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The Royal Oak Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

Stayed here on a one night stop over. Lovely hotel with excellent staff !! Good sized family room which was spotless. The bar and restaurant are both excellent and reasonably priced. Breakfast menu is great and the cooked breakfast is the best i have ever had !!! only small complaint is the parking . Would definately recommend this hotel

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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RoyalOakRipon, Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for you kind words.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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Wirral, Cheshire
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Reviewed July 5, 2010

My wife,myself and two teenage daughters stayed in a family superior room for one night and it was all you could expect. The room, bar area and breakfast area where all to a high standard. The staff where all very friendly, polite and helpful. The room was decorated in a modern style and was the largest we have ever stayed in. There was a choice on the breakfast menu and the food was lovely.
The only problems where, difficulty in parking, as there where only enough room for four cars at the back. We found street parking easily enough though. The only other thing was noise from late night revellers, although if it was a cooler night and the window was closed then it probably wouln't have been a problem.
All said, this was an excellent place to stay!

Dave McCulloch

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

Cannot reccomend this place enough! I was traveling with my mother and they gave us an extra room free of charge. The rooms are lovely (no noise from the pub below) and the beds very comfortable. There is no parking but it is easy enough to find a quiet street to leave the car within a couple of minutes walk. We ate in the pub for the first evening and both breakfast and evening meal were excellent. All the staff we dealt with were exceptionally helpful. I would suggest this is the only place to stay in Ripon!

  • Stayed February 2010
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Durham
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

Stayed two nights here for Valentine's weekend. Very nice modern pub in a great location. The Landlords bitter was exceptional. Used the restaurant and everything we ordered was spot on, especially the steaks.
New carpets lead to bedrooms.We stayed in Room 4 which was nicely decorated but a bit small, understand Rooms 1 and 5 are the biggest.
Didn't try breakfasts as we were still full from previous night !
The staff were friendly and very helpful especially Irma.
Directly opposite the entrance to the pub is a new wine bar called Squiffy's which is excellent and on the corner of the market square was The Wakeman's cafe, must be the best scones in Yorkshire !
We had a great stay and will be visiting more Timothy Taylor establishments. Thanks !

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Oswaldtwistle
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Reviewed December 7, 2009

A traditional pub although modern furnishing serving cask beer and a very good food menu.The rooms were spotless and very well furnished.The staff were most pleasant and very helpful at all times.Eight couples were in our group and all were very impressed.Situated only a few yards from the square in Ripon t really does not have ample parking for more than 2 or 3 cars but that does not detract from a very good place to have a short break.Would recommend highly.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Lancs
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Reviewed December 6, 2009

We have just returned from a two night break here. The staff were so friendly -nothing was too much trouble, the breakfasts and our one evening meal were excellent. The rooms have recently been re-furbished and were nice. Our only complaint is they were a bit dark. All in all worth a visit if staying in Ripon.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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youknowem
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

This is a lovely, welcoming little hotel. The staff were very friendly and attentive, and were very helpful with regards to their parking issue. There wasn't much parking on site, but it's conveniently in the middle of a little market town... NOWHERE has much in the way of parking! ...It didn't take us long to find somewhere..

We stayed two nights in their superior suite, which whilst fairly small, was very comfortable and well equipped..(and typical of somewhere with that kind of history and character). There were plenty supplies (coffee and tea etc) the bedding and towels very clean. The decor was fresh and contemporary (recently decorated) and the bed was more comfortable than my own. The night was quiet, even when the hotel was fully booked.

On the second night we ordered steak, watercress and chips and thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful! Our first breakfast was very nice (beautiful quality sausages and bacon) but the second breakfast was even better (mushrooms browned in butter! yum!).

We'd definitely go back. My only (very small) criticism was that the carpets were a little bit grubby and could do with a wash... a quick once over with a vax ought to do it!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Oak Hotel
Address: 36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ripon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Oak is the ideal base for sight seeing, whether in Ripon, the surrounding area, a trip to the races or a local wedding. Ideally located 15 mins drive from the A1 motorway, and proud to hold a 4 diamond AA rating, it is an ideal choice as a perfect stop over for those long car journeys. We have a choice of family, twin or double rooms, all with en-suite bath or shower. All our bedrooms have been upgraded and are modern and well finished, all have a modern flat screen television with freeview and complimentary tea, coffee, water and biscuits. ... more   less 
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