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The Wakeman's House

33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
+44 7866 226014
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (55 reviews)
“quiche” (17 reviews)
“coleslaw” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I live in Ripon this is one of our regular eating places. The staff are very friendly and the cakes are delicious. It is a very busy place so we can't always get a seat. The next time you visit make sure you give...More

Thank jcawthorne48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having finally visited this historic building the welcome could not have been better. Every member of staff greeted us with a cheery hello and smile. Very busy and apologised for a delay in food service. No worries as it gave the chance to take in...More

Thank Theresa F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always come here when we visit Ripon. A lovely little cafe that serves delicious food. Their scones are the best I have ever tasted, nice and big and very light and served with clotted cream and raspberry jam. The staff are fantastic and very friendly...More

Thank PoggyGang
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Very tasty afternoon tea. Especially enjoyed the pulled pork and cheese Panini. Scones were yummy and filling. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Excellent value too.

Thank acemathias
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I regularly visit for s pot of tea and a scone. The food is good and the service friendly hence why I call in regularly

Thank Y2457EGrobertc
hudsonjans, Owner at The Wakeman's House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Many thanks for your kind review. Hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Anyone visiting this cafe can only be impressed by this little gem on the corner of the busy market place. Full with ancient original features gives this cafe a unique experience. The food is fantastic and as advised by the staff is all made on...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Whenever my husband & I visit Ripon we always call into The Wakeman's House for coffee. We are often there just after opening time, sometimes we are the first customers through the door. We always receive a warm welcome & the aroma of fresh coffee...More

Thank Shez-and-G
hudsonjans, Owner at The Wakeman's House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Many thanks for your lovely comments. We're so pleased that you enjoy visiting The Wakemans House - and totally agree that our scones are delicious!! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We just dropped in for coffee, although they do some very nice looking snacks Lots of home baking on show so it seemed rude not to try a mince pie. Highly recommended

Thank cotfordcretin
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

For the second visit since moving into Ripon with the Army, it is safe to say we have finally found our 'go to' cafe! The service is amazing and staff are extremely friendly. A really warm and welcoming atmosphere and the building is so quirky...More

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

What a charming, cozy place to have lunch or drink & cakes. The low ceiling of the ancient building is perfect on a cold autumn day. They have a lovely menu to choose from & they provide gluten free bread & cakes. The service is...More

Thank sandra H
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Nicola H
8 November 2017|
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Response from hudsonjans | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Afraid not. The Wakeman's House Cafe just welcomes assistance dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 7866 226014
The Wakeman's House cafe is a traditional tearoom, offering a range of tasty homemade sweet treats - scones, traybakes, sponge cakes, bakewell tart and apple pie to name but a few.Our light lunches include sandwiches, paninis, homemade soups and quiches, toasted sandwiches, oven baked potatoes, pate and ploughmans lunch and afternoon tea.Enjoy a visit to our cafe which is situated on the corner of Ripon's historic market square. We assure a warm, friendly welcome with great service and excellent value for money.
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