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The Wakeman's House

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33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
+44 7866 226014
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a pleasant find. I have passed through Ripon lots of times but never notice this tea room tucked away in the corner of the market square on the same side as the town hall. We were on a break for a few days and tried it. Well, firstly the staff are lovely and friendly. Secondly there is a lot... More 

Thank Phil H
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very pleasant lunch with hubby it was very busy but the waitress cleared a table for us in the window to sit down. Food was lovely, pate and cheese ploughmans for me big steaming bowl of soup and a BLT for him. Plenty of choice on menus. Tea for 2 came in a big pot with plenty of... More 

Thank 688belindab
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely old world establishment. Very welcoming service with excellent home made food nicely served. Can recommend the scones they are lovely.

Thank Allan N
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wakeman's House in the market square is very popular with local people. We had a satisfying light lunch from the varied menu. There are 'meal deals' and the food is very reasonably priced and tasty. There is also a good selection of cakes.

Thank Januarius
Bedale, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place for an excellent choice of cakes, snacks and lunches. Very comfortable surroundings, friendly service and reasonable prices. Will certainly be returning!

Thank twizzle2017
Ripon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Wakemans House with all its quirkiness and history is a fabulous place for coffee, scones, cakes, lunches . I visited early morning for coffee and a wonderfully light cheese scone. Excellent coffee. Delightful staff

Thank AngieJS20
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely traditional English tea room situated on the edge of the market Square. The Wakemans house dates back to the 17th century and there's even part of the original wall, protected by glass. The staff are very friendly and the food very good from lunches to home made cakes. Well worth a visit.

Thank snowydb5
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Called in early morning for coffee and it was full up of people enjoying breakfast. Coffee was good and a refill cost just 90p so great if you want to linger a while and have a chat / catch up with friends Fab scones all baked fresh, a new batch were being made as we had coffee.Food seemed good value... More 

Thank TheButler2014
Ripon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food lovely cakes nice service quaint place very clean toilets.hole place has lovely atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy.

Thank Ann Fern A
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We tried this for the first time on a Saturday morning for a quick cup of filter coffee. It is situated in one corner of the main market square just along from the Town Hall and Tourist Information Centre. It is an interesting old listed building , timber framed, black beams against white painted brick outside, wood panelling and original... More 

Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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  • Address: 33 Market Place South, Ripon HG4 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +44 7866 226014
The Wakeman's House cafe is a traditional tearoom, offering a range of tasty homemade sweet treats - scones, traybakes, sponge cakes, bakewell tart and apple pie to name but a few.Our light lunches include sandwiches, paninis, homemade soups and quiches, toasted sandwiches, oven baked potatoes, pate and ploughmans lunch and afternoon tea.Enjoy a visit to our cafe which is situated on the corner of Ripon's historic market square. We assure a warm, friendly welcome with great service and excellent value for money.

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