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The Royal Oak Hotel

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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403 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were advised by our hotel to eat in this restaurant. We reserved in advance and were well received. Staff were friendly and professional throughout the evening. The menu was attractive and the food plentiful and well presented. The trouble was the long wait for food then the unacceptable delay between courses. If that was a one off, this is... More 

Thank DaoHaddington
RoyalOakRipon, General Manager at The Royal Oak Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and that the service was of high standard. We were rather busy this particular night, which is why the food took a little longer to get to you but I do apologise. We do try to get food out of the kitchen... More 

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89 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was visiting the cathedral and chose this hotel for my overnight stop. It is well located close to the town centre and also to the cathedral (I could see it and hear the clock chimes from my room). There is some parking at the rear of the hotel and a large car park nearby which is not overly expensive... More 

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Ashford, Kent
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We spent one night here on our way south from Aberdeenshire to Kent. Initial impressions were good; friendly greeting, nice building in excellent location, nice room, albeit up two flights of stairs. Room was clean and nicely decorated. Bathroom had a huge walk-in shower which was superb, but the washbasin was minute and the overhanging shelf made using it something... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It's funny when you hope a weekend really can live up to all you hope for. Great staff , great food and a clean tidy room perfect for a weekend stay. Everything around the corner and so many things near by. Enjoy your stay guys and girls

Thank john c
Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We've stayed a couple of times here and it's a great pub with comfortable accommodation. But what sets it apart is the quality of the food served. Yes it's a bit pricey but it's well worth it. Serves great ales as you'd expect from Timothy Taylor's and a good selection of Gins! We will try to get back as soon... More 

Thank Andy H
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Ripon quite late and walked into the Royal Oak. I don't think we could have done much better. Very pleasant staff found a table for us. The menu is quite small but we still found plenty to choose from. Haddock with poached egg as a starter is enormous. Sticky Ripon Beef is very good indeed. We thought about... More 

Thank Richard L
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were bought an overnight stay of our choice for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary by a couple of very good friend. We opted for the Royal Oak in Ripon. To say this was a good choice is an understatement. The staff were all very helpful, attentive and pleasant who went out of their way to make your stay a good... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Stayed overnight here with meal the food was excellent and the black pudding sausage roll by the young chef keep it coming lovely room very comfy and very nice breakfast and all staff very friendly would go back also best cup I have had in room in any hotel I have stayed in Ruth from Stockton

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32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stayed here on the way back from a trip around Scotland, we took the special offer of room, meal & Breakfast for £125 and better value for money is difficult to find. Although the Inn is in the middle of the town and just a stones throw from the impressive cathedral we were not troubled by noise. The room... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This pub is beautifully located in the city centre with the wonderful cathedral at the bottom of the street. Our room was surprisingly spacious with a lovely comfy bed. We had our evening meal in the restaurant which was really delicious and the staff could not of been more helpful. Parking is a bit of an issue although there are... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about The Royal Oak Hotel

Address: 36 Kirkgate, Ripon HG4 1PB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Ripon
Price Range: $167 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“We faced over the street but there were no problems with noise.”
 of 5 bubbles DrTimW, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no lifts and the rooms are over the first and second floor so may be not good for those with walking difficulties .”
 of 5 bubbles anitaj977, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A room at the back means you hear talk on the patio and is some noise in the morning when the staff are moving beer barrels.”
 of 5 bubbles Tyzllmyne, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It has no lift and you may ahve to climb 2 flights of stairs - Room 6 was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Lal531, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We got superior double”
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