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The Shoulder of Mutton

££ - £££, British,
Main Street | Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate HG3 1HD, England
+44 1423 871205
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street | Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate HG3 1HD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked as a family for Mothering Sunday. The menu was reasonably priced at £19.95 for two courses (an extra £3 for three courses) including a small bottle of prosecco for each mum. We chose this pub in particular because it offered a full range...More

Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The Shoulder of Mutton twice for food and haven’t been disappointed. Our first visit I had the pie whilst my partner had the rump steak. Both absolutely delicious and very filling and absolutely homemade quality food. We also visited today and had...More

Thank Caroline R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice place for an afternoon drink. Pleasant atmosphere and the food looks great - we’ll definitely be back to try!

Thank Lee_n_Dee123
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Call in on 15 of Feb in a party of four food was excellent again service and friendly staff was excellent as always Good beer and very warm with the open coal and log fire thank you

Thank john b
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to our pub. I am delighted that you all enjoyed our hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you all again soon. Kindest regards, Kate.

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for my Dad's 85th Birthday. Made to feel very welcome by Kate, The Landlady. Excellent Pint of Timothy Taylor's Landlord. Sunday lunch was excellent too. Shoulder of Lamb, Roast Beef and Steak Pie all served with vegetables and Yorkshire Pudding. Great choice of Starter's...More

Thank bremnerlegend
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am delighted to read that you had a very enjoyable meal with us, when celebrating your dad's birthday and that you were well looked after. I will pass your comments on to the rest of the team. It is also always good to hear...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Having been recommended this place by friends I eventually got round to visiting this pub for Sunday lunch. The pub itself sits within the small village of Kirkby Overblow near Harrogate and wetherby. The pub is what I’d call a proper country pub. Cosy surroundings...More

Thank jpdski1
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We endeavour to keep the tradition of the "proper country" pub alive and kicking, as they add heart a any village. Your comment with regards to offering a vegetarian alternative for the roast is an idea we are seriously...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018

we visited for lunch and this time we were not disappointed lovely food excellent friendly staff.the omlettes were light and fluffy and the burger was a delight and the pub is dog friendly so we will be returning.Thanks Kate and staff for a warm welcoming...More

Thank martync1961
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

We are delighted that you returned to The Shoulder and enjoyed excellent food and service after a disappointing visit last August. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Kate

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service with very friendly staff Excellent value and very good beer open fires very good well run pubMore

Thank john b
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for your appreciative comments. The festive season is a busy time for the pub/dining trade, so it is good to hear we delivered excellent food, beer and service, and in these very competitive times it's good to be recognised for our...More

Reviewed 16 December 2017

I do overall like the food here, however when visiting recently we ordered the Cheesecake for dessert, it was scrumptious but the portions were incredibly small. We mentioned this to the lady who I assume is the owner/manager who astonishingly said I know , I...More

1  Thank Belinda H
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for your comments about how much you enjoy the food at The Shoulder, especially the festively flavored Orange and Cinnamon Cheesecake you ordered. As I was approaching your table I was going through the thought process of, "these portions are far too small...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner with a group of friend. The place is really nice and rustic, nice and warm inside with a few fireplaces. I had shoulder of braised lamb with potatoes and mint sauce which was really nice i have to say. As dessert...More

Thank bbbo
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Shoulder. We have to agree with the fires lit, the pub really does become a warm, cosy haven on a cold day. The Shoulder of braised lamb is a very popular dish; as...More

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5 October 2017|
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Yes, dogs are welcome here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate HG3 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 871205
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The Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional pub at the heart of village life, serving real ales and delicious pub food in a warm and inviting setting.
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