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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


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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 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 celebrations in the warmer months. There are 4 dining rooms and a comfortable and stylish bar & lounge on the ground floor, with a log fire in winter. We welcome children, dogs, cyclists and walkers! All of our dining rooms may be hired complimentary for private dining and celebrations; 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. Found underneath our staircase is the airy and private Sanctuary Room. 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, Ripon.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Barriers in main areas
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Guest protective clothing encouraged
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • 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
  • Turndown service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Coffee shop
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Hypoallergenic rooms/units
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • 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
  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • 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
  • Exhibition
  • Family fun
  • Fitness
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Group parties
  • History/science museums
  • Hunting
  • Pampering
  • Pub crawl
  • Retreat
  • Train spotting
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    14:00 22:30
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets welcome
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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, up a second steeper staircase from the first floor.


  • Road from Harrogate (12.0 miles)
    From Harrogate, follow the A61 towards Ripon.  As you arrive in Ripon, at the first roundabout take the second exit on to the Ripon By-Pass. At the next roundabout, take the second exit and then immediately take the first exit at the following roundabout on to Bondgate Green. Follow this road until met with a final roundabout, taking the third exit on to Minster Road. We are situated just up this road on the left, alongside Ripon Cathedral.
  • Road from The North (9.0 miles)
    Approaching Ripon from the North (A1 southbound), take exit/junction 50. Follow the A61 into Ripon and take the second exit at the first roundabout. Take the second exit again at the next roundabout, before turning left at the first set of traffic lights, on to Stonebridgegate. At the next set of traffic lights, continue straight on to Saint Marygate, which curves round on to Minster Road. The Old Deanery can be found on your right side, alongside Ripon Cathedral. 
  • Road from The South (7.0 miles)
    Approaching Ripon from the South (A1 northbound), take exit/junction 48 at Boroughbridge. Follow the A168 towards Ripon and at the final roundabout after passing Boroughbridge on your right, take the first exit on to the B6265 to Ripon. Follow this road for a few miles, which will pass Ripon Racecourse. At the first roundabout in Ripon, take the second exit on to Bondgate Green. At the next roundabout, take the third exit on to Minster Road. The Old Deanery can be found on your left side, alongside Ripon Cathedral. 

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