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The Royal Oak

$$ - $$$, British,
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
+44 1765 602284
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (26 reviews)
“mash” (16 reviews)
“pie” (25 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
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1 - 10 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I left feeling very disappointed, based on the hype on TripAdvisor, I expected to have a great time. While staff were very friendly, and service as great - the food and waiting times really let this place down. Sadly, our food was sent to another...More

Thank DanAdventure
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on the off chance. Never been here before. Great lunchtime food, drink and service. Really enjoyed it

Thank Grahame M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here recently and was treated to a lovely big room and a bath in the ensuite, very comfortable facilities. Sadly, not a lot of staff training in how to welcome guests/customers has gone on since my last visit. On arrival, a young dark-haired girl...More

Thank venusarising
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked online through the app and just mentioned that it was for our wedding anniversary. Really nice touch when we got there that they had given us a complimentary bottle of prosecco. I had the tomato and chilli soup for starter with venison as...More

Thank 383nicholasr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't made a booking but they fitted us in. Staff friendly and efficient. The food was exceptional. I had roast cod with samphire, my wife pork fillet with pork cheek. Interesting ingredients, well cooked and well presented. The Saltaire beer to wash it down was...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be our local. We decided to meet up here with some friends who were travelling from the Lake District to London. The lady who took our booking was really nice and friendly (Charlotte). The ambience and decor is lovely. Plenty of other...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off in Ripon enroute home from a wedding - slightly jaded there was a need for proper food and boy we weren't disappointed. The scotch egg as a starter was to die for - beautifully presented and so tasty, we shared as a fair...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been frequenting this pub over the past two years. With the exception of an idyllic external seating area over looking a river, this pub ticks every box. There is a great choice of local and national ales which are always well kept and...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have called in to The Royal Oak on each visit to Ripon. Service is good. Food excellent - had roast gammon sunday lunch. Excellent gammon,served with carrot,roast potatoes and a side dish of cabbage a cauliflower cheese. Very tasty and very filling. Subscribe to the...More

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in because of the previous reviews, surroundings were nice enough. The food was average at best. The chips were scrappy and like what had been left in bottom of the fryer. The rest of meal at best was average. Service was lacking , asked...More

Thank Jax S
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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.
23 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
USD 5 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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