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The Boar’s Head

4.5
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264 reviews
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£25 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 264 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkD
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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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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JayneD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Good value for money. Will definitely return ASAP.

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lorrainep
Leicestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love the Boar’s Head. Although a twenty minute drive away it feels like our local. Staff are wonderful and food is perfect. All safely run during this covid time too. Cannot fault it.

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HowardB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had lunch after a visit to Ripley Castle gardens. We were disappointed that the food was very much average pub fare at slightly above average pub fare prices. The menu was limited. They are re-using menus instead of single use ones, other Covid-19 precautions were good. Nothing notable about the experience.

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DianeM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food in a gorgeous setting, definitely recommend it!!

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SueJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A memorable Sunday lunch in this charming building. We were lucky enough to be seated in the small dining room with just 3 tables, perfect in the current Covid climate. Food good too!

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DianeN
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to the Boars Head was really enjoyable. The food superb and the staff were so helpful. I did develop a cough whilst there due to a tickle in my throat, not really good news in the current circumstances, but our waitress was so concerned and brought me a jug of water without being asked which was so thoughtful, it did work. So many thanks to the staff for being both helpful and vigilant.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was brilliant, food, service all just as good as every time I come. Even with Covid restrictions it was not spoilt ( as I had feared might happen) and I look forward to my next visit.

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JackieM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious lunch time food with nice sized portions and we were looked after well.
Just a little pretentious and pricey for our taste but it was fun for a special occasion.
Not all staff handling drinks and food wore PPE - just some, which was puzzling.

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MartanaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, lovely menu and friendly efficient staff.
If we are in the area again in the future we would eat here again.
Booking is essential to ensure a table as it is a popular venue.
A very short walk from Ripley Castle for those looking for a bite to eat.

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RichardA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at The Boar's Head!
See you soon!

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The food and service were both excellent and the surroundings lovely. We felt safe given the current Covid situation and were made to feel extremely welcome by the staff there. George who we saw most of was brilliant.

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TomB
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food, drinks and service. However, staff and customers seem a bit confused about the one way system required for social distancing, people wandering in and out in any direction and not waiting to be greeted at the front door. People ignoring table service and just walking up to the bar and touching things and paying there, staff not correcting them. Would not recommend at the moment until they sort all of this out.

FAQs

The Boar’s Head is rated 4.5 stars by 264 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.