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The Wakeman's House

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33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
+44 7866 226014
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in early morning for coffee and it was full up of people enjoying breakfast. Coffee was good and a refill cost just 90p so great if you want to linger a while and have a chat / catch up with friends Fab scones all baked fresh, a new batch were being made as we had coffee.Food seemed good value... More 

Thank TheButler2014
Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food lovely cakes nice service quaint place very clean toilets.hole place has lovely atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy.

Thank Ann Fern A
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this for the first time on a Saturday morning for a quick cup of filter coffee. It is situated in one corner of the main market square just along from the Town Hall and Tourist Information Centre. It is an interesting old listed building , timber framed, black beams against white painted brick outside, wood panelling and original... More 

Thank David L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came upon The Wakemans by chance unaware of its ranking on TripAdvisor. Quite possibly the best Tea Shop / Cafe I have ever visited. Staff made you feel like a valued customer from the off. We only had drinks and a scone which was lite and delicious. Other food being served looked very inviting and we wished we had been... More 

Thank breckg2013
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always call here when we are in Ripon. The food is lovely and very reasonably priced. The staff are lovely and very efficient. The cream teas are excellent. Would definitely recommend a visit here.

Thank PoggyGang
Washington, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This really is a great little cafe in Ripon. The history of the " Wakeman " is very interesting to read about as well as enjoying the lovely food and very friendly service. Wouldn't go anywhere else for lunch or tea and cake. Recommended.

Thank Rob N
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Great little tea room very quaint,lovely friendly staff and good food will make sure I visit every time I go to Ripon.I would highly recommended a visit

Thank Maureen J
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I eat here regularly, usually meeting up with a friend when I am working near Ripon. First chose it because of the fantastic historic building with some wattle and daub walls on display. Food is reasonably priced and staff friendly. The service good and I have never had a bad meal here. It gets crowded at peak times but there... More 

Thank Astra1160
Ripon, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A visit to the Wakeman's house in Ripon is an essential when visiting the City. Certainly there are plenty of cafe's and eating houses in the centre of Ripon, this particular one should definitely be on your list. The location is very handy, 'spot the Town/City hall' travel to the right along the footpath towards the traffic lights and there... More 

Thank congenital
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Our first visit as a group of 4 and on a busy Saturday we called for a late-ish lunch.The cafe was full however a table vacated just in the nick of time and we squeezed into the window' spot. The service was excellent and the staff knowledgeable- we all ordered something different, including a gluten free option. My Wensleydale and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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