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The Boar's Head
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed for 2 nights in a standard room in the house over the road from the main Boars Head Inn. The room was sizable and airey with a huge bed and plenty of space. Clean and comfortable with Chocolate Boars left on pillows together with a decanter of sherry which was appreciated. Additionally having ground coffee and a caffertiere in the room made me very happy. The staff were friendly and helpful and breakfast was very enjoyable. The bar is a pleasant place to chill out and the complimentary tickets to Ripley Castle were an added bonus. We dined in the restaurant on one evening. The food was ok but not memorable. I would say it was the only thing that let the Boars Head down slightly. The location is great for visiting Brimham Rocks, Harrogate,Ripon, Pately Bridge and Masham. Ripley is a charming village, quiet and peaceful and a perfect place to relax and let the world go by. Recommend the ice cream shop for a delicious treat. We will definately go back to the Boars Head without hesitation.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ferg64
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Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. Your very positive comments are much appreciated and I will also speak to the kitchen regarding your comments about the food. We are delighted that you appreciated all of the little touches that we believe makes the difference.
We do hope that we can welcome you both back again soon.
Kind regards
Steve & The Team.

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

Had a lovely stay at the Boars Head . Stayed in a room over the road Hollybank it is beautiful and clean. Welcoming and warm would describe the room and the bath room with its roll top free standing bath is a nice touch .
Boars Head is very welcoming, staff are very nice and we had good service.

Booked a table for a meal the night of our stay, what we had was nice but found the selection of extras ( such as vegetables or sauces ) limited and a little lacking., so the steak and chips were just steak and chips and a piece of tomato , bit disappointing. The sweet was gorgeous.


We would go again really good setting and the castle is well worth a look.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Margaret F
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Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

I am delighted to read that enjoyed many aspects of your recent stay and gave us such positive feedback.
However, I am sorry to read that you felt the side dishes and sauces were lacking a little.
We will take these comments on board when we are planning the new menu in the hope that the next time you stay you will enjoy them. We welcome any specific requests and promise that if we have the ingredients to do it then we will do our level best to deliver it for you.
See you soon , I hope, for some exciting saucy side orders !!
Kind regards
Steve & The Team

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We met for lunch at the boars head and stayed overnight. The menu looked amazing although we only ate sandwiches for lunch they were very well presented and tasty. We caught the bus into Harrogate (bus stop right outside) and spent the afternoon there. Taxi home for a very comfortable nights sleep. The rooms were not huge but had everything we needed, very comfortable large beds. Lots if choice for breakfast and I must say that the full English is the best I have tasted for a long long time. We took a tour of the castle (free with your stay) and this is highly recommended. The staff at the boars head could not do enough and I would definitely stay again .

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Whittnac57
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Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We are very impressed with your review, many thanks.
It certainly sounds like we may be seeing you again in the future to enjoy more of the varied points that you picked out from your recent visit.
We do hope it won't be too long before we can welcome you back again.
Kindest regards
Steve & The Team.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Originally booked a one night stay but when we arrived on Thursday (6th Feb) the place felt so nice that we decided to stay for two. Had a courtyard room, loads of space. We took our dog with us and the team at the hotel had provided a dog basket with cushion, dog towel and bowl with a few treats in it, nice touch. We found all the staff friendly and they seemed willing to go that extra mile to make our visit special, the ladies on reception particularly so. Ate in both nights couldn't fault the food and it was nice to see some real ale on tap in the bar. Would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank John N
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Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thanks for our 5 out of 5 score.
I guess the fact that you extended your stay by another night says it all !!!
Glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay including the great hand pulled ale selection. We often feature lots of different guest ales , so drop in again soon to see what we have on offer.
I will pass on your kind comments to the team.
Regards
Steve & The Team

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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Boars Head Inn room great very good size...massive bed. Dog bed provided and bowl with dog treats. Good size bathroom. Beautiful village setting. Staff very friendly. Scenery great, take your chance with the weather....but hey ho this is the UK! Would defo come here again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
Thank David D
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Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Short break , short review , great comments.!!
Any one who says that they will definitely be coming back sounds good to me.
We are all thrilled to read that you had such a super stay and are already looking forward to your next visit. See you soon we hope, for more of the same.
Warm regards
Steve & The Team.

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