Restaurant Reviews

Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the our area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on)

At Ripon and Nidderdale Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.

The Wakeman House Cafe sits on the corner of the Market Square in Ripon and is hoping to re-open from 17th May.

Reserving a table isn’t essential, but to avoid disappointment we recommend that you give us a call to book.
We are open Monday – Saturday  9.00 till 16.30
We will of course continue to keep our Café a Covid safe environment, and ask that our lovely customers continue to follow our rules in order to keep you and our Team safe.

07866 226014


Brymor Ice Cream Farm, Jervaulx

Great places sto stop for ice cream sundaes. They also offer a grazing menu with soup, sandwiches, paninis, cakes and selection of teas and coffees.

High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham HG4 4PG

01677 460377


Harry’s Fish Bar & Restaurant, Masham

Excellent fish and chips! Eat in or take out.

10 Market Place, Masham HG4 4EB

01765 689377


Little Beans Play Cafe

Children’s role play and messy play cafe for under 6 year olds.
Let your children’s imagination run wild and experience different sensory activities.

Village farm, West Tanfield
Ripon, North Yorkshire
01677 470777

Oliver’s Pantry

86 North St, Ripon, HG4 1DP
T: 01765 600548

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes! Child-friendly with highchairs available. Good service and friendly staff.


South Lodge

Good choice of mains as well as lighter bites such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches/baguettes. Separate kids menu also available. Good Sunday carvery. High chairs available.

61 Harrogate Road, Ripon, HG4 1ST
01765 606383


Sun Parlour Cafe – Ripon Spa Gardens

Perfect for a coffee and lunch whilst enjoying Ripon Spa Gardens.

Plus the new and improved crazy golf course is back!


The Bruce Arms, Masham

The Bruce Arms has great homemade food, a beer garden and small playground outside.

3 Little Market Place, Masham, HG4 4DY

01765 689372

The Royal Oak, Ripon

Kid-friendly, dog-friendly place to go and eat. Although dogs not allowed in main restaurant area. Varied choice on kids menu. High chairs provided. Also provides accomodation.

36 Kirkgate Ripon, HG4 1PB

01765 602284


The White Bear Hotel, Masham

Locally sourced seasonal food. Also provides accomodation.

6 Gun Bank, Masham, Ripon HG4 4EW

01765 689319