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Friars Head

Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 (0)1677 450201
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Ranked #19 of 38 restaurants in Leyburn
Price range: $1 - $65
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Good choice of Menu, quality food cooked well. Certainly recommend.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had lunch in the friars head while we were staying on the holiday park. It was great for all the family and the lunch menu was very reasonable. The Staff were very attentive and polite.

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bedale
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

my 18th birthday and i had no idea what to do except a meal so my mother suggested the friars head which i was more than happy as i had never been before and had heard it was very nice. On arrival i was impressed by the modern yet rustic style of the restaurant and as we waited for everyone... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here following a recommendation from a local resident, but found the food to be ordinary at best. Though my lamb was fine, quite why anyone would serve the ubiquitous fried potato cubes, vegetables and salad with a pasta course is beyond us! And at just under £50 for two for a two course meal with one drink each,... More

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kidderminster
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had dinner there twice in the week we spent in Bedale. The food was good, service excellent and the price not too heavy for what we got.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

an 80th birthday celebration for a disparate group of 16 people hosted in a private area. The food was excellent and all meals came at the same time. Service was discreetly attentive - we felt welcomed and unhurried. Easy to find and easy to park.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

After spending the day touring the Dales we stopped here for dinner as it had been recommended by our hosts. Menu was promising, unfortunately the food when delivered was disappointing. Pigeon stuffed with haggis was over cooked to the point of dry and the rowan jus was too sweet and overpowering. Tuna nicoise was ok but hard to mess up... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were staying in Patrick Brompton and had been recommended to Friars Head. We are so pleased we went, in fact during our week stay we ate there on two occasions. The food was beautiful, a very relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. The staff are very attentive and even recognised us on our second visit. Locals speak very highly of Friars... More

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Leeds, Yorkshire
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128 reviews 128 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

First impressions were not good....stained, dirty seats covered in food debris. Starter of twice baked soufflé was a gelatinous mound in an alarming shade of yellow drowning in a sea of tasteless sauce which tasted of little other than grease. Linguine pasta with mushrooms was fairly bland and boring but filling especially with the accompanying salad and veggies. You won't... More

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yorkshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Initial impression good, looked cosy and inviting seemed fairly busy in the bar. The Bar staff looked a bit stressed and too busy to give full attention regarding food. no front of house so no clear direction on availability/menu etc. we flagged down a waiter to ask if we could order after the barmaid pointed to the menus. Once we... More

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