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The Boar's Head

Ripley, Harrogate, HG3 3AY

Tel: 01423 771 888

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The Boar's Head

The Boar’s Head is an old coaching inn set within the magnificent Ripley Castle Estate near Harrogate and has won numerous awards for its food, high levels of service and comfort. It is one of the Great Inns of Britain.

The Brasserie and Bar/Bistro both serve inspirational seasonal menus. Lady Ingilby's pen is mightier than the sword and all new seasonal menus are heralded by a bombardment of food tastings as wave after wave of new ideas are forwarded for approval. You will never be bored when dining at the Boar's Head as the menus change frequently to capture the essence of each season and our chefs believe in serving meals, not sculptures on a plate.

Kevin Kindland, the Head Chef, expertise is in modern European dishes. He works closely with many of the local producers that surround the hotel and supply it with the finest local seasonal produce as well as produce from the Castle’s very own Kitchen Gardens. Kevin’s cooking style is fresh and combines fine blends of flavours with traditional cooking methods to prepare delicious dishes.

The Brasserie and Bar/Bistro offer affordable meals in a relaxed atmosphere, together with a fantastic selection of real ales and fine wines for a relaxed lunch or dinner. They are open every day of the week for meals at lunchtime and in the evening, whether it be just for a sandwich or starter or a full 3-course meal. On Sunday’s food is served all day from 12 noon until 9.00pm.

The Brasserie is also available as a private dining room for parties of 30-45. It makes an ideal intimate venue for a family gathering. And if you can’t get the date you want for your party you could always enjoy your meal and celebrate the occasion in one of the stunning rooms available in the Castle.

The Wine list is personally put together by Sir Thomas Ingilby who enthusiastically spends months finding the right wines. A wonderful selection of traditionally brewed local ales and an invasion of Highland and Islay Malts are also available.

There are 25 comfortable en-suite bedrooms. All those things which used to make the English feel so much at home – lumpy mattresses, discoloured walls, uncomfortable chairs and staff chosen for their ability to communicate with all the charm of a monolith are not found here. Staying at the Boar's Head lends a feeling of exclusivity, particularly when it comes to the details like complimentary access to Ripley Castle's bewitching lakes, walled gardens, grounds and deer park. The Boar's Head also has the unique pleasure of featuring antiques from the castle. Lady Ingilby's sense of style has influenced the bedroom design, as has her sense of fun. In each bathroom a small toy boat may be found for entertaining the young and the young at heart

The staff are encouraged to wear a smile and make all guests feel welcome – nothing is too much trouble. Children and well behaved dogs are welcome. There are some wonderful walks around the area and it is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales – an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beautiful spa town of Harrogate is only 3 miles away. Ripley has all the perfect ingredients for a gentle stroll – art gallery, ancient church, delicatessen, historic castle, gardens and gift shop.

Hours of Business

The dining areas are open at the following times:

Monday - Thursday
12.00noon -2.00pm and 7.00pm - 9.00pm.

Friday - Saturday
12.00noon - 2.00pm and 7.00pm-9.30pm. Sundays 12noon - 9.00pm

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