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Friars Head

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Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 1677 450201
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Bellerby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They say let the train take the strain Well the Friars Head do the same Our Ruby Wedding was a special occassion So Friars Head stepped in with pride Thereafter for us it was an easy ride Tom and Frances planning skilled left us thrilled With quality food and a range of drinks which left our guests wll filled 56... More 

Thank asherayside
Redcar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us met for lunch and for me it was my first visit but I will be going again. We were in the conservatory which was nice and warm with a lovely view. I imagine this is a good place to go all year round. The meal was good and the staff very friendly and efficient. Wish it was... More 

Thank LS212015
Bedale, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here and like the redecoration and changes Still got log fire in bar so that was welcoming The food is not quite as good as it used to be The prawn cocktail was pretty tasteless with tired lettuce However the roast beef and the roast pork were both good and the veg was freshly cooked and very... More 

Thank Pauline G
Hull, England
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Had 2 evening meals here and a lunch with family and all absolutely great. Husband & I visited firstly and had the early evening menu steak pie - this was full of very tasty beef with a thin crust - too much for me. On 2nd occasion, with family, one had the duck & 2 the belly pork & pork... More 

Thank Hull_EnglandGill
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited Sunday just gone with family and friends. Efficient and friendly service as always. Main course's all well received. Accompanying vegetables perfectly cooked cauli but the broccoli was not cooked merely warmed through. However the Yorkshire puddings were not good. Tough and hard. In Yorkshire I expect perfect Yorkshires. If I didn't know better I would say that somebody had... More 

Thank Daniel L
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Popped in at lunchtime as the place further up the road was closed. The service was really good. We had a selection of lunchtime food. All of which was OK. The service was the really outstanding feature. We were also entertained by watching a game of croquet.

Thank td2traveller
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Went for a second visit, the first was fabulous and so was this visit...I just love this place, it oozes class from outside to in. Our evening meal was delicious, staff friendly and courteous. The re-fit has just made it all the more special....well done to The Friars you have everything just spot on!....cant wait to come back and it... More 

Thank julie h
Taipei, Taiwan
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Visited each year for the past four years and this year (March 2016) the restaurant had made renovations to the dining area which made it even more charming. You'd miss this place if you drive too fast, but it's at the entrance to the road leading down to Akebar caravan site and golf course. It looks quaint and ancient but... More 

Thank Phill G
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325 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Third time we have enjoyed a lunch here with a group of other like-minded colleagues. Lunch was ready for us. Staff very helpful. Big changes with a new conservatory layout, which is very pleasing. Plus separate room we were able to enjoy lunch in the quiet. Keep up the good work everyone

Thank Alph
Bedale, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

A group of us went for a Friday night treat recently and enjoyed a super meal. It has had a bit of a make over and the conservatory area has changed into a more intimate space. The choice of menu is good, food is well prepared, cooked and served, staff are efficient and helpful

Thank Pauline G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
British, Pub, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1677 450201

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?