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The Old Deanery
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

The restaurant has to be one of the best in Yorkshire - a Michelin Star has to be on the way very soon. The quality of the rooms are very good and the finishing touches really make a differance. The service is friendly & welcoming. Overall a great place to stay for business or leisure but even if you don't stay the night and live in the north Yorkshire area you must go and eat at the Restaurant - it really is a hidden gem. Only a matter of time before it gets found by the masses!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Simon H
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

It was good of you to say we deserve a Michelin star! In my dreams... but I'll settle for all of our guests enjoying the meal and the atmosphere here as much as you did. Thank you!

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at The Deanery to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The service at the hotel is second to none; the staff were very polite and only too happy to assist. We arrived very early and our room wasn’t ready however; the young man on reception called housekeeping and asked them if they would prepare our room next. We also forgot to book a table in the restaurant for Sunday lunch (fully booked) once again with lots of effort from the staff they fitted us in. The food was excellent
The room was very clean, well presented and the bed was comfy. The en-suite had a beautiful slipper bath complete with a rain shower. This room (no.4) overlooked the beautiful garden and when the window is open you can hear the Cathedral bells.
The building its self is very old and has a lot of character, inside and out, and can understand why they host a lot of weddings. The Old Deanery is ‘one of a kind’ as is the owner Linda. We planned a day at the races and she tried to obtain 2for1 tickets.
We were looking for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful hotel with excellent food and good wine and that’s exactly what we got. Before leaving we booked a 2 nigh stay for New Years Eve and New Years day but this time in room 5 overlooking the Cathedral.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank shortie632
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

I am not sure if "one of a kind" is good but I am translating it to "unique!" and I guess we all are here... its a pleasure to entertain guests when they really connect with the place so roll on New Year's Eve, I say!

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Stopped off for afternoon tea after visiting the Cathedral and was very impressed. The staff were very friendly and the service good.My friend had visited for lunch on a previous occasion and been very impressed. The building looks beautiful and it would be worth visiting Ripon again just to stay here .

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Cauli2
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

We are so glad you enjoyed our afternoon tea because its a fairly new service for us and we love our shabby chic bone china and slightly quirky style. Many people don't even realise they can come in and just have a cup of tea so thanks for the praise. It gives us all a boost!

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Visited the Old Deanery on Monday night for a meal with my husband and it was fantastic. The staff were very welcoming and the service very good. I had the duck, followed by the venison and then the cheese board, my husband had the salmon, followed by the coley and he finished off with the bakewell tart. You've never seen such clean plates being sent back. The food was very tasty and well presented. We would definately return when next in the area

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kirstie C
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Sorry this is one of a couple of reviews I thought I had responded to and I apologise...we are really pleased that you wholeheartedly approved of our restaurant and we would obviously love to welcome you again. We do have a new chef but the food is just as tasty.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed here after racing at Ripon- what a charming place where nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is an old building so expected rooms not to be up uniform or predictable- added to the charm. The room was also up to date with a good shower room and comfortable bed.
We were lucky with this year's weather and spent a delightful hour with a drink in the peaceful garden.
Dinner was fantastic- beautifully presented and imaginative food- service was a little rustic but friendly!
Breakfast equally good and the whole experience well worth it!

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper- ask for a room away from the cathedral- the clock strikes the hour!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank OscarYorkshire
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LindaRipon, Owner at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2012

Thats what we like to hear and we are pleased you enjoyed our nearness to the races and our food and drink experience... but our front of house staff would love to know what "rustic" means in relation to their service!! Whatever it is I am glad it did not detract from your experience..

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