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The Royal Oak

££ - £££, British,
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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1 - 10 of 746 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely lunch at The Royal Oak last week, l had the slow cooked Ripon beef which was amazing and l had also asked if l could have the accompliments that went with the lamb instead and they did that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice place with excellent food. Reasonable prices and a decent selection of beers. Worth a visit if you’re in Ripon.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Madazahatter
Reviewed 6 days ago

I don't live in Ripon but when i come i always have to visit the the Royal oak its a lovely friendly pub with great beer and relaxed atmosphere Its easy to get to and well priced the food it good as well. I recommend...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wander813108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quickly greeted on arrival and shown to our usual dog table. Edinburgh rhubarb gin wow so Morris’s. Thick oxtail and barely soup a real treat. Homemade chicken Kiev with aioli, garlic heaven. Lamb shank with celeriac and dauphinois, soft and tasty. Too full for sticky...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Norma W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a visit to Ripon Cathedral, what better place to go to than The Royal Oak, situate just off the main square. We were a party of 10 including two children. The children's menu is excellent and comes free with a main course selection. Notable...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank davidbH6004UB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After completing a 7 mile trek near Ripon with a dog we were looking after, and we were in need of refreshment. My wife had been to the Royal Oak before and knew it had a "dog friendly" area. So the Royal Oak it was....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jotalemm
Reviewed 9 December 2018

We had an expensive Sunday lunch here, only roast potatoes, carrot and swede mash with a very small amount of meat, we then had to wait a long time for anyone to clear our plates and ask about deserts, when they came the crumble had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
RoyalOakRipon, Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2018

Hi 14YORKSHIRE Disappointed to hear that you found our prices too expensive for your group. Our prices are competitive and certainly not expensive at £13.95 for roast turkey. I do recall you asking how long your food was going to be after only 20 minutes....More

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, I hadn't been here for 15 yrs or so. Used to be a good friday/saturday night out. Met up with friends for a joint pre-christmas/birthday meal...yeah the food was good but very over-priced and the service...not good. Who wants to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 990raquelk
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Hi. Thank you for the review. We appreciate all feedback, however your review is a little vague. I apologise that your wait was so long and that the service was 'not good'. Can you please contact me at info@royaloakripon.co.uk so I can have some more...More

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing Food & Amazing service! Every time we go we are never disappointed, One of my favourite places to eat!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Samantha D
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Samantha, thank you for leaving a review. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

I've been to Royal Oak loads of times but the standard of the food seems to have gone downhill recently. The pudding platter was still great and the starters were good but lots of issues with the mains. The risotto and lentil bolognaise don't appear...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank BigTribe
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's disappointing to hear that your party did not enjoy their main courses. On the night, it was mentioned to us that the lamb was not to the taste of one of your party, the...More

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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 RoyalOak R |
Hi. We are a dog friendly pub so your westie is more than welcome! If you are eating I recommend that you call us and book a table as we only have 1 dog friendly table in the restaurant. Or you can eat in the bar area. Which... More
17 December 2016|
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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$23
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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