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Bar - The Boar’s Head, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Boar’s Head

4.5
4.5
834 Reviews
£25 and under
English
A 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, families and dog friendly tables in the bar.

Please note we are unable to reserve tables outdoors.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:45 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01423 771888
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Gavin Smith
  • Catering
    Classic British
  • Private party contact
    Dave Nixon: 01423 771888
  • 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 outside The Boar's Head and runs a regular service passing through the village every 15 minutes.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 834 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

834 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great meal to add to our lovely weekend with our family. Your staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. We have been a few times now to the Boars Head and enjoyed each time.

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  2. BeckyW

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Lovely food. Amazing service. George the waiter was exceptional, the best table service we have had in years.

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  3. Peterjohnlee55

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boar's Head is a novel bar/restaurant and hotel. We were welcomed by the manager who showed us to our table. My wife had delicious Boar Croquettes and I went for Scallops. As a main course my wife has the roasted rump of lamb which was cooked to perfection. I had the sirloin steak which was delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    On entering the establishment we were welcomed by attentive and polite staff who offered advice on parking and seating. We ordered from an extensive menu, and the food arrived promptly and was well served. The courses were beautifully presented, well cooked and delicious. Even though the establishment was quite busy there was a very pleasant ambiance. Needless to say we shall return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely meal at The Boar’s Head. For me, burger and chips and my colleague, steak pie. Both excellent (my colleague commenting that it was the best steak pie, gravy and chips that he had had). Lovely, charming ambience to the hotel and breakfast the following morning was also delicious and tasty. Room was spacious and well appointed. Overall a really pleasant stay and would come back without hesitation in the future

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff friendly. Service excellent Food excellent Complimentary glass of prosecco for anniversary. Couldn't find fault with anything

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roast beef dinner was delicious. Would recommend 👍

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  8. KateT

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Sunday lunch with friends. We had a nice table in corner. Food was great and we never felt rushed. It was a nice afternoon.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best roast beef and Yorkshire puddings we’ve had in a long time will certainly be coming back

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great burger fries and a pint ! Enjoyable early evening meal

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  11. LaurenB

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely sunday lunch, staff were amazing as usual!

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  12. CaroleD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional...well presented, good quality, piping hot and very tasty. The wine is a little pricey but the drinks in the bar are average prices. The staff in the dining room, evening and breakfast were competent and pleasant. We would highly recommend the food here.

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  13. HazelC

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    great food, good service shame about the yapping dogs

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  14. Brown001

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for Sunday Lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary (we got married at Ripley Castle). We haven't eaten at the Boars Head for quite a few years. The beef sunday lunch was very tasty and I would definitely have that again. My husband had the veggie burger and reported it was that big he had to eat it with a knife and fork and that it wasn't enjoyable at all. If you like burgers that are about 2 inches thick you might like it! We were seated in the restaurant area and the décor is very bland, I think its the dark grey commercial office type carpet that does it! Its definitely lacking something. The service was ok, nothing special, but nothing to complain about.

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  15. ColinM

    County Durham

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and beer in an historic inn. Popular with families on a weekend.

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  16. JoanT

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience .. very generous portions . Fabulous food. Great service … dietary requirements taken into account with no fuss .

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  17. MaryanneN

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited with 2 children, we were made to feel welcome with very good service from polite staff, good choice on menu, food was very hood, a bit pricey but definitely worth it.

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  18. JezO

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The issue of a hair in your food is unfortunate but generally accidental when you return your food for a replacement and that too has hair in it there is no excuse . This experience was made worse by the waitresses response..."well nobody else has complained " . Not good .
    The Boar’s HeadResponded on 2 April 2024
    Thank you for your review and we totally understand how upset you are. As far as I can see there are two issues, one with the kitchen brigade, who are mortified and cannot comprehend how this happened twice and the second is a training issue with our waiting staff and how they approach customers in such situations. Our Duty Manager spoke to you on the day and I understand from her you were happy with the gesture she made to rectify the situation for you. I can only apologise for the rude and quite unacceptable behaviour from one of the waiting staff, which having been highlighted will be addressed with the whole team.

