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The Boar’s Head

4.4
4.4
371 Reviews
£25 and under
English

We are unable to reserve tables outdoors.

Historical Coaching Inn with Traditional bar and a formal dining room; both with its own character.
We serve a great selection of pub classics, using as much produce from the nearby Ripley Castle Estate & Gardens as possible. Our chefs are constantly inspired to create special dishes to take advantage of the 2000 acre Estate and extensive Walled gardens produce.
We serve a selection of popular local real ales and have guest beers on a regular basis including some rare gems, so there is always a reason to pop into the bar.
There is a well structured and varied wine list suitable for all levels of wine drinker from affordable afternoon drinking through to more powerful and exquisite wines, which can be matched to our dishes to create a full dining experience.
We cater for any number of guests from couples to larger parties and families and we have recently received 'Best Hotel for dogs in the UK&

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–19:30
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 17:30–20:30

  • Phone number

    01423 771888

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Oliver Stewart

  • Catering

    Classic British

  • Area

    Harrogate

  • Parking Details

    The Boar's Head facilitates front and back parking predominantly for our residents but there is also on street parking and a large free car park 100 meters away.

  • Public Transit

    The 36 Bus - Leeds /Harrogate /Ripon stops right outside The Boar's Head and runs a regular service passing through the village every 15 minutes.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

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What 371 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Lunch

  • North Yorkshire

    Lunch

  • North Yorkshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The staff were very helpful but unfortunately the Sunday roast was a big let down the beef although nice and pink was very tough Yorkshire puddings we’re over cooked and also cold the vegetables were also hard along with the roast potatoes which weren’t very nice aswell we had to ask them to take are plates away

  2. EY

    ElaineY

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Beefburger was great, but there were 3 beef roast dinners ordered in our party. All of them found the beef too tough. Also it was swimming in gravy and the vegetables apart from the roast potatoes were a bit non existent. The deserts were very nice though. The cheeses were excellent! The service was good but we were not asked during our meal how it was. I would not recommend the Sunday roast dinners. So sorry. If we ever went back we would not be ordering them.

  3. Y

    Yorkiebar

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely relaxing lunch yesterday, service was good considering how busy it was, food and drinks were delicious and excellent value for money. Also the staff were very friendly and we were made to feel welcomed. Will definitely be back!

  4. AC

    AlanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    The food was good, I can only drink soft non-alcoholic beverages due to diabetic medication, those were excellent. My lady pal had a large & medium white wine without consulting the wine menu, her wine bill was close to £25, rather a shock, the most we have paid this year for her wine at any venue. THIS RATHER TOOK THE EDGE OFF OUR EXPERIENCE. I have been with many people over several years, it was the first visit for the lady, who felt she had been exploited!

  5. 1

    1896lg

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal, great atmosphere. Manager James was very attentive. Couldn’t fault it, breakfast was good too. Very chilled and great to relax

  6. JA

    JoAnd

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely lunch Very friendly service Would definitely come back

  7. NT

    NeilT

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best pub in the Harrogate area. Fish and chips were superb (as usual) and the pint of Theakstons Old Peculier much appreciated.

  8. LB

    LynB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I had heard a few differing reports about the hotel so decided to find out for myself . I was actually disappointed it is definitely in need of an update. The staff seemed very young but nevertheless very obliging . The menu was very limited and the surroundings very basic I had contemplated an overnight stay so was quite pleased that I hadn’t booked.

  9. B

    Belshazzar

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Boar’s Head gave us a superb 30th Wedding Anniversary lunch in the most beautiful setting. The service was outstandingly kind and gracious, and the food was exceptional- locally sourced Yorkshire sausages were filling and tasty; fish and chips delicious including a fine gluten free option. Veggie burger delicious, made of chick pea and feta - but come hungry! Puddings are all good, especially the brownie. We’d made a reservation for outdoor on line but the weather was inclement and they found us a superb space inside. We couldn’t be more happy and strongly recommend the Boar’s Head.

  10. LM

    LouiseM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff excellant and just enough people about bee3 times before

  11. AB

    AndyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely evening spent at the Boars Head in the beautiful surroundings of Ripley Castle. Food was nice and staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was very relaxing and we never felt rushed or under time pressure. Would definitely return.

  12. TL

    TrishL

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat in the restaurant instead of the bar and the restaurant is nicer, much more light, and it's the same menu. Great value for money

  13. KA

    KarenA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious wholesome food; very friendly service; relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

  14. l

    lorrainep

    Leicestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Boar’s Head is our favourite place to eat. The food is excellent and the staff are lovely. We have even stayed overnight occasionally, and we only live twenty minutes away! Cannot fault it.

  15. ES

    EmmaS

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fabulous find the boars head is. Set in the stunning village of Ripley- well worth a trip. We will definitely be back.

