Looking for a decent and inexpensive place for lunch in Ripon, local food preferred. :)
Anemone, does it have to be Ripon itself? Can't think of anywhere I would recommend in the town, but there are places out in the countryside.
Morgana: it's for the TALF Fountains excursion with FSM and MrFSM which will be taking place on Feb 6 at a time yet to be decided.
We have decided to see the abbey in the morning and then find somewhere to eat for lunch--the little tea room at Studley is closed in winter and the visitor center cafe isn't really such a nice place for lunch. Which is why I thought Ripon.
Are you going to be able to join us?
Yes, yes, Morgana.....will you be able to join us??? It's going to be fun!!
We looked through Ripon and although there is quite a list of places to eat available from the TiC next to the cathedral we did not find our ideal.
About 5 miles SW we were very pleased with The Crown at Roecliffe, not sure if they are open lunchtimes. They were very decent and mid price.
There are several nice and inexpensive places in Pateley Bridge about 10mi west of Ripon, we decided the nicest was the tearooms by the river just below the car park but there are other options. You could look at the atmospheric Brimham Rocks after lunch, another National Trust site. PB itself is a lovely town with walks by the river.
The cafre we most liked in Pateley Bridge was Wildings, good cakes, cafe kind of lunches if I remember, Tel: +44 (0)1423 711152
We didn't find Wildings until tea time so we had lunch at another place I can't find the name of, across the river. Good value.
The Blackamoor Pub 01765 603511 near Ripon was recommended in a number of places but we didn't get there to try it.
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