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The Tempest Arms Restaurant

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Elslack, Skipton BD23 3AY, England
+44 1282 842450
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Elslack, Skipton BD23 3AY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my wife and mum to the Tempest Arms for lunch. We had been once before about two years ago and decided it was time to go back. We arrived about 11.45 and it was full. We got a table in the bar area which...More

Thank IMB3040
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in on route home for Sunday Lunch and was surprised at the size of the place and that it was also a hotel, checked out that it was in the Good Pub Guide 2018 so we felt very pleased that although busy there were...More

Thank Paul49_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good standard. Great choice of food and drinks. Sunday Roast beef was a tad average (veg good though) but all the other meals we had were great. Especially the Roast Duck and Fish n Chips. The host is very hospitable and the rest of...More

Thank adpbuildSkipton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table at the Tempest for my fiancée’s birthday and as usual we were not disappointed, I booked for 12pm to avoid the lunchtime rush, well as much as possible! As always service was welcoming and fast and efficient with our orders being...More

Thank Gandoolie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on a busy Sunday afternoon. My husband and I ordered fish and chips. A good pub staple, and at nearly £14 per meal, we thought it would be a good choice. The fish was dry, rubbery and the batter was...More

Thank Rebecca S
nitramYorkshire, Manager at The Tempest Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rebecca thank you for your recent review, I am sorry that all was not to your liking I am equally saddened that you continued to eat on - something that was so awful? And to cap it all pay too!? Let me reassure you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great Sunday lunch here. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding roast potatoes and carrot and swede mash. All delicious. The puddings were very nice and a great choice. The staff are friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere.

Thank Pat M
nitramYorkshire, Owner at The Tempest Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much your lovely review we are thrilled you had a lovely visit! And I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to our team! With all best wishes The Tempest Arms team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the week after mothers day, and had a three course meal, and couldn't fault it, there was a separate gluten free menu for me to choose from, with plenty of choice, I choose pate, coq au vin and key lime pie, which...More

1  Thank DJT1965
nitramYorkshire, Owner at The Tempest Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a super review THANK YOU so much for taking the time to post one, we are chuffed to bits you had a super time and that we where able to help and assist with our super Gluten Free menu. Once again thank you and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday night after prebooking a table (which I would advise) as does get booked up in advance. Sat down immediately, we had the fish sharing platter, a lovely starter for 2, followed by the lamb thingy me Bob (shoulder of lamb) which...More

1  Thank karen l
nitramYorkshire, Owner at The Tempest Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers and thank you so much for your fantastic review we are thrilled you had a super time with us and LTB is one of my favourites too ! Pudding next time eh?! With all best wishes from the Tempest Arms team

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We got there at 2.15 with only 15 minutes left of service time. Not a problem. Too busy at the front, can we go to the back? Not a problem. They didn't rush us. The food was out of this world. The service was brilliant....More

Thank 3susanmichelle3
nitramYorkshire, Owner at The Tempest Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Cheers and thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you had a memorable wedding anniversary and that you chose us to be part of it ! Lots of best wishes from us all at the Tempest Arms

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Rang an hour before to see if we could get a table for Sunday lunch. Needed to sit in the pub area as we had our dog with us. We were given a table near the fire and next to the food ordering desk and...More

Thank 27dmb
nitramYorkshire, Owner at The Tempest Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We love a lovely review thank you, its FAB that you liked our little Inn we do too ! And that you can bring your dog too ! We love a dog here the more the merrier! What as super time you had and once...More

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2 September 2017|
Response from selondonguy | Reviewed this property |
only eaten here twice while visiting the area last week - but the very nice woman behind the bar recommended rooms 11 and 13 - apparently they have a hot tub. the food is really good - if the rooms are anywhere near as good... More
Lesley R
30 May 2017|
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Response from nitramYorkshire | Property representative |
As shown above xx
Annette A
30 September 2016|
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Response from nitramYorkshire | Property representative |
Annette tell what the booking was for ? How many etc and the date cancelled. Also the name it was booked in. I will look into it for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elslack, Skipton BD23 3AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton  >  Elslack
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 842450
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Great landmark in at the gate way to the delightful village of Elslack on the edge of the village of Thornton in craven and a few miles from Skipton the gate way to the Dales Our beautiful Inn with a warming atmosphere, cosy corners, log fires, lots of plump cushions and a wonderful ambiance. travellers have been stopping by for many a year for hand pulled real ales and superb award winning food. With the addition of 21 very stylish bedrooms the Tempest Arms makes for the must stop in the area.
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