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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 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Staying on the campsite on which the Friars Head is situated, it has been refurbished since our last visit. An 'upmarket location' the restaurant is not exactly 'fast food' but has a good and comprehensive menu but I would comment that the menu prices could...More

Thank stanlo
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

While driving from Leicester to the Dales we usually stop on the way for some nosh. This was further, slightly more expensive and not as quick as required but we had just been recommended by a friend so stretched all matrix and stopped off. What...More

1  Thank AroundMike
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit here, we specifically booked Akebar Park for the Easter weekend so we could return to the Friars ahead. The food was once again wonderful and the service from all the staff was fantastic. Next time we are in the area...More

Thank Coral1548
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked out Sunday lunch and we weren't disappointed. We both chose prawn cocktails for our starters and a chicken lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed both! Yorkshire puddings were large and delicious! Only thing I would recommend is that you get your own...More

Thank NewcastleMandy40
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited for dinner and I agree with other reviews the location is nice and we found the service to be of a good standard. The food however was very 'mew' we opted for the soup starter and the chef really needs to understand the principle...More

2  Thank PIXIELADY29
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Whilst stopping at the campsite we tried out the restaurant, we were not disappointed, the venison was excellent and my partners steak superb.the setting was lovely and the staff very nice.would recommend dinning their to any one.

Thank gizzy h
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

An amazing place to find as we travelled to Bainbridge. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. Food was excellent and reasonable value. Would certainly come back again.

Thank MikeOFlynn
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Wow Just amazing we were made to feel so welcome by all the staff The food was fantastic , amazing and so well presented It's one of the best places we have been to so far Some of the local even had a chat to...More

Thank Shutupp11
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

Thank Speakasyoufind8
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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...More

Thank jumbocod
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, 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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