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The Narrow Boat

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38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
+44 1756 797922
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often have a pint or two here when in Skipton and it's always a relaxing and friendly place, with a good selection of cask ales, which you can sample in advance. The Black Sheep Baa Baa IPA was our favourite. Recommended,

Thank RachyRach69
West York.UK
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends for a bite to eat and a pint on their recommendation. We weren't disappointed. Ended up Sat their eating great food and good ales for 5 hours. People kept coming and going and the atmosphere was great and staff were welcoming and friendly. My last drink was a well made gin and tonic. Overall, what better way... More 

Thank Chelle2k34
West Yorkshire
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Narrow Boat on several evenings, with friends, and have had drinks (no food) in a very pleasant, comfortable, warm and welcoming atmosphere. On this occasion we arrived, having had a 3 mile walk in the rain with our dog, in need of rest and refreshment. We found the staff to be very welcoming, even in our... More 

Thank JaxHols
Leeds, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Sometimes simple polite attentive staff is all you need to feel comfortable and welcome. We have been before and it was extremely busy, but on a Tuesday late lunch time you could have been tempted to think as it was quiet move on! But don't the food is really good, decent portions without being out facing. I had my first... More 

Thank 254dcg
Norwich, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ate a Sunday roast here and even though there was only the choice of 'beef', it was thoroughly delicious, arrived promptly and was good value at c £9.

Thank MPOT
north yorkshire
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169 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Called here for a change. Lovely Sunday lunch, nice crisp vegetables and good portions of sliced beef, homemade roasties and Yorkshire puds. The other food being brought out was also of good portion size, the pies looked interesting and again homemade. Lovely selection of ales and lagers to accompany the food. Puddings were a good size and very reasonably priced.... More 

Thank saturnstan
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were in Skipton just for the weekend and came in for the beer... The Narrow Boat gets a good write up in the Good Beer Guide... and it didn't disappoint! Beers kept really well... wish we'd taken the time to eat too.

Thank Lorien65
London, UK
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great find; arrived in Skipton after travelling all day with the dog. Friendly staff, great beer selection and scrummy pie. Water and treats for the dog too. Recommended

Thank arfortune
Santiago, Chile
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Try to visit this place whenever I am in Skipton. It has always been a friendly and charming place to sit with old friends and chew the fat. Good selection of beers and reasonable food. It remains the way it was when it opened, with a few changes here and there. Unlike other pubs you can trust it to deliver... More 

Thank junkfordunk
Halifax, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I've just been to Skipton for a change with my wife and our daughter for a browse around the shops and lunch. A few months ago I'd walked around the back of the shops to move our car and spotted this place and decided to try it next time we were around. We had our lunch here and we're very... More 

Thank Mark B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 797922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?