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24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
+44 1765 602251
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We was in Ripon taking our dog on a walk by the river & this place was recommended to us as a dog friendly place to eat. It was a Sunday so we opted for the carvery which was lovely. The food was hot &...More

Thank zoe p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a recommendation from friends. A good walk from Ripon centre along the river. A friendly pub with good ales, and Gin too as my wife tells me. Nice surroundings, superb on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

1  Thank WanderingWalterz
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What a great find. Helpful and attentive staff, quirky furniture and layout. Would definitely come back here. The drink pruc were reasonable but we didn’t eat. Next time!

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting some of the dodgy pubs in the main square this was a cracking little find on the river bank, great friendly staff, food looked good but we didn’t eat here so can’t confirm

Thank Mountaintrek2008
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Poor !!! Dirty tables , and food rubbish . This was an afternoon maybe night time is better ? Our meals were, Steak pie n chips pulled pork baguette n chips and burger n chips . The burger was the better option of the lot...More

2  Thank Hipster33
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great pub, right by the river with gorgeous views. Fab selections of gins and ales. Coffees and other hot drinks were available (we went on a Saturday around lunchtime). We just called in for a drink on the way to the races (Ripon) so didn't...More

Thank sophieuk1986
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Just popped in to this amazing establishment for a Sunday Roast. The two Barmen, Joey and David were amazing. The waitress Ashleigh was so welcoming and made everything so easy. Chris, the chef cooked a great feast which was cut superbly by Hollie.

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We dropped into The Water Rat for a light lunch. It was on a Sunday and they were serving a Carvery and were very busy. We asked if it was possible to have a sandwich and told them we had a dog. They set about...More

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had Sunday lunch (carvery) in the conservatory, a very pleasant airy room. Uncertain at first as the barman was somewhat brusque but once seated the waitresses were friendly and attentive. Carvery was very good, would have rated as excellent if the vegetables had been warmer....More

Thank scotty129
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went to the water rat on 28 Sept for lunch with my partner and in laws.the actual pub is in lovely surroundings .unfortunately that's as good as it got.first of all the tables are sticky ,(we moved to other tables and they were all dirty).At...More

7  Thank Michelle J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
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: 24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 602251
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At The Water Rat in Ripon, North Yorkshire, we are open Tuesday - Sunday from 11am- 11pm. Serving Food 12 - 2:30, 6 - 9:00 Tuesday - Friday, 12- 3:00 & 6-9:00 Saturdays, 12 - 4:00 Sundays. Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you.
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