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) #17 of 62 Restaurants in Ripon $$ - $$$ , British,
24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
+44 1765 602251
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (5 reviews)
“ham” (7 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The pictures of this pub show a lovely setting by a river. It is by a river but the outside garden area and the side facing the river was really scruffy with old tables, it could be so much better. We booked for Sunday Lunch...More

1  Thank SAYERS51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! Always nice staff beautiful scenery, always my first choice when going out in ripon

Thank winstonnls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a day in Ripon today and we decided to try The Water Rat because we liked the look of the location. This was one of many positives for the Water Rat. It is a cracking pub with great food. We sat outside watching a...More

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for mother in laws birthday with family,16 in total. Lunch was carvery style after placing order had half hour to wait to go for food, was told that food was being replenished even though other people were going and being served. Roast beef...More

Thank keith c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I ended the day in Ripon and we set off to visit a pub or two. We had the fount of all knowledge with us who calls himself Frank and he suggested The Water Rat by the river. We found it on...More

1  Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar / restaurant tucked away from the hussle of Ripon City centre on the bank of the river is worth a visit. It was a very hot day on our visit so we were blessed with sitting out side. Order at the bar and...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub on Bank Holiday Monday lunchtime with friends. It was almost empty so we assumed we would be served fairly quickly. Our table was looking out onto the river which was lovely. The waitress came with the menu and told us what items...More

2  Thank LezHarrogate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's in a unusual location, off a side-street and next to wasteland. The terrance is right on the river with beautiful views. The inside is pretty run down. It's got very friendly, professional staff and good beer. The food is very average pub food -...More

2  Thank thestars
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Dog friendly to sit inside or out by river. Very good value and good menu with decent portions and friendly service

Thank monique c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a couple of trips to the Water rat. We sat in the sunshine beside the river enjoying an excellent sharing ploughman's platter. It was very generous with slices of roast pork 4 different cheeses pate salad and lashings of bread and butter. Three...More

3  Thank DeeBird2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Bondgate Green | 24 Bondgate Green, Ripon HG4 1QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 602251
  • E-mail
At The Water Rat in Ripon, North Yorkshire, we are open Monday - Sunday from 11am- 11pm. Serving Food 12 - 2:30, 6 - 9:00 Monday - Friday, 12- 3:00 & 6-9:00 Saturdays, 12 - 4:00 Sundays. Our amazing special offers include Wednesday's 2 Dine For £10 (2 Main courses , 2 Desserts) 2 mains for £12.99 (Selected Times and limited menu). Friday Curry Night, curry and a pint or glass of house wine £9.99 Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you.
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