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The Wakeman's House

33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
+44 7866 226014
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (46 reviews)
“quiche” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

The owner and all the girls are very friendly and helpful. I am a Coeliac and there is something always available for me to eat. Nothing is too much trouble, they even let me use their loo even if I have not eaten there that...More

Thank susaneY6896WQ
hudsonjans, Owner at The Wakeman's House, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

Many thanks for your lovely review.We do try hard to provide a selection of gluten free options - so it's good to know that it is appreciated. Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed June 18, 2016

I love this place, great to meet up with friends. Lovely atmosphere, marvellous food & drinks, fantastic staff. I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Jenni B
hudsonjans, Owner at The Wakeman's House, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

Many thanks for your kind review! Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

O. M. G. (as the kids say these days). I can't think of enough superlatives to use about this cafe (which was recommended to us by a local - always a good sign). Fabulous home-made food, a great and wide menu, lovely staff, and a...More

1  Thank jeff1894
hudsonjans, Owner at The Wakeman's House, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2016

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit(s)!! Its always lovely to have such positive feedback, so thank you for such lovely comments. We hope to see you again when you're next in Ripon!

Reviewed May 20, 2016

Great atmosphere and service for a centrally located coffee house on Market square. Coffee great and scones wonderful

Thank Peter S
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Went here not long ago. The service was great very polite. good variety of food. It's a little small inside so would advise a early lunch or after 1.

Thank Emma L
Reviewed April 4, 2016

We regularly visit Wakeman's for lunch and have never been disappointed. Delicious home made soup, a variety of sandwiches and other light bites are available to satisfy and please all comers. Great selection of beverages too and all served with a smile. The place itself...More

2  Thank Mustafa A
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This magnificent and historic building and the friendliest staff in the world serve up the finest afternoon teas available! Try it you will not be disappointed!!

Thank Howard M
Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Greeted by friendly helpful staff. Plenty of choice on specials board and menu, obviously well known for good service as was busy, which in itself is a good sign. Quaint surroundings. In a lovely market town.

Thank Sean G
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We have just made a lovely visit to Wakemans and enjoyed a delicious lunch as always. The welcome - including a glass of water as I was coughing - was very welcoming and, once ordered, our meal came very quickly - quiche and sandwiches and...More

Thank Clare O
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Wanted to visit a local trader as opposed to a chain coffee house. I would go back here in the blink of an eye! Super friendly, super cake and very reasonable too. Fabulous little place with lashings of History.

Thank Helen G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 7866 226014
The Wakeman's House cafe is a traditional tearoom, offering a range of tasty homemade sweet treats - scones, traybakes, sponge cakes, bakewell tart and apple pie to name but a few.Our light lunches include sandwiches, paninis, homemade soups and quiches, toasted sandwiches, oven baked potatoes, pate and ploughmans lunch and afternoon tea.Enjoy a visit to our cafe which is situated on the corner of Ripon's historic market square. We assure a warm, friendly welcome with great service and excellent value for money.
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