We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Ripley hotels

The Boar's Head

Ripley Castle Estate, Ripley HG3 3AY, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Boar's Head to your Saves list
The Boar's Head
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
80%
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ripley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
John T Skelmersdale, England, United Kingdom
  • Reviews (398)
  • Photos (45)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (83)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

398 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    224
    93
    43
    29
    9
See reviews for
44
229
7
32
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (83)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Skelmersdale, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked the Boar's head for an over night stay through availability and not initially through choice. But by the end of our stay my wife and I were very glad we had, our Chinese style room was very comfortable and well ample for our needs, we ate in the brasserie which was very good, all the hotel staff we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

We are all delighted to read your very complimentary review and so pleased that you enjoyed all aspects of your recent stay. I do hope that it won't be too long before we can welcome you back again for more of the same. Kindest regards Steve & The Team. More

Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a difficult review to write as the food we ate at the boars head was delicious, but the reception we received upon entering the building annoyed me. The receptionist looked at us as though we had two heads. Myself and my partner had just walked up from knaresbrough, we were dressed in walking clothes which I assumed the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting a review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the food so much and am staggered that you thought that the receptionist was "snooty", as you will see from many other reviews that the staff get very high praise for their friendly manner. I am sorry that she created that first impression when you arrived,... More

Hartlepool
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wedding at Ripley castle and wanted something in walking distance. The hotel is quaint and well cared for. Little favours such as chocs on pillow proper coffee and biscuits in the room really make you feel cared for. The service in this place is unreal the staff are really attentive. The location is stunning as is the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

Many thanks "hartlepoollass", We are all delighted to read that you had such a lovely time with us recently. Sounds like you had the perfect wedding day. We believe that all of the "little things" that you mentioned are what turns a good stay into a great stay , so I'm pleased that you appreciated the unreal service from real... More

Louth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this at short notice to celebrate our wedding anniversary . The inn is set in a beautiful cobbled village square, on the grounds of historic Ripley Castle near Harrogate. The room was very comfortable , exceptionally clean and was decorated in the Chinese theme . We even had little chocolate pigs on our pillows !... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

Fantastic review full of facts and information.!! Many thanks for the great review. We are all delighted to read your review and so pleased to see that you had such a lovely time. Don't wait for your next anniversary,.come back and enjoy more of the same very soon. Give me a call and we will get you booked in. Kindest... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the rooms in the main house. the room was pleasant and clean and the bed very comfortable which a lot of hotel beds are not. our room was a small double which was perfectly adequate. food was very good. would stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

Many thanks for the very concise and positive review. See you next time. Steve & The Team More

Alnwick
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This once lovely boutique hotel with tastefully decorated dining room has transformed itself into a very average pub with rooms!!We used to loving coming to the boars head as a treat now the bar is grubby with poor service with a rowdy unkept beer garden.The general appearance and decor of the hotel is tired and unloved,our bedroom was drab with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that your opinion of us does not live up to your memories. I obviously don't share your opinion about grubby, transport café, rowdy, un kept garden, Weatherspoon style etc, etc, but it seems that the style of our establishment was not to your liking , very similar comments to the previous review, it could almost... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed in this hotel a number of times over the last 20 years,sadly nothing in the last 4 years so to celebrate a birthday booked an overnight stay in august 2014. Food still very good,staff efficient and friendly,however the bedroom had a rundown and tired look and slightly grubby.For years the dining room was the centrepiece of this Hotel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

It seems that the changes we have made to move with the times and evolve a part of the business that was showing a decline (the fine dining restaurant) does not meet with your approval. It certainly seems to be very popular with the majority of people. I am sorry that we won't be seeing you again. kind regards Steve... More

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this hotel because we were going to the theatre in Harrogate that night. We were more than delighted with our small double room in the main building. We ate lunch there and it was superb but the timing of our show did not coincide with eating here in the evening, much to our disappointment. We got the bus into... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

Fabulous review!! Many thanks for your kind comments, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and also the theatre visit in Harrogate. We do hope that we will get the chance to welcome you back again soon, maybe you could attend a matinee performance and then enjoy dinner with us? Kind regards Steve & The... More

Pool of Muckhart, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at The Boars Head for making our stay during the Tour de France very relaxing. Everything was great from start to finish, although I would have like some pasta on the menu to keep the legs pedalling round. Small grumble that any non cyclist should ignore. Food that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

Many thanks to you for choosing us as your base for The Tour. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great time, and I will pass on your comments to everyone who helped to make it such a success. With The Tour of Yorkshire in May 2015 , we hope that you will be back again for... More

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving at The Boar’s Head, we could see that it certainly is in a beautiful location; walls covered in climbing plants, picturesque buildings surrounding it, and not to mention it being right next to Ripley Castle. Check-in was a little slow, as it seemed no one had explained to the receptionist on duty that we were prize winners (no-one ever... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Boars_Head_Hotel, Manager at The Boar's Head, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy some aspects of your recent stay with us. I am puzzled to read that you found us to be not forthcoming to engage with you about your travels. as when we tried to explain the location of the great "geo cache " programme that motogoloco operate, you didn't seem very... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Boar's Head, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Boar's Head? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Boar's Head

Address: Ripley Castle Estate, Ripley HG3 3AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your The Boar's Head reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Boars Head Ripley
Hotel Boars Head

45 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (46)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Coaching Inn set within the magnificent Ripley Castle Estate. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
25

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Boar's Head staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer