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The Shoulder of Mutton

££ - £££, British,
Main Street | Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate HG3 1HD, England
+44 1423 871205
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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LOCATION
Main Street | Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate HG3 1HD, England
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

On a family vacation, we drove into Kirkby Overblow, attracted by the surroundings and - well - who can resist visiting a village named Kirkby Overblow? The Shoulder of Mutton is a beautiful pub with a beer garden and a cozy traditional interior. In search...More

Thank exg5
KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Yes we are a quintessential British pub.......and very proud of it too......so we were delighted to be able to show it off to you and are very pleased that you enjoyed it so much. Unfortunately the British country pub is having a pretty hard time...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visited this pub/restaurant for a weekday lunch. It has a car park at the rear accessed by a narrow entrance. On arrival the pub was not very busy and we quickly found a table. The menu includes some interesting non standard choices.. It also...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Reviewer. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We endeavour to cater for all appetite sizes and tastes, with out compromising the quality of the food, as all our dishes are freshly prepared on the premises using fresh...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The shoulder of mutton is my favorite pub south of harrogate . The pub was built in the 1880's Smooth mackerel pate Garlic mushrooms in puff pastry with bacon Seafood salad Tomato and mozzarella salad Fentimans Ginger beer Schweppes bitter lemon 1 expresso 39.65 pounds

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's lovely to read we are a favourite of yours and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, Kate

Reviewed 20 June 2017

A first time visit en route to home from walking in the dales. We had called into the Square and Compass in North Rigton first but though the place is very elegant the welcome and service was lacking so had walked out. Here is much...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for reviewing The Shoulder of Mutton. We are delighted to read about how much you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to seeing you again, when we can refresh and refuel you, after another walking trip in the dales! Kindest Regards, Kate

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Met up for a business lunch at The Shoulder earlier last week. I chose the fillet steak with grilled tomato and mushrooms, served with the peppercorn sauce and chips. It was delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff were attentive, service good and with other...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

We were very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your lunch with us at The Shoulder of Mutton and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest Regards, Kate

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Wife and I booked a table for Saturday night. We had been a couple of times before and it had been OK. This time we ordered starters of chicken strips @ £6.95 and king prawns @ £5.95 . That was our first mistake. The prawns...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Oh dear. Please let me apologise for what you thought was a less than satisfactory meal. Had you made us aware of your dissatisfaction at the time, we would have had no hesitation in replacing all or part of the meal for you. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Visited the pub at the weekend and it was so sad to see its decline. We used to live close a few years ago and had to book weeks in advance to get a table. First hint was on phone booking was told yes we...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

It is always up setting to read such a harsh review as you have chosen to write. We are a small, hard working team running a good village pub, which many of our other reviewers have testified to. All customer feedback, however, is taken seriously...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Stopped off at the Shoulder of Mutton on a cold and wet evening for a pint. We loved the decor and atmosphere, particularly the open fire. We had no hesitation in returning the next evening for dinner. It was "Steak Night" which offered 2 Steaks...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. I was very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your meal and especially how well the steaks had been cooked to your liking....your comments have been passed on to our chef. We were very happy to accommodate your...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our first visit, and probably our last. Which is a shame because this is a cosy, welcoming, unpretentious pub, with friendly staff, with a lovely beer garden in nice countryside. Our meal wasn't terrible, in fact the fish and chips that two of our party...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your constructive feedback. We took this review apart and picked out all the positives first: cosy, welcoming, unpretentious, friendly staff, lovely beer garden, great fish 'n' chips, nice dauphinois, red cabbage and roasted carrots fine. We then as a team, discussed what...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I called in here for lunch after dropping wifey at the airport, then again after collecting her three weeks later. I had a hot roast beef sandwich each time - thick juicy slices of beef on decent bread, delicious. I loved watching the red kites...More

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KateDeacon, Owner at The Shoulder of Mutton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our pub. We were delighted to read about how much you enjoyed your hot roast beef sandwiches. Please call in again when passing......the Red Kites are always about! Kind regards, Kate.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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