My wife and I (and the dog!) spent a night at the Ripon Spa Hotel in early January. As well as taking pets, the reason we selected the hotel was the location was very close to Fountains Abbey/Studley Royal as well as Pateley Bridge and North Yorkshire Dales. We benefitted from fine weather which was a bonus (it snowed the following weeks).
We had selected the hotel from a web site off of the National Trust web site and went for an offer on a superior room with bed and breakfast.
The hotel is stands on its own grounds fronted by the main road to Patelet Bridge just five minutes walk from Ripon. On arrival we were warmly greeted and from that moment on we were made to feel quite welcome. They are particularly dog friendly and we soon learned that the owner also has a pet dog.
We could access most areas with the dog expect the Pub/restaurant and Breakfast area.
The superior room was large (double plus twin) and suitably furnished. The bathroom had been updated and felt modern.
The views over the grounds were nice and we had a corner room which meant that we had windows on two sides.
Opposite the hotel is a small park with the town centre a small walk. During the evening time we could have eaten at numerous places and we didn't find the town centre busy even for a Saturday. We decided to eat in the hotel and were not disappointed.
On our walk around the town centre we found plenty of pubs but would recommend the One Eyed Rat - especially for the wide selection of real ale beers and reasonable prices. Also a place were you can take the pooch.
The only negative comment would be too the windows which were steel frame and no double glazing but that said this was a minor point.
In summary, with trips and walks to Studley Royal and Pateley Bridge we found the Ripon Spa Hotel a great base for our weekend and would definitely return.
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- Best Western Ripon Hotel
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