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Eat and Drink
July 2022
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Here are the perfect places to stop off this summer

Whether you're looking for a cosy pub, a pint in the beer garden, or a just quick and easy pit stop when out and about, here are the perfect places to stop off this summer in Skipton.
afternoon tea with champagne over looking fields The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

4–6 High Street, Skipton BD23 1JZ
01756 228030

This award-winning bar and kitchen at the top of Skipton’s high street is a favourite dining destination for locals and visitors to this charming market town. The relaxed atmosphere transforms seamlessly from day to night – you can enjoy a morning coffee and tasty brunch, an elegant afternoon tea with friends, or an exceptional evening meal here. It’s also the perfect place for a family Sunday lunch.

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton BD23 6AJ
01756 718100

The remarkable three AA Rosette Burlington Restaurant is quite rightly heralded for its enthusiastic take on seasonal dining (largely furnished from the on-site kitchen garden) and there’s an ever-changing tasting menu here too. Perfect for a special occasion, there is an award-winning wine list to accompany the fabulous food. The bright and cheery Brasserie & Bar is a great place for a more informal catch up, offering everything from small and sharing plates, to well-thought-out mains, all set against a backdrop of contemporary art. Now in its third year, the Champagne & Seafood Terrace is perfect for summer dining.

The Queens Arms 
Litton, Skipton BD23 5QJ
01756 770096
The Queens Arms is rightfully proud of its dedication to sourcing everything locally. Since taking over in February 2019 Michelle and Matthew Birtley have carried on this tradition, serving only home cooked dishes with locally-sourced ingredients, and award-winning pies. The Littondale lamb pie is a winner in our eyes, and we know you’ll love the Wensleydale and caramelised onion pie.

blue plate with food Elsworth Kitchen

Le Caveau Restaurant 
86 High Street, Skipton BD23 1JJ
01756 794274

Situated on Skipton’s historic cobbled high street sits a hidden treasure – Le Caveau Restaurant. Whether it’s for a romantic dinner for two or larger groups of up to 24 for private dining, Le Caveau’s Head Chef and owner Mark ensures there is plenty on offer including the five-course tasting menu, fixed price menus, mini lunch menu and daily changing blackboard specials. This ensures there is something for every budget. All menus change regularly in order to reflect the change in seasons and the expertly chosen wine list offers exceptional value with a wide selection of wines, with several available to purchase by the glass.

The Lister Arms
Malham, Skipton BD23 4DB
01729 830444
The Lister Arms, a 17th-century coaching inn, serves proper Yorkshire portions. The sharing platters are the perfect way to enjoy food with your family or friends – choose from meat, meat-free or fish boards. Dine in the Rosette-awarded restaurant with its low beams and original fireplace. Or if you’re with your four-legged friends, eat in the bar area where they’ll be treated to a homemade biscuit.

Elsworth Kitchen
18–20 Coach Street, Skipton BD23 1LH
01756 229224

Set near the canal basin in Skipton, Elsworth Kitchen is a stylish, thriving eatery boasting a modern, relaxed feel with stunning decor. Owners Bruce and Rebecca use the freshest ingredients to showcase a selection of Yorkshire’s finest mouth-watering produce. Their ever-changing menus include the farmhouse black pudding starter; it comes served alongside succulent ham hock and smoked bean hash, and finished with a poached egg and a rich bourbon glaze – yum! The lunch menu is great for vegans and vegetarians, with the chefs happy to adjust the menu for those with food intolerances. To drink, a selection of fine wine and artisan craft beer is available and local brewers are always championed.

hay smoked trout on a white plate The Angel at Hetton

The Angel at Hetton
Hetton, near Skipton
BD23 6LT
01756 730263

All the comfort of a village pub, but with Michelin-starred dining. The team at The Angel is headed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall, who took over the inn in 2018. Their innovative tasting menus, alongside the hugely popular à la carte menu, leave you spoilt for choice – and there are plenty of vegetarian options. They also offer accommodation if you can’t drag yourself away.

Bizzie Lizzie’s
36 Swadford Street, Skipton BD23 1QY
01756 701131
Main High Street Car Park, Skipton BD23 1ED
01756 794531

You’ll find delicious, award-winning fish and chips at family-run Bizzie Lizzie’s, with all their cod and haddock sourced from fisheries certified under the Responsible Fisheries Management Programme. You’ll also find gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and calorie-counted options on the menu; and there are two restaurants to choose from to enjoy your meal in the heart of historic Skipton.

Just around the corner:
Manor House with garden The Traddock

The Old School Tearoom 
Main Street, Hebden, near Grassington, Skipton BD23 5DX
01756 753778

Stop here for a slice of cake while you’re exploring the idyllic village of Hebden, or treat yourself to their ever-popular vintage afternoon tea – sumptuous homemade goodies served on genuine vintage china and a cute three-tiered cake stand.

Grassington House 
5 The Square, Grassington BD23 5AQ
01756 752406

Traditional dishes with a modern twist are the name of the game at this lovely hotel. The food here rightly receives rave reviews – chef and owner John Rudden and his team produce award-winning dishes which include a traditional Sunday roast, featuring 14-hour slow roasted beef. There is a lovely conservatory here, which leads on to the bar and terrace overlooking Grassington’s square. It’s a great place to watch the world go by on sunny days. Now, you can indulge in the ultimate dining experience in your very own luxury pod which seats between two to six people and can be hired for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

The Traddock
Austwick, Settle LA2 8BY
01524 251224

With its beautiful Dales setting, dog-friendly attitude (always a winner with Living North) and two-AA Rosette dining, this lovely country house has so much to offer. Among the treats on its everyday menu are hake poached in wakame butter, salt-aged sirloin of Yorkshire beef, and white onion tart.

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