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Friars Head

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Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 (0)1677 450201
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We have eaten at the Friars Head many times, the restaurant is one of the most ambient that you could wish for. The menu has never been the most extensive but sufficient for all tastes and the food and service has always been exceptional. When we visited the Friars Head a couple of weeks ago, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
colin170258
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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Bedale, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the Friars Head many times, the restaurant is one of the most ambient that you could wish for. The menu has never been the most extensive but sufficient for all tastes and the food and service has always been exceptional. When we visited the Friars Head a couple of weeks ago, we felt that there was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited The Friars Head whilst staying with family and were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. We all had the Early Bird evening special and the food and the prices were excellent. We all had the steak and ale pie with chips and it was absolutely delicious - with generous portions. The staff were attentive but not obtrusive. We... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the Friars Head for lunch and were delighted by the whole experience. The orangery where we sat to eat our lunch was so calming and relaxing. We were surrounded by lush green plants and fantastic overhead vines. The sound of gently running water was provided by a partly hidden tiny indoor fish pond...lovely views from the arched... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Came here as another choice opens only in the evenings. Whilst let down elsewhere I knew this place would be welcoming & worthwhile: it was. My friend and I arrived a tad after 1pm and enjoyed both a homemade burger and beef sandwiches (with coleslaw + salad) washed down with good beer. The barman and waiter were pleasant and helpful.... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went last week,it's a great pub/ resturant the food is well cooked and served by the nicest waiters,very polite,and helpful.all the staff and managers make you feel very welcome,the huge fire is a bonus,and the whole experience is great

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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Excellent meal, fantastic service and really accommodating for our special occasion. Thank you so much for making our first dinner as an engaged couple so memorable.

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newcaslte upon tyne
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

we went here for a treat whilst visiting relatives in the Yorkshire dales. What a hidden treasure, decor was really fab, service and food of a high standard average prices, good choice on menu, would definitely recommend booking in busy summer periods attached to a golf course so could visualise this being very busy off locals and visitors alike.

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I have frequented the Friars head since we were newly married, we haven't been for a while after having a disappointing visit a few years back! I have to say we revisited last night and I am glad to say I was not disappointed the food was great and the service was too. I will definitely return.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food & service was really good and the decor I loved There was a good varied menu that would please all and within a reasonable budget

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Catterick
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What an a fantastic evening was had by all, ( Ages from 10 months- 60+ years). This is the second private function that I have been to here in the west wing room. The food was gorgeous as always, very generous portions and very reasonably priced. The service was impeccable, helpful,courteous and very friendly, professional staff. A huge thanks to... More 

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Address: Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1677 450201
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
Average Prices: USD 65

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  • Address: Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1677 450201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 65
  • Price Range: $ $ $

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