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The Royal Oak

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36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Room ok, clean, nice towels. Great coffee making facilities. Choice of bottled waters. A little noisy being at the rear of the property. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was amazing, you could have your choice. Good place to use as a base as they do a bed breakfast and dinner option. The food is served to a very high... More 

Thank Chris Y
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Chris, thank you for leaving us a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your recent stay. We do hope to see you again soon! More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is the second time we have been here for lunch and it doesn't disappoint. We went originally as the establishment is dog friendly in parts of the bar area and one table just on the edge of restaurant. I had the falafels both times with salad hummus and flat bread. They are amazingly good. Bob had the meal deal... More 

Thank Sarah T
Kansas City, Mo.
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251 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had lunch here, on a busy Sat. The BBQed ribs were nicely tender, and the sauce was just ok.....nothing special. But, the pub experience is always one which I enjoy.

1 Thank Nuttman
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's nice to hear you enjoyed the pub experience, and we hope to see you again. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I drink and dine here regularly with friends and we always enjoy the experience. The food is always excellent and locally sourced. Staff are friendly. Nice atmosphere.

1 Thank Kate H
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Hi Kate. Thank you for making time to leave us a review. It's great to hear you enjoy visiting us, and that your friends do too. We shall see you again soon! More 

United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Called here for a quick lunch when visiting Ripon, and we were not disappointed. Cosy and welcoming, good service and very good food. Varied (but not too complicated/huge) menu, perfect. Very impressed with the children's menu choices - home made fish fingers were beautiful home made goujons - and were polished off very quickly. The Moroccan chicken flatbread with salad... More 

Thank Julesbar1
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review. We hope to see you back here soon! More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Waiting to get serve in in the other day was like watching paint dry and the beer is cask and expensive,Not for me

Thank Dave D
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338 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Not eaten here before. Decided to give it a go. Nicely laid out and comfy inside. Staff friendly and efficient. Had a nice table by the window We both had the pork and beef meat balls with tagleitelli. I have to say it was gorgeous. Really delicious. Matched the nice smells in the place generally The couple next to us... More 

1 Thank Martin B
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

As I sit warm as toast with a decent lager in a very comfy chair I must confess haven't felt this relaxed in a pub for years. Pleasant ambience and happy to recommend to fellow travellers

1 Thank Jon B
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

First proper visit to Ripon. Lovely meal at the Royal Oak. Excellent menu and beers. Even the dog was made welcome! It was a quiet Monday night, food & service excellent.

Thank Alan M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very stylish and very professional. Amazing roast. Come to the Lord Nelson in Burton Joyce near Nottingham for the best :)

1 Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?