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The Old Deanery Hotel

Self Assessed
Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS, United Kingdom


4.4/5 from 93 Reviews

92% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
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The Old Deanery Hotel

(93 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 4.1
  • Friendliness 4.8
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Service 4.7
  • Location 4.9

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The Old Deanery Hotel Information


The Old Deanery Hotel & Restaurant is a lovely historic building situated in private grounds, in the shadow of the magnificent Cathedral in Ripon. Just a few minutes stroll from the hotel doors and you'll find yourself in the Market Square and the centre of this stunning cathedral city. The Old Deanery dates from 1625 but there have been many alterations over the years and this Grade II red star listed building was refurbished as a hotel in 2003. It has a unique atmosphere where the old and the new blend in a relaxed and welcoming way. There is a walled courtyard parking area at the front and a large garden to explore at the back, where guests can enjoy drinks and meals in the warmer months. There are 3 dining rooms and a comfortable and stylish bar lounge on the ground floor, with a log fire in winter. The exceptional food served celebrates the best of Yorkshire produce and the relaxed dining atmosphere creates the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or simply to enjoy a night away. We welcome children and dogs so celebrating can be as inclusive as you wish! All of the restaurant rooms may be hired complimentary for private dining; the Cathedral Dining Room overlooks the Cathedral and leads into the smaller Dean's Dining Room which has a garden view. The Garden Room is also a delightful dining space with private access to the garden terrace. On the first floor, reached by the superb 17th Century oak staircase, there are 6 individually designed en-suite bedrooms with high ceilings, shutters at the windows and either a Cathedral or garden view. On the second floor, there are 5 more unique en-suite bedrooms with sloping, beamed ceilings and views over the garden or Cathedral. Experience the best of Yorkshire hospitality at The Old Deanery Hotel & Restaurant, Ripon.


  • Baggage store
  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Porter / concierge service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Cleaning service
  • Newspaper service
  • Turndown service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Designated smoking area
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Long-term parking
  • Accessible parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Badminton court
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Karaoke
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Racquetball court
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court - indoor
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Wine tasting
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Cinema
  • Croquet
  • Entertainment
  • Family fun
  • Fitness
  • Group parties
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Pub crawl
  • Retreat
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


The bar and dining rooms are easily accessible, accompanied by a disabled cloakroom on the the ground floor. Our conference room is located up 3 small steps, with a wheelchair ramp available if required. Unfortunately, we have no ground floor bedrooms nor do we have a lift. Access to the first floor is by a large 17th century oak staircase with banister rail, which has 3 groups of 8 treads separated by half landings. On the first floor we have 6 bedrooms, 2 of which having a walk-in shower. A further 5 bedrooms can be found on our second floor.


Check in: 14:00 till 22:30
Check out: 11:00
Child Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome, Pets welcome
Accommodation type: Hotel
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  • Road from Harrogate (10.0 miles)
    From Harrogate, follow the A61 towards the centre of Ripon, and at the first roundabout go straight on following Harrogate Road. Follow the road along and turn right at the crossroads following the signs for the Cathedral. When you come to the roundabout, turn left (first exit) onto Minster Road and pass the Cathedral. We are on the left hand side opposite the Cathedral.
  • Road from A1 (5.0 miles)
    From the A1 or from the north, take the A61 exit. Go straight on at the first roundabout you come to (signposted for A61). Turn right at the next roundabout onto Rotary Way. Turn left at Stonebridgegate and follow St Mary’s Gate, which curves to the right into Minster road and we are the second open gateway on the right hand side behind the tall walls.

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