Go to this hotel and you will not be disappointed......We were not allowed into our room until 3pm as the wedding guests preceding us hadn't left the room on time. This was our only grumble although we were offered an alternative room so this is a very minor grumble that was more than made up for after a most fabulous weekend.
We were in room 10 in the attic overlooking the garden. The room was large with a small but perfectly functioning shower room.A shower that knocked you into next week with red hot water and fluffy towels and robes. A comfy bed, adjustable radiator that had the room warmin seconds, bowl of fruit, bottles of water, a tv and tea/coffee tray with biscuits (no twinings tea you have to make do with Liptons), Molton Brown toiletries, and an electric alarm clock. Sloping floor and ceiling all added to the character but is no good for my husband of 6'4".Next time we will request a high ceiling room as there will be a next time.
Ripon is a lovely old market town with lots of restaurants and coffee shops, shops to peruse and river walks to enjoy. Plenty to do for all ages.The Old Deanery is seconds away from all of this so you can park the car and forget about it for your stay.
Staff are friendly and accomodating and you are made to feel most welcome.The restaurant is the most fabulous place to eat and we enjoyed our best meal ever for variety and quality. There were olives and kettle chips on arrival, a warm cheese froth with the tiniest cheese straws compliments of the chef, warm bread of every variety (fruit and nut bread) with olive oil and balsamic vinegar ready mixed on the table. Then 9 starters to choose from (king scallops and blue cheese soufle were chosen) 8 main courses (loin of lamb and belly pork were chosen) and 8 desserts (chocolate and hazelnut tart and iced pineapple souffle were chosen). Every course was cooked to perfection and there was plenty of it. This was followed by another pleasant walk around the town centre before retiring to a lovely comfy bed.
Breakfast was yet another wonderful experience but being unable to eat a full yorkshire breakfast i had the creamy scrambled egg with smoked salmon which was divine. Thankyou to our Hungarian waitress (sorry didn't get your name) who looked after us a treat both at dinner and breakfast and also to all the other staff who made our stay perfect.
Go go go to this wonderful establishment, we will certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make your way up the traditional 17th century oak staircase to find 11 bespoke en suite bedrooms, all with their own individual charm and character. With lovely views from both sides of the hotel and all the modern amenities in your room, you are guaranteed a peaceful and restful stay with us. Dog & child friendly, you don't have to leave anyone at home while you explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Deanery Hotel Ripon
- Old Deanery Ripon
- Old Deanery Hotel Ripon