in rustic ciabatta is truly lovely. Served with hand cut proper chips Smoked salmon and cucumber also a...More

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had a very enjoyable lunch here, just sandwiches but very nice ones, salmon and cream cheese with the best chips ever. Will definitely be returning - not an extensive lunchtime menu but something to suit everyone.

Thank car01092015
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went to an English sparkling wine and Yorkshire food event - both food and wine were excellent. Thanks to pNick and all the great staff at the Deanery for a superb evening.

Thank menthee07
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I rang to book our afternoon tea, and was told there was no need. When we arrived we were asked why we hadn't booked!!!. The food was served on a mish-mash of China, the tea was in a tea pot that leaked all over the...More

2  Thank Kim S
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Many thanks for your review - we welcome all types of feedback whether positive or negative. Unfortunately, as your review had previously stated before being edited, this visit actually took place in 2016 and so does not accurately represent our service & afternoon tea experiences...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Noticed The Old Deanery after coming out of The Cathedral. Friendly front of house young man greeted us at the reception showed us to the bar area to be greeted with a roaring fire, we ordered tea / coffee . Very impressed when it arrived...More

1  Thank Peggy B
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Many thanks for you review on your impromptu refreshments after visiting the stunning Ripon Cathedral just over the road. I'm delighted you were impressed upon your first visit to The Old Deanery and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon for a...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very select number of us had a joined birthday celebration 3 course lunch. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was first class and nothing seemed to be to much trouble. The private room was comfortable and had French doors that opened onto...More

Thank JimDodds
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your celebration with us here at The Old Deanery. Our Garden Room, with French doors opening onto the gardens, makes such a lovely intimate space for small private dining parties. Your kind comments will...More

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Loo C
18 June 2016|
Response from Chris B | Property representative |
We serve breakfast 8.30am - 9.30am on a Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Deanery soon. Kind regards Chris General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 600003
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Old Deanery
The Old Deanery restaurant is spread out over 3 dining rooms, allowing you to dine overlooking our stunning gardens or the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Open for lunch, dinner & available to book for private dining, celebrations & weddings.
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