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Friars Head

££ - £££, British,
Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 1677 450201
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Having been for lunch a couple of times(i live locally),I decided to take my partner and son for an evening meal.All three of us chose a ribeye steak that came with chips and a sauce of your choice. The steak was cooked to our liking,but...More

3  Thank rem1690ni
Akebar1, Manager at Friars Head, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Good Afternoon Many thanks for taking the time to inform us about your recent experience of The Friars Head. I do apologise about the poor standard of chips and we’re sorry that you didn’t feel that stilton sauce was up to standard. I can confirm...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for 6.30 for me and a friend, seen to as soon as walked through the door. Beautiful place, staff were great really nice and food was first class. Definitely my favourite place to eat now. Looking forward to coming back again. The...More

Thank kirstydon84
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had dinner here over 3 years ago while staying nearby. Had wonderful memories of sitting outside having a drink on a beautiful August evening. Our return visit in September 2017 and we were not disappointed. We were again staying nearby and had dinner twice....More

Thank DMTamiami
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Was surprised how busy restaurant was after overhearing a couple asking for a table to be told only one table left I was thankful I had booked.food was good and well presented staff very efficient and friendly did feel very cramped in the conservatory seemed...More

Thank Alison A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A fairly busy night but we had a nice table and service was excellent. A good atmosphere. My son, two grandchildren and I enjoyed tasty and well presented starters and mains and the children had yummy puddings. Great food and a pleasant environment. We will...More

Thank andyshepherd
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Booked on the spur of the moment and glad that we did. When we arrived we were greeted and shown to our table. There was a great choice of food on the menu and what we chose was well presented and cooked. The staff were...More

Thank ahunt18
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Popped in here whilst staying at the station house at Spenithorne. Really nice surroundings and the main building has been beautifully modernised whilst keeping lots of the original features. We had a drink and sat outside whilst the kids played footy on the old bowling...More

Thank chris e
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided not to purchase a caravan on this site, the entertainment over this weekend was very noisy and not what we expected. Shame as the site is well placed for the Dales.

Thank BMWZ465
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Quite disappointed with our visit for evening meal Mon. 14th August 2017. Service slow and food at best no more than average pub grub yet quite pricey. There were six of us, five selecting from he Early Bird Menu and one from the main menu,...More

Thank Derrick B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My wife booked this restaurant as we were staying locally (the next village over) and thought the photos on the website looked modern and the food nice. On arrival we opened the car door to be met with loud cheesy 90s pop music, kids running...More

Thank tb2013_13
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7 March 2017|
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Response from Pauline G | Reviewed this property |
The Manor House at Aiskew near Bedale is a lovely B&B of character and run by two very kind and helpful People and very reasonable White Bear at Masham is great. Lovely rooms and great food plus Theakston ales Both close... More
31 July 2016|
Response from simonandjen | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as none of us are veggies...I'm sure if you contact the Friars head directly they can let you know. Good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
One of North Yorkshire’s most iconic bar and restaurant destinations......The Friars Head is a beautiful venue in a truly stunning location.

Positioned amongst the rolling countryside of lower Wensleydale but close to Bedale and Leyburn, it’s an ideal setting for casual gatherings with friends and family, wedding breakfasts and christening banquets, shooting parties and business meetings.

The Friars Head is a confident and striking blend of traditional and modern design, that celebrates great quality food. What makes The Friars Head so special is the different and distinct interior themes and creative menus, developed to provide guests with their choice of a relaxed or formal experience.
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