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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
49 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationRipon Cathedral3 min walk
Popular LocationRipon Racecourse2 min drive
Popular LocationNewby Hall and Gardens12 min drive
AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford)47 min drive

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  • Executive Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room
  • Superior Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Small Double Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSmall Double Room

About this area


The Royal Oak is located in Ripon. Workhouse Museum and Courthouse Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Fountains Abbey and Markenfield Hall. Lightwater Valley Theme Park and Talon Falconry Birds of Prey Centre are also worth visiting.
Visit our Ripon travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ripon Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Ripon Racecourse - 2 min drive
  • Studley Roger Seven Bridges Walk - 8 min drive
  • Markenfield Hall - 9 min drive
  • Newby Hall and Gardens - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Cattal Station - 17 min drive
  • AirportLeeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) - 47 min drive


  • Oliver's Pantry - 3 min walk
  • Valentino's - 3 min walk
  • Realitea - 3 min walk
  • Lockwoods - 4 min walk
  • One Eyed Rat - 5 min walk

About this property

The Royal Oak

3.5-star inn in Ripon with free breakfast
This smoke-free inn features free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas. All 8 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Free bottled water, hairdryers and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Royal Oak offers 8 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free nearby parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:00 AM

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Property is also known as

Royal Oak Inn Ripon
Royal Oak Ripon
Inn The Royal Oak Ripon
Ripon The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Ripon
Royal Oak Inn
Royal Oak
Inn The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Inn
The Royal Oak Ripon
The Royal Oak Inn Ripon

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Royal Oak and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Royal Oak offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Royal Oak cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Royal Oak pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Royal Oak ?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at The Royal Oak ?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at The Royal Oak ?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is The Royal Oak located?
Situated in Ripon, this inn is steps away from Workhouse Museum, Ripon Cathedral and Courthouse Museum. Prison and Police Museum and Ripon Racecourse are also within 1 mile (2 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Our room was nice but the cold tap was unuseable as hanging off and the shower tap came off in my hand. Tbe central heating didnt work. Breakfast again had issues i asked for scrambled eggs on sourdough bread as advertised, it came on a white ciabatta roll, on asking i got told they dont do sourbread any more. Good entral location .
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The Royal Oak is a lovely hotel in the centre of Ripon, check in was quick and easy all staff were really friendly. We pre booked to have our evening meal and no complaints there everything from the food to the service was excellent, breakfast was included in the price we paid for the room and it was delicious there was a good choice. I would definitely recommend this hotel
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great pub .. amazing shower !! Worth returning just for that .. room noisy fan from kitchen load .. couldn’t open window because people smoking outside .. book thu Expedia an executive room .. on arrival booking was placed on previous day .. but they had small double so gave me that one .. it was not the one I booked and same price !! Staff nice .. breakfast good . Staff like to talk !!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I would thoroughly recommend staying at this property. Staff were all very friendly and extremely helpful. Food was great and the room was very spacious. Location very central. I will definitely be back.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Nice old pub staff very friendly .would stay again
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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