The Boar’s Head

4.5
276 reviews
£25 and under
English
Sadly 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'.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 276 People Are Saying
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JamesC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Boars Head not only for the delicious food and wonderful staff, but the ambiance of the whole place. Looking forward to when lockdown finishes to come back for Afternoon Tea.

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NeilT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fish & chips excellent, as ever. Unfortunately, no Old Peculier.

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MaryKH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

It was an hour before our starters arrived. The food overall was totally uninspiring. We will not be going again.

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Ferret
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As always lovely food and delightful place to be. There seemed to be staffing problems with unusually long delays before ordering and then before drinks and food arrived. Staff apologetic and very nice. Some confusion too about what dishes were not available with different staff saying different things. None of this will prevent us returning but maybe useful for you to know.

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KENH
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Meal was good,limited choice compared to some other restaurants. Service pleasant, but attention to detail lacking-kept waiting to be greeted and seated on arrival even after booking in advance, only one menu offered at a table for two, one knife missing +knives too blunt.

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Gourmand
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is always of a high standard. If the door to the yard is left open it can be rather cold in the winter in that area.

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Pauline
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bar area was busier than anticipated for a Sunday evening, which was a good thing from our point of view. The safety precautions put in place for Covid-19 were adequate and reassuring. The food was good, especially my roast beef dinner.

The only negative was a quite lengthy discussion with a disgruntled resident which took place next to us. It would have been better if the incident had been dealt with in another area of the hotel.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Superb service and lovely quiet ambience. Food excellent (Sunday lunch). Good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at the Boar’s Head for Dinner on a Saturday evening and the Sunday Roast lunch the next day. Both were exceptional. The venue is friendly, well organised and efficient. I was so impressed that I have arranged to stay there on my next short holiday.

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MarilynT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly good food , friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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JKnight
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we were well looked after, even the dog was spoilt with water and treats.

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Susan
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent, friendly service. Fantastic food. Thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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MarkD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Beautiful dinner and fantastic ambience.
What more do you need.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was unlucky and had a tough steak which was a little pricey. It was otherwise lovely

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RobertW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food. The hand made pie with steak and Harrogate Blue was fantastic

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PhilipC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well organised in way of Covid 19 precautions. Staff were cheerful, helpful and efficient.
Food was excellent.

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JayneH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a very enjoyable lunch after a pleasant walk from Harrogate to Ripley .

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elainec
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, the staff even separated the olives so my hubby only got green ones - above and beyond. Our dog was give a treat and a bowl of water as soon as we were shown to our table. Excellent

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SimonC
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant staff, ambiance. Good menu, nice choice of hand pulled bitters. Food and service was excellent.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service, very friendly atmosphere. We have eaten here 3 x and never been disappointed. Thank you

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FandS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Called in on early on a Friday evening, very safe and organised in terms of Covid-19
Excellent food, ambience and customer service

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AshP
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food, relaxing ambience.

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NigelS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at the Boars Head. The service and food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Excellent starter of partridge. Main course belly of pork overcooked and tasteless. Erin mess had virtually no mess but tasty nevertheless. Only one paper menue between 4 of us. Bread not available only breakfast type toast. Very good COVID précautions.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. All staff very friendly and polite, will definitely return

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A beautiful pub in a very beautiful village. The food was excellent and given the problems caused by Covid 19, the service and safety were well carried out.

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IanW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellently cooked and presented and charming staff.

JH
JamesH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobvely place, beautiful food and wine, and we were very well looked after. As with many places these days, it was quiet, so give it a go - it's well worth it. James

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JaneP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit the boar's head service and food outstanding.
Me and my partner was very expressed indeed.
We definitely will be returning

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Malky6
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, friendly, excellent food. Easy to book.

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food came out very quickly and was very average. Meat was tough and chewy had obviously been left all day and reheated

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AdamB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and delightful service served in pleasant surroundings.

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JenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal here on Saturday. Beautiful food, wonderful ambience, friendly and polite staff.
Highly recommend and will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came down from Scotland on a short break during difficult times.This was by far the best pie i have ever had!
The staff were all very nice and friendly, we will definitely be back for another pie

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ClareW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food lovely menu, we had a perfect evening.

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SeanC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very good service. Would highly recommend.

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lorrainep
Leicestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the Boar's Head. It's our favourite place to go. The food is excellent, the staff are lovely and the building is too. And we also have a loyalty card that gets us 20% off everything so it's also excellent value. Cannot fault it. Thank you.

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CatherineD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at the Boar's Head. Great food, excellent service and a lovely atmosphere - we will be back!

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chrisy
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent value on Thursday's pie night. Food of a high standard. COVID social distance in place and felt very safe.

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AngSheffield
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well thought out in relation to Covid-19. Felt safe, food was brilliant!! The steak pie was delicious!! Would highly recommend. Was impressed with the staff cleaning tables each Time one was vacated, would highly recommend

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The Boar’s Head is rated 4.5 stars by 276 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.