5 Places to Eat and Drink in Skipton

Feeling peckish or a little parched? There are bars and eateries to spare, here in Skipton!

Whether you fancy a light bite or something a little more fancy, there are plenty of great eateries that are bound to pique your interest in Skipton.

In the lead up to the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival we’ve been having a little look around our town here and picking out our favourite places to chow down at:

Keelham Kitchen @ Keelham Farm Shop

Championing the very best of local ingredients, the Keelham Farm Shop is open 7 days a week and offers a wide selection of homemade classics from the humble fish pie to the exorbitant Butcher’s Sharing Board. If there’s a particular ingredient that you like, then there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to find it in the shop proper.

Le Bistro des Amis

French food in the heart of Yorkshire might sound like the premise for a rather dodgy BBC sitcom pilot but you’ll just to have trust us that the food at Le Bistro des Amis is anything but a joke. Championed by the locals as one of the very best places to eat in town, this classy restaurant offers the closest thing to fine dining that you’ll get for miles around but in a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.

The Tempest Arms Restaurant

If you’re looking to eat, sleep and drink all in one place this Summer, then The Tempest Arms should be on your list of places to go. Not only does this 17th Century Inn have 21 comfortable rooms to welcome guests, but it also serves some of the best Pub grub for miles around. Tuck into their famous ‘Lamb Thingy Me Bob’ or sample the menu’s range of classic Pub meals.

Skipton Pie and Mash Shop

‘Low-tech’ is the name of the game when it comes to the style of food that the Skipton Pie and Mash Shop offers up. With nairy a kitchen extractor fan in sight, this homegrown business has been supplying the town and the local area with delectable pies for years now from its clean and charming restaurant. All the traditional fillings are on offer, all made with local produce and served with the traditional Chips, Mushy Peas or Mash.

Skipton Sound Bar

You might not be able to grab a bite to at this venue, but you can guarantee that you’ll be able to listen to some great music whilst drinking a great cup of coffee or (even better) a glass of cold beer. The staff here at Skipton Sound Bar not only serve up Continental Beers, but they also sell records, so you might find that you leave with more than just a bottle of beer in our hand!

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Thinking of Holidaying in Skipton?

Need some Accommodation Inspiration?

There’s never been a better time to book a holiday in the Skipton area. With miles of beautiful countryside and huge stretches of unbroken idyllic scenery, it’s the ideal destination for hikers, holidaymakers or those simply looking to get away from it all. Before you rush into booking any flights out of the country or think about booking an expensive cruise away – stop and consider spending that money in wonderful Yorkshire instead!

Conveniently placed on the edge of two Areas of National Beauty and one National Park, Skipton makes for a perfect base for any would-be adventurers looking to get out and explore what the area has to offer. Whilst you’re here you can check out the litany of events and things going on around the Yorkshire Dales.

Before you think about looking elsewhere for places to stay, have a look at our selection of accommodation options and remember this is just a slice of what’s on offer!

Sarah’s Cosy Basement Apartment

Glowing reviews of this charming Edwardian terrace can be read on the Airbnb page where the whole basement annex is offered at an extremely reasonable £70 a night. Although the apartment is without a cooker or kitchen, the family is more than happy to recommend places to eat and drink. With a good size double bedroom, complete with drawers and wardrobe, you’ll feel more than comfortable in this typically British home.

Bowland Fell Park

For maximum proximity to the Forest of Bowland, this exquisite static Caravan site should not be overlooked. This park offers a great variety of accommodation options for would-be explorers looking find to a snug little retreat from the rugged wilderness of the Area of National Beauty that is literally a stone’s throw away at some points. If you’d rather stay in more traditional surroundings then you can book into one of their luxury bar conversions and enjoy the benefits of the park which include a swimming pool and dedicated pub.

Herriot’s Hotel

For those looking for a little more space (as well as housekeeping!) Herriot’s Hotel is an ideal choice. Set on the outer limits of the town, the hotel offers 25 rooms with an eye-catching blend of traditional and modern designs all captured within a Grade 2 Listed Victorian building. In addition to a small selection of deluxe ‘Superior’ rooms, they also offer single rooms and even dog friendly suites. For a great meal you need not go any further than the in-house restaurant that offers stylish dining at good value.

Niffany Caravan and Camp Site

There’s nothing quite like spending a night under the stars and your head on the ground. Camping is far and away the most affordable option for any one who doesn’t mind sleeping a little bit rough. Of course the level of comfort with which you submit yourself to is totally dependent on the gear that you’ve brought with you. Regardless, Niffany offers every amenity that you’d expect from a modern campsite with washing facilities and shower (50p per use).

With so many more accommodations open, from the expensive to the cheap, Skipton has a place to suit every budget.

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