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The Royal Oak

) #2 of 66 Restaurants in Ripon €€ - €€€ , British,
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“scotch egg” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been here a few times recently. They are usually busy but always do their best to fit us in even if we don't have a booking. The menu is traditional British dishes but is presented at a higher standard than...More

Thank Bryony S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my friends had a table booked on Saturday night after the races. The pub was so busy with drinkers and diners! The food was really tasty. I had the chicken Kiev and my friends had the pie and mash, and we shared a...More

Thank samdavies85
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped amid the weekend chores for a Sunday roast. The atmosphere was convivial, the service friendly and swift The Boltmaker beer was very quenching. And when the roasts came (one beef, one chicken) well, delicious! The beef, well done, was tender. The Yorkshire and roasts...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had a chicken and anchovy salad which was very nice but the egg was gross. I like a yolky egg but the white should be cooked. It was 70% snot. The meal practically fell out of me that evening and I've no idea what...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch at the royal oak today, very impressed, all the staff were really nice and the surroundings are gorgeous,,great value I thought will definitely return

Thank vicky w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal at this pub . Plus it serves a great pint to accompany the food . The waitress was lovely . Thus could not fault this pub .

1  Thank GRAHAM B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I think it's expensive the food is delicious and flavoursome. Well served and very pleasant staff. The sharing dessert is good value as plenty for 4 diners.

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly pub. Great atmosphere. Comfortable seating areas Choice of where to sit. Garden area at the back

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ripon for a short break and went here for dinner one night. The first thing we noticed was the staff were very friendly, cheerful and friendly. The food itself was very good, I had a starter of tomato and Wensleydale soup, delicious....More

Thank Kipned
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were greeted by friendly staff and enjoyed our Gin and Tonics. The menu was interesting and my daughter had kievs which were hand made and delicious. I opted for slow roasted belly pork and after 45 minutes of waiting it arrived and was obviously...More

Thank jlowe2468
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Questions & Answers
17 December 2016|
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Response from Paddyruth | Reviewed this property |
My husband called into the Royal Oak today and was told that contrary to your answer you are closed on Xmas day. Please confirm if you are open and catering as per your answer. Thanks.
7 November 2016|
Response from caribbean_breezes | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park in back. However the wheelchair access is not the best.
22 August 2016|
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Response from Lal531 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you got the wrong impression, my apologies. The Royal Oak is fine food as opposed to fast food
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 602284
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Royal Oak Hotel
All of our food is freshly prepared in house by our talented brigade of chefs. We are lucky to be located in an area rich with excellent local produce. This is reflected in our menu’s that change seasonally enabling us to use ingredients when they are at there best. We offer a wide selection of meat and vegetarian meals, with a mouth watering desserts menu alongside a carefully chosen wine list to compliment your meals.
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