Ripley is a small and beautiful village about three miles from Harrogate which has been in the ownership of the Ingilby family for centuries. Sir Thomas still occupies the castle and is a great supporter of the club providing hospitality for visiting bands at the excellent Boar's Head Bistro.
In his recent book Dr Richard Muir describes the Hotel de Ville - "a sort of village town hall, eccentrically continental - the style is Gothic revival and within the energetically soaring lines of the exterior was a worthy interior which contained a lecture hall, baronial in style."
Built in 1854 it has taken a while for the Town Hall to boogie but in 1999 it discovered the blues!
RipleyLive is sponsored by The Ripley Castle Estate and Theakstons
"Great crowd, great soundmen who clearly love what they do, great beer...
Ripley is a dream gig for any musician playing in the UK today".
The Stumble, 2008
"Firstly, may I say that without doubt, you have a really wonderful club in Ripley and a beautiful and unique venue. Thank you again for the opportunity to perform there."
Simon Currie, 2010.
"Ripley really is a fantastic gig, it is the Jewel in the Crown of the Rhythm and Blues circuit"
Slim, The Hamsters.