Places to go out & eat & drink in Ripon
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Ripon

Places to eat & drink in Ripon.

Ripon's market square forms a hub for a series of narrow, winding streets and from a central obelisk a horn is sounded at 9pm each evening by an official hornblower known as The Wakeman. His 13th century house contains a small museum and is one of the town's most intriguing buildings. Newby Hall, an 18th century mansion designed by Robert Adam, is one of the finest stately homes in the region.

Fountains Abbey is an awesome ruin and was one of the first foundations to be sold off by Henry Vlll in 1540. Benedictine monks from York built it in the 12th century after adopting Cistercian rules and turned it into one of the richest communities in England. The adjacent grounds of Studley Royal were the work of John Aislabe who devoted his life to this magnificent garden following the disastrous South Sea Bubble.

Ripon's magnificent cathedral started life as a church built by St Wilfrid in the 7th century. The crypt of this building can still be seen in the 13th century cathedral, which also has 500-year-old woodcarvings and wonderful stained glass windows.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Ripon or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Ripon...

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The Village Green, Thornton Watlass, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4AH
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Enjoy a warm welcome when you arrive at The Buck Inn , a country pub opposite the Thornton Watlass village green in the Wensleydale valley. Family friendly accommodation and an ideal location to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. 5 en-suite bedrooms, one can sleep 2 adults and 2 children, and one is located on the ground floor.

Relax in the restaurant and bar with locally brewed real ales and homemade food using local produce wherever possible. Fishing and golfing holidays are also available!

Only a short drive from the A1 with access to plenty of quaint market towns and stunning villages including Middleham, Masham and Harrogate. Car parking. Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Tony and Vicki having recently taken over and have started to a refurbish the inn. Vicki has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry.
Establishment Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01677 422461
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Markington, Nr Harrogate, Yorkshire, HG3 3NRFrom £280 - £425 per week
Vans sleep 2-6
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This lovely-secluded park is situated in a peaceful garden behind the "Olde World" Yorkshire Hussar Country Inn.

Midway between the ancient cathedral city of Ripon and the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, in the small village of Markington. Our licensed park is set within five acres of land, divided by hedgerows on the edge of "James Herriot" country in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. Secure children play area. Our caravans are connected to water, drains and electricity. Facilities: fire, cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster and TV. A bathroom with hot and cold water. Double bedroom, a twin bedroom and Sofa bed (lounge) in caravans. Our 6 berth caravans are let on a weekly basis. Parking available. Wi-Fi throughout. Food and traditional ales available at the Inn. Privately owned caravan sales, please call for details.

Open: Mid March - October.
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Cafe Thai

35 Kirkgate, Ripon, HG4 1PB
Tel: 01765 605900     E-mail:     .

Authentic Thai cuisine served in relaxed and informal surroundings. Takeaway and delivery service also available.
Type: Restaurant

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Dish's Cafe Bar & Bistro

25 Kirkgate, Ripon, HG4 1PB
Tel: 01765 602722     Web:

Home-made food, with a selection of of ‘daily specials’ using seasonal produce on a day to day basis.
Type: Cafe Bar/Bistro

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Restaurant Twenty Seven

Tel: 01765 608688

Italian dishes are offered by Twenty Seven, a modern Italian restaurant.
Type: Restaurant

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The Old Deanery

Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS
Tel: 01765 600 003    Fax: 01765 600027
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The hotel and restaurant prides itself on the luxury of its bedrooms and the contemporary atmosphere of its restaurant and bar where you can relax with cocktails before your meal. The restaurant menu is designed around local produce.
Type: Restaurant

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