The Friars Head

Akebar, North Yorkshire, Bedale DL85LY
$$ English

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Business Info

  • Address: Akebar, North Yorkshire, Bedale DL85LY
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | English | French | Indian | Pizza |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 1677 450201 Ext.2
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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The Friars Head - New Year's Day Brunch

Events & Special Hours

Christmas Day 2021
Dec. 25, 2021 Lunch 13:00 - 17:30
New Year's Eve 2021
Dec. 31, 2021 All Day 18:00 - 1:00
New Years Day Brunch
Jan. 1, 2022 All Day 12:30 - 17:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:30 - 22:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.53 out of 5 stars based on 214 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 25, 2021
Andrea W.
A stop off on our way home from a weekend away no complaints everything was lovely The whole party of 6 were impressed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 13, 2021
Kirsty d.
Had a lovely meal Sunday, staff were welcoming and looked after us, food was delicious.. could do with a little background music but thats just my personal preference... fantastic.. thanks to all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2021
Carol S.
Everything was fantastic. The restaurant, atmosphere and food was really, really good but the friendliness and professionalism of the staff made it for me. The fish pie was genuinely one of the best I have ever had.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2021
david c.
Always great food and staff at the Friars Head. Many thanks to you all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2021
Gillian T.
Excellent. Lovely staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2021
Pep D.
Lovely food in a beautiful setting-definitely going back ….with my golf clubs!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 18, 2021
Louise B.
Sat outside so had to have the outdoor menu... Main menu offered a cheeseburger but if sitting outside you can only order a beef burger? Doesn't make sense your choice of food is limited because you chose to sit outside... Maybe 2 meters from a table inside? Would be nice if this was reflected online to customers are aware. On several trips to the bar there was no staff and customers waiting. Food was good though and didn't wait long for it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2021
Alaina M.
Amazing food, can’t wait to go back again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Nicola M.
Everything was fantastic. The friendliness of staff, the surroundings and the food. Cant fault it and will definitely revisit ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2021
Hilary H.
Good place to stop for lunch on our way to the Lake District. Food and service very good and we have booked to stop there on our return next Saturday

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2021
Maria L.
First class and very quick service The best vegetables ever loved the cauliflower cheese had the lamb shank not the best I have had but was very good and excellent value Definitely recommend this place great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2021
Sue S.
Beautiful place with a lovely atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Fabulous food. Been before and will certainly make a return visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2021
Judith P.
Lovely to visit again this unique restaurant with beautiful decoration. Excellent food and service. Will be back .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2021
Linda d.
Ed and Victor provided excellent service and made us very welcome. The food drinks and service in the resteraunt and bar was brilliant. We will be back to see you all again very soon. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 26, 2021
Susie E.
Excellent meal and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely return

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 03, 2021
Theresa K.
Food was gorgeous we went for Sunday Lunch and got plenty. We were in holiday in the area and was very pleased with our choice. The building was very nice too

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2021
Lynn H.
Everything was great. As it was quite quiet being a Monday evening it would have been nice to have a little music playing to add to the ambience. Otherwise couldn’t fault it - great place, great food!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2021
Margaret S.
We were very pleased with everything, but we were in the conservatory and it was quite dark, there needs to more light !

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 10, 2021
Christine H.
Good food and friendly service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 08, 2021
Lynn T.
Exceptionally nice, jolly and helpful waiter

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 22, 2021
Mark R.
Good quality food, reasonably priced and great service from Victor & his team.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 06, 2021
Donovan and Carol L.
We enjoyed our lunch. Both meals were hot and tasty accompanied by plenty of fresh vegetables. Charming and helpful manager. We will be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 15, 2021
Lawrence T.
Overall very good - food, drink and atmosphere. Service was a bit slow/ disjointed at times for a Monday and Tuesday nights (stayed at campsite) and no Yorkshire Puddings!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 06, 2021
Val K.
Good service, easy to book.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2021
Su R.
Really enjoyed a long afternoon catching up with family in the snug area. The food was great, the staff attentive and friendly. Thank you very much!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2021
Lindsay W.
Lovely atmosphere, service and food. We are vegan so had the vegan options from the main menu, which were very good. To improve, having vegan options for starters and desserts would be great.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 10, 2021
Glenda C.
Love The Friars Head and really pleased to return.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 06, 2021
David H.
The meal was spoilt by a fly or flies which kept buzzing us during the time we were there. Side Vegetables could be better. Large unpeeled carrots not very palatable. Fish pie needed prawns. On the plus side sausages very goo. as was local beer Semer Water.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 8/10
May 27, 2021
Alison W.
My curry was just a creamy dish not very hot in either meaning of the word. The chairs were not comfortable and the noise of the handdriers in the nearby toilets wasn't what we wanted to hear!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 11, 2021
Vanessa G.
The service was not good, the young waitress did not understand what ABV stood for when we asked the ABV percentage of the lagers The chair that one of our party was sat on outside, collapsed and the back sheered off, the waitress was taking our order at the time. I could not believe she said nothing, or asked if he was okay, she just glanced at him, and carried on taking the order. Our friend was quite upset of the lack of attention or an apology for the chair not been in good condition, he even had to get a replacement chair himself. It was such a shame as this was our first visit with these friends and even though the food was lovely, they were appalled at the lack of service and doubt they would return.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 22, 2021
Faye F.
Food was good but not great. There was only one waitress on our whole section of the restaurant and she was rushed off her feet. I felt she needed some help and support from her colleagues.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 02, 2021
Alan F.
Expensive for the overall quality, which is something I would expect from a bar menu. The liquor coffee is overpriced! It was warm to cold and one could barely make out the liquor. Unfortunately I won't be returning or recommending to others.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 24, 2021
Keith J.
A limited menu is operating, and specifically no vegetarian options. But still an enjoyable experience