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SO! Bar and Eats Ripon

$$ - $$$, British,
6 Old Market Place, Ripon HG4 1EQ, England
+44 1765 601369
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“burgers” (32 reviews)
“fries” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Healthy, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Old Market Place, Ripon HG4 1EQ, England
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Visited today as a party of eight, four adults and kids. Nice warm welcome, good menu choice and really good value food. Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit. Recommended by us all.

Thank JuanConnorea
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

A regular haunt. Excellent food and service, once again, with a special mention to Nathan Aand MillieMore

Thank LambtonWorm
robert t, General Manager at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

Hi LambtonWorm Thank you for your lovely review, its so nice with so many National chains out that that a little independent like us, is getting it right. thankyou so much and we will pass on your comments to Nathan and Millie and the rest...More

Reviewed September 22, 2017

I’d been recommended So Bar. We went in from the town square front not realising that the place has a huge and popular rear garden and bar. The inside is a bit tired and in need of a good clean and paint. The staff were...More

Thank collavfc
robert t, Owner at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

Hi Collavfc Thankyou for your comments we will take them on board and take action for you. Glas you enjoyed the outside areas and will return the team at SO!

Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends, the food was perfect and the staff was very welcoming. The steak was cooked perfectly and the burger was full of flavour. Defiantly return!

Thank Natalie H
robert t, Owner at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

Hi Nathalie Thank you for your lovely review, yep we think our burgers are pretty yummy as well. we will pass on your comments to Nathan and his team the team at SO!

Reviewed September 15, 2017

Been a few times and the food is always ok but compared to other places in Ripon seems a little higher price wise but they do accept tastecard so as long as you're going on a week day you'll get better value for money. Food...More

Thank sandd118
robert t, Owner at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Hi sandd118 So glad that you can see the value we offer via the taste card, when you can eat two freshly prepared and cooked to order burgers for £8 including fries and slaw as an example, we feel we cannot be beaten on price....More

Reviewed September 14, 2017

Went to the so bar in Ripon this evening, had a £25 voucher to the value of £50 , I had the so lamb... absolutely delicious my other half had the rack of ribs...beautiful, two large glasses of red and one beer, no extras and...More

Thank _barbarametcalfe53
robert t, Owner at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Hi Barbara We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and your food. Its nice to know as a local family run independent we can do it better than the big boys. We will pass on your lovelly cooments to the team. The team at...More

Reviewed September 12, 2017

Recently visited on a Sunday afternoon. The menu was quite extensive but no Sunday lunch so i went for a burger. Service was friendly and reasonably quick. The burger looked impressive when it arrived and tasted just as good. My only complaint would be the...More

Thank Explorez
robert t, Owner at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

Hi Explorez Thank you so much for the kind words, so very glad you enjoyed the menu and burger. We did used to do Sunday Roast but stopped it as there didnt seem much interest in it. However we have recently considered bringing it back....More

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Visited Ripon yesterday, came across SO! Bar, the menus outside looked pretty cool and was in the mood for a burger. The staff were very friendly and the burgers were really nice and tasty! However all I'd say is the chips were cooked for too...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Food is exceptional & drinks to suit all tastes with a ridiculously extensive gin list with really good & unique flavours, well worth a visit.

Thank Neil_Anderson1973
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely evening at So Bar, our third visit. Gorgeous food, good gluten free menu and fantastic Gin selection. We had a slight issue with our order and had to wait longer than normal for our food however this was dealt with...More

Thank salnandy
robert t, Owner at SO! Bar and Eats Ripon, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Hi Salnandy Thank you so much for your review and kind words and we are glad you had a good experience. we will of course pass on your comments and we look forward to seeing you again the team at SO!

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October 18, 2016|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
there is a car park at the back but im not sure if it is free or not
Len W
March 28, 2016|
Response from robert t | Property representative |
Hi yes they are we offer a 2 course offer for £12.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $16
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Old Market Place, Ripon HG4 1EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 601369
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We are an award winning, independently run bar & restaurant, offering a range of high quality freshly prepared food to meet every occasion, in a contemporary bar environment.
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