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The Beer Engine

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Another excellent micro-pub in Skipton

We managed to find this place for a pint on our spare afternoon in Skipton before setting off to... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Quirky yet traditional pub

This pub is tucked well away in Skipton town centre. It's small but perfectly formed. Very nicely... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
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“micro pub”(23 reviews)
“side street”(7 reviews)
“great beer”(8 reviews)
We are a warm and cosy micropub, true to the values of the micropub ethos. We offer a warm welcome (as our many reviews testify) and 5 ever-changing real ales from around the country hand-pulled to perfection. We are in the Camra Good Beer Guide for...more
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1 Albert Street, Skipton BD23 1JD, England
+44 7834 456134
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Situated on a back street between the high street and the canal this micro pub is in a quiet location. It has a small but good range of real ales on hand pull plus good cider and a good range of Belgian bottled beers. It...More

4  Thank Russell S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2015

On a day out in Skipton, my home town, on 5th February for a 70th birthday drink with a couple of pals, we called in here after the excellent 'Narrow Boat'. The reception we received was less than welcoming to say the least, I don't...More

14  Thank dodger132
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All reviews micro pub side street great beer real ale pub crawl blonde beer great little place small bar friendly locals lovely atmosphere hand pulled beers very friendly service well worth a visit high street ales pint pubs
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We managed to find this place for a pint on our spare afternoon in Skipton before setting off to walk Lady Anne’s Way. Another simple micro pub offering great ales with very friendly service and no superfluous ‘frills’. Well worth seeking out.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This pub is tucked well away in Skipton town centre. It's small but perfectly formed. Very nicely decorated and enough seating. Friendly staff and even a few books to pass the time. Nice bar - would go back.

Thank Kazza9173
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We came across this by chance and what a wonderful find it was. Bar staff were friendly serving great drinks. Would defiantly return if in the area

Thank Ginqueen1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Six changing hand pulled beers which are kept in tip top form. Small but cosy establishment just off the main street with friendly clientele. A must go to.

Thank timothy m
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Never been before but a great find. A good selection of real ales. Staff friendly and knowledgeable about the brews on sale. A small venue but great atmosphere

Thank lindarX6536YP
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A great friendly little bar with an extensive selection of ever rotating real ales the hosts work hard seeking new sources and it is always a friendly convivial service whichever member of staff is on duty 😎🍺

Thank Firemanbrian849
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Beer Engine is a remarkable achievement, a tiny micro-pub with the feel of a "proper pub". Great beer, great atmosphere. Expect the sound of conversation and laughter when you visit.

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 1 July 2018

I came across this gem on a "Lads" weekend, with a bunch of over-60s schoolmates. Brilliant! Not only a great selection of beers and ciders, but a very welcoming atmosphere from staff and locals alike. We were entertained by James' dry wit and guided through...More

2  Thank neil f
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

What’s a fabulous place!! We had found the beer engine on trip advisor when looking for places to go for a drink whilst staying and skipton and this place did not disappoint, fabulous ales and wines, welcoming locals, James is a fun and engaging host...More

1  Thank Anon2756899
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

A group of 6 pontefract lads was in Skipton a pub crawl for the day so I researched all the places to go and the beer engine was the place I wanted to go the most and it certainly lived up to the hype. A...More

2  Thank lampers
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