  16. A

    Alimac

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Offered outside table on a lovely evening. Very helpful, kind waitress

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Limited menu due to staff shortage, 6 mains, onion gravy was brown water with a half onion, burger not seasoned and overcooked. Colcannon should be investigated under trade description Staff made no comment after we raised the meal issues with them, no apology.

  18. G

    Gourmand

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food consistently good. Service can be a little slow at times. Bar needs brightening up but overall experience is very pleasant.

  19. JM

    JudyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Caesar salad poorly prepared. Chicken in big chunks and bacon not crispy. Salmon teriyaki tasty but the carrot and cauliflower would be better blanched and not raw.

  20. NB

    NickB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting with very attentive staff who made you feel welcome without been over bearing. Service was quick and the food was very well presented and didn't disappoint. We took our aunt & uncle for their wedding anniversary and it went down a treat. Big thank you to the staff who looked after us. Regards Nick.

  21. SL

    SueL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    It was good to be back there after lockdowns. The staff are always very helpful and the main restaurant has a relaxing ambiance.

  22. S

    Sarah

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    It was a lovely evening with friendly staff and tasty food.

  23. SA

    SimonA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really friendly staff. Not a large menu but all good quality.

  24. AS

    AndrewS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WE SAT IN THE ALCOVE NEAR THE BACK DOOR - LIGHT , AIRY AND CHARMINNG ARCHITECTURE FOR A TABLE TO 8

  25. AJ

    AlaraJ

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Never been before and looking forward to it after hearing so many recommendations. We were seated in a room at the front of the hotel along side a wall by the door, there were two other tables available, two people were seated shortly after along the other wall leaving a table in front of an open window. Appreciating the fresh air I asked to be seated at that table, it was denied stating we'd been sat at that table and couldn't be moved and the other table was booked and unavailable. Put off by this I decided not to eat and would have left, as I believe first come first served basis and any reasonable request should be granted, but my Mum who was very excited at dining there wanted to stay. She had her meal and we left. We were there just under 2 hours, and no one else was seated at that table...had we have had the table we wanted we would have been there much longer and ordered more, very disappointed indeed. We left and had desert at the ice cream shop over the road.

  26. CM

    CatherineM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. Food and service brilliant. We will return. Thank you.

  27. H

    Happychappy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great speedy service, clean table & great attention to detail, attentive staff, trio of sausages were amazing.

  28. JA

    JanetA

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant in lovely village. Staff friendly, courteous and efficient. Food good: modern without fashionable habit of putting chilli in every dish. Menu simple but varied. Very comfortable dining chairs!

  29. DS

    DianneS

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    No gluten free options available, limited vegetarian Reduced menu due to summer fair

  30. J

    Jano

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service from greeting at the door to exit. Well presented food and very tasty. Good value for money. We both choose the chicken and bacon sandwich it was delicious. Lovely pot of tea.

  31. CH

    ChristineH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    The meal was very good value for money and the service was efficient and friendly.

  32. JH

    JulieH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We've always loved dining at The Boars Head and it has lost none of it's attraction since covid restrictions were imposed last year. So lovely to be in such a lovely environment with delicious food and friendly, attentive staff. Well done.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Caesar salad was very disappointing & expensive. Drinks were also very expensive

  34. F

    Fiona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Chicken Caesar salad was tasty but a little over-priced for what we got. Service was very good and we did not feel hurried in any way. Easy to book the table and appreciated the email reminder.

  35. Y

    Yorkswarrior

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a fantastic meal for birthday. We ate in the small dining room next to the window which was a wonderful place to eat (much better than the bar). Food was excellent. although only pate-it was well served , healthy portion size and very tasty. the lamb i had was perfect. Beers well stocked and well kept. service very friendly and attentive. Great dining experience

  36. JB

    JessB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly, attentive staff and delicious food. Very fair prices for the incredible quality and portion size of the food served.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    It was my 50th birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  38. HM

    HenryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Lunch met all our expectations and then some. We were made welcome as soon as we entered, their COVID regulations were explained and adhered to at all times which made us feel very comfortable. The Food was excellent and Service time just right. Our waitress helped us match the wine to our meal and all in all it was a most enjoyable experience and one that was very good value for money. We will be back

  39. AF

    AlanF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service from friendly staff. Good food and lovely surroundings. Would thoroughly recommend.

  40. g

    gghghgddd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Fair enough given the restrictions in place at the moment.

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The Boar’s Head is rated 4.4 stars by 371 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The Boar’s Head

Main Street Ripley, North Yorkshire HG33AY

  • Area

    Harrogate

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat 12:00–21:00
    Sun 12:00–19:30
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 17:30–20:30

  • Cuisines

    English, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The Boar's Head facilitates front and back parking predominantly for our residents but there is also on street parking and a large free car park 100 meters away.

  • Public Transit

    The 36 Bus - Leeds /Harrogate /Ripon stops right outside The Boar's Head and runs a regular service passing through the village every 15 minutes.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Oliver Stewart

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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