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The Royal Oak, 36 Kirkgate, Ripon, HG4 1PB
The Royal Oak is located in Ripon's historic Kirkgate, just a stones throw away from the market square and a short walk from the spectacular cathedral, making it an ideal place to explore the shops, museums and many charms of Ripon or venture further afield to discover the delights of the dales. The Royal Oak was originally built as a coaching inn and that tradition of superb hospitality continues today with fantastic food and drink, stylish bedrooms and a warm welcome. All of our rooms, bar & dining areas were extensively renovated & extended in August 2007, to create one of the best places to stay, eat and drink in the city, with a stunning new look. Our bedrooms have been transformed into an oasis of style and sophistication with plump pillows, crisp white cotton bedding and soft fluffy towels. All of our rooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms, flat screen TV's, a selection of tea & coffee making facilites and complimentary toiletries. Some also have views over the rooftops of Ripon and others of the Cathedral. All room prices include a full traditional hearty Yorkshire breakfast to start your day, or a lighter choice of croissants, cereals and fruit juices, all with as much Costa coffee or Taylors of Harrogate tea as you would like. Food is served at The Royal Oak throughout the day and late into the evening. We are very proud of our menu and being in an area so rich in quality local produce, we have worked hard to create a variety of dishes using these ingredients, sourced through local suppliers and cooked fresh to order. Our specials board also changes daily according to availability & season and what our chef is planning for the next menu. We believe a superb menu needs a drinks list to match and The Royal Oak is well known for its great selection of fine wines and of course its famous Timothy Taylor hand-pulled Yorkshire ales. We are also in the Good Beer Guide for 2008. We have two opening roaring log fires for you to relax with a large coffee and the newspapers to watch the world go by on Kirkgate, or dining areas suitable for business lunches also. We have facilites for children that include high chairs and changing areas. So whether you are calling in to lunch or dinner, or staying overnight, we are confident that you will be as delighted with The Royal Oak as we are: superb fresh food, locally sourced produce, Timothy Taylor's cask ales, fine wines, fantastic coffee, en-suite modern rooms, excellent location. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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92% recommended this accommodation to a friend 90% would stay again
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We enjoyed our stay at the Royal Oak. The only negative point was that they stopped serving food at 19:00 as it was a Sunday night. We would have liked to eat there but I suppose the chef needs a night off too

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Virginia F

From London, England
Who stayed in October 2012

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Royal Oak Ripon
Staff could not be better, Room was very good, food both dinner and breakfast was excellent.
Position in city very central, Cathedral 1 minute walk.
Would definitely go back.
People with Asthma or problems with stairs, it would not be appropriate.

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Derek Barber

From Mauchline, England
Who stayed in September 2012

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didn't get to stay here
Didn't get to stay hereafter

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j hawley

From Leeds, England
Who stayed in August 2012

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great holiday
This was our first trip to yorkshire,, on arrival we were made to feel very welcome. Our room was quite small , but it was clean and comfy. The only downside was it was too warm, it made sleeping difficult. There wasn't any heating on, but the hotel kitchen was directly below us, so the heat fom there must have been rising up. , Also parking the car was a bit of a problem, there is no proper carpark, just a small backyard, but the staff from the hotel were considerate and did move there cars to let us in...

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les arnold

From spean bridge, Scotland
Who stayed in August 2012

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The Royal Oak, Ripon.
A typical town centre pub/hotel what was not so typical was the freindly and welcoming service along with good quality food. The room was a little on the small side and the decor a little bit tired but it was clean and quite adequate a one night stay.

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p fell

From Melton Mowbray, England
Who stayed in August 2012

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