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Friars Head

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Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 1677 450201
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Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Speakasyoufind8
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this area and the caravan we stayed on was behind the pub/restaurant. We drank in here everynight on our 3 night break. The first night we decided to eat as the menu is described very well and in detail. Before we ate we had a couple of drinks in the bar which is a lovely area... More 

Thank jumbocod
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on Sunday for a family lunch, haven't been in a couple of years so weren't sure what to expect. We weren't to worry though because it was just as lovely! the conservatory areas are lovely, especially with all the flowers and fairy lights around. The food came extremely quickly and was delicious. The staff were all great... More 

Thank Abb1ehannah
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Friars head for an early evening meal on Sat night surroundings were absolutely fantastic a truly lovely place but they have sadly got the menu completely wrong they only try to serve a la carte but it seems as though the chef does not understand what is required they need to include some of the more basic... More 

Thank chrispallister
Bedale, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a lovely place to have an evening meal. We had 2 courses & both were outstanding. The restaurant & the conservatory are decorated tastefully with a relaxing ambiance. The staff are well trained & polite. Really impressed & will be back with some friends next time. Whatever you do don't upset the chef!

Thank sandra H
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The make over is amazing, beautifully decorated. Service was outstanding, helpful and friendly staff. Sunday lunch menu had very nice choices. Lovely atmosphere, sensational food and value for money. Wheelchair accessible.

Thank Anonymous-697072
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

10 of us visited the Friar's Head tonight. The venue is very nice, fresh and welcoming. The food is great but the service is poor. The bar man was very slow and they ran out of 2 common types of gin and only had 1 kind of single malt whisky. That said, great atmosphere and very polite staff and other... More 

Thank XXV25
Durham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Can't praise this restaurant enough.Another visit ,first one this year,we were meeting and catching up with friends.The atmosphere is very relaxed.the staff are attentive and friendly ,the food is very good,enough choices,all cooked well and presented well. Congratulations to all concerned ,it will be our pleasure to make many more return visits.

Thank Enid F
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went for New Year's Eve just in the bar what a brilliant night we had six adults and four children, all the staff were lovely the children were made really welcome. On New Year's Day we went for the brunch and once again everything was perfect t would recommend for any occasion

Thank Julie R
Darlington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub. Food very nice - the steak and ale pie was meaty and delicious, the handmade burger was tasty and beautifully flavoured.

Thank MartinR-07

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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
US$ 65
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?