Eating Out Ripon and Nidderdale


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.

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

Lockwoods Restaurant, Ripon

Lockwoods Restaurant serves fresh, local food with a great kids menu.

83 North St, Ripon HG4 1DP

01765 607555


Old Foundry Kitchen, Boroughbridge *** Parent Recommendation ***

“My children and I love the foundry, nice for them to do arts and crafts class while enjoying a coffee, we have only attended a couple but hoping from September we can fit in more”

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.


Ripon Spa Hotel

Children aged 12 and under eat and drink free in the Restaurant or the Turf Bar & Bistro (offer correct at time of posting: March 2017).

Call 0800 158 5455 for details.

Park Street
North Yorkshire


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


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 Rolling Pin

CLOSED – FOR NOW! The Rolling Pin was a lovely place to eat so we hope that the owner will be able to open the restaurant elsewhere.

23 Westgate, Ripon, HG4 2BQ

If you come here for just one reason make that reason be cake!! Fresh food, friendly staff and nice choice on the menu – ideal for lunch.

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