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Friars Head

) #10 of 26 Restaurants in Leyburn $$ - $$$ , British,
Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
+44 1677 450201
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish fingers” (2 reviews)
“venison” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife booked this restaurant as we were staying locally (the next village over) and thought the photos on the website looked modern and the food nice. On arrival we opened the car door to be met with loud cheesy 90s pop music, kids running...More

Thank tb2013_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here while staying at Akebar Park. The bar is in beautiful surroundings, and so classy and smart inside The food looked amazing, but other than some Chips for the kids to nibble on we didn't eat here. There was a good selection of...More

Thank lauralou_25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 14&15 year olds for dinner. It was nice food but a tad pricey and a lot of the menu was a bit fancy for my teens giving them little choice. £60 for 3 mains and 3 drinks. I would recommend this restaurant for...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a meal here whilst staying next door at Akebar. We expected it to be busier than it was, given the poor weather. It is dog friendly, which didn't please some of our party, as the dogs were sat next to us whilst eating...More

Thank LYPud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ten of my family and friends went for a meal and although the food was okay we were disappointed with our service. We were booked in for 19.30. Our wine was almost thrown at us when brought to the table by the waiter. We ordered...More

1  Thank FranDobson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We experienced an unwelcoming start where it was unclear if there was a table available in the restaurant where only 2 other tables were occupied (it was a Monday). Service got much better after this, the menus (specials, early bird and dinner) had a good...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Akebar camp site and came for a meal on the saturday night. Really good menu, and the food was incredible. Staff were a delight, service was good ( one lad let it down a bit by forgetting out drinks order but it...More

Thank denofil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely food! Very friendly staff. Would definitely go again! My only criticism was that we had lots of children running past our table to the toilet

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We (as two couples) were looking forward to a pleasant evening at the Friars Head, however were bitterly disappointed. The restaurant has potential being recently refurbished with a pleasant interior. However our evening was possibly the worst I've had in a long time. We arrived...More

4  Thank iveson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say about our family day out yesterday. This place was recommended by a friend who eats out regularly so I took her advice and booked a table for seven of us for lunch. The member of staff who took my telephone...More

1  Thank littlebear
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7 March 2017|
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Response from Pauline G | Reviewed this property |
The Manor House at Aiskew near Bedale is a lovely B&B of character and run by two very kind and helpful People and very reasonable White Bear at Masham is great. Lovely rooms and great food plus Theakston ales Both close... More
31 July 2016|
Response from simonandjen | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as none of us are veggies...I'm sure if you contact the Friars head directly they can let you know. Good luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Akebar, Leyburn DL8 5LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1677 450201
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