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The Old Deanery

Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
+44 1765 600003
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good18%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fruit cake” (5 reviews)
“tasting menu” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Deanery is always good for a business lunch or one with friends Good lunch menu but we nearly always get sandwiches. The posh fishfinger butty in rustic ciabatta is truly lovely. Served with hand cut proper chips Smoked salmon and cucumber also a...More

Thank Pauline G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had a very enjoyable lunch here, just sandwiches but very nice ones, salmon and cream cheese with the best chips ever. Will definitely be returning - not an extensive lunchtime menu but something to suit everyone.

Thank car01092015
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We went to an English sparkling wine and Yorkshire food event - both food and wine were excellent. Thanks to pNick and all the great staff at the Deanery for a superb evening.

Thank menthee07
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I rang to book our afternoon tea, and was told there was no need. When we arrived we were asked why we hadn't booked!!!. The food was served on a mish-mash of China, the tea was in a tea pot that leaked all over the...More

1  Thank Kim S
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Many thanks for your review - we welcome all types of feedback whether positive or negative. Unfortunately, as your review had previously stated before being edited, this visit actually took place in 2016 and so does not accurately represent our service & afternoon tea experiences...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

Noticed The Old Deanery after coming out of The Cathedral. Friendly front of house young man greeted us at the reception showed us to the bar area to be greeted with a roaring fire, we ordered tea / coffee . Very impressed when it arrived...More

1  Thank Peggy B
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Many thanks for you review on your impromptu refreshments after visiting the stunning Ripon Cathedral just over the road. I'm delighted you were impressed upon your first visit to The Old Deanery and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon for a...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

A very select number of us had a joined birthday celebration 3 course lunch. The food was excellent and plentiful. The service was first class and nothing seemed to be to much trouble. The private room was comfortable and had French doors that opened onto...More

Thank JimDodds
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your celebration with us here at The Old Deanery. Our Garden Room, with French doors opening onto the gardens, makes such a lovely intimate space for small private dining parties. Your kind comments will...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Took my mother and sister for afternoon tea for my mother 7th birthday. The staff service and food was amazing. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and would highly recommend.More

Thank Amanda G
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Many thanks for your review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your birthday afternoon tea to celebrate your mother's 70th birthday! All our treats are made in-house and served with enthusiasm by our lovely Yorkshire staff. We look forward to welcoming you all back to The...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Deanery afternoon tea , great choice of sandwiches, warm scones, beautiful little cakes, very freindly and helpful staff. Roaring fire in the bar, very welcome on a dreary Saturday. We looked at their dinner menu which also looked very inviting.We will be back!More

Thank Sally C
Chris B, General Manager at The Old Deanery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Many thanks for your kind review and I'm delighted you enjoyed your traditional afternoon tea with us. Priced at only £12.50 per person with all the lovely treats made in-house, it's definitely something special! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old Deanery...More

Reviewed 15 December 2016

Booked afternoon tea for a family celebration in person a number of weeks in advance. Told the hotel the reason for the celebration and requested a table overlooking the garden. Arrived at the hotel to be shown a table right in the corner of the...More

1  Thank NY777
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A nice place in nice surroundings but its a bit "posh" for some folk, drinks are reasonably priced, service is good but the bar is really small and when we were there they had an art & craft stalls inside which made it really tight...More

Thank YorkshireShacko
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Loo C
What time is breakfast on a Saturday?
18 June 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
We serve breakfast 8.30am - 9.30am on a Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you to The Old Deanery soon. Kind regards Chris General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Deanery Minster Road | Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 600003
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Old Deanery
Description
The Old Deanery restaurant is spread out over 3 dining rooms, allowing you to dine overlooking our stunning gardens or the magnificent Ripon Cathedral. Open for lunch, dinner & available to book for private dining, celebrations & weddings.
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