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To save you the hassle of researching and so you can relax and enjoy your holiday, we have shared our local knowledge and expertise by listing  our favourite: walks, food n drink, things to do and other local recommendations.


Whether it’s a full days hike, an evening meal out or a few hours walk with a pint with fish and chips to finish, GO eXplore has it all here.


Updated: Aug 22, 2023

When you don’t want to get ready and go out, but your on holiday and don’t want to cook. Here are our takeaway recommendations:

The Forge Deli, ripon

Distance - 5 minute drive

A lovely Deli that serves breakfast, always has a homemade soup of the day and some local produce. Bacon sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, paninis and coffee’s. You can sit by the canal outside or takeaway. We love a coffee and bacon sandwich from here! They often have specials like pulled pork.


Drakes fish and chips, ripon

Distance - 5 minute drive

After the tough job of testing and deliberation, we found Drakes fish and chips to be quite simply delicious!

They are most often open 11am-9pm/9.30pm, all food is cooked fresh, they also have a little restaurant and are just off the main market square

The one eyed rat pub, just down the road allow you to eat your fish and chips in the beer garden - its expected that you buy a drink of course but most of us tend to struggle through and force a pint down.

Drakes, 11 Finkle St, Ripon HG4 1LA

Phone: 01765 602406


Vanora's Bakery / Tartine Lounge

Distance - 5 minute drive

This stunning artisan bakery has a secret little restaurant (they say simple food inspired by the bouchonnes of Lyon). You can order your specialist fresh breads, pastries and cakes online and collect them or join the queue (its worth it). They specialise in Sour dough breads but also do Fougasse, Foccacia – they also do sour dough workshops.


Appletons Butchers, ripon

Distance - 5 minute drive

Their pork pies – in fact all pies are out of this world! It’s a great place for picnic food as they stock sausage rolls, hams, bread rolls and chutneys.



Distance - 5 minute drive

This Chinese restaurant delivers, you can order online! And it’s actually quite nice. They might call you to help find the place, send a google map pin to help them.

Call: 01765 608436


Jaflong, ripon

Distance - 5 minute drive

This lovely Indian restaurant also delivers. We haven’t had any bad food from there, the staff curry, peshwari naan are lovely!


dominos pizza, Ripon

Distance - 5 minute drive

They deliver to the farm but you can collect from the Ripon branch.

Telephone: 01765 600069

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