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The Royal Oak

££ - £££, British,
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (10 reviews)
“mash” (18 reviews)
“pie” (28 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there as it was dog friendly. It’s an airy pub with seemingly plenty of good beers and pleasant young members of staff. We had risotto and pie and mash. We both felt the foods was a bit too salty, it was not unpleasantly...More

Thank ChuckCo2016
RoyalOakRipon, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi ChuckCo2016, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that you're experience was a mostly enjoyable one. In terms of the seasoning of the food we will be passing on your comments to the kitchen team in...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First visit here for both of us .Food was outstanding and i must recommend the sticky toffee pudding for desserts it comes with a little saucepan of warm caramel sauce and salted caramel ice cream. we will definitely be returning.

Thank Kaz R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try the 'Pie & Pint' offer which the Royal Oak offers every Wednesday. The 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our pies. Steak & ale with beautiful tender pieces of meat in the pie. Good efficient service and only £10 per person for...More

Thank RLD_133
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub , amazing food ! Great service and very well priced for the quality you get. Couldn't have asked for more . We 100% go back next time I'm in the area .

Thank Cory G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for breakfast and evening meal and both of them were really good. It is a dog friendly pub and the dogs are welcome in the bar area for food and in the beer garden. We both had the full breakfast which...More

Thank Foodies_of_the_North
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever Im in Ripon we always eat here as they allow dogs and the food is soo good, just wish I lived closer.

Thank mrgizmo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with family here, good menu with plenty of vegetarian and gluten free choices. Food was very good as was the service, also reasonably priced. Would certainly visit again if in the area.

Thank janiedibnah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to kill 2 hours over lunch today. After looking in on a few options we plumped for Royal Oak and were delighted. To start a great choice of guest ales so a treat for beer drinkers like me. Stone bass with Gnocchi was...More

Thank sailork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just let popped in for a drink as it was recommended as the best pub in Ripon. I felt the beer was over priced and the pub nothing special. The atmosphere flat but it was a Tuesday night. Would I go in again, probably not.More

Thank Stevefbxl5
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stevefbxl5, thank you for your review. It's a shame you felt our prices were a little high for you, considering they are on par with the majority of other drinking establishments in Ripon. Regarding the atmosphere, due to the Great British weather we have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice venue for a light lunch with my nephew. A posh fish finger sandwich with salad and chips and a Croque Madame with fries n salad, a couple of hot drinks and all for around £22. Good value and nice tasty food with generous...More

Thank colouredimages
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving us a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed yourselves, and that you'd choose to return. We hope to see you again soon.

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Questions & Answers
10 July 2018|
Response from Sean D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but it is just a couple mins walk from market Square where you can park and plant of parking around the center
marjorie c
31 October 2017|
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Response from Theresa F | Reviewed this property |
2017 CHRISTMAS DAY - Christmas menu available on-line shows the Royal Oak is closed on christmas day but open the rest of the festive period.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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