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The Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Had a lunch on a saturday here, party of 4 adults. Ate in the beer garden at the rear, a perfect suntrap and so so quiet. Food was reasonably priced and portion size was pretty good. Cant comment on interior cos other than walking through it to beer garden never saw it. Not a lot of choice for a vegetarian so beware.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Staff were super efficient and courteous. Bar and restaurant area was clean and pleasantly furnished. Room was of a high standard regards furnishings, was spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable. Nice toiletries, fluffy white towels plus tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water, biscuits etc.,. to hand. Evening meal 10/10 for service, quantity and quality. Breakfast 10/10 for service, quality and quantity. Checking in and out - was painless, with friendly attentative staff. We were lucky enough to park in the pub car park (which has very limited spaces), but there is a car park close by. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is our ninth visit to the Royal Oak and we have not been disappointed at any time. Although James has now left, Tony is a great new under manager. We stay here when visiting the races and a bonus is when booking you can apply for the 2 for1 offer which gets you into club stand with race card ! The rooms have recently been refurbished with new beds and all the usual extras. The meals are succulent as is the breakfast. If planning to have an evening meal, book early as we were unable to eat there Saturday night, having tried to book on the Friday.
Our only slightly negative comment, is the fire escape ( outside staircase ) could do with being pressure washed down. Very slippery when wet !
In all , Tony and all the crew did their boss proud once again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Just returned after a 2 night stay. Cant praise this place enough. Tony and all the staff were great , couldn't do enough for you. Rooms were on the small side but spotlessly clean. Breakfast was very nice, also plenty of choice. Free parking around the back was a bonus. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Royal Oak to anybody and hope to return next time we go to Ripon races.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet, Front rooms face the road so get some noise from passing traffic but no...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Went in for a quick drink to take shelter from the sun.Bar staff excellent lager very good but very expensive.Nice beer garden to enjoy your drink in a friendly atmosphere.
Would not return purely because of the price of drinks.(way over the top )

John & Sue
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The pub is really pleasant and the food was excellent at sensible prices. The room I stayed in was a little dated and was in need of a makeover. If you stay at the front with the window open it is a little noisy as it's close to the main road. The staff were all very pleasant and welcoming. I would definitely stay again but for £90 I would like to see some investment in the bedroom furniture. There was a huge empty area in my room where a couch and coffee table looked as though they had gone missing. Breakfast was also very good.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed for one night as a stop over while following the Tour de France and what a night it was, great food, great beer and we were lucky to see some great live music. Can't fault the place and would definitely stay again if visiting Ripon.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Royal Oak Hotel

Address: 36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range: £83 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Royal Oak Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Oak is the ideal base for sight seeing, whether in Ripon, the surrounding area, a trip to the races or a local wedding. Ideally located 15 mins drive from the A1 motorway, and proud to hold a 4 diamond AA rating, it is an ideal choice as a perfect stop over for those long car journeys. We have a choice of family, twin or double rooms, all with en-suite bath or shower. All our bedrooms have been upgraded and are modern and well finished, all have a modern flat screen television with freeview and complimentary tea, coffee, water and biscuits. ... more   less 
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