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The Old Deanery

The Old Deanery Hotel & Restaurant Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
+44 1765 600003
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rarebit” (3 reviews)
“ciabatta” (2 reviews)
“panna cotta” (4 reviews)
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The Old Deanery Hotel & Restaurant Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

It’s a lovely location in a beautiful building with lovely gardens and a nice ambience but personally the food is always a disappointment. It’s lacking panache, generosity and substance. It looks pretty enough but the chef really never seems quite up to the task.

Thank AntsYorkshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a delicious afternoon tea at The Old Deanery. We were asked beforehand for any dietary requirements and the tea was served on pretty cake stands. Three varied sandwiches each, a warm rarebit tart, a warm scone with jam and cream and three...More

Thank Trish H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from afternoon tea and whilst we thoroughly enjoyed if had we not liked cheese we would have struggled. Cheese and pickle sandwich, cream cheese and cucumber sandwich, cheese tart and to finish off one of the desserts was lemon cheese (...More

Thank Lovetraveing
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I attended a dinner as part of a group of 20. We had a limited menu of 4 options for each course which we had to order a week in advance. Food was good. Service was excellent. One couple's babysitting arrangements fell through so they...More

1  Thank Robert275
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a lovely boutique hotel and restaurant. Beautifully decorated. However the dining room was amost empty and it lacked atmosphere. It also felt (authentically) cold! The food was very good

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great place very warm and welcoming we will visit here again when passing through and try the main menu

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Absolutely fantastic service and food. The staff are very friendly and go the extra mile to make it a great experience. Would recommend this venue for a special occasion or just a nice lunch. Thank you team at The Old Deanery

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We went with family for the Deanery’s New Years Eve. We had told the restaurant that I am vegan beforehand, and I was so happy with the effort put into my meal! Before being seated, I was given a tray of vegan nibbles as staff...More

Thank HarrogateVegan
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited this hotel to have an afternoon tea as a gift experience but we were very disappointed. The tea room is a dismal yellowy white and has bare floorboards which are noisy and therefore the room lacked any warmth or colour . The fire...More

4  Thank Geoffrey N
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The charm has been ripped out of this old house so it now looks uniformly like so many carpetless, white walled restaurant with brown seats and decor. Nice fire in the bar and comfortable sofas. The food was a strange take on "modern" with strange...More

1  Thank Clementine849
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Loo C
18 June 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
We serve breakfast 8.30am - 9.30am on a Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Deanery soon. Kind regards Chris General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$37
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Deanery Hotel & Restaurant Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 600003
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  • This restaurant is at The Old Deanery
The Old Deanery restaurant is spread out over 3 dining rooms, allowing you to dine overlooking our stunning gardens or the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Open for lunch, dinner & available to book for private dining, celebrations & weddings.
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