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  19. BryanS

    Yorkshire

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived to a packed Ripley. No parking available at the Boars Head and parked on pay and display field which was nearly half a mile away. The pub was packed and although I had booked weeks ago we were seated in the busy bar area not the restaurant. The bar was a main thoroughfare to the toilets which all of visitors to Ripley castle were using. The bar was noisy and not pleasant. The menu was limited to choices of 2 roasts and was quite expensive in comparison to other Sunday lunch priced nearby. The food came promptly but the vegetables were undercooked almost raw. The pork was tough and the crackling would break your teeth. Not a great experience.

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  20. lorrainep

    Leicestershire

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as ever. Food is superb and the staff are lovely. Thank you.

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  21. Rastuss

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely situation, and the bar was lively. Bar staff very attentive and their service was excellent, however the drinks in our view were overpriced. A single non alcoholic gin and tonic was £7.30. For the food, we were in the dining room which had a lovely feel to it. My food was ok. When I say ok, that's just a little above pub food. My wife's main dish came out cold, so had to return it. They said they would heat it up, and brought the same plate of food back having been re-heated. No mention of a complimentory coffee or anything, just re-served. Having looked at other reviews post meal, this seems to be "a thing" for the Boars Head. We spent £85 on the meal for two in total, so they either need to up their game on the standards of food they are serving, or lower their prices to better reflect the quality of food on offer. We wouldn't go again, as we feel we would rather pay a little more and experience fine dining next time.

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  22. DavidM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food v well priced. Just watch for wine by the glass prices…..

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  23. Mags

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff all very welcoming and polite. A tucked away table which was perfect for 4 adults and 2 large dogs. The food was well presented, very tasty and hot. No rushing us to finish so the table could be reused. A very pleasant lunch and afternoon in lovely surroundings

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  24. TTTTT

    Bath

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good - would come back again. Enjoyed it a lot.

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  25. PhilE

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Sunday roasts for Mother’s Day. Beef and lamb delicious. Puddings lovely. Highly recommend

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  26. DavidB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and very helpful and pleasant staff. There are also various dining options from the restaurant to the bar area. I am coeliac (gluten intolerant) for which a separate menu is available.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early for lunch and were able to have morning coffee in the lounge area in front of a lovely log fire. Lunch was served in the bar area and the food was excellent and very nicely presented, with a good choice of starters, mains and desserts. Afterwards we were able to remain at our table for as long as we wished. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

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  28. MarieH

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meet up with friend, love this place so dog friendly and welcoming. Service always good and food generally spot on. Had vegan burger which was superb only issue I had was hard and crispy chips which they did replace after asking how the meal was going. It was appreciated but was asked a bit late in My opinion and to be honest they should not have been served. The chips were not great in taste overall and definitely not homemade. Frozen ready to go. Also the presentation of the burger ‘meal’ made it really messy to eat. Served on a wooden board upon which was a metal container of chips and a bowl of salad. A large plate would have made this much easier with everything on it.

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  29. StephenR

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service in a quality environment.

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  30. AmandaH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are in the bar area and it had a nice relaxed feel. The staff were attentive but didn’t hurry us. Service was excellent. There was a good choice from 3 menus, lunch, standard menu and a special. Food was all lovely.

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  31. Spike

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Five of us had lunch on a Saturday. Excellent food and very good value. In particular the half portion fish & chips and fish pie were greatly appreciated by two members of our party who are unable to eat large portions.

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  32. RodG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and efficient service. Good accompanying drinks options.

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  33. ChristopherP

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mid week lunch. Delicious steak pie and chips. Excellent local beers and gin from just across the yard. Lovely village centre setting

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  34. JeffreyBubbles

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed for just 2 nights and loved the fact that the menu was different each night. Great variety, good portions and excellent, attentive service.

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  35. MillieC

    Yorkshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent and would recommend the Boar's Head to friends and family.

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  36. BelindaC

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable and reasonable meal. Good service

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  37. ElaineF

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very dismal, badly lit eating area, Very noisy making it difficult to hear friends' conversation. Very average food Disappointing

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  38. Roger

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    the meal was very good , however we were disappointed to be sat in the bar rather than the restaurant. the room was also a little chilly.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really lovely pub with great good and drink

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  40. LeanneC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food with excellent service. Thank you for a truly lovely evening.

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The Boar’s Head is rated 4.5 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
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The Boar's Head, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 3AY

Additional information

  • Area
    Harrogate
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–19:45 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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 outside The Boar's Head and runs a regular service passing through the village every 15 minutes.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gavin Smith
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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